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Apple's 2019 Event Plans: New Products and Software Coming in June and September

In an average year, Apple holds three to four events. There's usually a spring event in March, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, a September event that's focused on iPhone and Apple Watch, and sometimes an October event if there are iPads or Macs expected in the fall.

In this guide, we're keeping track of all of the Apple events that are on the horizon and what we're expecting to see at each one, so make sure to check back in regularly.


WWDC (June 3 to June 7)


Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference takes place in June, and this year, it will kick off on June 3. The event starts with a keynote where Apple will unveil new versions of iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS.

We've already heard a few details on what to expect in iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, with the info we know below.

iOS 13


Dark mode will be the key feature of iOS 13, and there will be a redesigned Home screen for iPhone and iPad. The files app is getting updated, and we'll see some iPad-specific features like tabs for apps and a multitasking feature for using two windows of the same app side by side.

macOS 10.15


macOS 10.15 will expand cross-platform app functionality to developers, allowing apps made for the iPad to be easily ported over to macOS. macOS 10.15 won't support 32-bit apps, so expect some of your older apps that haven't been updated in a while to quit working.

Other Announcements


There are sometimes hardware announcements at WWDC, and there has been a rumor suggesting Apple is considering showing off the high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro that's in the works at the event, but it's not yet clear if that will happen.

September Event


Apple holds an event every September that's used to unveil new iPhones and Apple Watch models.

2019 iPhones


This year, we're expecting three iPhones, much like the 2018 lineup. Rumors suggest there will be two OLED models two OLED models (XS and XS Max successors) and one LED model (XR successor), with no significant design changes, though there could be a new frosted glass back and a smaller notch, but rumors are mixed on this last point.

The iPhone XS Max successor will feature a new triple-lens camera that could offer ultra-wide angle shots for the first time, while the other iPhones will use dual-lens camera systems. We've heard a few mixed rumors indicating Apple might use USB-C for the new iPhones, but it's ultimately looking like the company plans to stick with Lightning.

We can also expect an A13 chip along with faster LTE and WiFi, bigger batteries, and a nifty new bilateral wireless charging feature that will let the 2019 iPhones wirelessly charge other devices (like the AirPods with wireless charging case rumored to be in the works).

We don't know what Apple is planning to call its 2019 iPhone lineup yet given that there's no obvious followup to iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, so most rumors refer to these devices as the "2019 iPhones" at the current time. That said, iPhone XI, iPhone 11, and iPhone XT are all names we've heard bandied about.

Apple Watch Series 5


Rumors suggest the Apple Watch Series 5 will feature a new ceramic casing design, suggesting a return of the Apple Watch Edition. Aside from that, we don't know a lot about what to expect from the Apple Watch in 2019, but it's still early in the year.

New health features have also been rumored for years, such as non-invasive blood glucose monitoring. A micro-LED display is a possibility, as are solid state buttons.

More Rumors


Apple has other new products in the works, such as a high-end modular Mac Pro, refreshed iPad Pro models, a 6K Apple Display, and more, but we don't know when these might be announced.

These upcoming products will be added to this guide as we learn more about Apple's events planned throughout the year, but you can find more details in our upcoming Apple products guide for 2019.

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