Massive leak details Apple's 2019 roadmap: New iPhones, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods, MacBook, more
Additionally, Apple might employ frosted-glass casing, which should be similar to what Google did with the Pixel 3/3XL. Improvements for Face ID, battery life, as well as reverse "bilateral" wireless charging are also tipped to be part of the shebang. Triple cameras are also coming to Apple's 2019 phone lineup; supposedly, the third camera to join the fray on the iPhone XI and XI Max will be a ToF (Time of Flight) camera, which resolves distance based on the speed of light and would allow for very accurate 3D space-sensing. Galaxy S10+ 5G is reportedly scoring one of these as well, here's what they can do.
Despite the rumors that Apple could bring USB-C to its phone lineup, Ming-Chi Kuo has it that Lightning will remain the port of choice for yet another year in a row. Probably 2020 will be it, eh, Apple?
Apple is tipped to be upgrading the 9.7" iPad with 10.5" display, which would hint at a design change to accommodate the larger display, which would likely be sourced from LG Display. As you might imagine, we suppose that the iPad Pro's new design will trickle down to the regular iPad, eliminating the home button from one of its last stands. There's a chance we could hear about this design change at the upcoming March 25 event that Apple's reportedly hosting, but we wouldn't really hold our collective breaths.
The fifth generation of the Apple Watch family is tipped to be scoring a new ceramic casing of its own, whereas one of the more intriguing new Apple features--the ECG--is reportedly scheduled to arrive in a trove of other countries. As a reminder, the ECG feature is currently available in the United States only.
According to Ming-Chi Kuo, the second-gen AirPods will begin shipping sometime in H1 2019. This corroborates with our expectations for second-gen AirPods to be unveiled at the rumored Apple event at March 25.
The rumor mill suggest that the second-gen AirPods will retain the overall appearance of the earbuds and the case itself, with one big novelty - AirPods 2 are expected to come in black! The earbuds are also said to feature a brand new coating that will improve in-ear grip and make it that much harder for the AirPods to fall off your ears. Sound improvements are also a highly-anticipated.
You can learn more about the second-gen Apple earbuds right below.
Mac & MacBook
Apple's computer lineup is also on the verge of a big update. Ming-Chi Kuo says that the MacBook Pro will be updated with an all-new design and will be available in 16"-16.5" sizes. The same applies to the Mac Pro, which is rumored to be a modular ordeal for easier upgrades. Finally, Apple's tipped to be releasing a mind-boggling 31.6" 6K monitor with wow-worthy sharpness. Meanwhile, a new version of the the 13" MacBook Pro will come along with 32GB of RAM.