Mark Gurman: 89.3% accurate

392 rumors

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Since Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman began his career reporting on Apple rumors as a teenager at 9to5Mac, he has leaked countless products and even more features: he’s now widely regarded as one of the greatest Apple leakers of all-time.

Rumor accuracy

Rumor list

  • Green = True
  • Red = False
  • Yellow = Pending

2020

November 2

  • 13-inch MacBook Air coming at November 10 event, link
  • 13-inch MacBook Pro coming at November 10 event
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro coming soon, too

October 25

AirPods 3

  • AirPods Pro-like design, link
  • No noise cancellation
  • New wireless chip
  • Coming in the first half of 2021

AirPods Pro 2

  • Circular design with no stem
  • New wireless chip
  • Coming in 2021

HomePod (mid-range)

  • Situated between mini and high-end models
  • May ultimately be canceled

AirPods Studio

  • No replaceable headband
  • Interchangeable ear pads
  • Delayed again

October 23

  • AirTags not coming in November, link

October 14

  • Other iPhones will lose headphones and charger in the box, link
  • USB-A to Lightning cable will becomes USB-C to Lightning, link

October 9

  • First Mac with Apple Silicon coming at November event, link
  • iPhone 12
    • iPhone 12 mini and 12 have aluminum edges
    • iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have stainless steel edges

September 30

  • Apple iPad Air (2020) orders going live imminently, link

September 15

  • iPad will get A14 before iPhone, link
  • Lower-cost wearable will be ‘Apple Watch SE,’ link
    • Similar to Series 5, link
  • Apple One to be unveiled at September 15 event, link
  • Fitness service to be unveiled at September 15 event

September 14

2020 Apple Watch

  • ‘Series 6’ name, link
  • Faster processor
  • Blood oxygen monitor
  • Same 40/44mm sizes

September 8

  • No new iPhones coming at September 15 event, link
    • New iPad Air will have edge-to-edge display
    • New Apple Watch is also coming
  • 3rd Apple event happening in November, link

September 6

  • No new Apple products coming week of 9/6, link
  • Announcement for September event week of 9/6
  • Apple will hold a special event later in September 2020

August 31

  • iPhone 12 will ship before iPhone 12 Pro, link
  • iPhone 12
    • 5.4-inch model
    • 6.1-inch model
    • A14 processor
  • iPhone 12 Pro
    • 6.1-inch model
    • 6.7-inch model
    • Dark blue color will replace Midnight Green
    • LiDAR sensor
    • A14 processor
  • Lower-cost Apple Watch coming later in 2020
    • Replaces Apple Watch Series 3
  • Apple TV 6 may be delayed until 2021
    • New remote will have Find My support

August 26

  • iOS 14 will launch in September, link
    • 2020 iPhones will run an update (likely iOS 14.1)

August 25

  • Apple still actively working on charging mat, link

August 13

  • Apple service subscription bundle will be called ‘Apple One,’ link
    • Released in October 2020
    • Tier levels:
      • Music/TV+
      • Music/TV+/Arcade
      • Music/TV+/Arcade/News+
      • Music/TV+/Arcade/News+/iCloud storage
    • Coming in an update to iOS 14 later in 2020
    • Savings of “$2 to upwards of $5 a month”
    • Free year of Apple Arcade with Apple TV purchase
  • New Apple Fitness subscription service coming
  • New iPhones will debut in October 2020
  • CBS and Showtime bundle coming to Apple TV+ for $9.99 per month
    • Happening on August 17

June 21

  • No iPhoneOS name, link

June 20

WWDC 2020 preview:

  • macOS 10.16 will make it easier to port iOS apps, link
  • watchOS 7:
    • New watch faces
    • Kids mode
    • Sleep tracking app
  • iOS 14:
    • Car key feature
    • New translation feature
    • Updated tools for making AR apps
    • “Updates to the Podcast service”

June 19

  • Apple AR/VR headset:
    • “Ultra-high-resolution screens”, link
    • Cinematic speaker system
    • Dedicated App Store
    • Siri + physical control
    • Made of fabric

