Top Stories: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Debuts, Mac Pro in December, AR Headset Rumors, and More

The biggest Apple news of this week was obviously the launch of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which debuted on Wednesday with a new “Magic Keyboard” and some other nice upgrades.

Other popular topics this week included confirmation from Apple that the new Mac Pro will ship in December, rumors about Apple’s AR headset/glasses project, a launch of the Research app that Apple previewed back in September, and some of our favorite tips and tricks for the new AirPods Pro.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Debuts With New Magic Keyboard, Physical Esc Key, Up to 64GB of RAM, and More

It’s finally here. After months of seemingly endless rumors, Apple has finally introduced the 16-inch MacBook Pro.


New features include a larger 16-inch display with slimmer bezels, a so-called Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism, a physical Esc key, up to 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 8TB of SSD storage and 64GB RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics.

First impressions of the notebook have praised the new keyboard, which should hopefully prove to be more reliable than the issue-prone butterfly keyboards on recent MacBook Pro models. We have an early hands-on video with the new MacBook Pro and will have more extensive coverage next week.

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is available to order on Apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with pricing starting at the same $2,399 as the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro, which has been discontinued. In-store availability and customer deliveries have begun, and some third-party retailers are already offering discounts from Apple’s pricing.

Apple Said to Release AR Headset With 3D Sensing in 2022, Followed by Sleeker Glasses in 2023

A report from The Information this week claimed that Apple plans to release an AR/VR headset with 3D sensing and advanced human detection in 2022, followed by sleeker AR glasses in 2023.


The report claims Apple’s headset will resemble Facebook’s Oculus Quest virtual reality headset released earlier this year, but with a sleeker design.

A separate Bloomberg report claimed that Apple is working on an advanced 3D sensing system for multiple upcoming products, including iPad Pro models with dual rear cameras and a new AR sensor in the first half of 2020 and new iPhones in the second half of the year.

New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Launching in December

In addition to unveiling the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple this week announced that its new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order in December. No specific date was provided.


Apple says the new Mac Pro will now be available with up to 8TB of SSD storage, up from its original promise of 4TB. The new Mac Pro will start at $5,999, while the Pro Display XDR will be priced at $4,999 with an optional $999 stand.

Top 14 AirPods Pro Tips and Tricks

Last month, Apple released the AirPods Pro, a higher-end pair of its existing AirPods with an in-ear design, active noise cancellation, a customizable fit with silicone ear tips, and a more expensive $249 price tag.


In this guide, we’ve shared 14 of our favorite ‌AirPods Pro‌ tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Apple’s latest wireless earphones. We have also shared a video with many of the tips and tricks over on our YouTube channel.

Subscribe to MacRumors on YouTube for new Apple-related videos every week!

Apple’s Research App Launches With Heart, Women’s Health, and Hearing Studies in United States

Following a preview back in September, Apple’s new Research app is now available on the App Store for the iPhone and Apple Watch.


The app is designed to make it easier for iPhone users to contribute to medical research. Three multi-year studies are available in the United States at launch, including the Apple Women’s Health Study, Apple Heart and Movement Study, and Apple Hearing Study.

After enrolling in a study, participants using an iPhone or Apple Watch can contribute movement, heart rate, and noise level data captured during everyday activities. Apple ensures strong privacy measures are taken.

Trio of Friends Make Challenging Hike Across Catalina Island to Recreate the macOS Catalina Wallpaper

A few months ago, photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with his friends Jacob Phillips and Taylor Gray on a one-week road trip to try to recreate all of Apple’s default wallpapers included in macOS.


Just a few weeks after the video, Apple publicly released macOS Catalina, giving Levitt and his friends one more wallpaper to recreate. The task was more challenging this time, however, as the default ‌macOS Catalina‌ wallpaper showcases the remote, northern tip of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California.

To accomplish the feat, Levitt and his friends embarked on a challenging hike across Catalina Island, making for quite a fascinating video.

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The biggest Apple news of this week was obviously the launch of the new 16-inch MacBook Pro, which debuted on Wednesday with a new "Magic Keyboard" and some other nice upgrades.

Other popular topics this week included confirmation from Apple that the new Mac Pro will ship in December, rumors about Apple's AR headset/glasses project, a launch of the Research app that Apple previewed back in September, and some of our favorite tips and tricks for the new AirPods Pro.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Debuts With New Magic Keyboard, Physical Esc Key, Up to 64GB of RAM, and More


It's finally here. After months of seemingly endless rumors, Apple has finally introduced the 16-inch MacBook Pro.


New features include a larger 16-inch display with slimmer bezels, a so-called Magic Keyboard with a redesigned scissor mechanism, a physical Esc key, up to 8-core 9th-generation Intel Core processors, up to 8TB of SSD storage and 64GB RAM, and AMD Radeon Pro 5000M series graphics.

First impressions of the notebook have praised the new keyboard, which should hopefully prove to be more reliable than the issue-prone butterfly keyboards on recent MacBook Pro models. We have an early hands-on video with the new MacBook Pro and will have more extensive coverage next week.

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is available to order on Apple.com and in the Apple Store app, with pricing starting at the same $2,399 as the previous 15-inch MacBook Pro, which has been discontinued. In-store availability and customer deliveries have begun, and some third-party retailers are already offering discounts from Apple's pricing.

Apple Said to Release AR Headset With 3D Sensing in 2022, Followed by Sleeker Glasses in 2023


A report from The Information this week claimed that Apple plans to release an AR/VR headset with 3D sensing and advanced human detection in 2022, followed by sleeker AR glasses in 2023.


The report claims Apple's headset will resemble Facebook's Oculus Quest virtual reality headset released earlier this year, but with a sleeker design.

