Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims that Apple will release new iPads, a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 31-inch 6K monitor, iPhones with bilateral charging, and more in 2019.
The report says that Apple will continue with three iPhones lineup in 2019 with two OLED models and an LCD model.
Kuo said that the successor of iPhone XR would have 4GB of RAM as compared to the current 3GB and all the 2019 iPhones will have the ability to wirelessly charge other devices, triple cameras, and larger batteries.
He said, “The new 5.8″ OLED may support DSDS, and the new 6.1″ LCD may be upgraded to 4GB. All of part of the new models’ main upgrades include Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) for indoor positioning and navigation, frosted glass casing, bilateral wireless charging for charging other devices, upgraded Face ID with a higher power flood illumination, larger batteries, and triple camera feature (wide, telephoto, and ultra-wide lens).”
According to Kuo, Apple is likely to continue with lightning connectors instead of switching to USB Type-C as other reports have indicated. He also opposed the speculations according to which Apple might shrink the notch area.
Other Apple products
As for the iPad lineup, Kuo says Apple will release two new iPad Pro models this year with upgraded processors. The current 9.7-inch iPad will increase in size to 10.2-inches, suggesting a reduction in bezel sizes. Further, Kuo corroborates reports of a new iPad mini and says it will feature an upgraded processor.
According to the analyst, Apple will also release a new MacBook Pro between 16-inches and 16.5-inches with an all-new design. Further, Kuo says Apple will return to the display market with a 31.6-inch 6k3k monitor.
Additionally, Kuo adds that Apple will release a new Mac Pro with “easy to upgrade components” in 2019. He also says the 13-inch MacBook Pro “may” add a 32GB RAM option.
Kuo adds that the Apple Watch ECG function will come to additional countries this year, while Apple will also release a new ceramic casing design. Apple offered a ceramic casing option with the Apple Watch Series 3, but did not continue that design with the Series 4.
Last but no tleast, Kuo says AirPods 2 will support wireless charging and upgraded Bluetooth connectivity. He says AirPower will ship during the first half of 2019, while there will also be a new iPod touch with an upgrade processor. Bilateral wireless charging on the 2019 iPhones would allow you to charge other devices wirelessly through your iPhone, which means AirPods 2 could be charged through your iPhone.