The next iPhone is here, almost! After the launch date was leaked from an OS update, Apple put rumors to rest and confirmed that there’s a special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on September 10. There’s no second-guessing that Apple will indeed launch the next generation of iPhones.
Apple sent the invites to the press about the launch and this is where it gets a bit interesting. The Cupertino giant is known to include some kind of clues in its invites. This invitation has the Apple logo painted in a rainbow color, which might hint that the rainbow logo might return. It could also be the new, vibrant colors of the successor to the iPhone XR. We can’t say for sure but it will be clear at the launch event.
Like many other manufacturers, Apple, too, has its own tradition of launching the next generation of smartphones in the second week, which is always a Tuesday. September 10 is on Tuesday, so there you have it.
The event, which will take place at the company’s Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California, will officially unveil the iPhone 11 models (rumored to be 3), the Apple Watch 5 and if it has any surprises. The iPhone 11 models were extensively leaked, which confirmed that Apple is also jumping on the bandwagon of triple cameras.
Rumors point a slight increase in the display size for the XS successor, up from 5.8 inches to 6.1 inches. These models might also be introduced with bidirectional wireless charging, which will charge other wireless devices, but Apple might be aiming for the AirPods. This same tech is used by Huawei and Samsung, dubbed as ‘Reverse Wireless Charging.’
Other leaks suggest trivial upgrades to battery life and Face ID biometric security. Some sort of shatter-resistance technology has also been doing the round of the rumor mill. The Apple Watch 5 could come with new titanium and ceramic cases.
CEO Tim Cook said, “The company had its biggest June quarter ever – driven by all-time record revenue from services, accelerating growth from wearables, strong performance from iPad and Mac and significant improvement in iPhone trends.” But, reports suggest otherwise. iPhone revenue overall was down 12 percent from last year to $26 billion.
We will keep you updated with all the rumors and of course, the official devices.