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We're at it again with another rumor roundup on this week's Apple Core.
And looks like this years iPhone X Plus could take a page from the Note 9 handbook.
And I'm not just talking about that massive screen.
A new rumor from trend force suggest that both a 6.5 inch and the 5. OLED models of the iPhone could come with Apple Pencil support.
And a 512 Gigabyte option for storage.
The highest storage tier for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 which Just announced its 512G, plus the option to extend it up to 1 terrabyte with the microSD card.
Now, don't expect on the iPhone but still that's a pretty big jump for an iPhone.
But of course, don't expect this to come cheap.
If the starting price of a current iPhone 10 is $999 You can guess where this is going and with less than a month to go until the next iPhone launch, things are moving fast in Apple's production line and we won't have to wait long to find out all these answers.
According to a report in the Economic Daily News, cited in MacRumors, Apple has gotten certification for its key components, aka the metal frame of the phones, cameras modules.
This means it won't be long before the phones are put together.
Foxconn will handle the big bulk of the assemblies, with the rest going to Pegatron, a Taiwanese manufacturing company.
And by now, we think we know a heck of a lot about these iPhones.
In fact, this week, YouTube was flooded with videos of dummy units of the three phones out there in the wild.
Here's Marques Brownlee's video.
EverythingApplepro got his hands on some units, And like the Detriotborg, has some from well-known leakers Sonny Dixon.
You can check out all these videos in detail but they've pretty much arrived at the same predictions.
What's cool or at least what was cool to see for me was the side by side of the iPhone ten plus with the current 8+, which they both basically have the same footprint, even though the 10+ has a full inch more of screen.
Also noted, the notch on the 10+ doesn';t seem as huge because there's more screen on either side.
And what all three of them pointed out about the cheaper LCD model with the 6.1 inch screen, is that does seem to be thicker than the rest, even more so than the previous 8+ with a change in the position of the SIM tray.
Maybe because we are gonna see that double sim support, and with bigger bezels than the rest.
Now that one still seems to be a question mark as some reports mentioned that Apple was using a different type of LCD screen that would allow for slimmer bezels.
The other unknowns color options, pricing, and names.
We also have a bit more news about that air power charging mat that's coming on it's one year anniversary in september and continues to be MIA.
according to a recent report in this chinese website, picked up by mac roomers the AirPower will come in September, likely alongside the new iPhones and with $150 price tag.
That's three times the price of a [UNKNOWN] charger you can currently pick up in the Apple store.
But I guess since it charges three devices at once, maybe it's worth it, and it is Apple we're talking about.
The report said it has 22 different charging coils built in to allow you to charge your device no matter it's placed on the mat What's ridiculous to me is not necessarily the price, but how long it's taken to arrive.
Why even tease us with the announcement, if they could have just released it at this next event, once it was already available.
No one would have known.
Take this with a grain of salt though, especially because the air power has yet to be authorized by the FCC according to Mac rumours.
But perhaps the biggest iPhone news this week has nothing to do with rumors, because it was already confirmed by Apple.
iOS 12 will not drop with group Facetime.
That's right, one of the most exciting features, which would have allowed you to video chat with 32 of your favorite Friends will not be available at launch.
Now Apple says that it may be available as a later update in the fall, but we won't hold our breath.
And yes it sucks, but honestly, I'm not too surprised.
We actually attempted to do a group Facetime Facetime video call here at CNET with a lot of people that had the developer's beta and it was chaotic at best.
So it was very much still in beta.
All right, great so we think we know a thing or two about what to expect.
So when Is Apple will probably send out invitations within the next few weeks.
But in the meantime we here at Cnet think that we have a pretty good guess thanks to our editor, Linn La, and I'll let her break it own.
Okay, so for the past six years, Apple usually held its iPhone announcements in the first two weeks of September.
Either on a Tuesday or a Wednesday.
That leaves four possible dates: the 4th, the 5th, the 11th and the 12th.
Now, in the U.S., the labor holiday falls on the first monday of September.
In the past, when Labor Day fell on September 3rd or earlier, Apple held its iPhone event on the following week but if it falls on the fifth or later, Apple usually holds it within the same week on the Wednesday.
This year Labor Falls on Monday September third, so if Apple follows its Since recent pattern.
That leaves two days left.
The eleventh and the twelfth.
If I had to choose between the dates my money would be on the 12th.
That's because that's the exact date Apple announced it's 2017 Iphones and it's Iphone 5 in 2012 plus the new cycle is best avoided on September 11th.
So there you go, if I had to choose it would be September 12th, on Wednesday.
That's it for this weeks show but you can always stay up date on the latest Apple news on cnet.com and maybe next week we'll be back with an Apple invite.
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