New iPod Touch rumored to be on the way; 2019 iPhone series could switch to USB-C
This news allegedly comes from multiple “suppliers” that were present at CES 2019 last week. Unfortunately, details about the device itself remain extremely vague. Nevertheless, possible changes could include a larger display – the current model ships with a 4-inch panel – and some big internal upgrades. Touch ID could also be implemented and it’ll remain to be seen what Apple does with the 3.5mm headphone jack.
In addition to the new iPod Touch, this particular report also mentioned the 2019 iPhone lineup. More specifically, it’s claimed that the next-gen models could potentially replace the Lightning connector with USB-C port, much like the recent iPad Pro series. People “who are working” on the devices claim that a final design has not yet been established. Thus, the move the USB-C isn’t guaranteed at the moment.
Aside from the USB-C port and Apple’s usual internal upgrades, the 2019 iPhone series is expected to feature improved Face ID, a smaller notch, and up to three rear cameras on the iPhone XS Max’s successor. Likewise, the iPhone XR’s replacement looks set to feature two rear cameras.
All three iPhones are expected to make their debut at Apple’s annual event in September. Similarly, if the seventh-gen iPod Touch is indeed on the way, it could potentially make an appearance here too. Alternatively, Apple may announce it a WWDC in June or at its March event, where the iPad Mini 5, the AirPower charging pad, and the next-gen AirPods are all expected to appear.