Here are the latest predictions for Apple's 2019 products, according to one of the most reliable Apple analysts

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  • Ming-Chi Kuo is one of the foremost Apple analysts.
  • 9to5Mac obtained his predictions for Apple's products in 2019.
  • Ming-Chi Kuo thinks the new iPhones will be able to charge other devices, that there will be a 16+ inch MacBook Pro with a new design, and that Apple will announce or release a new display with 6K resolution.

One of the most closely followed and respected Apple analysts has a few predictions for Apple's 2019 products.

Obtained by 9to5Mac, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo's recent investor note suggests minor and major updates and upgrades in Apple's iPhones, iPads, computers, Apple Watch, AirPods, and other product lineups.

Ming-Chi Kuo has been a go-to for Apple product predictions, having often predicted accurately.

Check out what Kuo thinks Apple will announce or release this year:

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The 2019 iPhones

The 2019 iPhones

Ming-Chi Kuo predicts the 2019 iPhones will have:

  • A frosted glass casing (most likely for the rear)
  • Reverse wireless charging to charge other devices that also support wireless charging
  • Upgraded Face ID
  • A triple-lens camera system, likely for the largest "Max" model
  • Bigger batteries
  • The same size screens as the current XR and XS generation: 5.8-, 6.1-, and 6.5-inch screens
  • Lightning ports, suggesting Apple won't make the move to USB-C

The 2019 iPads

The 2019 iPads

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2019 iPads will:

  • Get upgraded processors
  • Replace the 9.7-inch iPad Pro with a 10.2-inch display, suggesting narrower bezels
  • Include a new iPad Mini with an upgraded processor

Apple Mac laptops

Apple Mac laptops

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2019 Mac laptops will:

  • Get a new 16- to 16.5-inch display option for the MacBook Pro. Currently, the largest display you can get on a MacBook Pro is 15 inches. It's unclear if the the 16+ inch MacBook Pro will replace the 15-inch model, or if it'll be an entirely new model altogether.
  • Give the new 16+ inch MacBook Pros a new design
  • Offer an option to upgrade the 13-inch MacBook Pros to 32GB of RAM. The current 13-inch MacBook Pro options top out at 16GB of RAM.

Apple Mac desktop computers

Apple Mac desktop computers

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2019 Mac desktop computers will have easily upgradeable components for the Mac Pro desktop (not to be confused with the iMac Pro all-in-one desktop computer that comes with a built-in display).

A new monitor

A new monitor

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple will announce or release a new 31.6-inch display with 6K resolution.

Apple watch

Apple watch

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2019 roadmap for the Apple Watch includes:

  • ECG heart rate monitoring functions expanding to additional countries
  • A ceramic casing option that appeared for the Apple Watch 3, but not the latest Apple Watch 4

Apple AirPods 2

Apple AirPods 2

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the Apple AirPods 2 will:

  • Support wireless charging (perhaps to be charged wireless by 2019 iPhones that Kuo believes will include reverse wireless charging)
  • Have upgraded Bluetooth connectivity

AirPower wireless charging platform

AirPower wireless charging platform

Ming-Chi Kuo believes that Apple's long-awaited AirPower wireless charging platform will be shipped in the first half of 2019.

Apple iPods

Apple iPods

Ming-Chi Kuo believes the 2019 iPods will come with upgraded processors.

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