The rumor mill was surprisingly right. On Tuesday, Apple revealed virtually everything we expected at its iPhone 11 event "By Innovation Only". You can take a look at our Supercut (above), read our review, or check out all the highlights in our extensive live blog, but the only true surprises were these:
But what about all the things Apple did not do it? Announce ? These are the biggest surprises we're still waiting for – and if history provides a clue, you'll see some of them at a subsequent Apple event next month.
The 16-inch MacBook Pro
Normally we would not have expected a MacBook Pro in September ̵
However, if you trust reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there's a very good reason for it: Apple finally gets rid of the controversial butterfly keyboard that has plagued its laptops for years, and both Kuo and Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was pretty sure the new laptop would arrive in 2019, not later. Jeff Lin, an IHS Markit analyst, said it could hit this September, but now we expect it to come out in October instead, a month in which Apple frequently releases new iPads and Macs.
New iPad Benefits
Speaking of iPads … while we got the rumored 10.2-inch iPad worth $ 329, which leaves a solid impression of a laptop, you can now go on one Snapping on the slide keyboard. Apple's "What's a Computer?" IPad Professionals Are Also According to Bloomberg some upgrades are due this year. We expect faster processors and improved cameras for the iPad professionals at 11 and 12.9 inches, if not more.
Apple's most expensive iPads are traditionally equipped with the most powerful processor. So you can expect the A13 Bionic of the iPhone 11 to add an even stronger A13X chip for iPads this October.
Apple's Tile-like Tag Tracker
Blink and you missed it, but Apple has quietly unveiled a special new chip during its Tuesday event – an ultra-wideband radio called the Apple U1, with the you can locate things with your iPhone. According to Apple, the new iPhone 11 family claims to find other Apple devices with the same U1 chip. However, currently you can only exchange photos with AirDrop by pointing at someone else's phone.
We're pretty sure Apple will not stop here, as Apple's own iOS 13 code has shown that the company has tested a tile-like tracker that you can probably attach to other things in the real world. Put one in your purse or on your keys, and you should be able to find them with Apple's Find My App.
It's also a good bet that Apple will include the U1 chip in future iPads. So you can find them easier when they are stuck between your sofa cushions. I would not expect Apple to install another radio into new AirPods, but that would be nice too.
Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Availability
Apple's fully redesigned modular desktop PC with over $ 6,000 and an incredibly bright $ 5,000 monitor has been listed as "Coming this Fall" since June. It is autumn now.
Maybe Apple will decide to release her one day, but I think it's far more likely that we'll hear about it at a October event along with a new MacBook Pro.
A New Apple TV Set-Top Box
Apple will launch its Apple TV Plus subscription service on November 1 – not to mention Apple Arcade – but the company's flagship Apple TV 4K set-top box Top box, is two years old date, and it is still a four year old model to sell as Apple TV HD. What if a new model with a new processor was introduced in October to better perform these services?
Rumor has it that we're getting a new Apple TV with A12 chip, but it's not clear when Apple might release it.
New Noise Canceling AirPods
We Knew This was One Way – For Many In a few months, a "Pro" version of Apple's AirPods is said to have waterproofed and silenced Apple's popular accessories.
Originally, we thought that Apple's water-resistant Powerbeats Pro realized this rumor, but this assumption did not last long: new rumors by Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo and DigiTimes suggested that Apple always did Still plans to release more AirPods in 2019. But Bloomberg has since announced that they have been postponed to 2020. We therefore do not expect October for these models.
Last year, Kuo and Bloomberg also mentioned a pair of over-ear headphones that differed from the high-end AirPods that could possibly be delivered in the second half of 2019, but the Rumor had been pretty quiet ever since. Engineers reportedly had a difficult period of development in March Bloomberg and could even be scrapped.
Would not it be great if you could buy an Apple HomePod speaker? without spending nearly $ 299 – much less than the $ 349 it cost at launch? That's the rumor: a cheaper, presumably smaller HomePod with fewer speaker drivers, priced at more than $ 150 or $ 200. But Bloomberg says we should not expect it like the new AirPods until 2020.
Reverse Wireless Charging for Your Phone to Charge Your Buds
Nearly 24 hours before Apple's keynote, there was a sudden rumor that the new iPhones included bidirectional wireless charging You can charge your wireless AirPods simply by placing their case on the back of your phone.
Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested the feature was scrapped because it did not meet Apple's efficiency standards. It's vaguely possible for Apple to do this with a software update, but that would require a lot more testing and certification – it's far more likely that we'll have to wait for next year's iPhones, assuming Apple does not have the idea completely rejected.
Apple Watch Sleep Detection
In addition to a new Apple Watch flagship feature, a new Apple Watch flagship feature is expected to be introduced. However, the introduction of the Apple Watch Series 5 on Tuesday did not mention Apple's sleep data collection.
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman originally reported that Apple would add it to the watch in successful tests by 2020, and 9to5Mac Guilherme Rambo suggested this have arrived this week, but It is possible that Apple will save it for a future watchOS update. With iOS 13 and 13.1, the company has recently shown that it's ready to offer new features for several small software releases, rather than making them all available at launch.
The return of the fingerprint reader
Secure sign-ups should be faster this year iPhones, thanks to a 30 percent faster Face ID scanner from Apple, which can also recognize you from more angles. However, if you're looking for a fingerprint sensor, the latest rumor is that Apple is sliding one under the glass of the iPhone in 2020 or maybe 2021.
Most of Apple's biggest rivals have fingerprint readers on display and rumors are coming that they have been on the iPhone for years, but they are not universally fast and accurate. It's possible that Apple wants the technology to mature a bit before it accumulates.
A 5G iPhone
There are two obvious reasons why Apple might wait before introducing 5G phones.
A 5G barely exists. Second, Apple had to make a drastic gear change, as his plans for using Intel 5G modems came to falter. The company reportedly had to settle all of its lawsuits with Qualcomm for Apple to use Qualcomm as a supplier instead. This has stalled Intel's modem business, which Apple eventually bought. Serious company drama.
We expect 5G iPhones in 2020 – numerous reports prove this.
The Apple Glasses
If you had hoped that Apple would make a "one more thing" and finally announce the rumor that it had been around for a long time Augmented reality headset at its event in September, you were not alone. (Me, I'm talking about myself.) I wanted that.)
But every important report – Bloomberg CNET Ming-Chi Kuo – hinted that Apple would probably introduce him So there was 2020, not 2019.
On the positive side, we just received our first implicit confirmation from Apple that such a device is actually being tested.
USB C-iPhones, so we finally can charge all of our Apple devices with the same charger and cables as MacBooks and iPad Pros, and damn it, every new Android phone and lots of Windows laptops
This year's iPhones should be the last with Lightning, Dieter argued in July. He is still right.