When Apple first started talking about redesigning the Mac Pro, it also pointed to the need for a new, pro-grade monitor to go with it. (The company stopped building standalone displays in 2016, instead pushing LG screens in its online store.) So far, rumors suggest that we'll get a look at a 31.6-inch, 6K display, which is pretty impressive on its own. What we don't know for now is the screen's aspect ratio: The LG monitors that Apple sells are all 16:9, but ultra-wide displays have become increasingly popular in recent years and 9to5Mac lays out a compelling argument for why it would make sense for Apple to embrace the trend. For those of you who get really persnickety about display quality, we're fairly sure that the new Apple display will rely on a miniLED backlighting system meant to provide deep blacks and improved color contrast.
Last, there's been persistent talk that Apple has been working on a tiny, Tile-like tracker that you stick on your belongings in case they go missing. Reports suggest these trackers will be tied to your iCloud account, and you'll get notifications on your devices when you wander away from an item when a tracker is stuck to it. This is arguably a strange space for Apple to start digging into now, but the company could benefit from a high-volume gadget as useful as these trackers could be.
Even after all this, there are still probably a few surprises Apple has saved for its keynote address. And once all that's finished, there's still the customary Platforms State of the Union, not to mention all those developer sessions. Needless to say, next week is going to be a busy one -- stick around for more coverage once we set foot in San Jose.