20+ iPhone 12 Pro/Max Features – Tips & Tricks

What’s happening everyone. Welcome back to another video and today us to be able to dive depth in this iPhone 12 pro and positioned it up in a way that we can get the most out of this. These will be about 10-20 tip-off from basic to more advance ones so if you know any of these already simply hop-skip to the next one. I likewise have some free app icons giveaway related in the description as well as some cheap accessories so taken to ensure that out as well. With that tell me anything, makes get started!

So right off the back, as we all know that now apple has much less bulky boxing done for the iPhone for protecting the environment. which I am sure is a waste because every separate accessory comes in its own box. As soon as we open the box we are welcomed with the camera as that is the most differentiating factor compared to previous models. The box also has just the usb is to brighten adopter and some much smaller number of guides. The peripheries of the phone are much flatter now and this metal is very much of a fingerprint magnet.

the sim slit is to the bottom left under the volume down. Now that the basic setup is done, gives go over the general navigation tips.

If you want to exit out of an app simply swipe up from the bottom. If you swipe up and maintained then it will show you all of your race apps. You are eligible to simply swipe up on them to quite you can also do the same on various apps at the same time.

you can also swipe left or right at the bottom edge like this to switch between the apps.

You can swipe down from the top right corner to access the mastery center. You can swipe down from the top left to access the notifications. Control center is where you would find a shortcut to a bunch of facets as well as employments like back light calculator and many more. You can also computed or remove any of these applications by going into settings then self-restraint center.

I just wanted to point out One very important feature of Record application. If you include it to the control center and then simply sounds and hold on it, you get some stunning features extremely Searching papers where you can scan a document immediately to your phone and send it to someone instead of having a need of printer. Since we still need to buy the charger for it and there are tons of other supplementary we can also buy, I will have some cost efficient alternatives relation in the specific characteristics that you can check out. Next up I want to talk about the face ID feature.

We all is clear that during COVID or maybe afterwards as well, having a mask on are likely to be the brand-new norm.

Apple understands that it would be a trouble to keep taking the mask off to open your phone using faceID and that’s why they have added the option to have an alternative face ID where if you have a mask on you can still unlock the phone very easily. It can also work to have another persons face registered under Face ID. This next feature is a must have and it’s sitting right there in the situates. It’s called exposure notification.

This feature alerts you about an area where someone was exposed to COVID 19 and helps you stay protected.

In certain countries., since its very sensitive data, government doesn’t allow apple to access that data and have their own works that do this job. You will be given that option once you enter your region. In our case here in Canada we have this COVID Alert app. Make sure to download that.

Next option is wallpapers. The built in wallpapers from apple are amazing but one of the piece that ios1 4 brought to the table was to be able to change the layout of the phone so if you need to find some very creative wallpapers, I would suggest going with Zedge application. This app has been in the market for over a decade and has all types of wallpapers as well as ringtones and is completely worth it. I won’t go into much detail because there are tons of videos for that already.

But this is the basics of how to change the layout.

if you tap and hold on the screen and get into the shaking mode you would witness these dots at the bottom of the screen simply sound that and you are able to watch all the home screen pages available. You can simply switch off any page you want. If you were to tap the plus icon at the top left corner, you can add any of these widgets available with different size alternatives. You can also drag them anywhere on the page to make it look good.

I also have some app icon giveaway joined in the specific characteristics so check that out as well.

causes talk about the camera application. iPhone camera has always been the best among all four videos. instead of scrolling over to video alternative you are eligible to simply tap and hold the screen button to record a video .. If you want to lock it there you are eligible to simply nursed and move your hand over to the right side and it will restrain recording.

if you retain, tap and view was usually for burst shots but now you can swipe to the left to make that burst shot. You can tap on these digits that represent the zoom and switch between the camera lenses or simply sounds on one and then move this zoom rotation that appears to slowly do the same.

You can also tap on the upper right corner to swap between the quality of the footage. One more peculiarity you need to be aware of is this Green Dot that appears on the upper right corner of the screen. This visually goes to show that sure-fire privacy pertained specific areas of your phone circuit board are active.

This is a great feature that reminds us about the specific characteristics and potential hacks. Green represents the camera and orange represent audio recorder. Next facet is photo or video editing which have gotten much more advance than before. Simply sounds on this edit alternative at the top right corner and you get all of these features to play around with and acquire your idol inspection considerably better right in your phone. We all know that one of the issues with phones and all the possibilities that it comes with is that we tend to waste a lot of season on it.

And that’s why there is this screen time feature that lets you know how much go are you expend doing what on the machine. There is a widget for it as well. Next is to set up the email account on your telephone. You can go into settings and mail this is where you can simply login using any of the service you have and if you have multiple details you are able adjusted the default account as well as a signature at the lower end of every email. I hope you guys experienced this video make sure to hit that like button and I will catch you guys in the next one … agreement!

‘iPhone XI’ and ‘iPhone XI Max’ case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media

‘iPhone XI’ and ‘iPhone XI Max’ case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media
‘iPhone XI’ and ‘iPhone XI Max’ case manufacturing dummies pop up on Chinese social media

A pair of images of an “iPhone XI” dummy for manufacturing purposes purports to show accurate dimensions of the 2019 iPhone lineup, including a square camera extrusion.

The images appear to be 3d prints or milled units from a CAD file. Discussion of the dummies suspects them to be iPhone “blanks” matching the dimensions of a future iPhone, used to engineer protective third-party cases.

Little can be gleaned from the blanks that hasn’t already been rumored. The camera penetration is square, with three areas where a camera lens would be located. A fourth smaller cutout in the camera extrusion suggests where the flash may end up on the final unit.

The second image shows that Apple may be planning to retain the notch. The notch shows four sensor penetrations, and a speaker hole.

The provenance of the images isn’t clear. They may in fact be dummies generated from leaked specifications, in much the same way that accurate enclosure dummies were available for the iPhone X and iPhone XS families in late April of 2017 and 2018, respectively. Notably, at the corresponding times, the names for the products were not accurate. However, they may also be pure speculation based on previous rumors.

Previous predictions about the 2019 iPhone lineup speculate that the rear cameras of the expected 6.5-inch OLED, 5.8-inch OLED, and 6.1- inch LCD 2019 iPhone models will likely upgrade to triple-camera and dual-camera, respectively. More specifically, a Sony-provided super-wide camera will be added to the model. A new black coating will be used to make the camera “inconspicuous,” but what precisely that entails is not presently known.

Ming-Chi Kuo has also speculated that the 2019 iPhone lineup will retain a Lightning connector rather than adopt USB-C, as the iPad Pro range has. iPhones are also expected to keep Apple’s TrueDepth camera and an associated display notch. All or part of the lineup is slated to get UWB (ultra-wide band) for indoor positioning and navigation, a frosted glass casing, and larger batteries. One interesting addition is so-called “bilateral” wireless charging, which would allow the phone to charge other devices wirelessly, acting as a charging pad of sorts.

