Looking back at another week of Cupertino news and titles, this week’s Apple Loop includes the new iPhone Pro design and specifications leaks, the tough future of the iPhone, a major NFC update for developers, ideas on the next MacBook Pro and the delicate Apple keyboard problems, because the iPod Touch will be coming soon and the secrets behind the elegant style of the Apple Card.
Apple Loop is here to remember some of the many discussions that have taken place around Apple over the last seven days.
Is Apple ready to launch the iPhone Pro?
The iPad has the iPad Pro. The MacBook has the MacBook Pro. The iPhone has … Exactly. For many years the idea of an iPhone “Pro” has been lurking. Will 2019 be the year in which the portfolio will become a more advanced iPhone with more features and, presumably, a higher price to match? The reports of Gordon Kelly from Forbes:
Along with the expected updates of the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR, Mac Otakara claims that Apple is preparing additional 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch models with OLED display, thinner chassis, similar triple-matrix cameras but with sensors larger, reverse wireless charging and integrated packages Quick 18W Lightning-USB-C charger.
Mac Otakara stated earlier that new XS, XS Max and XR updates will be shipped with slow chargers and identical chassis, while the XR will keep its LCD screen cheaper. All of this indicates the introduction of a new level of flagship iPhone on XS, potentially the expected “iPhone Pro”.
Don’t forget that the iPhone 2019, regardless of how many are in the portfolio, has a difficult task to deal with. Matt Cabral of Credit Suisse presented the challenge