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.
Apple holds an event every September that's used to unveil new iPhones and Apple Watch models.
This year, we're expecting three iPhones, much like the 2018 lineup. Rumors suggest there will be 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 new colors for the next-generation iPhone XR.
The iPhone XS and XS Max successors will feature a new triple-lens camera that could offer ultra-wide angle shots for the first time, while the iPhone XR will use a new dual-lens camera system. 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).
We don't know what Apple is planning to call its 2019 iPhone lineup
yet given that there's no obvious follow-up to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR names, 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 alongside the usual aluminum and stainless steel casing options. Aside from that, we don't know a lot about what to expect from the Apple Watch in 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Apple has other new products in the works, such as updated iPad Pro models, a 16-inch MacBook Pro, 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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