A separate Bloomberg report claimed that Apple is working on an advanced 3D sensing system for multiple upcoming products, including iPad Pro models with dual rear cameras and a new AR sensor in the first half of 2020 and new iPhones in the second half of the year.

New Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Launching in December


In addition to unveiling the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple this week announced that its new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order in December. No specific date was provided.


Apple says the new Mac Pro will now be available with up to 8TB of SSD storage, up from its original promise of 4TB. The new Mac Pro will start at $5,999, while the Pro Display XDR will be priced at $4,999 with an optional $999 stand.

Top 14 AirPods Pro Tips and Tricks


Last month, Apple released the AirPods Pro, a higher-end pair of its existing AirPods with an in-ear design, active noise cancellation, a customizable fit with silicone ear tips, and a more expensive $249 price tag.


In this guide, we've shared 14 of our favorite ‌AirPods Pro‌ tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Apple's latest wireless earphones. We have also shared a video with many of the tips and tricks over on our YouTube channel.

Subscribe to MacRumors on YouTube for new Apple-related videos every week!

Apple's Research App Launches With Heart, Women's Health, and Hearing Studies in United States


Following a preview back in September, Apple's new Research app is now available on the App Store for the iPhone and Apple Watch.


The app is designed to make it easier for iPhone users to contribute to medical research. Three multi-year studies are available in the United States at launch, including the Apple Women's Health Study, Apple Heart and Movement Study, and Apple Hearing Study.

After enrolling in a study, participants using an iPhone or Apple Watch can contribute movement, heart rate, and noise level data captured during everyday activities. Apple ensures strong privacy measures are taken.

Trio of Friends Make Challenging Hike Across Catalina Island to Recreate the macOS Catalina Wallpaper


A few months ago, photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with his friends Jacob Phillips and Taylor Gray on a one-week road trip to try to recreate all of Apple's default wallpapers included in macOS.


Just a few weeks after the video, Apple publicly released macOS Catalina, giving Levitt and his friends one more wallpaper to recreate. The task was more challenging this time, however, as the default ‌macOS Catalina‌ wallpaper showcases the remote, northern tip of Santa Catalina Island off the coast of Southern California.

To accomplish the feat, Levitt and his friends embarked on a challenging hike across Catalina Island, making for quite a fascinating video.

MacRumors Newsletter


Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.

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Top Stories: Apple Fixes iOS Multitasking Bug, Office Mobile, Photoshop for iPad, ‘iPhone SE 2,’ and More

The calendar has flipped over to November, which means Black Friday sales are looming and the Apple news pipeline is starting to slow down a bit, although we’re still awaiting the launch of the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR before the end of the year.

This week’s biggest stories included a fix for multitasking issues on iOS, new high-profile app introductions from Microsoft and Adobe, and some more rumors about the so-called “iPhone SE 2” expected early next year.

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.2 With Fix for Background Refresh Bug

Last week, we highlighted growing complaints from iOS users about multitasking problems, where it appeared poor RAM management was causing apps in the background to be closed out prematurely. While there had been some sporadic reports of the issue under previous versions of iOS 13, they seemed particularly bad under the recently released iOS 13.2.


Apple this week pushed the first beta of iOS 13.3, which appeared to address the issue, and then the company released iOS 13.2.2 to immediately address the problems for everyone.

That iOS 13.3 beta released this week includes a few other changes, including new Communication Limits for Screen Time that let you specify who your children can talk to and when with Phone, FaceTime, and Messages.

Microsoft Introduces Unified Office App for iOS and Android

Microsoft this week launched a beta of a new Office Mobile app for iOS and Android that brings together Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single app. The app adds some new features and makes it easier to work with different document types.


Outlook users also received some news this week, with a new “Play My Emails” feature for the iOS version of Outlook that uses AI to intelligently summarize and read out your incoming emails while analyzing any impacts on your daily schedule, while an upcoming revamp of Outlook for Mac will bring several design changes and feature improvements.

Adobe Launches Photoshop for iPad

Adobe has launched Photoshop for iPad, just over a year after the company announced it was bringing its flagship graphics editor to Apple’s tablet platform. Photoshop for iPad is optimized for touch and mobile, but it will be immediately familiar to users of the desktop version.


Adobe had some other Apple-related announcements at this week’s MAX conference, including word that it will also be bringing Illustrator to iPad next year and the release of some Creative Cloud updates across its desktop apps.

Kuo: Apple Expected to Sell at Least 20 Million ‘iPhone SE 2’ Models in 2020

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new report this week outlining his expectations for the “iPhone SE 2,” which is expected to launch early next year as an enhanced version of the iPhone 8 with Apple’s latest A13 chip and more.


Kuo believes Apple will sell at least 20 million “iPhone SE 2” units in 2020, with a chance of hitting 30 million units. Previous rumors have suggested the device could sell for $399, offering a great upgrade path for budget-minded consumers and those in developing markets where Apple’s latest flagships are out of reach.

When Might Apple Release an Arm-Based Mac?

We’ve been hearing for years that Apple may be planning to move away from Intel chips in its Macs and instead use Arm-based chips similar to those found in its iOS devices.


The shift to Arm-based chips would bring Apple’s Mac processor design in-house and likely result in more efficient chips as Arm designs have significantly closed the performance gap on x86 chips like those made by Intel, all while maintaining efficient power usage.

We’ve put together a guide explaining the differences between Arm and Intel x86 chips, why Apple might be looking to make the shift, and when we might see that happen.

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The calendar has flipped over to November, which means Black Friday sales are looming and the Apple news pipeline is starting to slow down a bit, although we're still awaiting the launch of the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR before the end of the year.

This week's biggest stories included a fix for multitasking issues on iOS, new high-profile app introductions from Microsoft and Adobe, and some more rumors about the so-called "iPhone SE 2" expected early next year.

