Is an iPhone 11 Pro coming? Here’s what to expect from Apple’s September event
Apple is gearing up to unleash new hardware at its annual September event. As ever, the rumor mills have been hard at work, and we’re hearing whispers of new iPhones, an Apple Watch, potentially a new MacBook, and maybe even a new iPad Pro. But not everything rumored to appear will appear, so what can you reasonably expect to be shown off in September?
We’ve sifted through those rumors and cracked open every nugget of information to find out what you should be keeping an eye out for. Here’s what to expect from Apple’s September event.
Apple officially announced the event is taking place on September 10, 2019. It will be at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.
Likelihood of a September reveal: High
No prizes for guessing this one. The September Apple event has always been the stomping ground for new iPhones, and this year will be no different. According to rumors, we’ll be getting three new iPhones again, with successors for the iPhone XS, XS Max, and iPhone XR all expected. But Apple may be looking to depart from its previous naming scheme all over again, with the prospective upgrades potentially being named everything from the “iPhone Pro” to the “iPhone XI”. Quite where that leaves the iPhone XR successor we’re not sure, as “iPhone XIR” and “iPhone Pro Lite” really aren’t attractive names — it could simply be the iPhone 11R.
We’re on firmer ground where other elements are concerned. From the front, we’re not expecting the new iPhone to change much, and the iPhone XS’s wide notch and bezel-less look are expected to stay. Face ID may see an upgrade though, with some reports claiming the facial recognition tech in the new iPhones will be able to be used while the phone is lying flat on a surface. Other rumors say we’ll be seeing the USB-C port replace the Lightning port on the new iPhones — but we’ve been seeing this rumor for years now, so don’t put too much faith in it.
While the front of the 2019 iPhones isn’t mooted to change much, the other side looks like it’ll change a lot. Apple is finally following suit with other manufacturers by adding yet another camera lens onto the back of its iPhone. Set into a square camera module that the Google Pixel 4 is set to accidentally emulate, each lens is likely to pack 12 megapixels and may come as in the standard, telephoto, and ultra wide-angle varieties. There may also be a 3D sensor for ARKit 2.0.
The new iPhones would feature the usual spec upgrades, including an Apple-made A13 processor, but there may be a more interesting addition that apes Samsung’s and Huawei’s most recent offerings — reverse wireless charging. This would allow another device to draw power directly from the iPhone through wireless charging and could be paired with one of Apple’s smaller devices, like the Apple Watch or AirPods with the wireless charging case.
ource: Digital trends