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What to look forward to as we await for this weeks Apple event

Sep 08, 2018 POSTED IN BusinessDesignTech BY blogger
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Sep 2018

With just days away from the Apple event, we expect to hear about new updates, new products- most essentially about the latest iPhones that will be unveiled at the event.

The iPhone has always been the highlight of Apple’s September product showcase, but Apple will likely announce a new Apple Watch, new versions of the iPad Pro and more.

The X Trio

Top of the list will be a trio of iPhones. We can expect a 5.8-inch iPhone nearly identical in design and size to the current iPhone X, along with a larger 6.5-inch “Plus” model. If the rumors are right, the 5.8-inch model will cost between $800 and $900, coming down from the $1,000 iPhone X starting price. Joining that pair, we expect a new 6.1-inch iPhone with a design similar to the iPhone X (thin bezels all around and a notch for the TrueDepth/FaceID sensor). It will probably have only a single camera lens, come in a variety of colors, and should cost between $600 and $700.

All of the iPhones are expected to feature wireless charging and come with a new USB-C based 18-watt power adapter in the box, and there might be 512GB storage options on the OLED models.

Apple Watch Series 4

The main difference this time around will be a signficantly larger screen, achieved by reduced bezels rather than increasing the body size. It’s expected to have a 384 x 480 resolution, which combined with the larger screen will allow watch faces to fit in much more information. The new Apple Watch will almost certainly come with watchOS 5 (announced at WWDC earlier this year) which adds automatic workout detection, a walkie-talkie mode, and better notifications.

A new iPad Pro

it’s now nearly a year since the iPad Pro was last updated. All the rumours point to Apple updating the iPad Pro at its September event, with the new model using a Face ID camera rather than Touch ID – and hence having no Home button. You can expect smaller bezels and the 10.5in version may get an 11in screen without a significant change in dimensions.

AirPower

Last year, Apple announced several products that still haven’t shipped. One is an AirPower charging pad that can wirelessly charge an iPhone, an Apple Watch and AirPods at the same time. The second is an optional wireless charging case for AirPods, which Apple has only said is coming sometime in 2018.

Software Update

New versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS have been in beta testing since June, and Apple is likely to provide golden master versions of each of the updates following its September 12 event. The golden master versions of iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will represent the final version of the software that will be provided to device owners when the software launches.