Apple Releases iOS and iPadOS 13.2.2 With Fix for Background Refresh Bug


Last week, we highlighted growing complaints from iOS users about multitasking problems, where it appeared poor RAM management was causing apps in the background to be closed out prematurely. While there had been some sporadic reports of the issue under previous versions of iOS 13, they seemed particularly bad under the recently released iOS 13.2.


Apple this week pushed the first beta of iOS 13.3, which appeared to address the issue, and then the company released iOS 13.2.2 to immediately address the problems for everyone.

That iOS 13.3 beta released this week includes a few other changes, including new Communication Limits for Screen Time that let you specify who your children can talk to and when with Phone, FaceTime, and Messages.

Microsoft Introduces Unified Office App for iOS and Android


Microsoft this week launched a beta of a new Office Mobile app for iOS and Android that brings together Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in a single app. The app adds some new features and makes it easier to work with different document types.


Outlook users also received some news this week, with a new "Play My Emails" feature for the iOS version of Outlook that uses AI to intelligently summarize and read out your incoming emails while analyzing any impacts on your daily schedule, while an upcoming revamp of Outlook for Mac will bring several design changes and feature improvements.

Adobe Launches Photoshop for iPad


Adobe has launched Photoshop for iPad, just over a year after the company announced it was bringing its flagship graphics editor to Apple's tablet platform. Photoshop for iPad is optimized for touch and mobile, but it will be immediately familiar to users of the desktop version.


Adobe had some other Apple-related announcements at this week's MAX conference, including word that it will also be bringing Illustrator to iPad next year and the release of some Creative Cloud updates across its desktop apps.

Kuo: Apple Expected to Sell at Least 20 Million 'iPhone SE 2' Models in 2020


Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released a new report this week outlining his expectations for the "iPhone SE 2," which is expected to launch early next year as an enhanced version of the iPhone 8 with Apple's latest A13 chip and more.


Kuo believes Apple will sell at least 20 million "iPhone SE 2" units in 2020, with a chance of hitting 30 million units. Previous rumors have suggested the device could sell for $399, offering a great upgrade path for budget-minded consumers and those in developing markets where Apple's latest flagships are out of reach.

When Might Apple Release an Arm-Based Mac?


We've been hearing for years that Apple may be planning to move away from Intel chips in its Macs and instead use Arm-based chips similar to those found in its iOS devices.


The shift to Arm-based chips would bring Apple's Mac processor design in-house and likely result in more efficient chips as Arm designs have significantly closed the performance gap on x86 chips like those made by Intel, all while maintaining efficient power usage.

We've put together a guide explaining the differences between Arm and Intel x86 chips, why Apple might be looking to make the shift, and when we might see that happen.

MacRumors Newsletter


Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.

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Top Stories: AirPods Pro, Apple TV+, AirTags, Mac Pro, and More

Even without an Apple media event to round out October, we did get several product launches this week, including the AirPods Pro and the long-awaited Apple TV+ subscription service.

We’re still waiting for the Mac Pro that’s been promised in 2019 and updated iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models that may or may not come before the end of the year, so there’s still lots to look forward to. Read on for all of the details on this week’s debuts and what’s still in Apple’s pipeline.

Apple Releases AirPods Pro

Apple this week treated us with all-new AirPods Pro with several improvements over regular AirPods, including active noise cancellation, IPX4-rated water and sweat resistance, and improved sound quality. Be sure to read our AirPods vs. AirPods Pro feature comparison and check out our hands-on video!


AirPods Pro sport an in-ear design with three sizes of silicone ear tips, complete with a vent system for improved comfort. A new Ear Tip Fit Test feature located in Settings > Bluetooth on an iPhone or iPad can help determine which size ear tips are best for you.

AirPods Pro are priced at $249 with a wireless charging case and have been available to order since October 30. Apple Store pickup is also available. For more details, read our in-depth AirPods Pro roundup.

Hands-On With the New Apple TV+ Streaming Service

Apple’s new Apple TV+ streaming service has finally launched, and we went hands-on to get an idea of what it’s like. Apple TV+ is available across a host of platforms, and while the catalog is still awfully light, Apple is offering a number of ways to try out the service at little or no cost.


Everybody gets a free one-week trial, while customers who have purchased a new Apple devices since September 10 get an entire year’s worth of free Apple TV+. Students with Apple Music subscriptions also get free access, while those who need to pay can opt for a $4.99 monthly subscription or a $49.99 annual plan.

iOS 13.2 is Out With New Emoji, Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, Siri Privacy Options, and More

Apple this week released iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, with several new features like new emoji, Deep Fusion image processing for the iPhone 11 lineup, new Siri privacy options, AirPods Pro support, and more.


iOS 13.2 led to a few leaks this week, including a potential “AirTags” name for Apple’s rumored Tile-like item trackers as well as Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11 lineup.

Other software updates released this week include macOS Catalina 10.15.1, watchOS 6.1, tvOS 13.2, and a revised 13.2.1 update for the HomePod that hopefully shouldn’t brick the speaker anymore.

Apple’s Rumored Tile-Like Item Trackers May Be Named ‘AirTags’

This week, based on an iOS 13.2 code discovery, we learned that Apple may be planning to call its rumored Tile-like item trackers “AirTags.”

A mockup of what AirTags could look like

MacRumors then came across some potential signs of Apple acquiring the rights to the “AirTag” trademark from a Russian company, followed by a report claiming the mark was indeed sold to Apple.

AirTags will be closely integrated with the Find My app on iOS 13. MacRumors obtained additional screenshots of what the new “Items” tab will look like in the app. It’s unclear when Apple plans to introduce the tags.

For more details, read everything we know about the AirTags so far.

New Mac Pro Receives FCC Approval Ahead of Launch

Apple’s new Mac Pro received FCC approval this week ahead of its release later this year. Apple’s website still says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ is “coming this fall,” but this may signal an imminent release.


