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16 ″ MacBook Pro, 6K monitor, modular Mac Pro… Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple's entire 2019 line!

Anyone wanting a huge flurry of fresh rumors this Monday morning? For you have come to the right place. And the source of the hot information, since we are talking about our old friend, Ming Chi Kuo Analyst with good contacts inside Apple and a very healthy hit rate.

Kuo issued a series of notes outlining his forecasts for all Apple lines in 2019, and some of the news he speculated could make many fans and interested people raise their ears. Let's take a look at everything.

MacBook Pro

Let's start with the most, let's say, surprising prediction: According to Kuo, Apple will launch a new MacBook Pro later this year. screen between 16 and 16.5 inches and renovated design.

It is unclear whether the release of the new model would be accompanied by visual upgrades also for smaller versions of the laptop, but a change of the type would be early the current design of the MacBook Pro is only two and a half years old, and Apple usually takes longer. with a look on your computer lines. You have to see what happens, though.

Kuo is also betting this year on the release of a 13 ″ version of the MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM currently only the largest model comes to this memory capacity.


After years without a monitor of its own and depending on a partnership with LG, Apple could be back to full power in 2019: according to Kuo, the company will launch a 31.6 inch 6K display!

The analyst did not share much details about the new monitor, but stated that it brings a technology "similar to Mini-LED", which gives the panel an impressive image quality. Well less than that none of us expect, right?

Mac pro

The Mac Pro's renewal tactic has already been promised and postponed a few times by Apple, but, according to Kuo, is due to arrive by 2019.

The analyst gives no further details about the new computer, only reaffirming that we will see a machine with a focus on modularity and easily upgradable components. A release next to the supposed new professional monitor would be a nice shot from Ma, but for that we will have to wait possibly a few more good months.


According to Kuo, the line of iPhones in 2019 will be very similar to the current one: we will have three handsets with the same size and look as the current XS, XS Max and XR (which continue with an LCD screen). The cut that has already had its speculated reduction remain untouched. The Lightning port should be, too (no USB-C).

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Apparently, the changes in the handsets will be in the Face ID system (which will get faster) and in the finish (it is possible that the models will receive a new type of blasted glass, less shiny than the current one). The battery should receive a capacity increase.

We will also have, according to the analyst, an ultra-wideband radio for indoor navigation and a bilateral wireless charging so you can charge other devices, like future AirPods, by placing them on top of the iPhone. It is not known whether these features will be for the entire line or only for certain models.

It also remains to be seen whether Apple keeps current iPhones price ranges or admits defeat of its strategy and announces a new line. a little more affordable.

Apple watch

As for Ma's watch, Kuo has only two predictions so far for 2019: the arrival of the ECG feature in more countries and “a new ceramic shell design”.

While the first expected point, the second raises suspicion. The last ceramic Apple Watch (Edition model) was discontinued last year. Was Apple planning to return the most expensive model?

AirPower / AirPods

Was it a mirage? We hope not, because, according to Kuo, Apple's mythical wireless charger will actually be launched in the first half of this year. The analyst does not share more news about the accessory or if he has undergone changes in his project since its announcement, in a distant 2017.

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Along with AirPower, as previously speculated, Apple has released an update to Airpods with wireless charging support and enhanced Bluetooth connectivity, according to Kuo.

Still regarding AirPower and AirPods, but coming out of the Kuo area, it is interesting to note this other rumor, coming from the Taiwanese publication. Economic Daily News. According to the newspaper, the supplier Inventec is already mass-producing the new accessories and will ship them in the spring of the northern hemisphere.

According to the report, the new AirPods will cost the same as the current model and will be available in traditional white and a new black version. According to past rumors, they should come with a new matte finish with a better grip.

iPod touch

Kuo has no big predictions about the supposed new iPod touchbut given the near-death state of the line the mere rumor of its updating is already a very good news in itself.

According to the analyst, Ma has released an update of the fastest processor media player still in 2019. That's what he has to say but enough already, really?


Isn't that good of rumor? It's not over yet: Finally, Kuo shared his predictions about the iPads. According to the analyst, Apple launched in 2019 a new version of the Standard iPad, which jumps from the current 9.7 to 10.2 inches due to a decrease in its edges.

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Next to him, we will receive an update of the iPad mini; Both models will have an upgrade in their processors. O iPad Pro It should also receive news in 2019 though only punctual, considering that they are still new within Ma's line: possibly just a slight leap in processing and one or another minor feature.

via MacRumors: 1, 2, 3, 4; AppleInsider, iClarified