It won’t be just iPhones.
Apple’s annual iPhone event commences tomorrow, September 12th, at the Steve Jobs Theater. 2018 looks like to be an ‘S ‘ year, meaning that Apple might be introducing faster and better hardware on the new iPhones without introducing a new design as evidenced by previous ‘S’ launches.
But that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t introducing new hardware for tomorrow’s keynote. In fact, it’s gearing up to be one of the events that will have the most product announcements.
Here’s a roundup of what you can expect from Apple’s iPhone event:
If the images of the new iPhones are true, then we’re looking at three new iPhone models being introduced this year.
First off is the iPhone XS, which will be similar to last year’s iPhone X. This model will have an OLED-based, 5.8-inch display and will now come in gold (hence the gold color in the invitation).
Additionally, there will also be a bigger 6.1-inch ‘iPhone XC’ that will reportedly be the budget version of the iPhone X that will have a cheaper LCD display.
Lastly is the 6.5-inch iPhone XS ‘Max’ that will supposedly be the largest iPhone model that Apple has launched. It is also said that the Max term is replacing the Plus naming convention used on bigger iPhone models in the past.
All these new iPhones will carry Face ID just like the iPhone X, so don’t get your hopes up for an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Camera optics should also get a boost on the new smartphones, which we’re excited about since the iPhone X already has a top-notch camera.
It also looks like we’re getting a new generation Apple Watch. Series 4 will likely come in the same design, but a leak from last week confirms that it will have a larger screen by making the bezels slimmer.
Also expect performance and battery improvements to come on the Apple Watch Series 4, including a new gold color option to match the new iPhone.
The current iPad Pro lineup is already due for an upgrade, and it looks like we’re getting updated models for both the 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models.
One of the rumored features is the elimination of the home button, allowing the tablet to increase the display size – but this also means that Apple will be placing Face ID on the new iPad models.
Also expect Apple to announce when the latest versions of iOS, tvOS, MacOS and watchOS will be rolling out to the public. The new software updates will offer new features to current Apple devices.
While it isn’t confirmed, there are also rumors that Apple could be releasing new updates for the Mac Mini and the MacBook Air. The mentioned devices haven’t gotten a refresh in years, and tomorrow looks like the right time to announce it.
Stay tuned for our coverage of Apple’s September keynote only here at www.T3ME.com!
[Image courtesy of 9t05Mac]