The new ‌‌Mac Pro‌‌ will start at $5,999 in the United States with an eight-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of ECC RAM, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and 256GB of SSD storage. Apple will also be selling the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with 6K resolution for $4,999, with an optional stand to be available for $999.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar Layout Confirmed

An image uncovered in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 has revealed that the Touch Bar and Touch ID will likely be separated on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, lending credence to an earlier rumor that the Esc key will also be a separate, physical key again.


It’s unclear if the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released in 2019 or 2020, but a supply chain report has claimed that Apple will begin to receive volume shipments of the notebook in the fourth quarter of this year, possibly to sidestep a proposed 15% tariff on additional Chinese imports that is slated to go into effect December 15.

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Even without an Apple media event to round out October, we did get several product launches this week, including the AirPods Pro and the long-awaited Apple TV+ subscription service.

We're still waiting for the Mac Pro that's been promised in 2019 and updated iPad Pro and MacBook Pro models that may or may not come before the end of the year, so there's still lots to look forward to. Read on for all of the details on this week's debuts and what's still in Apple's pipeline.

Apple Releases AirPods Pro


Apple this week treated us with all-new AirPods Pro with several improvements over regular AirPods, including active noise cancellation, IPX4-rated water and sweat resistance, and improved sound quality. Be sure to read our AirPods vs. AirPods Pro feature comparison and check out our hands-on video!


AirPods Pro sport an in-ear design with three sizes of silicone ear tips, complete with a vent system for improved comfort. A new Ear Tip Fit Test feature located in Settings > Bluetooth on an iPhone or iPad can help determine which size ear tips are best for you.

AirPods Pro are priced at $249 with a wireless charging case and have been available to order since October 30. Apple Store pickup is also available. For more details, read our in-depth AirPods Pro roundup.

Hands-On With the New Apple TV+ Streaming Service


Apple's new Apple TV+ streaming service has finally launched, and we went hands-on to get an idea of what it's like. Apple TV+ is available across a host of platforms, and while the catalog is still awfully light, Apple is offering a number of ways to try out the service at little or no cost.


Everybody gets a free one-week trial, while customers who have purchased a new Apple devices since September 10 get an entire year's worth of free Apple TV+. Students with Apple Music subscriptions also get free access, while those who need to pay can opt for a $4.99 monthly subscription or a $49.99 annual plan.

iOS 13.2 is Out With New Emoji, Deep Fusion for iPhone 11, Siri Privacy Options, and More


Apple this week released iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, with several new features like new emoji, Deep Fusion image processing for the iPhone 11 lineup, new Siri privacy options, AirPods Pro support, and more.


iOS 13.2 led to a few leaks this week, including a potential "AirTags" name for Apple's rumored Tile-like item trackers as well as Smart Battery Cases for the iPhone 11 lineup.

Other software updates released this week include macOS Catalina 10.15.1, watchOS 6.1, tvOS 13.2, and a revised 13.2.1 update for the HomePod that hopefully shouldn't brick the speaker anymore.

Apple's Rumored Tile-Like Item Trackers May Be Named 'AirTags'


This week, based on an iOS 13.2 code discovery, we learned that Apple may be planning to call its rumored Tile-like item trackers "AirTags."

A mockup of what AirTags could look like

MacRumors then came across some potential signs of Apple acquiring the rights to the "AirTag" trademark from a Russian company, followed by a report claiming the mark was indeed sold to Apple.

AirTags will be closely integrated with the Find My app on iOS 13. MacRumors obtained additional screenshots of what the new "Items" tab will look like in the app. It's unclear when Apple plans to introduce the tags.

For more details, read everything we know about the AirTags so far.

New Mac Pro Receives FCC Approval Ahead of Launch


Apple's new Mac Pro received FCC approval this week ahead of its release later this year. Apple's website still says the new ‌Mac Pro‌ is "coming this fall," but this may signal an imminent release.


The new ‌‌Mac Pro‌‌ will start at $5,999 in the United States with an eight-core Intel Xeon processor, 32GB of ECC RAM, Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and 256GB of SSD storage. Apple will also be selling the 32-inch Pro Display XDR with 6K resolution for $4,999, with an optional stand to be available for $999.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Touch Bar Layout Confirmed


An image uncovered in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 has revealed that the Touch Bar and Touch ID will likely be separated on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, lending credence to an earlier rumor that the Esc key will also be a separate, physical key again.


It's unclear if the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released in 2019 or 2020, but a supply chain report has claimed that Apple will begin to receive volume shipments of the notebook in the fourth quarter of this year, possibly to sidestep a proposed 15% tariff on additional Chinese imports that is slated to go into effect December 15.

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Apple Reports 4Q 2019 Results: $13.7B Profit on $64B Revenue

Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2019.

For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $64.0 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.7 billion, or $3.03 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $62.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $14.1 billion, or $2.91 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share set a new fourth quarter record, while services revenue set an all-time quarterly record.

Gross margin for the quarter was 38.0 percent, compared to 38.3 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 60 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.77 per share, payable November 14 to shareholders of record as of November 11.


This quarter marks a full year since Apple changed the way it reports its results, with the company no longer providing unit sales data for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. As a result, Apple is only providing revenue figures for its various segments, leaving analysts to estimate unit sales based on their own calculations

For the full fiscal year, Apple generated $260.2 billion in sales with $55.3 billion in net income, compared to $265.5 billion in sales and $59.5 billion in net income for fiscal 2018.

“We concluded a groundbreaking fiscal 2019 with our highest Q4 revenue ever, fueled by accelerating growth from Services, Wearables and ‌iPad‌,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With customers and reviewers raving about the new generation of iPhones, today’s debut of new, noise-cancelling AirPods Pro, the hotly-anticipated arrival of Apple TV+ just two days away, and our best lineup of products and services ever, we’re very optimistic about what the holiday quarter has in store.”

