This week’s top stories: Completely wireless iPhone in 2021, App Store awards, Mac Pro, more
In this week’s top stories: Ming-Chi Kuo details the 2020 and 2021 iPhones, Apple reveals its 2019 App Store awards, Peloton launches an Apple Watch app, and more. Read on for all of this week’s biggest news.
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Apple this week officially revealed its best of 2019 awards on the App Store. In conjunction with this, the company held a small private event in New York City to honor the winning developers. Spectre Camera was crowned the iPhone app of the year, while Flow by Moleskine took home top on honors the iPad. Find details on all of the winners here.
Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was out with two notable investor reports this week. First off, Kuo said that Apple will release a 12.9-inch iPad Pro and a 16-inch MacBook Pro with mini LED display technology at the end of 2020.
Kuo has said that Apple is interested in adopting mini LED screen panels as they offer a rich wide color gamut, high contrast ratios, high dynamic range, and localized dimming. What does mini LED mean for you? Read our explanation of the technology here.
Meanwhile, Kuo on Thursday detailed what to expect from the 2020 and 2021 iPhone lineups. The wide-ranging report detailed that Apple plans to introduce five new iPhones in 2020, with the primary differences between each model being camera technology. In 2021, Kuo reports that Apple will release an “iPhone SE 2 Plus” with Touch ID in the power button, as well as a high-end iPhone without Lightning connectivity.
Read our full coverage of Kuo’s report for all of the details.
In other news, Peloton released its first app for Apple Watch this week. The Peloton App for Apple Watch allows you to track your heart rate in all workouts and your pace and distance during indoor runs. The Peloton app taps into the Apple Watch’s heart rate sensor, which integrates with Peloton’s workouts, allowing you to see how hard you’re working within the different zones.
Last but not least, Apple announced on Saturday that the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order on December 10. The new Mac Pro starts at $5,999 while the Pro Display XDR starts at $4,999.
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