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

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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13 Comments

1. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Probably same 15.8cm like i8+, weight of 208g. Probably less battery than s9+ or XZ2P and no gorilla glass. Lets see if any tech site will call it heavy and bulky because i8+ was the heaviest among 2017 flagships but no one complained

9. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

So Apple is willing to put a 64 bit SoC in their Apple watch. Yet Apples watch still doesn't have it's watch face on all the time. Is that progress? Nope it's not.

2. thxultra

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Most excited about the watch face with more complications. Will be nice to get more info on the screen at one time. 64bit processor will be crazy in a watch. Hoping for more native watch apps. So much more potential in the apple watch then just notifications.

3. existone

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 01, 2018

It's always funny when they post s**tload of "analyst reports" and 'alleged leaks" and at the end the iPhones are totally different. Hope it'll be the same this year.

4. OneLove123

Posts: 1099; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Dman, that's a heavy b1tch!

5. RoyalMike unregistered

What about always on display?

6. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

No one will complain about the weight. The lack of fast-charger might be another thing ....

7. sockergris

Posts: 57; Member since: May 13, 2017

"7.34 ounces" go back to 'murica.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

What, still has a lightning Port and only 5 watt charger, snicker.

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They're kind enough to include that "FREE" charger inside the box.

10. Whitedot

Posts: 818; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Sure there will be announcement of the new "toughest glass ever".

12. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Best iPhone ever"

13. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Iphone is an iphone no matter what, looks classy and performs certain tasks nicely but it has its short comings which are there for all phones

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