Apple’s guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 includes expected revenue of $85.5-89.5 billion and gross margin between 37.5 and 38.5 percent.


Apple will provide live streaming of its fiscal Q4 2019 financial results conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific, and MacRumors will update this story with coverage of the conference call highlights.

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Apple today announced financial results for the third calendar quarter and fourth fiscal quarter of 2019.

For the quarter, Apple posted revenue of $64.0 billion and net quarterly profit of $13.7 billion, or $3.03 per diluted share, compared to revenue of $62.9 billion and net quarterly profit of $14.1 billion, or $2.91 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Earnings per share set a new fourth quarter record, while services revenue set an all-time quarterly record.

Gross margin for the quarter was 38.0 percent, compared to 38.3 percent in the year-ago quarter, with international sales accounting for 60 percent of revenue. Apple also declared an upcoming dividend payment of $0.77 per share, payable November 14 to shareholders of record as of November 11.


This quarter marks a full year since Apple changed the way it reports its results, with the company no longer providing unit sales data for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. As a result, Apple is only providing revenue figures for its various segments, leaving analysts to estimate unit sales based on their own calculations

For the full fiscal year, Apple generated $260.2 billion in sales with $55.3 billion in net income, compared to $265.5 billion in sales and $59.5 billion in net income for fiscal 2018.
“We concluded a groundbreaking fiscal 2019 with our highest Q4 revenue ever, fueled by accelerating growth from Services, Wearables and ‌iPad‌,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “With customers and reviewers raving about the new generation of iPhones, today’s debut of new, noise-cancelling AirPods Pro, the hotly-anticipated arrival of Apple TV+ just two days away, and our best lineup of products and services ever, we’re very optimistic about what the holiday quarter has in store.”
Apple's guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2020 includes expected revenue of $85.5-89.5 billion and gross margin between 37.5 and 38.5 percent.


Apple will provide live streaming of its fiscal Q4 2019 financial results conference call at 2:00 PM Pacific, and MacRumors will update this story with coverage of the conference call highlights.

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AirPods Pro Earpiece Tip Replacements Will Cost $4

Daring Fireball’s John Gruber posted his first impressions of the new AirPods Pro this evening. Gruber was able to use the new ‌AirPods Pro‌ for several hours on a return trip from Apple’s media briefing back home. Overall, he liked the new AirPods and found the noise cancellation to work well, and the battery life to match Apple’s claims.

Apple invited a few dozen media folks to New York today for a briefing and early access to the new ‌AirPods Pro‌. My initial impression: I like them.


Gruber also notes that the earpiece tips that come in three sizes are available from Apple for $4 if you happen to lose them.

Swapping the tips is easy, but it takes a bit more pull than I expected to pop them off. Don’t be afraid — the tips seem rugged. And replacement tips from Apple will cost only $4 — truly cheap.

The ‌AirPods Pro‌ are starting to arrive at customers homes today. The ‌AirPods Pro‌ cost $249 offers noise cancelation, an in-ear design, and water and sweat resistance.

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Daring Fireball's John Gruber posted his first impressions of the new AirPods Pro this evening. Gruber was able to use the new ‌AirPods Pro‌ for several hours on a return trip from Apple's media briefing back home. Overall, he liked the new AirPods and found the noise cancellation to work well, and the battery life to match Apple's claims.
Apple invited a few dozen media folks to New York today for a briefing and early access to the new ‌AirPods Pro‌. My initial impression: I like them.


Gruber also notes that the earpiece tips that come in three sizes are available from Apple for $4 if you happen to lose them.
Swapping the tips is easy, but it takes a bit more pull than I expected to pop them off. Don’t be afraid — the tips seem rugged. And replacement tips from Apple will cost only $4 — truly cheap.
The ‌AirPods Pro‌ are starting to arrive at customers homes today. The ‌AirPods Pro‌ cost $249 offers noise cancelation, an in-ear design, and water and sweat resistance.

Related Roundup: AirPods Pro
Buyer's Guide: AirPods Pro (Buy Now)

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Top Stories: AirPods Pro, 16-Inch MacBook Pro, and Mac Pro Rumors, iPod Turns 18

October is rapidly drawing to a close, and while time has run out for Apple to announce a media event for this month, there are still a number of known and rumored product launches in the works. This week saw fresh rumors about the so-called “AirPods Pro,” the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac Pro.

Looking further ahead, we’re continuing to hear about the “iPhone SE 2” for early next year, while this week also saw the 18th anniversary of the iPod’s introduction.

Accessory Maker Releases ‘AirPods Pro’ Cases Matching Rumored Noise-Cancelling Design

While it looks unlikely that Apple will be hosting an October event this year, rumors suggest at least a few new products are still on the horizon, including the so-called “AirPods Pro.”


MacRumors already discovered an icon of in-ear AirPods with rubber ear tips, lending credence to rumors that Apple is planning to release higher-end AirPods with active noise cancellation and improved water resistance, and last week a Chinese report claimed they will sport a new design and be released by the end of October, perhaps via press release.

At least one accessory maker is already capitalizing on the rumors with a few cases for the “AirPods Pro,” with the product images depicting a wider charging case as previously leaked.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch by End of October With Ultra-Slim Bezels and Scissor Keyboard

Last week, Apple effectively leaked the long-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro itself by way of an icon discovered in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta. The icon, created earlier this month, depicts a slightly larger MacBook Pro with slimmer bezels around the display.

15-inch MacBook Pro icon on left, possible 16-inch MacBook Pro icon on right

And now this week, hit-or-miss industry website DigiTimes has a fresh claim that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released by the end of October, noting that Quanta Computer has already begun volume shipments of the notebook to Apple. It won’t be long before we know if this rumor will pan out.

