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Apple has sent out media invites to an event on September 10 in California. The big four tech company is expected to unveil a few new products including the new iPhone as well as a new Apple watch.
It’s been almost two years since Apple released the iPhone X in November 2017. Now according to a media invite sent by the tech giant, the new iPhone 11 is already on its way and will be fully available to the public on Tuesday the 10th of September, 2019. The release will take place at 10 AM PT (1 PM EST), at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
What Should We Expect?
Firstly, this event will most likely be Apple’s biggest of 2019 even as Apple has had a busy year. It recently launched the Apple Card, a credit card available for the U.S. market in partnership with Goldman Sachs and MasterCard.
At this event, the company is expected to give as many details as possible about any products or services that it plans to release before the year runs out. For example, Apple announced a new service called the Apple Arcade a few months back. As the name suggests, Apple Arcade is expected to give users unfettered access to a wide range of games, after a subscription.
Furthermore, Apple has also joined the entertainment sector with Apple TV+, a subscription platform for streaming video content which is also expected to launch before the year ends. This is following in the footsteps of Disney which announced its own Disney+ to launch on the 12th of November and will initially cater only to customers in the U.S.
Away from services, it is also expected that Apple will officially announce its new MacBook with 16 inches and new iPad Pros. This is an addition to the 2018 October launch of the new Mac Mini along with a MacBook Air and two iPad Pros with 11 and 12.9 inches. Lastly, we should expect the launch of three new iPhone models (possibly iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11R) along with a new Apple Watch 5. There are also rumours of new AirPods as well.
Sleeker Than Your Average?
Before now, there had been a lot of speculation, about the new iPhones and what features they would have. For example, rumours had it that a new night camera mode will be added to the phones and that there’d be better in-phone speakers. It was also said by Filip Koroy, a popular YouTuber, that the new iPhone will have “the biggest battery ever on an iPhone” with 4,000 mAh, boosting battery life more than 25%.
Apple is also expected to discard its Lightning connector in favour of USB-C. Further speculations, especially in pictures that have been floating around for a while online, have a specific external design that hasn’t gone down too well with the general public. For a few months now, people have expressed disappointment at the outward aesthetic appeal.
However, a new piece of information has come to light which seemed to change everything we once knew. Eldar Murtazin, a popular tech review and analyst, has taken to Twitter to shock Apple lovers about designs for the new iPhone.
According to Murtazin, new iPhones will look nothing like the pictures floating around, stressing that it will be “completely different.” Murtazin only gives one specific detail about the glass on the phone being the same one used in the new Motorola Moto Z4, but doesn’t say much else. He also adds that “there will be a couple more surprises in the design” making it outwardly different than the current ones.”
Since Murtazin is not a newbie, it would be quite difficult to ignore his speculations and if he is right, it would mean that Apple has successfully tricked everyone who claimed to have inside information. It should be recalled that Murtazin famously predicted back in 2012, that Microsoft would acquire Nokia’s mobile phone business.