Apple will likely announce the next iPhones in just a couple weeks, and so, of course, we8217;re seeing reports emerge with inside-scoop details.
A new report from Bloomberg, for instance, has nicely rounded up a lot of the rumours we8217;ve heard so far 8211; with an added sprinkling of extra tidbits from anonymous sources. It claimed Apple is labeling this year as an “S year” 8211; so new phones will keep the same design, but they8217;ll get updated specs. Apple also wants to increase pricing of its phones, since the smartphone market is slowing quite a bit.
That8217;s all the new information; everything else we8217;ve heard before. For instance, we can expect three iPhones, including a refreshed iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen; a high-end iPhone with a 6.5-inch OLED screen; and a cheaper iPhone X-looking model with a 6.1-inch LCD screen that will come in a variety of colours with aluminum edges, rather than the colour-matching stainless steel frame on the iPhone X.
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All three devices will support the current iPhone X8217;s new gesture controls and feature Apple’s face-unlocking system, Face ID. As far as naming goes, Apple employees seem torn up about this, and so far, their names haven8217;t been officially pinned down. The high-end iPhone might be the iPhone Xs Plus, but that might get changed in the end. Lastly, we can expect new accessories, like new AirPods.
A new Apple Watch with a larger screen and updated iPad Pro tablets with Face ID might also appear, as will the long overdue AirPower charging pad. Keep in mind Apple hasn8217;t announced it will hold an event in September, but the rumour mill figures it will soon for 12 September.
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