Apple is set to unveil its new range of hardware on September 12 at the Apple Park headquarter in Cupertino, California. It is expected to launch three iPhones -- two with OLED panels (5.8-inch and 6.5-inch) and one with a LCD display (6.1-inch), a MacBook, an iPad Pro and an Apple Watch Series 4. Citing leaks, a report has noted that the iPhones with the OLED displays are being referred to as ‘iPhone XS’ and the one with the LCD display is called the ‘iPhone XC’. If true, the names resonates with the refreshed fifth generation of iPhones, 5S and 5C.
The iPhone XS is expected to have a glass and steel chassis and could be powered by Apple’s in-house A12 chipset. The iPhone may have 4GB RAM and could be offered in 64GB/256GB/512GB storage options. The phone is said to feature a dual-lens camera setup on the back. The Apple iPhone XS may start with a price tag of $899 (approx Rs 64,500) for the 5.8-inch model and $999 (approx Rs 71,700) for the 6.5-inch variant. The phones are said to be made available in Space Gray, Silver, and Gold colour options.
The iPhone XC will reportedly have a glass and aluminum body and is said to feature 6.1-inch LCD display. The phone is expceted to have the same A12 processor but may come with 3GB RAM and 64GB/256GB storage options. Unlike the other two models, this phone will have a single-lens camera on the back as well as on the front. The front shooter could have Face ID. Famous Apple analyst Ming Chi-Kuo has previously claimed that the iPhone with the LCD display is expected to come in different colours. The latest leak suggests the phone will launch in Grey, Red, Blue, Orange, and White colour options. The iPhone XC may be priced at $749 (approx Rs. 54,000).
Apart from the highly-anticipated iPhones, Apple is expected to launch the iPad Pro. The leak says that the Apple iPad Pro will come in two LCD screen variants – 11-inches and 12.9-inches with Aluminum body and thin bezels. The iPads may be powered by an A12X chipset and ship with 64GB/256GB/512GB/1TB storage options. The device is expected to support Face ID authentication and could be priced similar to the current range of iPad Pro models. Industry watchers expect the device to be available in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold colour options.
As far as MacBook is concerned, the leak reveals that it is expected to comes in 12-inch and 13-inch Retina Display models. The design will be similar to the current MacBook range but it may have multiple USB Type-C ports and a starting price of $999 which is approximately Rs 71,500. Lastly, the Apple Watch Series 4 may come with a 15 percent larger edge-to-edge display. It is expected to be powered by S4 and W3 chipsets with 18GB of storage. The watch will reportedly have physical buttons on the side and ship in Space Gray, Gold, and Silver colours. The leaks did not mention any price for the Apple Watch Series 4.
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