June 9

  • First ARM Mac coming as soon as WWDC 2020, link
    • All Macs will transition to Apple-designed chips eventually

June 6

  • Apple Card will support interest-free payments for products other than iPhone, link
    • Happening “in the coming weeks”

April 23

  • 5nm Apple-designed ARM chips coming to Mac by 2021, link
    • Much faster than processors in iPhone/iPad
    • “8 high-performance cores”
    • “4 energy-efficient cores”
    • 12+-core processors coming in the future
    • First appearance likely in new laptop

April 16

  • Apple over-ear headphones:
    • 2 versions:
      • “Premium version with leather-like fabrics,” link
      • “Fitness-focused model that uses lighter, breathable materials with small perforations”
    • Interchangeable magnetic parts
      • Ear pads
      • Headband padding
    • “Retro look with oval-shaped ear cups”
    • “Convertible from comfort to fitness use”
    • Touch controls

April 13

  • 2020 iPhones
    • Releasing weeks later than normal
    • 2 high-end iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max replacements:
      • “Flat stainless steel edges,” link
      • “More sharply rounded corners like the iPad Pro”
      • Flat screens (no “sloping edges”)
      • Some models could be weeks late
      • Triple cameras
      • Significant processor improvements with AI + AR focus
    • 2 lower-end iPhone 11 replacements:
      • Dual cameras
      • Significant processor improvements with AI + AR focus
    • New HomePod:
      • “About half the size of the original”
      • Similar design
      • Coming in the second half of 2020
    • Apple AirTags:
      • Functionality similar to Tile devices
      • Bundled with Apple leather sleeve
        • Keychain attachment
      • “Thin, small, puck-shaped”
      • Release as soon as 2020

March 30

  • Still on track for release as soon as later in 2020:
    • HomePod
    • Apple TV
    • MacBook Pro
    • Budget iPads
    • iMac

February 20

  • Apple working on feature to set 3rd-party apps over first party versions, link
    • Web browser app
    • Email app
    • Coming as soon as iOS 14
  • 3rd-party music services coming natively to HomePod
    • Also coming to Siri on iPhone/iPad
    • Coming as soon as iOS 14 HomePod update

January 21

  • Original podcasts coming to promote Apple original programming, link
  • New low cost iPhone:
    • Unveil as early as March 2020
    • A13 processor

2019

December 20

  • Apple developing satellites that can send data directly to devices, link
    • Results hoped for within 5 years
  • Also in development: “Future Apple Watch that can analyze a user’s blood chemistry to determine glucose levels.”

November 21

  • “iOS 14 is expected to rival iOS 13 in the breadth of its new capabilities,” link
    • Greater focus on stability and performance for 2020 update

November 14

  • Apple may bundle Apple News+, Apple TV+ and Apple Music, link
    • Coming as soon as 2020

November 12

  • New 16-inch MacBook Pro coming as early as November 13, link
    • Less than 4% bigger display
      • “Higher resolution”
    • New keyboard similar to existing Magic Keyboard
    • “Louder speakers”
    • “Noise-canceling microphones”
    • Replacing 15.4-inch MacBook Pro
  • Mac Pro releasing in December 2019

November 11

  • 2020 iPad Pro:
    • Dual cameras, link
    • 3D-laser cameras system
  • VR/AR headset:
    • Coming 2021/2022
    • Current focuses:
      • Gaming
      • Watching video
      • Virtual meetings
  • “Lightweight AR glasses”:
    • Coming as early as 2023
  • “rOS” operating system will connect features and apps
  • New 16-inch MacBook Pro coming this week, link

October 21

  • Apple AR Goggles coming in 2020:
    • Holographic lenses, link
    • Sync with iPhone to display over user’s eyes:
      • Texts
      • Emails
      • Maps
      • Games
    • AR App Store

September 9

  • 2019 iPhone naming:
    • iPhone 11, link
    • iPhone 11 Pro
    • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • No reverse wireless charging on 2019 iPhones
  • ‘One more thing’ at September Event will be 10.2-inch entry level iPad, link