New Mac Pro Nearing Release as Apple Advises Technicians How to Place Computer in DFU Mode

Apple previewed an all-new Mac Pro at WWDC in June, and said the computer will be available to order this fall, but it has yet to specify a release date.


This week, however, Apple updated its Mac Configuration Utility for authorized technicians with an option for the new Mac Pro, and our source believes this likely signals an imminent release.

The new ‌Mac Pro‌ is a powerhouse, with up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, and up to a 4TB SSD. A new design includes a stainless steel frame with smooth handles and an aluminum housing that lifts off for 360-degree access to the entire system. Pricing will start at $5,999.

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Pixel 4 XL

Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google’s Pixel 4 XL have high-end camera systems, so we decided to compare the camera quality of the two devices to see if one has an edge over the other.


Given how advanced smartphone cameras have become, the two devices both perform well, but there are some advantages to each that we discuss.

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iPhone SE 2 Rumors Continue to Mount as LG Reportedly in Talks to Supply LCDs for Device

Rumors are coming in fast and heavy about the so-called iPhone SE 2, with a report this week claiming that LG is in talks with Apple to supply LCD displays for the device, expected to launch in early 2020.


In a research note this week, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPhone SE 2 will feature an upgraded antenna design for improved wireless transmission. Kuo previously said the device will resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID, but with a faster A13 Bionic chip and 3GB of RAM.

The budget device isn’t necessarily going to be named the iPhone SE 2, especially given it sounds like it will be a larger device. Other names speculated include the iPhone 8s and iPhone 9.

iPod Turns 18: Here’s What People Thought in 2001

This week marked the 18th anniversary of Steve Jobs unveiling the original iPod. While the iMac started Apple’s renaissance in 1998, it was the launch of the iPod in 2001 that truly set Apple on a path towards becoming the world’s most valuable company.


While many people were thrilled about the iPod, others were not so impressed. We’ve rounded up a sample of some comments about the iPod from the MacRumors forums, The New York Times, and elsewhere on the day the device was announced.

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October is rapidly drawing to a close, and while time has run out for Apple to announce a media event for this month, there are still a number of known and rumored product launches in the works. This week saw fresh rumors about the so-called "AirPods Pro," the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and the Mac Pro.

Looking further ahead, we're continuing to hear about the "iPhone SE 2" for early next year, while this week also saw the 18th anniversary of the iPod's introduction.

Accessory Maker Releases 'AirPods Pro' Cases Matching Rumored Noise-Cancelling Design


While it looks unlikely that Apple will be hosting an October event this year, rumors suggest at least a few new products are still on the horizon, including the so-called "AirPods Pro."


MacRumors already discovered an icon of in-ear AirPods with rubber ear tips, lending credence to rumors that Apple is planning to release higher-end AirPods with active noise cancellation and improved water resistance, and last week a Chinese report claimed they will sport a new design and be released by the end of October, perhaps via press release.

At least one accessory maker is already capitalizing on the rumors with a few cases for the "AirPods Pro," with the product images depicting a wider charging case as previously leaked.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Said to Launch by End of October With Ultra-Slim Bezels and Scissor Keyboard


Last week, Apple effectively leaked the long-rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro itself by way of an icon discovered in the macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta. The icon, created earlier this month, depicts a slightly larger MacBook Pro with slimmer bezels around the display.

15-inch MacBook Pro icon on left, possible 16-inch MacBook Pro icon on right

And now this week, hit-or-miss industry website DigiTimes has a fresh claim that the 16-inch MacBook Pro will be released by the end of October, noting that Quanta Computer has already begun volume shipments of the notebook to Apple. It won't be long before we know if this rumor will pan out.

New Mac Pro Nearing Release as Apple Advises Technicians How to Place Computer in DFU Mode


Apple previewed an all-new Mac Pro at WWDC in June, and said the computer will be available to order this fall, but it has yet to specify a release date.


This week, however, Apple updated its Mac Configuration Utility for authorized technicians with an option for the new Mac Pro, and our source believes this likely signals an imminent release.

The new ‌Mac Pro‌ is a powerhouse, with up to 28-core Intel Xeon processors, up to 1.5TB of ECC RAM, and up to a 4TB SSD. A new design includes a stainless steel frame with smooth handles and an aluminum housing that lifts off for 360-degree access to the entire system. Pricing will start at $5,999.

Camera Comparison: iPhone 11 Pro Max vs. Pixel 4 XL


Both the iPhone 11 Pro Max and Google's Pixel 4 XL have high-end camera systems, so we decided to compare the camera quality of the two devices to see if one has an edge over the other.


Given how advanced smartphone cameras have become, the two devices both perform well, but there are some advantages to each that we discuss.

Subscribe to MacRumors on YouTube for new Apple-related videos every week!

iPhone SE 2 Rumors Continue to Mount as LG Reportedly in Talks to Supply LCDs for Device


Rumors are coming in fast and heavy about the so-called iPhone SE 2, with a report this week claiming that LG is in talks with Apple to supply LCD displays for the device, expected to launch in early 2020.


In a research note this week, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said the iPhone SE 2 will feature an upgraded antenna design for improved wireless transmission. Kuo previously said the device will resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and Touch ID, but with a faster A13 Bionic chip and 3GB of RAM.

The budget device isn't necessarily going to be named the iPhone SE 2, especially given it sounds like it will be a larger device. Other names speculated include the iPhone 8s and iPhone 9.

iPod Turns 18: Here's What People Thought in 2001


This week marked the 18th anniversary of Steve Jobs unveiling the original iPod. While the iMac started Apple's renaissance in 1998, it was the launch of the iPod in 2001 that truly set Apple on a path towards becoming the world's most valuable company.


While many people were thrilled about the iPod, others were not so impressed. We've rounded up a sample of some comments about the iPod from the MacRumors forums, The New York Times, and elsewhere on the day the device was announced.

