“By innovation only”
Apple will officially commence its September keynote by introducing the next-generation iPhone tomorrow night (UAE time) at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. With the ‘By innovation only’ tagline, there’s a good chance that we can expect more than just the new iPhones to be announced.
While Apple is good at keeping new devices a secret, the past week saw multiple leaks on what the new smartphone will look like. Here’s a roundup of everything we know about Apple’s September 10th keynote:
iPhone 11 – It’s safe to say that Apple will be calling the new iPhone the iPhone 11, but since it will come in three variants, rumors suggest the following naming conventions: iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s the not the quirkiest name and there’s still a chance that it would change, but it shows that Apple is making one single product line and simply offering different tiers instead of offering two product lines last year like the iPhone XR and the iPhone XS.
Camera – One of the best features of the iPhone is definitely the camera, which has evolved from single-lens solutions to the dual ones we see on the current generation devices. Other manufacturers may have already pioneered four and even five-lens cameras but for the iPhone 11, Apple is sticking to three lenses.
The square-shaped camera array at the back of the iPhone 11 has been consistent on nearly every leak. The main sensor plus the telephoto sensor will now be accompanied by a new ultra-wide-angle sensor. The front-facing camera will also (finally) get upgraded to a new 12-megapixel sensor that can now shoot at slo-mo.
Wireless charging – Apple took some time to introduce wireless charging to the new iPhones, and this year there is a word that bilateral charging will now come to the new smartphones. Just like what Huawei and Samsung offer, the new iPhone 11 will be able to charge other devices – convenient for devices like the AirPods that you can charge using the smartphone.
3D Touch – The pressure-sensitive display was introduced with the iPhone 6S, though it was never widely adopted by the masses and even developers, which is why there is a good chance that this feature will go away with the iPhone 11. Features that utilize 3D Touch like Peek and Pop and other Quick Actions on the home screen will now be replaced by a long-press gesture, easily making older smartphones compatible with the contextual actions.
As far as schedules go, pre-orders for the next iPhone should start this Friday, September 13th, three days after the official keynote with an official release date on September 20th.
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