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

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. 2019 is almost over so there's not a lot more to expect this year, but there could be at least one more event before the end of December. In January, we'll update this guide for 2020.



October Event?


Along with its traditional September event to unveil new iPhones and Apple Watch models, Apple also sometimes holds a second fall event in October to unveil even more new products. It's not entirely clear if that's going to happen this year, but it's a possibility. If so, we could see new Macs and iPads at this event. If there is an October event, it could be held towards the end of the month, perhaps the week of the 28th.

Apple Tag


Apple is working on an "Apple Tag" that would compete with products like Tile, offering up Bluetooth tracking for items like keys, wallets, cameras, and more. Apple Tags will integrate into the Find My app and will take advantage of offline tracking capabilities. There's no word on when the Apple Tag will launch, but it could come this fall.

Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR


Apple at WWDC unveiled its new modular Mac Pro and Apple Pro Display XDR, both of which are aimed at creative professionals. The two new devices are set to launch this fall, though a specific target launch date hasn't yet been announced. If Apple does hold a second fall event, that's perhaps when we could see the new Mac Pro and display debut, but these could also potentially come in September, or they may not even need a second public showing before launch.

16-inch MacBook Pro


The MacBook Pro already received a refresh in 2019, but there are rumors suggesting a second fall update might be in the works. For the MacBook Pro, Apple is said to be working on a new 16-inch to 16.5-inch machine that will have slimmer bezels and would be a premium machine sold alongside the existing models.

iPad Pro


Apple will refresh the iPad Pro lineup with updated processors in 2019 and cameras (perhaps triple-lens cameras), though no other updates are expected at this time. A more substantial update will be introduced in 2020.

New Apple TV


Code found in an internal build of iOS 13 references a new Apple TV 11,1 model, suggesting Apple is working on an updated Apple TV. Little is known about the new device, but it could feature an A12 processor. There's no word on when we can expect a release, but it's possible this new Apple TV will debut at a fall Apple event.

2019 Product Refreshes and Announcements So Far


Apple has already released a number of updated products in 2019, with a list of the new and refreshed devices below, along with a link to a roundup where you can learn more information about each one.

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