Apple may be gearing up to replace controversial MacBook keyboard


MacBook butterfly keyboard
The butterfly keyboard design hasn't been one of Apple's most popular innovations.
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Many fans hated the controversial butterfly switch keyboard that Apple introduced in 2015. While it’s since worked to improve it, the MacBook keyboards’ low-travel design has caused plenty of handwringing among the Mac faithful.

They might not be around for too much longer, however. According to a new research note from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple is set to replace them with a whole new keyboard switch mechanism. This will debut with the 2019 MacBook Air.

Expect multiple 5G iPhones in 2020


5G iPhone
A 5G iPhone with a Qualcomm chip should be in the lineup by 2020.
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Apple may be waiting a bit longer than some of its rivals to go 5G, but it will reportedly jump into this cutting-edge networking standard in a big way next year. There will be two 5G iPhone models introduced in 2020, according to a respected analyst.

2020 iPhone XS Max will get bigger display


iPhone XS Max
Bigger and better for your eyes.
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Some iPhones might get even bigger in 2020.

Apple reportedly plans to release two phones with 5G in 2020, one of which will pack a 6.7-inch OLED screen, according to one of the most reliable Apple analysts.

‘AirPods 3’ could bring big design changes this year


AirPods 2 with box on desk
Enjoy this discount while you can!
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Apple’s third-generation AirPods could bring big internal design changes, according to a new report.

Supply chain sources claim Apple will switch to system-in-package (SiP) technology that frees up space inside each bud. The move could allow other components to be squeezed inside the tiny wireless headphones.

iPad Pro unlikely to get 5G until 2021


2018 iPad Pro
5G on the iPad Pro would be amazing
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Apple is reportedly planning to lay the foundation for 5G on the iPad Pro by using Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) soft boards for the first time ever.

According to one of the most reliable Apple analysts in the game, the new LCP soft boards will allow for better wireless connectivity in the iPad Pro, but 5G modems probably won’t make it into the iPad Pro until 2021.

Renowned Apple analyst thinks 2 new AirPods models are on the way


AirPods and case
New AirPods (with new features) might arrive in late 2019 or early 2020.
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Renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says Cupertino plans to release two new models of AirPods, either at the end of this year or the start of 2020.

In doing so, he partially backs up a report from earlier today claiming that the AirPods 3 will ship in 2019.

AirPower incoming? Apple Online Store mysteriously goes down


Apple Store down
What's happening?
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The Apple Online Store has mysteriously gone down this morning, leading fans to wonder whether AirPower and new iPads are on the way.

Apple has an event planned for March 25, but it is thought that will focus on services rather than hardware. It is certainly plausible that refreshed devices will be added to the store this morning without much fanfare.