The new iPhone launches next week.
Apple has officially sent out invites to its next big event which we now know is the next-generation iPhone. The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on September 10th. Apple is usually quiet before doing big reveals about new devices, but there’s a good chance that the images circulating online are genuine.
Availability – With the Apple iPhone keynote happening next Tuesday, September 10th, it is likely that pre-orders will also happen that weekend, September 13th. That also means that you can purchase the new iPhone on September 20th – if you’re in one of the lucky markets who will get it first and yes, there’s a good chance that the UAE will be included.
Three models – The new iPhone – or iPhone 11 as others call it, will likely come in three models just like last year’s iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. The iPhone 11 will sport a budget version along with a normal-sized screen and a larger ‘Pro’ model. Details said that the cheapest version will have an LCD screen while the two more expensive options will sport an OLED display.
Triple camera – As far as leaks go, this is the most consistent. It looks like Apple is also hopping on board the triple camera bandwagon that’s been adopted by most smartphones in the past years. Aside from the usual main camera and telephoto camera, expect a new ultra-wide camera to arrive on the new iPhones. The three-lens setup looks like it will only be limited to the two expensive versions, with the least expensive version of the iPhone 11 getting a two-lens treatment.
No more 3D Touch – I’m personally a fan of 3D Touch when it was introduced on the iPhone 6S, but fast forward to today there are only a handful of apps that actually take advantage of the function. Which is probably why Apple might remove the feature on the iPhone 11 and simply use a touch delay feature to invoke the function.
iOS 13 – The announcement of the new iPhones also means that iOS 13 will have an official release date. iOS 13 introduces a plethora of new features including Dark Mode and improved privacy settings. Also expect release dates for other Apple software including iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and macOS Catalina.