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.Advertisement

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
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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).

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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
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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.

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Apple iPods

Apple iPods

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

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