On September 12th at the Steve Jobs Theatre in California, Apple will be hosting one of their biggest events yet – the announcement of the next range of IPhones, Ipads and the Apple Watch Series 4.
There have been numerous rumours and pictures swerling around the internet in the days up to the release. 9to5Mac released a photo last week which allegedly shows two designs of the new IPhones we’ll see next Wednesday. Whilst we also saw some designs on leaked video last month.
Despite these rumours, we’ll only really know what the new IPhone looks like at the event.
What we know about the Apple IPhones
Based on leaked photos, we should expect to see a total of three different IPhones released:
– A cheaper IPhone X – Allowing wider accessibility to one of the most popular IPhone models, it is likely to come with an LCD screen rather than OLED according to rumours.
– The IPhone XS – an upgrade to your IPhone X with a 5.8 inch OLED screen but an advanced set of technical specs.
– The IPhone XS Plus – a larger model of the IPhone X with a massive 6.5 inch OLED screen and even more advanced technical specs.
Rumored: Three Rear Cameras
A rendered version of the new IPhone X shows three rear cameras according to Taiwanese publication Economic Daily News (via MacRumors). The camera would enhance the devices rear camera capabilities whilst improving picture quality in dim light environments. This type of technology can be seen with Huawei’s new P20 Pro.
This type of technology is likely to be a part of the more expensive IPhone XS Plus, but could be a part of the IPhone XS as well.
Rumored: The ‘LCD’ IPhone might not be released until October
Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty, we might not see theuntil October;
“We currently see no delay in the ramp of Apple’s upcoming flagship 5.8-inch or 6.5-inch OLED iPhones. However suspected issues with LED backlight leakage have caused a one-month delay in mass production of the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, although this is down from a six-week delay baked into the original production forecast, according to suppliers.”
Rumored: Pricier and Cheaper Options
With the IPhone X being the most expensive to date, it might come a shock to readers that rumours suggest there will be an even more expensive IPhone this year alongside a cheaper version. The supposed ‘LCD’ version, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, could be a single-SIM version that costs £390 to £460. Whilst Investment analysts at UBS predict that the flagship IPhone could set you back £770, nearly £100 more expensive than the original IPhone X.
Either way, we won’t find out until September 12th.