New iPhones, Apple Watch and more: Apple's September event preview
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It's official the next apple event is upon us and we're getting a fresh bunch of apple devices in a matter of days.
Apple just sent out invitations for it's September 10th launch event at the Steve Job's theatre in Apple's Cupertino campus.
Startime 10am pacif.
Now we can seat here and dissect the invite all day looking for clues but Who are we kidding at this point?
We have a pretty clear picture of what we're going to get.
So let's go over everything.
We're expecting first up three new iPhones.
Just like last year.
This year's iPhone tennis and Tennis.
Max equals are rumored to be called iPhone 11pro and 11pro match.
Adding even more confusion to Apple's naming conundrum while the 10R sequel will be called the iPhone 11.
No additional letters or Roman numerals, just 11.
My advice, though, don't get too attached to this year's names because they're probably gonna change it up on us again next year.
So from the front.
They will look exactly the same as last year's models.
The 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max will have OLED screens, 5.8 inch and 6.5 inch respectively.
While the 11 will have a 6.1 inch LCD screen.
And that notch is not going anywhere.
What may be improving is the tech inside the notch.
According to a Bloomberg report, which I will be referencing a lot in this show base, Id will be able to capture a wider field of view so you can essentially unlock your phone from different angles even if it's lying on top of a table.
On the back is where you'll notice the biggest difference and when I say big, I mean that big [SOUND] camera square That's been haunting us since January.
It's late in the game and we have yet to hear any rumors contradicting this new design, so I would start to make peace with it.
The pro models will get a third, ultra wide angle lens will go alongside the regular, wide, and telephoto lens, while the 10R will turn into a dual camera, wide and telephoto.
Won't be spared of the square.
The color inside the square will match the color of the phones though making it a little bit less jarring, and the entire back of the phone including the camera will be made out of one single piece of glass.
The camera will still be raised but the bump will be much more subtle than in previous models.
And won't have that metal frame around it.
And you know what?
I am willing to forgive the square, if that means having a much better camera on these phones.
In addition to the extra lens the camera is suppose to get a new stitching feature that can essential add stuff or people back into your picture after you taken your shot.
It also will have better low light capabilities, better video, maybe portal mode video like the Note 10.
Although that last one is kind of a stretch.
And the camera bump is not the only difference you'll notice on the back, the 11 will apparently get a new paint job with a new green color option and maybe lilac.
Or the Pros may get a new mat glass finish which I think would look sharp.
They may also ditch the iPhone logo at the bottom, giving them a cleaner look.
And all that glass, will apparently be a lot stronger.
The Bloomberg report says it will have new shatter resistant technology.
I for one though, still have my doubts.
Last years models we significantly stronger than their predecessors at surviving drops but by no means shatterproof.
They are still made of glass after all.
So unless they're made of ceramic or titanium on both sides, I bet they're still gonna break.
They're also rumored to be significantly more water resistant.
And we don't shy away from those tests either here at CNET, so this should be an interesting launch cycle, in which case all I can say is, challenge accepted.
Under the hood, you can expect the incremental upgrades to the processor in this case, a new a 13 chip, new co processor and the latest version of iOS, which would be iOS 13.
We're also saying goodbye to 3D Touch which is rumored to be replaced by a long press followed by haptic feedback.
Similar to what we got last year on the 10R and Apple Pencil support, at least on the larger pro model.
New processor could mean better battery life, but they're also rumored to have a larger battery inside.
So that might be the other big upgrade aside from the camera that we see on these phones, along with reverse charging, like Samson's s 10, and the note 10 And finally a fast charger in the box although after two years of saying this before an Apple event on this show I'm not getting my hopes up pricing will likely remain the same on the three phones.
Pre orders would start Friday after the event so September 13.
The first pre-orders would arrive to customers the following Friday, September 20th.
Now, with all that out of the way, there's little left to the imagination even though they're all rumors at this point, but I bet there are still ways Apple can surprise us.
We're also getting a new Apple Watch to go along with those shiny new iPhones or Matt iPhones in this case.
Just like previous years, Apple has already registered for new models of the watch with the Eurasian economy.
Economic Commission, but rumors about the watch have been few and far between at least compared to the iPhone, which could mean one of two things.
Apple has done an incredibly good job at keeping the series five features under wraps, or there won't be a lot of changes to the Apple Watch this year.
If it's the latter, this could mean a series for S launch.
With just a few incremental changes under the hood like a slightly faster processor and better battery life which don't get me wrong, would be much appreciated, or maybe just new styles of last year's series four with new watch bands and premium materials.
Last week Brazilian site [UNKNOWN] discovered references of a titanium and ceramic edition of the Apple watch hidden in the latest watch [UNKNOWN] six code.
A titanium Apple watch would be a first for the series but Apple has had a ceramic Apple watch in the past.
They had one with the series 2 and they had two versions with series 3.
Now, I don't know the going rate for titanium these days but expect it to cost more than the base model of the aluminum series 4. The ceramic series 3 costs almost $1500 So that one is definitely not gonna come cheap either.
Okay, so let's pretend for a second that there's more to this year's apple watch than just those minor upgrades.
We know for a fact that apple will continue pushing health features on the watch Whether this version or later.
Netflix's sleep tracking is a real possible.
Afterall, Apple owns Beddit, a sleep sensor that goes under the mattress.
Plus most of Apples competitors already have this feature built in.
But that would require long battery life.
There's also been loose talks on glucose monitoring and blood pressure on the next watch In fact just this week Apple leaker, Mr. White twitted that the next Apple watch would support blood pressure monitoring.
However he failed to say how exactly he thought this.
And this feature would likely require some kind of clearance similar to what Apple got for the ECG feature on the series 4. At this point, Apple would have already had to submit some kind of study for the FDA to review.
And if we're going to talk about glucose monitoring and blood pressure, we might as well throw in around watch.
Space and a camera on the watch man.
Both of which Apple has patents for but it takes a while to go for patent to reality so I wouldn't bet on either of these.
I asked you guys about your predictions for the next Apple Watch and this is what you had to say.
Mo Casorla says I'm with you on the apple.
For probably two additional models and no watch five, at least not this year.
Perhaps Apple will include a software update that would allow for sleep tracking with the existing four.
Well Donnell Maddox says, in my opinion, the next Apple watch will be Qi compatible.
I'm hoping for that one too.
And I am three times it says, since when has only a speck bump kept Apple from calling the Apple Watch a new series, well played.
That's it for products, at least for the September event.
Maybe we'll get an update on how many people have signed up for the apple card and an official launch date and price for Apple TV plus and Apple Arcade.
But I'm not expecting more than this at the event.
Then we start to get into the product officially termed as Beyond the Apple Event.
They're coming, just not in September.
I'm talking about a MacBook, an iPad, iPods and the cheaper Home Pod.
We are expecting a 16-inch MacBook Pro with [UNKNOWN] later this year, maybe at a launch event in October An 11 inch and 12.9 inch iPad Pro sequel with improved cameras and faster processors.
And maybe and entry level iPad with a larger screen.
As well as new AirPad 3 with water resistance and noise cancellation and that cheaper HomePad.
Although these two might not arrive until early 2020.
We have one more show before the Apple event which is.
Kind of crazy.
So next week we're gonna shake things up a bit on the apple core with a special guest and a special announcement.
So instead of asking you guys to weigh in on a specific subject this week, you can ask me anything Apple related.
From the events, future Apple products, my opinion about future Apple products you know the drill, just comment below or tweet me, and we'll chat about it next week.
Now I can't highlight all of them on the show, but I do promise to go through them and answer as many as humanly possible.
So come back next week for more Apple core.
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