TrueDepth may see an update with a higher-power flood illuminator for better Face ID recognition, Kuo said, while a new 6.1-inch LCD model might be upgraded to incorporate 4GB of RAM, up from the current 3GB in the iPhone XR.

The Slashleaks post on Saturday was sourced from social media venue Weibo

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Fantastic Article on Apple Airpods Check this out!!

Fantastic Article on Apple Airpods Check this out!!

Came across this article online titled “Your AirPods Will Die Soon” In this article they talk about the Apple Airpods and the battery life. Basically stating that if you were an early adopter of this Airpods that your probably starting to experience short lifespans between charges. This is normal apparently. This is exactly what I am experiencing with mine. That’s OK with me because I was going to get the new ones when they release later this month anyways! Can’t live without them! Read the article below!

Tim Cook onstage at an Apple event in 2016
Tim Cook onstage at an Apple event in 2016Beck Diefenbach / Reuters
Updated on March 22 at 9:06 p.m. ET.Two years ago, Desmond Hughes heard so many of his favorite podcasters extolling AirPods, Apple’s tiny, futuristic $170 wireless headphones, that he decided they were worth the splurge. He quickly became a convert.

Hughes is still listening to podcasters talk about their AirPods, but now they’re complaining. The battery can no longer hold a charge, they say, rendering them functionally useless. Apple bloggers agree: “AirPods are starting to show their age for early adopters,” Zac Hall, an editor at 9to5Mac, wrote in a post in January, detailing how he frequently hears a low-battery warning in his AirPods now. Earlier this month, Apple Insider tested a pair of AirPods purchased in 2016 against a pair from 2018, and found that the older pair died after two hours and 16 minutes. “That’s less than half the stated battery life for a new pair,” the writer William Gallagher concluded.

Hughes, who is 35 and lives in Newport News, Virginia, has noticed a similar thing about his own set: At first, their charge lasted five hours, but now they sometimes last only half an hour. He frequently listens to one while charging the other—not optimal conditions for expensive headphones. He’s now gearing up to plunk down more money on another pair. “I just wish they would increase the battery life,” he told me. (On Wednesday, Apple announced it would soon release a new generation of AirPods, but did not say whether the devices would have longer lives.

The result: A lot of barely chargeable AirPods and wireless mice and Bluetooth speakers are ending up in the trash as consumers go through products—even expensive ones—faster than ever.Hughes told me that he and his girlfriend upgrade their iPhones every two years, as they do their iPad. “I guess we don’t keep our technology super long,” he told me. And why should he? Every few months, new tech products come out boasting substantial updates and better batteries. A German environmental agency found that the proportion of products sold to replace a defective appliance grew from 3.5 percent in 2004 to 8.3 percent in 2012.

Kyle Wiens, the founder of iFixit, an open-source DIY repair guide, believes companies should be designing devices that allow the batteries to be swapped out, which may mean finding different battery technologies. But lithium-ion batteries will continue to dominate technology for at least another 10 years, says Sofiane Boukhalfa, a project architect at PreScouter, a technology-research firm. Advances in battery technology are notoriously slow, especially as devices, and the batteries inside them, become smaller.

This means the world will continue to generate a lot of waste. Of the 3.4 million tons of electronic waste generated in America in 2012—an 80 percent increase from 2000—just 29 percent was recycled. “Imagine that every single thing in the world has the same life span as a battery, and wore out after 12 to 18 months,” Wiens told me. “It would be catastrophic for consumers and even worse for the planet.”

But, of course, companies design for performance and sales, not life span. They make money when they sell more units, and they’re not financially responsible for disposing of products when consumers are finished using them. Nadim Maluf, the founder of the battery consultancy Qnovo, told me that a decade ago, he went to big tech companies telling them he could help them double the longevity of their products, by extending the life of the lithium-ion batteries they were beginning to use. “No one really cared,” he told me. “Extending product life wasn’t consistent with growth on the financial side.”

Apple officials declined to speak on the record for this story. But in 2017, the company announced that it was working toward a closed-loop supply chain, in which 100 percent of its materials will be recycled or renewed. Lisa Jackson, Apple’s vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, has said the company wants to keep products in use as long as possible. Apple also encourages consumers to trade in their devices to be recycled, for a small credit: Someone trading in an iPhone 5, for instance, could get $40 off the $999 price of an iPhone XS.

But even consumers who hang on to their iPhones as long as possible learned in 2017 that Apple released a software update that slows down old phones to counteract aging lithium-ion battery problems. And ultimately, there isn’t a huge incentive for any company to make products that last for years. If Apple were to make its products longer-lasting, it would likely sell fewer new products and post lower profits. Already analyst concerns about lower iPhone sales sent shares tumbling late last year. Apple said in its most recent earnings report that sales of “wearables,” including AirPods and Apple Watches, grew 50 percent from the same period in the previous year.

Waste is one of the inherent features of a consumer-spending-driven economy: Companies keep selling things in order to post profits, consumers keep buying them because they have disposable income, and our standard of living improves. There is little apparent downside when consumers throw things away—trash disappears from office buildings and apartment buildings overnight.

But lithium-ion batteries are different from other waste. Tossing them in the trash can create fires at waste-management facilities. And unfettered consumption has big upstream costs: The more devices with lithium-ion batteries that aren’t recycled, the more companies have to mine the finite resources that go into those batteries. Most lithium-ion batteries contain cobalt, which is often mined in terrible conditions in the developing world. (A handful of states, including Minnesota and New York, require battery manufacturers to fund recycling and collection programs, and some states prohibit the disposal of batteries in landfills, but many more states have no requirements that consumers recycle their batteries.)

Apple has gained fans for its sleek design. But part of that design is soldering its batteries inside the unit, meaning consumers can’t easily replace them themselves. This was a feature that stumped reviewers when Apple unveiled the iPhone in 2007—Joe Nocera of The New York Times called it “an extreme act of consumer unfriendliness”—but has since become common in phones. It means the batteries in AirPods and many other Apple devices are essentially impossible to replace or recycle yourself.

When the AirPods were released, Wiens took them apart to see how difficult it would be to strip the headphones of their lithium-ion batteries and other material. He found that because Apple glues AirPods together, the only way to separate the battery from the case would be to use a knife, which means risking an explosion.

Wireless headphones don’t have to be difficult to repair; iFixit has found that Samsung’s Galaxy Buds, for example, are repairable, because they are held together with clips and not glue. But whether intentional or not, Apple’s design choice, Wiens said, is serving to discourage reuse or recycling by making it hard for consumers to do it by themselves, and expensive and dangerous even for professionals.

This frustrates even some hard-core Apple fans. After Chris, a Mac fan who lives in San Francisco, noticed that his AirPods would hold a charge for only about 20 minutes at a time, he looked into replacing the battery. (Chris did not want his last name used because he is a product designer who sometimes freelances for Apple.) He quickly found that it wasn’t possible. “If I could fix things myself, I would do it—it’s just so difficult to do it,” he said. Apple does allow consumers to pay for what it calls a “battery replacement” for AirPods, but each “replaced” AirPod is $49.