MacRumors Newsletter


Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.

So if you want to have top stories like the above recap delivered to your email inbox each week, subscribe to our newsletter!


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New Images of Rumored AirPods Pro Charging Case

New images of the rumored AirPods Pro appeared on SlashLeaks this evening. The new images don’t reveal anything new, but do show what appears to be an assembled AirPods Pro charging case in higher quality images than have previously leaked.


Previously leaked images were of lower quality showing the plastic enclosures of the upcoming AirPods. The original leaks were initially dismissed until icons matching the design were found a recent iOS 13.2 Beta release.

Multiple reports have suggested that the new higher end AirPods could be launching imminently. These new AirPods are expected to have noise canceling technology as well as a higher price tag than the current AirPods. Some retailers have even started selling cases for the new design.

Related Roundups: AirPods 2, AirPods Pro
Buyer’s Guide: AirPods (Buy Now)

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New images of the rumored AirPods Pro appeared on SlashLeaks this evening. The new images don't reveal anything new, but do show what appears to be an assembled AirPods Pro charging case in higher quality images than have previously leaked.


Previously leaked images were of lower quality showing the plastic enclosures of the upcoming AirPods. The original leaks were initially dismissed until icons matching the design were found a recent iOS 13.2 Beta release.

Multiple reports have suggested that the new higher end AirPods could be launching imminently. These new AirPods are expected to have noise canceling technology as well as a higher price tag than the current AirPods. Some retailers have even started selling cases for the new design.

Related Roundups: AirPods 2, AirPods Pro
Buyer's Guide: AirPods (Buy Now)

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YouTube App Adds HDR Support for iPhone 11

Over the weekend, MacRumors forum users noted that the most recent YouTube App update added HDR support for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. YouTube has supported HDR on its iOS app since the iPhone X but has required updates to support new hardware.


To check to see if you are watching YouTube videos at their highest quality, you can simply press the three dots on the top right of the video, and you should see “HDR” options listed on supported videos. HDR options will also only be available on devices that support HDR.

Related Roundups: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro
Tag: HDR

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Over the weekend, MacRumors forum users noted that the most recent YouTube App update added HDR support for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro. YouTube has supported HDR on its iOS app since the iPhone X but has required updates to support new hardware.


To check to see if you are watching YouTube videos at their highest quality, you can simply press the three dots on the top right of the video, and you should see "HDR" options listed on supported videos. HDR options will also only be available on devices that support HDR.

Related Roundups: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro
Tag: HDR

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Top Stories: Beats Solo Pro Headphones, Apple Leaks 16-Inch MacBook Pro, $399 ‘iPhone SE 2’ and More

This week saw a new addition to Apple’s Beats headphones lineup, while Apple appears to have leaked images of its upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro in the new macOS 10.15.1 betas.

Other top stories this week included rumored $399 pricing for the so-called “iPhone SE 2” coming early next year, the release of iOS 13.1.3, and more, so read on for all of the details!

Apple Introduces $300 Beats Solo Pro Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Unfold-to-Power, and More

Apple this week unveiled new Beats Solo Pro headphones with active noise cancelation, the Apple-designed H1 chip for hands-free “Hey Siri” support, redesigned on-ear cushions for improved comfort, an enhanced acoustic platform for improved sound delivery, the ability to power on the headphones by simply unfolding them, and more.


We’ve already had a chance to go hands-on with the new headphones, so be sure to check out our early impressions. Beats Solo Pro will be available October 30 in Black, Ivory, Gray, Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Red, with pre-orders available now on Apple.com. Pricing is set at $299.95 in the United States.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Referenced in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta

Icons apparently depicting the widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro have been uncovered in the macOS Catalina version 10.15.1 beta, which has been in testing since last week.


The icon looks similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro asset that is included in previous versions of macOS, but with slightly thinner bezels and perhaps a distinct escape key. The notebook is depicted in both Silver and Space Gray, with “16” in both filenames presumably referring to the larger 16-inch display expected for the rumored machine.

iPhone SE 2 Estimated to Start at $399 With Red Color Option

The rumored “iPhone SE 2” will feature an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB storage options, while 3D Touch will be removed, according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Kuo believes the device will launch in the first quarter of 2020 in Space Gray, Silver, and Red colors, adding that pricing will likely start at $399.

Previous reports have suggested the device will resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and a Touch ID home button.

Apple Releases iOS 13.1.3 With Bug Fixes for Phone, Mail, Health, and More

The fourth update to iOS 13 arrived this week in the form of iOS 13.1.3, which includes bug fixes and improvements related to incoming calls, iCloud backups, Apple Watch pairing and notification syncing, Bluetooth connectivity in vehicles, and more.


Apple also released a companion iPadOS 13.1.3 update with bug fixes and improvements.

And for the Mac, there’s a new supplemental update for macOS Catalina that fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing, improves installation reliability on Macs with low disk space, and more.

AirPlay 2 Speakers Compared: Sonos Move vs. Bose Portable Home Speaker

Bose and Sonos recently came out with new AirPlay 2-enabled speakers, providing alternatives to Apple’s own HomePod speaker.


In our latest video on our YouTube channel, we went hands-on with the Bose Portable Home Speaker and the Sonos Move to see what the speakers have to offer and how they compare to one another.

Subscribe to MacRumors for new Apple-related videos every week!


PSA: Apple Mail Bugs Can Lead to Data Loss in macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina has suffered from its fair share of bugs and hiccups since its release earlier this month, including with Apple’s Mail app.

Specifically, a report this week claimed that when upgrading to macOS Catalina, there is a risk of a large number of emails being incomplete or missing entirely for reasons not entirely clear.

