2018 had some low-key upgrades ever for Apple, Google, and Microsoft, I’m talking about devices that were not as innovative as you would expect. However, 2019 should push Apple, Google, and Microsoft’s software further.
While the passing year didn’t even get us a new MacBook Air or a Surface laptop 2, we did see some significant upgrades. For example, we can say without any doubt that Microsoft’s current OS (Windows 10) is better than ever.
2019, though, will bring 7nm and 10nm chip processors made by Intel and AMD. It means more power in smaller spaces, so we can expect the big three tech hardware companies to take full advantage of this.
Microsoft’s 2019 schedule is all over the place regarding hardware and PC build. However, we can assume new Surface devices are coming alongside Windows 10 updates.
Also, the next Xbox, Xbox Two, may creep out of nowhere.
When it comes to hardware, it’s hard to predict what Microsoft is going to do in 2019, as its release schedule is all over the place.
Surface Book 3
The Surface Book 2 (launched in October 2017) is one of the best laptops on the market. Needless to say 2019’s Surface Book 3 will storm the market.
The 3rd gen of Microsoft’s flagship machines will pack Intel 9th-gen processors coupled with Nvidia Turing graphics.
Surface Pro 7
We bet Microsoft will launch another Surface Pro next year, a device with drastic improvements. The Surface Pro 6 packs 8th-gen Intel CPUs and some new color options.
Surface Phone might finally see the light of day on 2019. The Surface Phone has the code-name Andromeda. Rumors say it will we a high-end device that will compete with Samsung’s Galaxy series.
Google didn’t launch the Pixelbook 2. Even so, the Palo Alto leaders had an exciting year with flagship devices like the Google Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3.
Furthermore, the company also ramped up its series of smart speakers and smart-home technology. More so, Google enhanced the Google Assistant and added the AI on its wide array of smart technologies, including their flagship phones.
Google’s home entertainment devices also had a great year. Google tablets, on the other hand, had a poor year.
Let’s dive into their upcoming hardware:
The original Pixelbook saw the air this year and its the best Chromebooks yet. The Google Pixel Slate, though, is kind of a half-Chromebook-half-tablet.
While the Chromebook has its public, Google will probably launch the Pixelbook 2 with 8thgen Core processors.
Google Pixel 4
The Google Pixel 3 XL and Google Pixel 3 are awesome phones. Everything they are, from the camera to the hardware makes the best smartphones you can buy.
Of course, Google is following their successful Pixel smartphones. The company is probably already brewing up the follower as we speak.
Lastly, Google is working on mid-range Pixel phones. These devices are code-named Sargo and Bonito. It would be lovely to see phones anyone can afford, especially if the camera software remains the same.
Apple became the first trillion-dollar company in the world on 2018, and 2019 is uncertain for the biggest company in the world.
We can only assume their working on a new MacBook, as well as a new iPad and the yearly over $1000 iPhone device.
New Mac Pro
The new Mac Pro is coming out in 2019. Apple has said the computer will be upgradeable and modular. Also, it will probably be an incredibly powerful device.
Regarding the MacBook series, it’s uncertain what Apple will do.
The next iPhones: iPhone XI
With another year comes another iPhone. it’s inevitable. All we want is a device with batteries that survive the whole day. However, as usual, Apple is working on a bigger, faster, crispier phone with a better camera.
iPhone XI will have a touch-integrated OLED display and will probably launch with three different models: two high-end devices and an entry-level version.
Finally, don’t expect to enjoy 5G on 2019’s iPhones.
The iPad Pro can outpower many laptops and has a fantastic design. 2019 will bring for us a non-pro iPad with a FaceID feature similar to the one found on the iPhone XR.