September 7

  • 2019 iPhones:
    • Apple logo will be centered, link-200
    • “Survive under water for several hours”
  • New Apple TV with faster chip may be ready, link

September 5

  • In-display fingerprint scanner coming as early as 2020 iPhones, link
    • “May slip to the 2021 iPhone refresh”
    • “Work(s) in tandem with” Face ID
  • New low-cost iPhone coming “as early as the first half of 2020”
    • 4.7-inch display
    • Touch ID inside home button

August 22

  • New products still coming in 2019:
    • iPhone upgrades, link
      • iPhone XS ‘Pro’
        • Triple cameras
          • New ultra-wide angle lens
          • “Higher resolution photos”
          • Better low-light photos
          • Major video upgrades allowing to edit video (color, reframe, crop) as it is being recorded
        • Some colors get matte finish
        • OLED
        • Better drop resistance because of shatter-resistance tech
        • Face ID sensor is wider angle
          • Unlock even when laying flat on a table
        • Much better water resistance
          • Submerge for longer than 30 minutes
        • Haptic Touch replacing 3D Touch
      • iPhone XS Max ‘Pro’
        • Triple cameras
          • New ultra-wide angle lens
          • “Higher resolution photos”
          • Better low-light photos
          • Major video upgrades allowing to edit video (color, reframe, crop) as it is being recorded
        • Some colors get matte finish
        • OLED
        • Better drop resistance because of shatter-resistance tech
        • Face ID sensor is wider angle
          • Unlock even when laying flat on a table
        • Much better water resistance
          • Submerge for longer than 30 minutes
        • Haptic Touch replacing 3D Touch
      • Second-gen iPhone XR
        • Face ID sensor is wider angle
          • Unlock even when laying flat on a table
        • Much better water resistance
          • Submerge for longer than 30 minutes
        • New, second camera lens allows for optical zoom
          • Enhanced portrait mode
        • New green colorway
    • iPad Pro refresh
      • “Upgraded cameras”
      • Faster processor
      • Look the same as current versions
    • Entry-level iPad refresh
      • 10.2-inch display
    • Apple Watch upgrade
      • “This year’s changes will be more muted”
      • New casing options
    • Larger MacBook Pro
      • Over 16-inch display
      • Smaller bezels
      • Overall size close to 15-inch MacBook Pro
    • AirPods upgrade
      • “More expensive than the current $159 model”
      • Noise cancellation
    • HomePod upgrade
      • Coming as early as 2020
      • More affordable
      • Two tweeters (instead of 7 in current model)

August 19

  • Apple TV+ launching in November, link
  • Likely to have a free trial
  • $9.99/month

July 26

  • Apple Card launching as soon as the first half of August 2019, link

May 31

  • iTunes app going away, link
    • Manage devices through Music app

May 28

  • iOS 13:
    • Minor icon changes:
      • Reminders, link
      • Contacts
      • Find My
    • 3D Touch remains

May 10

  • 2019 iPhone models:
    • 5.8/6.5-inch iPhones getting triple cameras, link
      • Square camera situated in top left corner
    • 6.1-inch getting dual cameras
    • Wirelessly charge AirPods and other devices on the back

