In recent months, rumors of Apple's upcoming products have intensified. Especially for the new iPhone generation and the new MacBook Pro with 16 inches, a lot of material has leaked. A new report mentions many new details about the iPhones, but also specifies iPad, Watch and AirPods.
The new triple camera is almost certain
For Bloomberg The usually well-informed Mark Gurman reports some changes to the new iPhones. For weeks, a new camera arrangement including a third lens for ultra-wide-angle shooting for the successor of iPhone Xs and Xs Max (test) as secured. Loud Bloomberg All three sensors can take photos at the same time, which are then automatically calculated to extract the best image from the available information. The video functions are to be expanded. Some of the improvements include filtering and video editing in real time during recording.
The successor of the iPhone Xr (test) should also be equipped with a telephoto lens to allow with a different focal length a kind of zoom. In addition, a green color scheme to complement the colorful options.
More complex names and reverse charging
Furthermore, the report is consistent with notifications for the removal of 3D Touch. Also in naming the new smartphones Gurman suggests in the same notch as previous rumors: The successor of iPhone Xs and Xs Max to get the name addition “Pro”, which Apple now offers in almost all product classes, only on the iPhone yet. The rather bumpy names iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are therefore conceivable.
Among other things, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (test) or Samsung Galaxy S10 (+) / S10e (test) should also enable Apple's next generation wireless charging of other Qi-enabled products. In particular, the AirPods with the new charging cradle with Qi appear as a conceivable application scenario.
Face ID with a wider view, more fall resistance
Other new features will be an improved Face ID, which is more flexible, especially in terms of viewing angles, and therefore less rigid. The housings should no longer offer a glossy back in all color versions, but also be matt in some cases. In addition, the upcoming iPhones should be better protected against falls. The waterproofness should be better than before. iPhone Xs (Max) and iPhone Xr are IP68 and IP67 certified.
A13 SoC with co-processor for AR
As expected, there is also a new SoC in the new iPhone generation, the A13 is to have next to a NPU via a co-processor for matheintensive calculations. In particular, this should benefit Augmented Reality, a field that Apple is increasingly focusing on. 5G, as previously suggested, is not an issue this year, according to the report. The iPhones are to be introduced in September, and the sales launch is scheduled for the same month.
New 10.2 inch entry-level iPad
Innovations are also expected for the iPad, which also gets its own iOS derivative with iPadOS from autumn, so that the tablet is closer to the capabilities of a computer; A goal that Apple has long pursued with the iPad Pro and even the entry-level model, but so far could not fully reach because of the limitations in iOS.
For this year is a revision of the current iPad Pro (test). Visually, the models will not differ from the new edition introduced last year. As with the new iPhones, it is primarily about a new SoC and improved camera equipment. The base model with 9.7 inches is to be replaced. As successor is according to Gurman an iPad with 10.2 inches in the starting blocks.
New ceramic and titanium watch, AirPods with ANC and IPxx next year
Other new releases will also be available in wearables and in the audio segment. Last year Apple presented a new edition of the Apple Watch (test) with ECG and larger displays. So this year, it's supposed to be a modest update, focusing primarily on the new features in watchOS 6. Apple also wants to create incentives to buy with new ceramic and titanium cases.
Rumors of new AirPods are also confirmed in Gurman's report. As a result, Apple plans a new generation with active noise cancellation and water resistance, which is likely to be priced above previous models (RRP: 179 euros). Contrary to previous assumptions, the new AirPods but only appear next year, so Gurman.
Cheap HomePod for more sales
Next year, a cheaper version of the HomePod will be presented. The smart speaker in the style of Amazon Echo and Google Home sells sluggish, according to analysts. The reason is next to the superiority and Alexa and the Google Assistant to Siri and the price of around 300 euros obvious. Instead of seven tweeters, the cheap version should have only two. Even the traded MacBook Pro with 16 inches is probably only a matter of time, Gurman confirms the previous information situation with a larger display and smaller margins, but can not name any news.