Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a history of getting predictions about new products eerily right, so when he says that he thinks we will see a new iPad Pro as well as an iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of 2020, we take notice.
The new iPad Pro lineup is much more interesting to us. Rumors already have the new tablets sporting a new iPhone 11 Pro-like camera bump, and now Kuo says that a 3D time-of-flight sensor will be included. It’s similar to the True Depth system already used by Face ID, but being rear facing means we expect this one to be aimed at improving augmented reality applications. After all, all roads seem to lead to AR at Apple right now.
The new iPhone SE 2 rumor will be interesting to a lot of people. It’s expected to be iPhone 8-like in size and shape, but with the recent A13 CPU at its heart. Again, a first quarter 2020 launch could be interesting and would make it the first non-September iPhone launch in some time.