iPhone X Plus could get exclusive charging feature
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Why the iPhone Ten Plus may be the only iPhone to get this new feature and the other three products we're expecting from Apple that after this week are pretty much a sure thing.
We're back at it again with another rumor round up on the Apple Core.
All right, let's get the bad news out of the way so we can focus on the good stuff.
Now rumor has it, Apple will add wireless, fast-charging powers to its phones.
But only one of the three new iPhones we're expecting could get the super power.
A recent China Times report picked up by Forbes shows an x-ray of the phone in question with a new type of coil that would make this feature possible.
Now the report speculates that it's larger, more expensive 10 Plus with that 6.5 inch screen that would be getting this feature.
And price aside, it also mentions that the larger body of the Plus Would be better at handling that extra heat generated by this wireless, fast-charging coil.
But before we go down this road, I'm kinda tempted to call [BLEEP] on this rumor.
For starters, when Apple added fast charging to the iPhones last year, all three models go it, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and 10 can all reach a full charge in about an hour.
Now, sure, they didn't include the fast charger in the box, which was kind of messed up but I don't think that they're gonna create that kind of differentiation this time around.
If anything, my money is on the rumor about Apple including the fast charger in the box this year but we'll have to wait and see, I'm kind of an optimist.
[SOUND] And we won't have to wait long, last week I asked you guys When you thought the next Apple event would be, and it seems like September 12 was the consensus.
I did like Logan M's theory about launching an iPhone nine and an iPhone 11 on the 11th of September.
But most of you went with the later date.
That means we have less than three weeks to go before we meet these folks.
And it's not just iPhones we're expecting at this event.
All signs points to an Apple Watch Series for in the pipeline.
And this week we got even more proof of that.
Apple recently registered six new product numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission, as reported by French site comes back.
Now according to the Google Translate of this filings text, the model numbers refer to wearable electronic devices that run watch OS 5 Now this type of filing is what clued us in to the Macbooks a few months back.
So I suspect this one's pretty reliable.
But the six numbers don't necessarily translate into six different watches, but maybe different configurations of the same one.
So the different size options, an LTE and non-LTE version maybe Or different materials.
Aluminum, ceramic, or stainless steel.
My wish list for the series four, in order of least likely to most likely would be, round watch face, which probably not going to get.
Always on display and better battery life, which kind of doesn't make sense if they have an always on display.
But they definitely have to deliver on that better battery life.
And what's most likely is that the Apple watch will get an iPhone 10 like makeover with Slimmer bezels on the screen to allow for more screen real estate solid-state buttons and sleep tracking and now for the good stuff the MacBook Air and the Mac Mini are coming back from the dead now, don't get me wrong the new iPhones and apple watches are exciting, but we've been waiting a lot longer for a refresh.
To one of my favorite Apple products, as you can see right here, the Macbook Air.
Which is why I'm not even sure I believe it yet.
A Bloomberg report citing people familiar with the plans says Apple with release a new low Low-Cost laptop and an upgrade to the Mac Mini desktop focused on pro users later this year which probably means they'll announce them not at the September event but more like an update like what they did with the MacBook pros.
Or maybe in an October event alongside new iPad pros.
The report says the 13 inch air will have slimmer bezels with a retina display which is what everybody wanted and a similar price point of $1,000.
Now the Mac Mini would get new storage options and better processor.
But the report does say that these upgrades could raise the $500 price tag on the device.
All right, guys, so there you have it, that's a pretty good lineup to expect from Apple this year, if the rumors happen to be true.
But I wanna know what you're most excited about?
iPhones, Apple Watch, Macbook Air, Mac Mini, or iPad Pro?
Leave your Your answer in the comment section below or hit me up on Twitter, and join me here next week for more Apple Core on CNET.