May 6

  • New external monitor with HDR in the works alongside new Mac Pro
  • iOS 14 coming in 2020:
    • 5G support
    • More AR features
  • iOS 13 features:
    • Software getting faster, link
    • Fewer bugs
    • “New animation when launching multitasking”
    • New app close animation
    • Widgets will look “cleaner”
    • Dark Mode will have CC toggle
    • Swipe keyboard
    • Refreshed Health app
      • New homepage
      • Hearing health
      • Better menstrual cycle tracking
    • Use iPad as second screen for Mac
    • Refreshed Reminders app
      • “Four default sections laid out in a grid: tasks to be done today, all tasks, scheduled tasks, and flagged tasks”
      • Each section is a different color
    • Screen Time gaining new parental controls for restricting communication at certain times
    • Refreshed Books app
      • Better progress tracking
      • New rewards system
    • Messages app updates:
      • Ability to “set a profile picture and display name, and choose who sees it”
      • Dedicated Animoji sticker menu
    • Maps app updates:
      • “Easier to set frequent locations”
      • Group frequent places and add cover photo
    • Find my Friends and Find my iPhone becoming one app
    • Mail app updates:
      • “Mute individual threads”
      • Block emails
      • Simpler folder management
    • Sleep Mode
      • Tied into Clock app’s Bedtime feature
      • More extensive sleep pattern tracking (added in iOS 14)
      • Toggle in CC
        • “Turns on Do Not Disturb
        • Darkens the Lock Screen
        • Mutes all notifications.”
    • Home app updates:
      • Better support for security cameras
      • View past video recordings
    • Share Sheet refresh
      • Suggestions for who to send stuff to (based on who you talk to most)
    • Safari download manager
    • iPad-specific features:
      • New multitasking interface
      • “Cycle through different versions of the same app”
    • Accessibility menu moving to main page of Settings
      • Better hearing aid support
    • HomePod multi-user support
  • macOS 10.15 features:
    • New apps:
      • ‘Find My’
      • Podcasts
      • Apple Music
      • Reminders gets a refresh
      • Apple Books getting upgraded
    • Screen Time
    • Messages app updates:
      • Stickers
      • Effects
    • Siri Shortcuts integration
  • watchOS 6 features:
    • Proper App Store app for downloads directly on the watch
    • Coming to Messages:
      • Animoji stickers
      • Memoji stickers
    • New apps:
      • Apple Books (for audiobooks)
      • Calculator
      • Voice Memos
      • Dose: pill reminders
      • Cycles: track menstrual cycles
    • New complications:
      • Audio book status
      • Hearing aid battery life
      • External noise
      • Rain data
    • New watch faces:
      • Gradient
      • 2x X-Large
      • California
      • Solar analog
      • Infograph subdial

February 26

  • Apple working on sleep-tracking for future Apple Watch, link
    • Releasing by 2020

February 20

  • One app designed to work on iPhone, iPad and Mac happening by 2021, link
  • Apple may show new Mac Pro at WWDC 2019

February 13

  • Apple announcing news and video subscription services in March 2019, link

January 30

  • 3D laser-camera coming to new iPhones as soon as 2020, link
    • “Work up to about 15 feet from the device.”
  • Future iPhone features:
    • Better, third camera
    • “Enhanced photo-capture tools”
    • More powerful chip
  • 2019 iPhones:
    • Updated iPhone XS
      • Faster processor
      • “Updated Face ID sensor”
    • Updated iPhone XS Max
      • Faster processor
      • “Updated Face ID sensor”
      • Triple cameras
        • “Capture a larger field of view and enable a wider range of zoom”
        • Ability to put someone back in a shot who got cut out
    • Updated iPhone XR
      • Faster processor
      • “Updated Face ID sensor”
    • Updated version of Live Photos that double in length
  • Broader features for 2019 iPhones:
    • USB-C
    • No major design changes
  • 3D laser-camera could come to iPad Pro first
    • Spring 2020 debut
  • No major iPad Pro upgrade in 2018
  • New 10-inch iPad coming to usurp 9.7-inch version
    • Faster processor
    • Debut as early as Spring 2019
    • Lightning port
  • New iPad mini also in development
  • iOS 13:
    • Dark mode
    • CarPlay improvements
    • iPad upgrades:
      • New home screen
      • File management improvements

January 24

  • Apple over-ear headphones could launch as early as the second half of 2019, link

2018

December 3

  • 5G iPhones not coming until at least 2020, link

August 27

  • Apple Watch 2018 getting an edge-to-edge display, link
  • 2018 iPhones:
    • Upgrade this year will be a “S year,” with same design and new internals
      • More significant changes coming in 2019
    • ‘iPhone Xs’ name for new iPhone models
    • ‘Plus’ moniker could be eliminated
    • Same gesture system as iPhone X
    • Face ID
    • 5.8-inch iPhone:
      • Dual-SIM support
    • 6.5-inch iPhone:
      • Glass back
      • Dual cameras
      • Landscape mode in software
    • 6.1-inch iPhone:
      • Multiple color options
  • New iPad Pros coming:
    • 11-inch
    • 12.9-inch
    • No home button/Touch ID
    • “iPhone X-like gesture interface”
    • Face ID
  • 9.7-inch iPad and iPad mini won’t be upgraded soon

