Apple is expected to debut the new iPhone 11 lineup at their September 10 “By Innovation Only” event, but they’ll likely unveil a few other products, such as a new Apple Watch. Lets go over what we can likely expect to see on the 10th.
There will be three new iPhone models making a debut at the event, (these are the only thing we really know for sure that we’ll see unveiled at the event). They are widely expected to be dubbed as the “iPhone 11” lineup. The replacement for the current iPhone XR is expected to be named the “iPhone 11,” while the iPhone Xs and iPhone XS successors will be known as the “iPhone 11 Pro” and “iPhone 11 Pro Max.”
While many 5G-capable smartphones are being announced by various companies, Apple will likely not join the party this year, as it is widely expected that the 2020 iPhone lineup will be the first to boast the faster cellular technology.
The iPhone 11 lineup is expected to sport a square back-facing camera array, with the base model to have two camera lenses, and the two headlining models to sport a triple-lens array.
At least one report has indicated the iOS 13 software will be able to automatically combine photos taken by the individual lenses and apply corrections and improvements for low-light images. The same report says “significant” improvements are on their way, including real-time effects that can be applied in-camera instead of in editing.
The iPhone 11 lineup is expected to retain the current Lightning port, but may include a USB-C power pack in the box.
While the new handsets had been expected to sport “bi-directional charging,” allowing other devices to be charged by iPhone, analyst Ming-Chi Ku now says that feature might not make the cut, because the feature’s “charging efficiency may not meet Apple’s requirements.”
Apple may also dump 3D Touch in this year’s iPhone lineup, in favor of the Haptic Touch feature that debuted on the iPhone XR.
Recent EEC filings indicate four brand new model numbers for the Apple Watch. Plus, evidence within Apple’s own beta watchOS 6 releases indicate a new Titanium model as well as the return of the ceramic model.
Other than the new materials, there hasn’t been much in the way of news about any new Apple Watches or upcoming features. This could indicate an “Apple Watch Series 5” wearable might not make the scene this year.
While we do know a new Mac Pro is on the way, we might not see it shown for a second time, as it was unveiled back in June, alongside the Pro Display XDR. However, it has been indicated on Apple’s website that the duo would be released in September, so an announcement could be made at the event.
New iPad Pro
While a new iPad Pro is likely on the way, it will probably get its own event in October or around there. While an October event would be unusual, it could be timed to coincide with the release of a new Apple TV 4K streaming box and the launch of the Apple TV+ streaming service and Apple TV channels, which is expected later this fall.
As we mentioned in the previous section, a new Apple TV 4k streaming box could make an appearance at tomorrow’s shindig, but it is more likely to debut alongside the Apple TV+ streaming service.
Apple’s version of the Tile, a bluetooth device tracker, could be the event’s “one more thing.” The bluetooth-based tracking technology will help users find misplaced items, such as keys, purses, and other items.