Apple Stock News: Hope and Expectations 2019
Apple’s first quarter of the year is the one with biggest sales and higher margins due to a seasonal effect. The recent Q1 earnings report showed decline in profit margins, even though analysts had a “better than feared” reaction and Apple stock price went up. Let’s see what do we expect from Apple in 2019.
Apple Music and American Airlines
Apple music is now available in American Airlines flights since the 1st of February. Apple Music subscribers will have access to more than 50 million songs on any domestic flight equipped with Viasat satellite Wi-Fi with no Wi-Fi purchase required.
Office 365 available on Mac App Store
Now for Apple users it is easier to download office applications. This apps, also can be easily distributed to employees using Apple Business Manager enabling to work in any Apple device.
According to the reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a new AirPods model is expected in 2019. The most popular accessory of Apple will have new features. With the New AirPods you will be able to activate Siri only with your voice, they will also improve water resistance, noise cancellation and Bluetooth signal. As well, they will include wireless charging and are going to be smaller than the current model.
Apple News subscriptions
Apple News will offer more premium options. According to Bloomberg, in 2019 Apple will offer an all-you-can-read magazine subscription plan, taking advantage of its Texture acquisition.
Mac Pro has not been updated since 2013, but Apple announced in 2017 for this year would be finished a new version for Mac Pro. The revamped modular version would be the highest-end, high-throughput desktop system to allow the future upgrades and higher-end hardware. A design for their demanding pro customers, they said.
iPhones in 2019
New iPhones are coming in 2019. Apple is expected to provide three new iPhones in similar sizes as the current ones (iPhone XS, XS Max and XR).
Are plans to launch the new iPhones with a 3-D camera. This would be an important upgrade to the current camera, will work up to about 15 feet from the device. Also, it will power the Face ID feature. This camera would enhance augmented reality functions, allowing better placement of virtual objects on the screen and a more accurate depth perception. However, Bloomberg says plans to include a 3D sensor on the 2019 iPhone models have been delayed, and the technology will come on the 2020.
Regarding the other features, is expected to use OLED displays and an upgraded A13 chips, bringing improved performance and efficiency.
There is hope for a new iMac for 2019. The current iMac is two generations behind the 9th-generation Intel Coffee Lake Refresh. 2019 update is expected with faster processors.
The MacBook also didn’t get a 2018 update. It could be updated in 2019 and might be with new processors and there have been rumors that MacBook will be the first to get an Apple-designed ARM processor, but we will see.
New iPad mini is expected for this year. The 7.9-inch iPad would have an upgraded processor, at least the level of performance of the iPad 2018 (Apple A10 Fusion CPU). iPad mini 5 will have a lower-cost panel, Apple pencil support and Smart Keyboard connectivity.