Don’t expect Apple’s 2019 iPhones to look much different from last year’s lineup, but they will get improved Face ID, bigger batteries, better indoor navigation and a Bilateral wireless charging, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at a good track record for predicting future Apple releases.
Apple is expected to stick with the three-model lineup this year, including premium 6.5-inch and 5.8-inch OLED iPhones, and a cheaper 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD.
All models are expected to get improved indoor positioning and navigation capabilities through ultra-wideband radios, as well as improved Face ID with more powerful flood lighting.
A triple-camera setup featuring a wide, telephoto, and ultra-wide lens is also on the way. According to a recent report in Bloomberg, the improved Face ID camera would increase the scanning distance from 50 cm to 4.75 m (19.6 inches to 15 feet), opening up new possibilities for augmented reality.
Kuo’s note doesn’t say which iPhone will get three cameras, but Apple is thought to use it only for iPhone Max model. Presumably, the devices will be called iPhone 11.
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And it looks like Apple will stick with its Lightning connectors rather than adopt the industry standard USB-C. Apple is not expected to reduce the size of the existing notch area.
2019 iPhones could come with bilateral wireless charging that would allow the phone to charge AirPods wirelessly. On that front, Kuo says Apple will launch the AirPods 2 with wireless charging and better Bluetooth connectivity.
According to 9to5MacKuo reckons Apple has a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch display and plans to release a 31.6-inch display that could align with its previously announced plans to release a new Mac Pro model in 2019. .
Apple’s iPad refresh could see the existing 9.7-inch iPad upgraded with a larger 10.2-inch screen and an iPad mini with an improved processor.
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