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Apple iPhone Xs Max tipped to weigh in at 7.34 ounces; new Apple Watch to carry 64-bit processor?

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Apple iPhone Xs Max tipped to weigh in at 7.34 ounces; new Apple Watch to carry 64-bit processor?
Most analysts expect that the top selling 2018 Apple iPhone model will be the more affordable 6.1-inch LCD unit that could be priced as high as $849 for the 64GB variant. Still, there does seem to be plenty of interest in the 6.5-inch iPhone that could be named the iPhone Xs Max. The latest rumors about this model indicate that it could weigh as much as 7.34 ounces. That would make it .20 ounces ahead of the similarly sized iPhone 8 Plus. The use of aluminum in the latter phone, compared to stainless steel on the new model, could explain most of the weight difference. But again, this is merely talk and we would take this measurement with a grain of salt.

Another rumor states that the lightning port on the dual-SIM version of the iPhone Xs Max is flanked by four holes on one side, and seven holes on the other side. The Apple iPhone X, for comparison, has six holes on either side of the charging port. What can we make of this information? Does it indicate a return of the 3.5mm earphone jack? The answers are, "it could be simply a design choice," and "not likely" respectively.

Remember all of the talk during the summer about Apple including its fast-charger in the box with the 2018 iPhones? Yesterday, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo put the kibosh on that hope. Kuo says that inside the box of the 2018 iPhone models will be the same old 5W USB-A charging accessory.

And there is also a new rumor concerning tomorrow's expected introduction of the Series 4 Apple Watch. The S4 processor powering the latest version of the timepiece, the S4, could be 64-bit. This would align the Apple Watch with the iPhone, iPad and Mac, all of which run on 64-bit processors.

Don't forget that Apple's event starts tomorrow at 10am PDT (1pm EDT).

source: 9to5Mac (photo credit: conceptsiPhone)

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