New Apple Watches

Apple is planning to launch a fifth generation of its wearable, based primarily on the design released at last year’s event. It seems that the biggest changes will come in the software, which will apparently allow the wearer to track their sleep and manage battery usage better, and in the finishes on the watches. Rumors suggest the new watches will come in titanium and ceramic finishes.

New iPads

The redesigned iPad Pro, first announced last year, is expected to get a few internal upgrades at this year’s event, Bloomberg reported. Much like the new iPhones, the devices won’t be changing much aesthetically, instead receiving faster processors, more battery life, and better cameras. The standard iPad, which Apple now primarily pitches to schools, will also be refreshed with a slightly larger display.

AirPods 3

Usually when you have a successful sequel you wait a little while longer before releasing another one. Not Apple, apparently. Even though it released a second version of its AirPods wireless earbuds in March, it reportedly plans to announce a third version at the event. The new versions, which may not be available until 2020, are rumored to be water-resistant, noise-canceling, and may even come in black. They’ll likely cost more than the current versions, too.

A bigger MacBook Pro

Apple is planning to release a 16-inch MacBook Pro, with smaller bezels and a compact design that will make it feel closer to the current 15-inch models, according to rumors. The new laptop would also feature slightly faster processors, and hopefully a reprieve from the terribly finicky keyboards Apple has been putting in laptops since 2015 which have been the impetus for a class-action lawsuit.

We’ll also likely hear more information on when the Mac Pro desktop and Pro Display, announced this summer at Apple’s developer conference, will be ready to ship.

One more thing?

It’s pretty unlikely that we’re going to see anything truly transformative at this year’s event (even with all the money Apple is spending on research), but it’s possible we’ll see some updates to other Apple products. The company hasn’t released a second version of its HomePod yet, which was first released in February 2018, and there’s some speculation that it could release a smaller version at this year’s event.

Apple also hasn’t updated its Apple TV streaming box in two years. Given that we’ll likely hear more info about Apple TV+, the company’s new streaming service that’s set to launch… soon…it wouldn’t be completely surprising that a new box might be on the way. Its new games service, Apple Arcade, is also expected to launch this fall, and the company recently extended support to popular games controllers from Sony and Xbox to work with iOS and Apple TV devices.

The company is also reportedly working on developing small tracking devices, like the ones produced by Tile, that owners could affix to their personal belongings that they tend to lose. Users will apparently be able to use their iPhone’s camera and augmented reality to walk around looking for their misplaced items.

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