June 21

  • AirPower launching “before or in September” 2018, link

May 31

  • iOS 12 upgrades:
    • New ‘Digital Health’ tools for tracking time spent on-device and in apps, link
      • Details placed in menu in Settings
    • ARKit 2.0 to be unveiled at WWDC
      • Drop an object and have it remain stationary
  • macOS 10.14 upgrades:
    • “Focus this year will be on integrating more deeply with iOS”
    • iOS apps on Mac project could be announced as soon as 2018
  • No new hardware at WWDC 2018
    • Refreshes coming later in 2018:
      • MacBook Pro
      • 12-inch MacBook
      • MacBook Air replacement
      • Two new Apple Watch models:
        • Larger edge-to-edge screens
        • Old watch bands still supported

May 4

  • iOS 13:
    • “Big iPad-focused feature upgrade”, link
      • Updated Files app
      • “Apple Pencil stuff”
      • Home screen redesign is iPad focused

April 17

  • Apple News subscription service coming after Texture acquisition, link
  • Launching within the next year

April 4

  • Future iPhone features:
    • “Touchless gesture control” would allow users to touch near the screen and perform a task without touching it, link
      • Not releasing for at least 2 years
    • ‘Displays that curve inward from top to bottom’
      • Not releasing for 2 to 3 years

April 2

  • Apple will transition to making its own chips (not Intel) as early as 2020, link

March 23

  • New low-cost iPad with education appeal coming next week, link
  • New classroom software will also be announced
  • Cheaper MacBook Air in development
    • Sub-$1,000 price
    • Likely not ready by next week

March 18

  • MicroLED tech in development for future devices, link

March 5

  • Apple-branded over-ear headphones in development, link
    • Noise-cancellation
    • “Similar wireless pairing functionality to the AirPods”
    • Coming as soon as later this year

February 26

  • 3 new iPhones releasing later in 2018:
    • New lower-cost model, link
      • LCD display
      • Aluminimum edges
      • Glass back
    • Updated iPhone X-sized phone
      • Face ID
      • OLED display
      • A12 processor
      • Stainless-steel edges
      • Gold colorway
    • New 6.5-inch model
      • OLED display
      • Edge-to-edge design
      • Screen resolution of 1242 x 2688
      • Body about same size as iPhone 8 Plus
      • Face ID
      • A12 processor
      • Stainless-steel edges
      • Gold colorway
      • Dual-SIM support

February 22

  • New AirPods:
    • New wireless chip, link
    • Hands-free ‘Hey, Siri’
    • Coming as soon as later this year
  • Next, next version of AirPods:
    • Water resistance for “splashes of water”
    • Coming as soon as 2019

February 12

  • More iOS 12 features rumored:
    • Animoji characters coming to FaceTime, link
    • More Siri integration in Spotlight Search
    • Do Not Disturb getting phone call auto-reject/silence notifications
    • Redesigned Stocks app

January 30

  • iOS 12 software features delayed due to quality concerns, link
    • Multiplayer AR games
    • 3rd party apps that run on iPhone and Mac
      • Coming later in 2018
    • Small Photos app upgrades
    • Upgraded parental controls for monitoring app usage and screen time
    • FaceTime improvements
    • Delayed until 2019:
      • “Redesigned home screen app grid”
      • Upgraded Photos app with new sort algorithms
      • iPad app tabs
      • iPad same app side-by-side

January 29

  • Apple developing new laptops and a new desktop with “custom co-processors,” link
    • Release as soon as this year

January 25

  • Apple preparing redesigned Books app with “simpler” interface, link
    • New “Reading Now” section
    • Updated store to match iOS 11 App Store design
    • Specific Audio Books tab
    • Releasing “in coming months”