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Upcoming Apple Products Guide: Everything We Expect to See in 2019 and Beyond

The MacRumors guide to upcoming products is designed to provide an overview of everything that we're expecting to see from Apple, both in the near and more distant future. Dates listed are not always concrete, but are based on the most recent rumors and information that we have.

We're updating the guide on a regular basis, so it will be the go to place to see every Apple product that's on the horizon at a glance. For more detail on the rumors we've heard about each upcoming item, make sure to click on the links to visit our roundups.



Coming in September


  • 2019 iPhones - We're expecting three iPhones in 2019 that are similar to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. We'll get 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 and XS Max successors will feature an improved triple-lens camera while the iPhone XR will use dual-lens cameras and could come in two new colors. We've heard rumors of USB-C, but it ultimately sounds like the 2019 iPhones will stick with Lightning, and we can also expect an A13 chip along with faster LTE and WiFi, bigger batteries, and a new bilateral wireless charging feature that will let the 2019 iPhones wirelessly charge other devices.

  • Apple Watch Series 5 - Rumors suggest Apple Watch Series 5 will feature a new ceramic casing design, suggesting a return of the Apple Watch Edition. Expanded ECG support for additional countries is also expected in 2019, with the feature likely to be available in Series 4 and new Series 5 models. 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. We don't yet know what to expect from the next Apple Watch, but Apple reliably updates it every September just like the iPhone.

  • Apple TV+ - Apple TV+ will house Apple's original TV shows and movies, and it's set to launch this fall. No pricing has been announced, but it would make sense for it to launch alongside new iPhones.

  • New Software - Apple at WWDC introduced iOS 13, iPadOS, tvOS 13, watchOS 6, and macOS Catalina, all of which will launch this fall alongside new iPhones and other new hardware

  • Apple Arcade - Fall will also see the launch of the Apple Arcade service, which is a new gaming service that will offer access to more than 100 new and premium games for a monthly fee. Cost and exact launch date haven't been announced, but this service also makes sense to launch when new iPhones come out.

  • Apple Bluetooth Tracker - Apple in iOS 13 introduced a new Find My feature that lets iOS and macOS devices be tracked even without a data connection by taking advantage of Bluetooth, and rumors suggest Apple could also expand this into a Tile-like Bluetooth tag that could be attached to any item. It's not clear when such a product might launch, but it could come in the fall when iOS 13 is released.

Later in 2019

  • Mac Pro - Apple is working on a high-end high-throughput modular Mac Pro for its pro user base, which was shown off at WWDC. The new machine features Xeon chips with up to 28 cores, up to 1.5TB RAM, up to 2 Radeon Pro II Duo GPUs (four GPUs total), a new lattice design for thermal regulation, and eight PCIe expansion slots. The new Mac Pro starts at $5,999, and it's launching this fall, perhaps in September according to a leaked date Apple may have leaked.

  • Apple Pro Display XDR - Apple is planning to release the Apple Pro Display XDR, a professional 32-inch 6K display with a 6016 x 3384 resolution and a $4,999 price tag, which does not include a stand, which is priced at an additional $999.

  • Apple TV Dongle - Rumors suggest Apple is considering a lower-cost Apple TV dongle similar to the Amazon Fire Stick or Google Chromecast, which would be available at a lower price than the current Apple TV set top boxes. Such a dongle would be able to be plugged into the back of a TV and would be used to promote the company's upcoming streaming TV service.

  • HomePod - We've heard rumors suggesting Apple is working on a lower-cost HomePod option that would better compete with offerings from Amazon and Google.

  • High-end Over-Ear Headphones - To round out its audio offerings of the HomePod and AirPod, Apple is reportedly developing Apple-branded over-ear high-end headphones. Sound quality is said to be a major focus, and Apple will include active noise-cancellation. We don't know just when the headphones will launch, but the second half of 2019 is rumored.

  • iPad Pro - Apple will refresh the iPad Pro lineup with updated processors in 2019, according to reliable Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, though no other updates are expected at this time. A more substantial update will be introduced in 2020.

