One of Apple’s reliable analysts Ming-Chi Kuo is out with a wide-reaching new investor note. It is reported that Apple is working on the launch of a new MacBook Pro range comprising of a 13-inch and 16-inch model as well as a new 32-inch 6k external monitor.
According to Kuo, Apple will release new iPads, a new 16-inch MacBook Pro, a 31-inch 6K monitor, iPhones with bilateral charging, and more in 2019. Kuo further stated it’s likely to be an all-new MacBook Pro device coming soon, one that will come with a 16 or 16.5-inch display. While that would form the upper crust of the new MacBook Pro range, there will likely be a smaller 13-inch model as well as part of the family. Kuo also added that the 13-inch model might have support for up to 32 gigs of memory.
Apple had a 17-inch MacBook Pro device, which used to be the largest of its class until it was discontinued in 2012. Also, it is the 15-inch model that currently provides as much as 32 GB of RAM. This would make it the biggest MacBook since the 17-inch MacBook stopped selling in 2012. As an add-on, the 13-inch MacBook Pro might get the option of adding 32GB of RAM. Currently, the 13-inch variant only supports up to 16GB of RAM, while the 15-inch variant supports 32GB.
In the iPad department, two new iPad Pro models are expected to launch with new processors. The existing 9.7-inch iPad could be upgraded to 10.2-inches by trimming down the bezels, similar to last year’s iPad Pro models. There is also a report of a new iPad mini which will even come with an upgraded processor.
Kuo suggests other small but relevant announcements could include the Apple Watch ECG functionality coming to additional countries and a new ceramic casing design. Well, we cannot right now confirm all the above information as these are just early predictions which are subjected to changes.