Samsung Admits Major Security Flaw in Galaxy S10 Under-Screen Fingerprint Sensor

A major flaw in Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones has been discovered that basically means any fingerprint can unlock the device with the help of a cheap screen protector.


Responding to the incident, Samsung said it was “aware of the case of S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch.”

MacRumors Newsletter

Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we’ve covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.

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This week saw a new addition to Apple's Beats headphones lineup, while Apple appears to have leaked images of its upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro in the new macOS 10.15.1 betas.

Other top stories this week included rumored $399 pricing for the so-called "iPhone SE 2" coming early next year, the release of iOS 13.1.3, and more, so read on for all of the details!

Apple Introduces $300 Beats Solo Pro Headphones With Noise Cancellation, Unfold-to-Power, and More


Apple this week unveiled new Beats Solo Pro headphones with active noise cancelation, the Apple-designed H1 chip for hands-free "Hey Siri" support, redesigned on-ear cushions for improved comfort, an enhanced acoustic platform for improved sound delivery, the ability to power on the headphones by simply unfolding them, and more.


We've already had a chance to go hands-on with the new headphones, so be sure to check out our early impressions. Beats Solo Pro will be available October 30 in Black, Ivory, Gray, Dark Blue, Light Blue, and Red, with pre-orders available now on Apple.com. Pricing is set at $299.95 in the United States.

16-Inch MacBook Pro Referenced in macOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta


Icons apparently depicting the widely rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro have been uncovered in the macOS Catalina version 10.15.1 beta, which has been in testing since last week.


The icon looks similar to the 15-inch MacBook Pro asset that is included in previous versions of macOS, but with slightly thinner bezels and perhaps a distinct escape key. The notebook is depicted in both Silver and Space Gray, with "16" in both filenames presumably referring to the larger 16-inch display expected for the rumored machine.

iPhone SE 2 Estimated to Start at $399 With Red Color Option


The rumored "iPhone SE 2" will feature an A13 Bionic chip, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB/128GB storage options, while 3D Touch will be removed, according to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.


Kuo believes the device will launch in the first quarter of 2020 in Space Gray, Silver, and Red colors, adding that pricing will likely start at $399.

Previous reports have suggested the device will resemble the iPhone 8, including a 4.7-inch display and a Touch ID home button.

Apple Releases iOS 13.1.3 With Bug Fixes for Phone, Mail, Health, and More


The fourth update to iOS 13 arrived this week in the form of iOS 13.1.3, which includes bug fixes and improvements related to incoming calls, iCloud backups, Apple Watch pairing and notification syncing, Bluetooth connectivity in vehicles, and more.


Apple also released a companion iPadOS 13.1.3 update with bug fixes and improvements.

And for the Mac, there's a new supplemental update for macOS Catalina that fixes an issue that prevented Setup Assistant from completing, improves installation reliability on Macs with low disk space, and more.

AirPlay 2 Speakers Compared: Sonos Move vs. Bose Portable Home Speaker


Bose and Sonos recently came out with new AirPlay 2-enabled speakers, providing alternatives to Apple's own HomePod speaker.


In our latest video on our YouTube channel, we went hands-on with the Bose Portable Home Speaker and the Sonos Move to see what the speakers have to offer and how they compare to one another.

Subscribe to MacRumors for new Apple-related videos every week!

PSA: Apple Mail Bugs Can Lead to Data Loss in macOS Catalina


macOS Catalina has suffered from its fair share of bugs and hiccups since its release earlier this month, including with Apple's Mail app.

Specifically, a report this week claimed that when upgrading to macOS Catalina, there is a risk of a large number of emails being incomplete or missing entirely for reasons not entirely clear.

Samsung Admits Major Security Flaw in Galaxy S10 Under-Screen Fingerprint Sensor


A major flaw in Samsung's latest Galaxy S10 and S10+ smartphones has been discovered that basically means any fingerprint can unlock the device with the help of a cheap screen protector.


Responding to the incident, Samsung said it was "aware of the case of S10's malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch."

MacRumors Newsletter


Each week, we publish an email newsletter like this highlighting the top Apple stories, making it a great way to get a bite-sized recap of the week hitting all of the major topics we've covered and tying together related stories for a big-picture view.

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Kuo: iPhone SE 2 Launching in Q1 2020 with A13 at $399 Price

Apple is planning on releasing an iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of 2020 and starting at a $399 price point, according to the latest research report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone SE vs iPhone 8
Kuo goes into more detail about the expected specs of the so called “‌iPhone SE‌ 2” in the latest research note obtained by MacRumors. Specs for the new low-end iPhone are said to include:

  • A13 CPU (same as iPhone 11)
  • 3GB LPDDR4X
  • 64GB and 128GB options
  • Space Gray, Silver and Red colors
  • No 3D Touch

Kuo expects the new ‌iPhone SE‌ 2 will be a popular upgrade option for existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S owners.

Despite being referred to as a “‌iPhone SE‌ 2” by Kuo, the analyst expects the form factor of Apple’s new budget iPhone to be similar to the iPhone 8.

Related Roundup: iPhone SE

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Apple is planning on releasing an iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of 2020 and starting at a $399 price point, according to the latest research report from reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

iPhone SE vs iPhone 8
Kuo goes into more detail about the expected specs of the so called "‌iPhone SE‌ 2" in the latest research note obtained by MacRumors. Specs for the new low-end iPhone are said to include:
  • A13 CPU (same as iPhone 11)
  • 3GB LPDDR4X
  • 64GB and 128GB options
  • Space Gray, Silver and Red colors
  • No 3D Touch
Kuo expects the new ‌iPhone SE‌ 2 will be a popular upgrade option for existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S owners.

Despite being referred to as a "‌iPhone SE‌ 2" by Kuo, the analyst expects the form factor of Apple's new budget iPhone to be similar to the iPhone 8.

Related Roundup: iPhone SE

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