  • MacBook Air and MacBook Pro - Both the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro already received refreshes in 2019, but there are some 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 would have slimmer bezels, along with a 13-inch machine supporting up to 32GB RAM.

  • AirPods 3 - Rumors suggest Apple is working on third-generation AirPods that will feature a new design, improved water resistance, and possibly, noise cancellation. These new AirPods are rumored for late 2019 to early 2020, so we could potentially see them sometime in 2019.

Coming in 2020

  • 2020 iPhones - Apple's 2020 iPhones will introduce some exciting improvements, based on rumors. 5G wireless chips for much faster cellular speeds are said to be coming, plus Apple is going to add a laser-powered time-of-flight 3D rear camera for significant improvements to AR experiences. We could also get an all OLED lineup, with Apple finally doing away with LCD iPhones.

  • 2020 iPad Pro - The 3D camera feature coming to the 2020 iPhones might show up in 2020 iPad Pro models first. The camera will let 3D models be captured using the iPad Pro's camera and then edited with Apple Pencil. No major iPad Pro changes are planned for 2019, so we might not get another iPad Pro until 2020.

  • AR Smart Glasses - Apple is working on augmented reality smart glasses that could come at some point in 2020. The glasses are said to feature a dedicated display, built-in processor, and an "rOS" or reality operating system. Input will be via touch panels, voice activation, and head gestures, and it's said to support applications ranging from mapping to texting.

  • Mac With Apple-Made Chip - Rumors suggest Apple is planning to transition from Intel chips to its own custom-made Mac chips as early as 2020, so we could see the first Mac with a custom chip at some point during the year. Apple already makes its A-series chips for iPhones and iPads and has added custom T2 chips to a number of Macs.

Beyond 2020

  • Apple Car - There have been a lot of twists and turns in the saga of Apple's electric car development, but reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple is still planning on a full autonomous vehicle rather than just an autonomous car software offering, with a launch to happen between 2023 and 2025.

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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27 weeks ago
The only thing I expect from Apple is disappointment. It's a lot easier that way.
Rating: 27 Votes
27 weeks ago

was hoping for imac updates early 2019, would be really lame to stretch out update to back end


Yep. Better get used to it though. It's been clear for a while now that Tim Cook's Apple doesn't see much value or future in the Mac. Fewer exciting features (in fact, they are taking things away), upgrades further and further apart, all the while giving more attention to their toys and subscription services. What a dull future.
Rating: 16 Votes
27 weeks ago
We're in year three with these crappy keyboards and the pointless touch bar. Do we really think Apple's going to continue with these crippled pro notebooks for another year? I'm at a point where I've had to buy an external keyboard and mouse along with a monitor so I don't have to deal with the keyboard when I'm home.
Rating: 15 Votes
27 weeks ago
Beyond 2020:
the 2021 iPhone and the 2022 iPhone and the 2023 iPhone.

Can't reveal my sources.
Rating: 15 Votes
27 weeks ago
was hoping for imac updates early 2019, would be really lame to stretch out update to back end
Rating: 15 Votes
27 weeks ago
Ok I'll pick two of them:

2019 iPhones:
Might as well brace yourselves for the iPhone XSS

MacPro:
Apple said the AirPower charging mat would come out within the year and it ended up being vaporware. Don't be surprised if the MacPro date slips to 2020.
Rating: 12 Votes
27 weeks ago

Ha love how you refer to the iPhone as a toy.... it’s rhe most powerful mini computer on the planet


It sure is powerful for its size. And I wouldn't want to do without mine. But its content creation abilities are severely limited. The day an iPhone enables me to do my job, (I make the art in the games you play and the Visual Effects in the movies/TV series you watch) I will stop calling it a toy. It's not really even much of a small tool for me at the moment, beyond its photography abilities. Yet even there it is limited.
Rating: 11 Votes
27 weeks ago
That Mac Pro must come this year. My 2010 model can’t hold it any more.
Rating: 10 Votes
27 weeks ago
Mac Pro should be at the top of this list.
Rating: 9 Votes
27 weeks ago
I am only interested in the Mac Pro and displays. Come on Apple surprise us in a good way.
Rating: 9 Votes

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