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Apple’s annual is in the books and, as usual, the company announced a solid, if expected, round of product updates: that , a new and the . But there were a bunch of rumored new items in the Apple pipeline that didn’t make their debut today. Here’s a look at some of the stuff we didn’t get at the Tuesday event. Many of the missing items here, of course, could materialize if Apple also holds an October event, as it has in many (but not all) years past.
What we didn’t see
New AirPods (nor headphones): Those hoping for or those rumored will have to continue to wait — new Apple earbuds or headphones may materialize in 2020, but probably not in 2019.
New iPad Pros: We got that aforementionedand A10 Fusion processor ($329 with 32GB, shipping Sept. 30), but no new .
New Apple TV: Rumor had it Apple was going to be announcing an upgraded Apple TV box with an A12 Bionic chip alongside its new video streaming and gaming services. Alas, the TV box didn’t turn up today.
New MacBook Pro: We’re still waiting for the rumored . It may still turn up this fall, but Apple didn’t trot it out at this event.
New details on the Mac Pro: We’re still waiting for an exact shipping date, config pricing (we only know it starts at $5,999) and how much the optional wheels cost for Apple’s upcoming .
AR headset: There’s been some chatter about Apple being at work on a wireless. We didn’t get anything new on that, not even a little tease — Apple didn’t mention AR at all.
Bilateral charging: Samsung’s latest premium smartphones have a feature called bilateral charging that allows you to charge your Galaxy Buds or any Qi-enabled device simply by placing it up against the back of the phone. The new iPhones were rumored to have this feature (so you could charge your AirPods, and maybe your Apple Watch), but it didn’t make it into this generation of iPhones.
Bundle pricing for all Apple services: Apple announced that its new gaming and Apple Music.services would each cost $5 a month. But it didn’t offer some sort of bundle pricing for all its subscription service offerings, one that would include News Plus and
USB-C replacing Lightning: We’re still stuck with Lightning connectors on the new iPhones. Only Apple’s new iPads employ USB-C. Thealso still has Lightning. (The iPhone Pro models did, however, get .)
Pencil support: The new entry-level iPad has support for the(as did the previous generation), but the new iPhones haven’t gotten it.
New Tile-rival tracking system: Rumor had it Apple was adding a 11 Pro product page that the new chip is “like adding another sense to [the] iPhone” and that it’s “going to lead to amazing new capabilities.”to the new iPhones that would precisely . That didn’t get announced but there is a new chip — that lays the groundwork for new tracking features. Apple hinted that it has big plans for the U1, writing on its