The main technological event of the fall — presentation of new models of devices from Apple will take place on 12 September at 20:00 Moscow time. Usually in the autumn the presentation, the company presents one or more devices to which the technological world is focused in the next year. Official info about the gadget were not disclosed, but the closer the event, the more details leaked on the Internet. How will they be accurate?
The portal Macrumors.com citing analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has published a number of characteristics that are likely to have a new device. The probability that his information is reliable, very high: Ming-Chi Kuo making similar predictions every year and they are confirmed regularly.
iPhone. In early August, the network appeared the pictures of the alleged new iPhone in several variations: iPhone X Plus with 6.5-inch screen iPhone with a display of 6.1 inches. iPhone with a diagonal of 6.5 inches will be equipped with OLED-display (conditionally iPhone X Plus), and budget models with a screen of 6.1 inch display is the LCD (they are usually not as bright and clear, but cheaper).
Expected. that the Junior model will replace the budget iPhone SE — with the same design and glass body, but with one camera. Before the presentation Kuo said that apparently the production of a 6.1-inch iPhone with LCD display has been postponed until the end of September — beginning of October due to issues with the build quality and display. Analysts have long expressed the view that the main innovation in the presentation of Apple on September 12 will be the two new flagship — 5,8— (as the previous model iPhone X) and 6.5-inch smartphones that will receive the same name of the iPhone XS.
iPad. Kuo suggested that the new iPad models 2018 will support Face ID. Also Apple will replace the Lightning connector used in 2012 in portable Apple technology, USB interface-C with power adapter 18 watts (half as powerful than the current tablet PC). While iPhone model 2018 will save the Lightning connector and charger is 5 watt. Probably iPad models will get a larger screen: 11 and 12.9 inches, with thinner frames and camera TrueDepth. May also be an updated model of the iPad Pro with a 9.7 inch screen.
MacBook. Kuo believes that there will be a new budget model MacBook with the fingerprint scanner Touch ID, but without a full touch panel, which remains an exclusive feature of the MacBook Pro with 13— inch and 15-inch screens 2016 and 2017. DigiTimes also expects Apple’s new low-cost MacBook for $1200 or even $999.
Apple Watch. As for the range of the Apple Watch Series 4, Kuo believes that the new models will be equipped with a solid ceramic back panels, and will become a function of removal of the electrocardiogram (ECG). According to Kuo, this option will attract to the product more consumer attention. Provider of solutions for the ECG will be the company Osram, which is the world’s most well-known as a manufacturer of led lamps. Likely, the clock will appear some additional functions, and product development of the Apple Watch as a fitness device will be a priority for the company. On the market there are a lot more budget counterparts of the Apple Watch with similar functionality, so to keep their market share Apple can only be implemented in hours-exclusive features.
Mat AirPower. Finally, Kuo still expects to be presented a long-awaited Mat for wireless charging Apple devices AirPower for $160-190 and the new wireless headphones AirPod, which will be available by the end of the year.
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