Chris rattled off a few other things he uses daily that have irreplaceable batteries—his wireless mouse, also purchased from Apple, and his Bluetooth speaker, for example. “It feels like we’re moving in this direction of having all these things, and there’s no way to fix them,” he said.

And once they’re broken, consumers don’t know what to do with them. China stopped accepting much of America’s recycling last year because so much of the plastic and paper it was receiving was contaminated.* Often consumers don’t know where to put products such as AirPods that no longer work. Do they go in the recycling? In the garbage? Will Goodwill even accept them? “We haven’t made it really obvious to consumers how to get rid of this stuff appropriately,” said Michael Rohwer, a director of Business for Social Responsibility, which works with companies that try to be more environmentally friendly. Because many devices today are so small, it doesn’t seem like a big deal to toss those old headphones or chargers in the trash.

Some tech companies have figured out how to make more sustainable products. The Fairphone, for example, allows consumers to easily swap out the battery and other parts. Other companies have made it easier for consumers to recycle their electronics at the end of their useful life, Rohwer said; Dell offers prepaid shipping labels and has partnered with Goodwill to create a convenient place for consumers to drop off electronics, and HP provides customers with envelopes so they can recycle their ink cartridges.

But even companies thinking about sustainability have two conflicting messages for consumers: Buy more, and be more environmentally friendly. On Wednesday, after Apple announced that it was launching the second generation of AirPods, fans on Twitter were ecstatic, bidding farewell to their old AirPods and thanking the CEO, Tim Cook, and the company for releasing the new product.

Apple said the new AirPods contain a chip that allows users longer talk time before the battery runs out. But it didn’t specify whether the battery would last more than two years. That doesn’t bother Desmond Hughes. Sure, his AirPods lasted only two years, he told me, but he can’t imagine living without them.

Besides, most people will probably lose them before the battery runs out.

*This post originally mischaracterized China’s policies on accepting American recycling.

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Alana Semuels is a staff writer at The Atlantic.
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Apple updates its Website with Service costs for the iPhone Xr

Apple updates its Website with Service costs for the iPhone Xr

With the recent heat Apple got in the News they came out with changes on their website for the service costs to repair the new iPhone Xr if you have some bad luck and damage it. Here is quick pointer. Just buy the Applecare+ for your device and you wont have to worry about this issue. Read more about this below:

iPhone XR screen replacement will cost $259, battery replacement $89

Cupertino computing giant Apple has updated its ‘iPhone service pricing’ website, revealing how much iPhone XR owners will need to pay to service the company’s latest smartphone.

According to Apple, it will cost $259 CAD to replace the iPhone XR’s LCD display out of warranty. Device-owners who buy AppleCare+ will only need to pay $39.

Any iPhone XR owners experiencing battery issues will need to pay $89 as an out of warranty cost of replacement. For those with AppleCare+, the cost of servicing an iPhone XR battery is $0.

“Issues caused by accidental damage aren’t covered under the Apple Limited Warranty,” according to Apple.

“These prices apply only to repairs made by Apple. Other service providers may set their own prices. We’ll add a CA$10.77 shipping fee if your repair requires shipping and isn’t covered under warranty or AppleCare+.”

Other damages — like a shattered glass back — not covered by warranty or AppleCare+ will cost $519. Other damages covered by AppleCare+ will cost $129.

Apple went live with pre-orders for its entry-level 2018 iPhone on October 19th, 2018, with the 64GB base model coming in at $1,029.

The iPhone XR will be widely available through Apple, or its carrier partners, on October 29th, 2018.

Source: Apple

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iPhone Xr, to arrive at TELUS on Friday, October 26.

iPhone Xr, to arrive at TELUS on Friday, October 26

The highly anticipated launch of the Apple iPhone Xr is coming this week. We hope to have a variety of the colours that were announced at the Apple event held in early September. Pre-orders will start Monday. Stop by the store to place your pre-order in order to get yours on Launch day!


Brilliant. In every way.

All-new Liquid Retina — the most advanced LCD in the industry. Even faster Face ID. The smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone. And a breakthrough camera system. iPhoneXR.It’s beautiful any way you look at it.

Introducing Liquid Retina.The new display on iPhone XR is the most advanced LCD in the industry. An innovative backlight design allows the screen to stretch into the corners. So you see true-to-life colour from one beautiful edge to the other.
All-screen makes all the difference.See how much more room you’ll have for everything you love to do.
Exceptional Materials. The most durable front glass ever in a smartphone. Precision-machined, aerospace-grade aluminum bands. Water and dust resistance.2And six stunning new finishes.
Advanced Face ID. Security is simple when your face is your password. You can unlock your iPhone, log in to apps and pay for things with a glance. It’s the most secure facial authentication ever in a smartphone. And now it’s even faster.
Intelligent A12 Bionic. This is the smartest, most powerful chip in a smartphone, with Apple’s next-generation Neural Engine. For amazing augmented reality experiences. Incredible portraits with Depth Control. And speed and fluidity in everything you do.
Breakthrough camera system.The world’s most popular camera is defining a new era of photography. Where an innovative sensor works with the ISP and Neural Engine to help you create photos like never before.
Portrait Mode. iPhone XR uses a single-lens camera and machine learning to keep people in the foreground in sharp focus against an artfully blurred background.
Enhanced bokeh effect. Portrait mode photos look even more professional thanks to a sophisticated background blur.
All-new Depth Control. Now you can adjust the depth of field in portraits after you shoot.
Smart HDR. New secondary frames, a faster sensor and the powerful A12 Bionic chip bring more highlight and shadow detail to your photos.

12MP rear camera

TrueDepth camera

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The iPhone XR display has rounded corners that follow a beautiful curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less.iPhone XR is splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 metre up to 30 minutes). Splash-, water- and dust-resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty.Qi wireless chargers sold separately.Compared with A11 Bionic.** Trade-in values may vary based on the condition and model of your smartphone trade-in. Must be at least 18. Offer may not be available in all stores and not all devices are eligible for credit. Apple reserves the right to refuse or limit the quantity of any device for any reason. Value of your current device may be applied toward purchase of a new Apple device. Additional terms at www.apple.com/ca/trade-in. Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. Click here to see complete list.

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iPhone Xs and Xs Max Available for Purchase September 21st at Telus Fort Saskatchewan

TechTalk Aug.31st,2018

iPhone Xs and Xs Max Available for Purchase September 21st at Telus Fort Saskatchewan


Reasons to buy

  • iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max feature a Super Retina display with custom-built OLED panels for an HDR display that provides the industry’s best colour accuracy, true blacks and remarkable brightness.
  • Advanced Face ID lets you securely unlock your iPhone, log in to apps, and pay with just a glance.
  • The A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine uses real-time machine learning to transform the way you experience photos, gaming, augmented reality and more.
  • A breakthrough 12MP dual-camera system takes your portraits to the next level with Portrait mode, Portrait lighting, enhanced bokeh, and all-new Depth Control.
  • IP68 dust and water resistant (maximum depth of 2 meters up to 30 minutes).
  • iOS 12—the most advanced mobile operating system with powerful new tools that make iPhone more personal than ever.


Specification iPhone Xs iPhone Xs Max
Processor Apple A12 Bionic
Screen 5.8” Super Retina OLED 6.5” Super Retina OLED
Camera Rear: Dual 12 MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras

Front: 7MP with Face ID

Battery Talk time: up to 20 hours

Internet use: up to 12 hours

Video playback: up to 14 hours

Audio playback: up to 60 hours

Talk time: up to 25 hours

Internet use: up to 13 hours

Video playback: up to 15 hours

Audio playback: up to 65 hours

Internal memory 64GB, 256GB, 512GB
Colours Gold, Space Grey, Silver
SIM Card Dual SIM (nano-SIM and eSIM)


iPhone XS and XS Max Telus Fort Saskatchewan

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Pre-order by September 21 and receive a


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1. Only available on a TELUS Easy Share Platinum plan starting at $110/month on a 2 year term. Offer applies to new TELUS Business customer activations. Not available for Consumer accounts. Ask a TELUS representative for other eligibility requirements. Offer available for a limited time and is subject to change without notice.

2. A $30 connection fee applies per line. Fee includes a SIM card and access to a TELUS team member to process your activation or renewal along with other exclusive TELUS services. You can offset your connection fee by up to $5 by signing up for pre-authorized payments. Not stackable with any other pre-authorized payments offers. For more details, please go to telus.com/mobilityfees . A one-time Connection Fee will be charged per subscriber on all activations and renewals. The fee is $30 for smartphones, smartwatches, tablets, Smart Hubs, Drive +, Wireless Home Phone, and Internet keys. The fee will be automatically billed and will appear on the ¬first or next invoice. A $30 credit will appear for all Fleet, Business Connect and HSIA wireless back up activations and renewals on the first bill.

3. Offer eligible with the purchase of an Apple iPhone <5.8” OLED> or Apple iPhone <6.5” OLED> at TELUS on a two year term during the pre-order window from September 14 to September 20, 2018, 11:59pm ET. Offer redeemable from September 24, 2018 until November 22, 2018 or while quantities last. Once the Apple iPhone <5.8”> OLED or Apple iPhone <6.5”> OLED has arrived, a customer must visit a participating TELUS store, purchase an Apple Watch Series 4 on TELUS Easy Payment and provide their unique validation code to redeem the offer. The validation code & promo code will be sent to the customers email address , A $100 bill credit will be applied to the account, offer is received as $20 per month over 5 months. Offer subject to change. Limited time offer.

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Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro could switch to USB-C: analyst

Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro could switch to USB-C: analyst

Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro could switch to USB-C: analyst

This is good news everybody. The USB-C port is the port of choice. Higher data transfer speeds and no worrying about which way to plugin. I know it means you need to get new cables but it worth it. Read more below:

By Patrick O’RourkeSEP 10, 20182:38 PM EDT0 COMMENTS

10.5-inch iPad Pro

It looks like the next version of Apple’s iPad Pro could make the jump to USB-C — at least in some capacity. While this rumour is somewhat difficult to believe, frequently accurate KGI Securities Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, says that Apple’s 2018 iPad Pro will feature USB-C, as first reported by MacRumors. What’s unclear is if Kuo means that the iPad Pro will swap out the Lightning port for a USB-C plug, or if a Lightning-to-USB-C adapter will be included with the tablet. The latter possibility seems more likely, given that Apple has stuck with Lightning for all of its portable devices, with its MacBook line of laptops being the only exception. Other iPad Pro related rumours include the new version of the tablet featuring reduced bezels, Face ID functionality borrowed from the iPhone X and upcoming iPhone XS, and, as a result, a notch. That said, other conflicting rumours hint that the tablet won’t feature a notch, but that its bezels will be greatly reduced. The 2018 iPad Pro’s design is also expected to be revamped with a new unibody design. Finally, rumours also point to the tablet including an 8W power adapter. The iPad Pro is expected to still be sold in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants, just like the current 2017 version of the tablet. While it’s possible we might still catch a glimpse of Apple’s new iPad at the company’s September 12th hardware event, it’s likely that Apple will hold an additional event in October focused on the often-rumoured MacBook Air and the new version of its iPad Pro. For a comprehensive round-up of Apple rumours, follow this link.

Source: MacRumors

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‘iPhone XS’ and ‘iPhone XC’ will ship on Sept. 21, according to Italian courier

'iPhone XS' and 'iPhone XC' will ship on Sept. 21, according to Italian courier

‘iPhone XS’ and ‘iPhone XC’ will ship on Sept. 21, according to Italian courier

This is what is reported. I beleive we will be selling the new iPhones on September 21st, 2018. This just based on past years launch dates. I dont see Apple changing this of course there will be limited supply again consistent with the past. Please read what they feel will be the launch dates below:

Apple could start to distribute smartphones set to be unveiled on Wednesday not long after the announcement, with a report suggesting the first batch of “iPhone XS” and “iPhone XC” models could ship to customers as early as September 21 in Italy.


A screenshot of an Italian shipper’s internal messaging system reportedly warns its employees to anticipate higher workloads in the near future. The image, obtained by iPhone Italia, appears to indicate the first high-traffic day to be September 21, just nine days after Apple’s event.

AppleInsider has confirmed the carrier, and it is Apple’s shipping partner in Italy, and a host of other countries.

The message also warns that there will be increased deliveries on September 25 through to September 27, but not as high as the initial wave planned for September 21.

While the message does not specify what will be delivered on those days, the subject line does mention Apple by name, indicating the increases are linked to the company’s announcements. It also does not advise for higher-than-normal deliveries before September 21, which may be an indicator of when iPhone deliveries are to commence.

There is also no mention of deliveries before September 21, which suggests those days are expected to have normal delivery levels.

While the internal email relates to Italy, it could also be an indicator for when the new models will ship in other markets. Since Italy is typically among the first markets to receive shipments of Apple products after launch, it is likely for the new iPhones to be made available on the same date in the United States and areas of Europe.

Apple’s “Gather Round” event on Sept. 12 is expected to see the launch of three new iPhones, as well as potential changes for the Apple Watch, iPad Pro, and Mac lines.

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Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Upcoming 2018 iPhones


Everything You Need to Know About Apple’s Upcoming 2018 iPhones

With tomorrow being the big day for Apples announcement of its latest iPhones and an additional small list of other products here is the final guesses of what we can possibly expect in the latest release. Checkout the final rumors of what we will be seeing tomorrow. I for one am looking forward to it. Read below:

iPhone Xs

Apple’s rumored 2018 iPhone lineup.

iPhone Xs


  • Apple is rumored to be introducing three iPhones in 2018: Two OLED models known as iPhone Xs measuring in at 5.8 and 6.5 inches, and a 6.1-inch lower-cost LCD model. All three will feature Face ID and edge-to-edge displays.


  • Three iPhones expected, two OLED and one LCD
  • OLED iPhone Xs models will be 5.8 and 6.5 inches
  • LCD iPhone will feature 6.1-inch display and lower price tag
  • All iPhones to feature Face ID and edge-to-edge display
  • A12 ProcessorsFaster LTE


Coming in 2018: Apple’s Three iPhone Lineup

We started hearing rumors about the iPhones we can expect to see in 2018 before the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus had even launched, and based on those rumors, 2018 will be an exciting year for iPhone advancements.

In 2018, Apple is planning to continue on with its three iPhone lineup, introducing three new iPhones. The first is said to be a second-generation version of the iPhone X, with the same 5.8-inch OLED display, while the second can be thought of as an “iPhone X Plus,” also with a larger 6.5-inch OLED display.

Along with these two OLED iPhones, which will be similar in price to the current iPhone X, Apple is planning to introduce a new, more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display. This device could possibly use a Full Active LCD display, which would offer improved technology over the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus display.

Leaked info suggests Apple is going to use the name “iPhone Xs” and “iPhone Xs Max” for its two new OLED iPhones, which is a naming scheme that it has used in the past for “S” generation phones where the focus is on new features rather than new designs. In line with that name, we’re expecting all three of the new iPhones to look similar to the iPhone X.

The three iPhones will feature an edge-to-edge screen with the same nearly non-existent bezels of the iPhone X, and all will be equipped with a TrueDepth camera system that supports Face ID. That means 2018 will mark the official end of the Home button and the Touch ID fingerprint sensor in Apple’s flagship iPhone lineup.

While the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs models will be outfitted with all the bells and whistles of the iPhone X, Apple is going to cut some features from the rumored 6.1-inch model to keep costs low. That device will have an aluminum frame instead of a stainless steel frame, it will have a single lens-rear camera, and the display may not support 3D Touch.

By eliminating these features, Apple is expected to be able to sell the device for $600 to $700, putting it on par with the more affordable iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Rumors have suggested Apple will sell the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs for $800 to $900 and the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max for $900 to $1,000, so the 6.1-inch iPhone much more affordable.

Chart outlining feature set of each of the three iPhones expected in 2018


The rumored 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs models are expected to continue to offer dual-lens rear cameras and 4GB RAM. The larger version will, of course, support a larger battery for longer battery life, and the 6.1 and 6.5-inch models are expected to offer dual-SIM functionality in some countries. Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup could come in multiple colors, with the OLED devices available in silver, space Gray, and gold, while the 6.1-inch iPhone could be available in colors that include grey, white, blue, red, and orange.

Apple in late August accidentally leaked an image of the two upcoming iPhone Xs models that confirm we can expect to see 5.8 and 6.5-inch size options along with a gold color option. Images of the 6.1-inch iPhone have not leaked, so we haven’t seen an official confirmation on the design of that device.

An official image of the two iPhone Xs models leaked by Apple


In addition to Face ID and a TrueDepth camera system, all three of the new iPhones are likely to include an upgraded A12 processor, improved LTE chips from Intel (OLED models only) that will support a faster LTE connection, and a USB-C to Lightning cable for faster charging speeds.

With the launch of the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and the larger 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max, rumors suggest Apple may flat out discontinue the current iPhone X rather than lowering its price tag and selling it as a lower-cost older-generation device. iPhone X manufacturing would cease with the launch of the new devices, and it would effectively be retired. This is not unheard of, as Apple did the same thing with the iPhone 5 when the iPhone 5s and 5c launched in 2013.

Dummy models depicting the 2018 iPhone lineup


Apple is planning to unveil its three new iPhones at an event set to be held at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus.

Given that the iPhones will be unveiled on September 12, we can expect to see iPhone pre-orders on September 14, followed by an official launch date on September 21.

While all three iPhones are likely to be announced in September, the 6.1-inch iPhone may not be immediately available for pre-order alongside the two more expensive iPhone Xs models due to production difficulties.

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2018 iPhone Naming – The iPhone Xs

Apple has struggled with the naming scheme for the 2018 iPhones and has changed the names of the devices multiple times.

Info leaked by Apple suggests the company has decided on an “iPhone Xs” moniker for the 5.8 and 6.5-inch iPhone models expected in 2018. In past years, Apple has used different names for iPhones with different screen sizes, such as iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, but this year, Apple is rumored to be planning to eliminate the “Plus” label.

While initial information suggested that Apple would call both the 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED devices the “iPhone Xs,” it now looks like the 5.8-inch model could be the iPhone Xs while the 6.5-inch model is called the “iPhone Xs Max.”

Such a naming scheme makes some sense because the “Plus” designation has traditionally referred to phones that have features non-Plus phones do not, but it does not appear that there are differentiating features between the two OLED iPhones with the exception of screen size, battery life, and price tag.

Multiple sources have reported on the iPhone Xs Max name, but Apple’s naming plans could still change and there’s a chance that the information is incorrect. At point, though, evidence suggests we are going to have a 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and a 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max.

We haven’t yet heard clear rumors on what Apple plans to name the 6.1-inch iPhone, but a source that spoke to Bloomberg said that Apple has considered calling the smartphone the “iPhone Xr.

5.8 and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs and Xs Max

Two of the iPhones Apple is planning to launch in 2018 will be positioned as direct successors to the iPhone X, one with a standard 5.8-inch display like the current iPhone X and one in a larger “Plus” sizewith a 6.5-inch display. Despite the different sizes, Apple is expected to call both of them “iPhone Xs.”

Rumors suggest the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max will have a resolution of 2688 x 1242, with the 5.8-inch model continuing to offer a resolution of 2436 x 1125, identical to the resolution of the current iPhone X.

Design wise, both the 5.8-inch iPhone and 6.5-inch iPhone Xs models coming in 2018 are expected to look similar to the current iPhone X, with an edge-to-edge display and notch for the TrueDepth camera, glass bodies for wireless charging support, and dual-lens rear cameras. Apple could introduce a new gold color option, adding to the silver and space gray options available in the 2017 iPhone X.

All of Apple’s 2018 iPhones, Xs and 6.1-inch model included, could use Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6, which is more durable and able to better stand up to multiple drops than the previous version of Gorilla Glass.

Leaked device dummies, renders, and schematics suggest the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max will be similar in size to the 5.5-inch iPhone 8 Plus, something that’s possible because the new 6.5-inch smartphone features minimal bezels and no Home button, allowing it to have a much larger display while not increasing its physical size over the iPhone 8 Plus.

The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs will reportedly be the same size as the current-generation model, but with a larger rear camera to accommodate a bigger camera sensor. The new 5.8-inch iPhone could also be cheaper to manufacture according to DigiTimes, which means it could perhaps be sold at a lower price point. Component costs could be up to 10 percent lower.

Rumors have suggested the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs will be sold for $800 to $900, while the larger-screened 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max could be sold for $900 to $1,000.


Current rumors suggest Apple will continue to use a two-cell L-shaped design for the batteries iPhone Xs models coming in 2018.

The two-cell L-shaped battery in the iPhone X, via iFixit


Battery life in the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs should be similar to battery life in the current iPhone X, while the larger 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max, which has more space, will feature up to 25 percent more battery capacity. Specific capacity numbers could range from 3,300 to 3,400 mAh for the 6.5-inch iPhone and 2,700 to 2,800 mAh for the second-generation 5.8-inch device.

IOS 12

Like Apple’s other plus-sized iPhones, the larger 6.5-inch iPhone will adopt an iPad-style landscape modethat displays additional information in stock apps like Calendar and Contacts when viewed in landscape orientation. Many of Apple’s native apps have already been updated with support for the new landscape view, which was not offered in the 5.8-inch iPhone X.

6.1-Inch iPhone With LCD Display

Alongside two flagship OLED iPhone Xs models that measure in at 5.8 and 6.5 inches, Apple is rumored to be planning to debut a lower-cost 6.1-inch device that features an LCD display to keep the price tag more affordable.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who first predicted Apple would introduce a low-cost LCD iPhone, believes the device will feature a screen resolution of 1792 x 828, 3GB RAM, 2×2 MIMO (slower than the 4×4 MIMO predicted for the OLED models) and a price tag of $600 to $700.

Though Apple is planning to use an LCD display for the lower-cost device, it may still include upgraded display technology. Rumors suggest the company will use Full Active LCDs from Japan Display, which are said to match or exceed some of the benefits of an OLED display at a lower cost. Japan Display is ramping up LCD production in an effort to fulfill orders from Apple.

Rumored three iPhone lineup in 2018 via KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo


The LCD panels in the 6.1-inch iPhone may use LED backlighting chips, which would allow for reduced screen bezel size allowing for an LCD display that’s closer in bezel size to the OLED iPhone X.

Japan Display’s Full Active LCD


Though the 6.1-inch iPhone will include Face ID and an edge-to-edge display, Apple will cut costs in other areas. The device is rumored to feature an aluminum frame instead of a stainless steel frame, along with a single lens camera.

The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will reportedly use “Cover Glass Sensor” (CGS) technology, relocating the iPhone’s touch module from the display pane to the surface glass. The CGS method results in a display that’s lighter and more shock resistant, with Apple planning to add a thin-film sensor with an unknown purpose.

The new touch panel is more expensive, resulting in a higher purchase price, so to offset the price, Apple may remove 3D Touch functionality from the device. That the display would lack 3D Touch is an odd prediction as 3D Touch has been a key iPhone feature since its 2015 debut in the iPhone 6s, and the iOS interface relies heavily on 3D Touch gestures.

The 6.1-inch iPhone will also not include space-saving technology like a stacked logic board and an L-shaped battery pack, instead continuing to use standard logic board technology and traditional batteries. It is rumored to feature Dual-SIM functionality, which would allow two SIM cards to be used at one time. Dual-SIM functionality may be limited to certain countries, such as China, though, and could be unavailable in the United States.

It’s not entirely clear if the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a glass body for wireless charging, but at least one source says it won’t. Japanese site Nikkei believes the 6.1-inch iPhone will feature a metal back, which would not allow for wireless charging capabilities, but Bloomberg says it will indeed feature a glass back.

Apple is said to be planning to sell the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in an array of different colors, harkening back to the iPhone 5c. Apple is considering colors that include grey, white, blue, red, pink, black, and orange.

Apple’s 6.1-inch iPhone is going to be a “low-cost device,” and while rumored price points for the device have varied, most suggest it will be priced around $700.

Taiwanese site Economic Daily News, for example, believes Apple’s 6.1-inch LCD iPhone could be priced at $649 to $749, while Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said that Apple may charge between $600 and $700 for the device, potentially pricing a version with a dual-SIM higher.

Part Leaks

iPhone part leaks often start months ahead of when a new iPhone is released, and while we’ve seen fewer part leaks of the 2018 iPhone lineup this year, there have still been a few image components that have leaked out from supply chain sources.

Front glass panels said to be from the three iPhones coming in 2018 leaked in July, showing the size difference between the upcoming iPhones.

There’s a 5.8-inch OLED panel, a 6.1-inch LCD panel (for the low-cost iPhone) and a 6.5-inch LCD panel. All three feature slim side bezels and a notch at the top to house a TrueDepth camera system. While none have thick bezels, the 6.1-inch iPhone’s bezel is slightly thicker because it will use an LCD display rather than an OLED display.

A display assembly and digitizer said to be for the larger 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max leaked in February, giving us our first potential glimpse at a 2018 iPhone component. The display appears to be larger than the display of the iPhone X, and the relative size of the notch is different than on the iPhone X.

A flex cable at the bottom of the part includes a number that’s similar to the format used by Apple, so it’s certainly possible this is a legitimate leak. It also allegedly comes from LG Display in Vietnam, and LG Display is rumored to be a supplier for the larger OLED iPhone coming in 2018.

Leaked Schematics and Renders

Countless schematics and renders based on those schematics have surfaced, giving us a clear picture of what to expect from the 2018 iPhone lineup. These schematics and renders have been an accurate reflection of prospective devices in the past because case makers spend a lot of money to get information from supply chain sources to be the first to bring an accurate case to market.

Schematics sourced from a case maker, for example, have suggested the 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max will measure in at 77.41mm wide, 157.53mm tall, and 7.68mm thick, while the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs will feature the same dimensions as the current version at 70.9mm wide, 143.6mm tall, and 7.7mm thick.

Renderings have also been created from the schematics to show what all three iPhones will look like when next to each other. In the image below, the 6.5-inch iPhone is on the right, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is in the middle, and the 5.8-inch iPhone is on the left.

Alleged schematics of the upcoming 6.1-inch iPhone have also been shared. According to these schematics, the 6.1-inch iPhone measures in at 75.72mm wide, 150.91mm tall, and 8.32mm thick.

As has been rumored, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone features a single-lens camera, a departure from the dual-lens camera in the two OLED iPhones. The single lens camera, as outlined above, is to keep costs low. In the rendering below, the size difference between the iPhones in the 2018 lineup is depicted, with the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in the middle.


MacRumors obtained dummy models representing the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs and the low-cost 6.1-inch LCD iPhone, giving us a look at the devices that we can expect to see in September.



The 6.5-inch iPhone is larger in size than the current iPhone X and otherwise looks similar in design to the existing flagship device. The 6.1-inch LCD device is shown with a single-lens camera and a smaller body, all of which is in line with rumors.

Comparatively, the iPhone Xs Max is similar in size to the iPhone 8 Plus, which is a good reference suggesting how large the 6.5-inch device will be.

The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is a bigger than the iPhone X and smaller than the 6.5-inch iPhone. The 5.8-inch iPhone Xs that’s in development will be identical to the current iPhone X.

Face ID and TrueDepth Camera System

It looks like 2018 will be the year that Apple transitions all of its smartphones to Face ID, with rumors suggesting all 2018 iPhone models will feature an edge-to-edge display and a front-facing TrueDepth camera module with support for Face ID.

Face ID would then officially replace Touch ID as Apple’s biometric security method of choice across all devices, not just Apple’s top-of-the-line flagship smartphone. That’s in line with rumors that have suggested Face ID integration in other devices like the iPad Pro.

Rumors have suggested Apple will make a significant investment in LG Innotek to secure 3D sensing modules for Face ID in the iPhone and iPad in 2018. LG Innotek will supply 3D sensing modules that include a flood illuminator, dot projector, and other key Face ID components. Apple is also working with two other Chinese suppliers to ensure an adequate supply of 3D sensing modules that will be used across the 2018 iPhone lineup.

Barclays believes Apple’s 2018 iPhones could include a new TrueDepth camera system and a smaller notch, but other rumors have suggested this is not correct.

While most rumors have suggested there will be few design changes to the 5.8-inch iPhone Xs and its 6.5-inch iPhone Xs Max sibling, Korean site ET News also believes all three iPhones coming in 2018 will feature “less bezel and a smaller notch design.”

Though front-facing TrueDepth cameras are expected to be introduced across Apple’s iPhone lineup in 2018, the technology is not expected to make its way to the rear-facing camera at this point in time.

A12 Processor, RAM, and Storage

Apple’s 2018 iPhones are expected to feature upgraded A12 chips produced solely by TSMC and built on TSMC’s improved 7 nanometer process. Apple is said to be using TSMC for its superior InFO wafer-level packaging, and TSMC has begun commercial production on the chips ahead of the launch of the 2018 iPhones.

Benchmarks from one of the 2018 iPhones surfaced on Geekbench in June, pointing towards 10 percent faster performance speeds for the A12 chip compared to the A11 chip.

Comparatively, the iPhone X with an A11 processor features a single-core score of 4206 and a multi-core score of 10128, indicating the new A12 chip will be approximately 10 percent faster than the A11 chip when it comes to both multi-core and single-core performance.

Compute scores for the 2018 iPhone were also included, and it features a Metal score of 21691. Compared to the iPhone X’s Metal score of 15234, the result suggests GPU improvements.


The Geekbench benchmark also listed the device in question with 4GB RAM, which is in line with rumors from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo that have suggested the 2018 OLED iPhones will have 4GB RAM, up from 3GB in the iPhone X. The 6.1-inch LCD iPhone is expected to continue to offer 3GB RAM.

While the veracity of the benchmark can’t be confirmed because it’s not impossible to fake these results, early benchmarks do sometimes pop up in the months ahead of a new device’s release because there are prototype iPhones being tested by Apple employees who may have opted to run the Geekbench 4 app.


TrendForce, a Taiwanese analyst firm, has suggested Apple could offer up to 512GB of storage in the two OLED iPhones that are in the works. Kuo also believes the 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs models will have a maximum of 512GB of storage, while the 6.1-inch LCD model will have a maximum of 256GB of storage.

LTE Chips

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Apple is opting to do away with Qualcomm LTE chips in 2018 iPhone models due to the legal dispute between the companies. The site believes that instead of Qualcomm modems, Apple will use an all Intel lineup or a mix of Intel and MediaTek chips.

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo initially said that Apple would continue to use a mix of Qualcomm and LTE modems, but he later changed his prediction and he too now believes that Intel will be the exclusive supplier of LTE modems in all iPhones launched in 2018.

In July 2018, Qualcomm CFO George Davis confirmed that Apple does not have plans to use Qualcomm chips in its 2018 iPhone lineup. “We believe Apple intends to solely use our competitors’ modems rather than our modems in its next iPhone release. We will continue to provide modems for Apple legacy devices,” said Davis.

Past Intel LTE chips have not supported CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon, so Apple was required to use Qualcomm chips for some devices, but Intel’s new XMM 7560 modem offers support for both GSM and CDMA networks.

The rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs may support dual-SIM dual standby, allowing for LTE+LTE connections, aka two SIM cards that are active simultaneously using one chipset, and they will feature improved antenna technology that will also contribute to faster connection speeds. Bloomberg believes dual-SIM functionality, if enabled, could be limited to the larger 6.5-inch iPhone, while KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says it will be available in the 6.1 and 6.5-inch iPhones, though limited to select countries.

Chinese news site 21st Century Business Herald has also said at least one 2018 iPhone will feature dual-SIM dual-standby functionality, with Apple to introduce an embedded Apple SIM in addition to the standard physical SIM card in most places around the world. In China, however, where the Apple SIM is not available, Apple may instead launch an iPhone that has two physical SIM card trays. Kuo has also said that the 5.8-inch model could have an eSIM, but it may not be activated.

Kuo expects both the OLED iPhone models to offer 4×4 MIMO, while the 6.1-inch model will be limited to 2×2 MIMO, for LTE performance that won’t match that of the more expensive iPhones.

USB-C Power Adapter and Lightning Cable

Apple’s 2018 iPhones could ship with an 18W USB-C power adapter and a USB-C to Lighting cable to facilitate fast charging functionality without the need to purchase additional accessories.

This rumor comes from unverified supply chain sources so it should be taken with a grain of salt, but it makes some sense given Apple’s transition to USB-C and the existence of USB-C fast charging in the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus.

Images said to feature an engineering prototype of the U.S. version of Apple’s upcoming U.S. version of the 18W charger surfaced in June. It offers a compact body in the style of Apple’s existing 5-watt charger with a pair of prongs on one side and a USB-C port on the other end.

Supplies of the new power adapter may be limited at launch, so it may not be available on a standalone basis for the first few months.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo does not believe Apple plans to ship iPhones with an 18W power adapter, which he believes is instead designed for upcoming iPad Pro models. Instead, Kuo thinks will continue to offer a 5W power adapter with the 2018 iPhone models.

Apple may limit third-party fast charging options with the 2018 iPhone lineup by requiring third-party power adapters to obtain USB-C Authentication certification to charge the iPhones at full speeds for safety reasons. Without this functionality, iPhones may display a warning and charge at a max of 2.5W.

Other Rumors

Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter

2018 iPhones may not feature a Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter in the box, something that’s been offered alongside the iPhone since Apple eliminated the headphone jack in the 2016 iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The prediction comes from Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, and was further supported by “confirmation” from Cirrus Logic, the adapter’s supplier, who reportedly said that the dongle won’t be bundled with the 2018 iPhones.

Apple Pencil Support?

Taiwanese analyst firm TrendForce believes Apple may add Apple Pencil support to the new iPhones. Taiwanese site Economic Daily News has also suggested the two OLED iPhones Apple is planning to release in 2018 will include support for the Apple Pencil, with the information coming from “industry insiders.”

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, however, says that Apple will not add Apple Pencil support to the 2018 iPhones because it does not offer “a good user experience.” He has not ruled out Apple Pencil support for future devices, though.

Wireless Charging

At least one of the 2018 iPhones could feature a wireless charging coil made from copper wire instead of the ferrite polymer composite (FPC) used in the current iPhone lineup. A copper wire charging coil would allow for faster and more efficient wireless charging.

Production, Pricing, and Release Date

Apple is planning to hold an event on September 12, 2018, which is where new iPhones will be unveiled. The event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus, and as with past years, it will start at 10:00 a.m.

Given that the event is being held on September 12, if we follow Apple’s release patterns from prior years, we can expect device pre-orders on September 14 followed by an official launch on September 21.

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple will use an aggressive pricing strategy for its 2018 iPhone lineup, with all three iPhones launching in September. The 6.5-inch OLED device will be priced at $900 to $1,000, the 5.8-inch OLED second-generation iPhone X will be priced at $800 to $900, and the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will be priced at $600 to $700.

RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani believes Apple will sell the next-generation iPhone X for $899, while pricing the “iPhone X Plus” at $999, the price of the current iPhone X.

TrendForce, a Taiwanese analyst firm, believes that the 6.1-inch iPhone will have a starting price of $699 to $749, the 5.8-inch OLED iPhone will have a starting price of $899 to $949, and the 6.5-inch OLED iPhone will have a starting price of $999.

Rumors have suggested that all three iPhones will be introduced in September, but there have been some information suggesting the 6.1-inch iPhone could be slightly delayed due to production difficulties. Because of these problems, the lower-cost iPhone could be available “slightly later” due to its altered production schedule.

Sales Predictions

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes 2018 will bring a “super cycle,” as Apple will have worked out all TrueDepth camera manufacturing problems by then and models unveiled in 2018 will be available for a longer period than those released in 2017.

Kuo also believes that when Apple introduces the new iPhones in September of 2018, the current iPhone X will be discontinued. Apple, he says, will stop selling the device entirely, retiring it after a year of availability rather than offering it as a lower-cost device as Apple traditionally does with older iPhone models.

Apple did the same thing when the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were released, discontinuing the iPhone 5 just a year after it was introduced.

Kuo says Apple will discontinue the iPhone X rather than drop the price as a lower-cost first-generation iPhone X would potentially cannibalize sales of the planned 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.

DigiTimes believes Apple’s suppliers will ship an estimated 70 to 75 million smartphones to Apple by the end of 2018, which would mark the best performance from an iPhone since the launch of the iPhone 6 models in 2014.

Despite the fact that two of the next three iPhone models will use OLED displays, The Wall Street Journalbelieves that lower-priced LCD models, which will include the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone with a TrueDepth camera system and no Home button, will make up the bulk of Apple’s iPhone sales.

Beyond 2018 Rumors

OLED Panels

In 2019 and beyond, Apple is said to be aiming to offer all of its iPhones with OLED displays, and to reach that goal, as previously mentioned, Apple is working with several OLED suppliers. Apple is mulling a partnership with Japan Display, and the company has purchased equipment to build its own OLED panel research and development site in Taiwan. Apple is also said to be pushing LG Display to build out its OLED display production facilities.

While some rumors have suggested Apple is planning to switch to all OLED displays in its 2019 iPhone lineup, while others cast doubt on those plans, instead suggesting Apple will continue to use some LCDs.

Rear Camera Upgrades

Future iPhones could include 3D depth sensing technology for the rear-facing camera, with Apple rumored to be planning to introduce the feature in its 2019 iPhones, and iPhones in 2019 and beyond could also adopt an upgraded TrueDepth camera system. That upgraded system will reportedly consume more power, requiring Apple to introduce larger-capacity batteries in 2019 and 2020.

Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, for example, suggests 2019 iPhones will feature a triple-lens rear-facing camera system that offers “more advanced” sensing than the iPhone X’s TrueDepth camera system, with two sensors able to capture images of a single object from different angles and then triangulate the distance between the object being photographed and the iPhone.

Support for stereoscopic imaging would allow the camera sensors to capture details of a single object from multiple angles, using a triangulation method to calculate the distance between the iPhone and the object.

Rumors have suggested the triple-lens rear camera coming to one or more iPhones in 2019 will offer 12 megapixels, will offer improved photographic capabilities, including better low-light performance.

Rear 3D sensing features could be used for augmented reality apps, and the three lens setup could also allow for optical 3x zoom for the first time.

Front-Facing TrueDepth Camera System

Apple may also be able to introduce iPhones with a smaller notch for the TrueDepth camera system, with rumors suggesting Apple may be able to combine the front-facing camera and Face ID sensors into a single face recognition module in future iPhones.

According to an unnamed industry source that spoke to Korean news site ET News, starting in 2019, Apple will introduce an iPhone design that will eliminate the notch that houses the TrueDepth camera. It’s not yet clear how Apple will incorporate TrueDepth hardware into a device without a notch, but the report speculates Apple might drill holes into the display itself or use a multi-layer Black matrix display.

3D Touch

Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, who has a somewhat mixed track record, has suggested that all 2019 iPhones will do away with 3D Touch. This is in line with a rumor from Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has said 3D Touch won’t be a feature on the 2018 6.1-inch iPhone.

Apple Pencil

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes iPhones coming in 2019 will introduce “marked innovations,” and he suspects we’ll start hearing details on the upcoming models in September or October of 2018. Kuo says that in 2019, LCD iPhones will continue to outpace models with OLED displays, and he’s previously suggested that Apple Pencil support for the iPhone is a possibility.

Apple is also said to be considering an Apple Pencil-style stylus that’s compatible with the iPhone, which would ship alongside a future iPhone. Apple is rumored to be aiming for a 2019 launch for the device and its accessory. Both of these rumors come from Korean site The Investor, which is not a site we’ve come to know as reliable, so it’s not clear how accurate this information is at this point in time.

Other Rumors

Intel and Apple may be teaming up to work on 5G hardware, with a rumor from Fast Companysuggesting Apple could be planning to use Intel chips exclusively when 5G technology begins rolling out. 5G technology is still a few years off, with carriers planning to begin rolling out fifth-generation mobile networks by 2020.

TSMC is expected to remain the sole supplier for the “A13” chips that will be used in the 2019 iPhones. The A13 is expected to use TSMC’s 7nm+ package with extreme ultraviolet lithorgraphy.

In the future, Apple designers want to “remove most of the external ports and buttons on the iPhone, including the charger” according to Apple sources that spoke to Bloomberg. Apple considered eliminating the Lightning port in the iPhone X, and could potentially remove it in a later version of the iPhone when wireless charging speeds improve.

As for the more outlandish, Apple is said to be developing an iPhone with a foldable display alongside LG Display, with panel production for an iPhone with a folding display set to kick off in 2020.

For future iPhones, Apple is said to be working on touchless gesture controls and curved screens, features that could launch within three years.

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