What to expect from Apple's September 12 event
Apple iPhone Xr, XS, XS Max
iPhone XrIn our understanding, the iPhone Xr will be the cheapest and most affordable new iPhone. It will boast a 6.1-inch LCD display and most certainly the same internals that will make it inside the more expensive models. This means that the Apple A12 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and a single camera only will be making the rounds. Also. we expect the 3D Touch feature, which hardly ever took off, to be unavailable on this budget-conscious model. Face ID will be making an appearance on the iPhone Xr, fortunately.
Price will be in the vicinity of $600 - $700.
iPhone XSThe iPhone XS will be an improved version of last year's iPhone X heavy-hitter, and as such, will come with the new Apple A12 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a likely improved dual-camera, and the same 5.8-inch OLED display. Oh, and it seems a cool new gold color will be making the rounds. Of course, Face ID will remain a core feature.
Price would be in the vicinity of $800-$900.
iPhone XS Max Expected to be the iPhone with the largest display ever fitted on an Apple device, the iPhone XS Max will come with a large 6.5-inch OLED display. Of course, the internals are expected to be the same ones as in the iPhone XS - Apple A12, 4GB of RAM, and a dual- or even triple-camera. The snazzy gold color will all be making an appearance here, too. Face ID will be part of the feature bag as well.
Price would be in the vicinity of $900-$1,000.
Apple Watch Series 4
Three years of the same general design are enough for the Apple Watch - change is in the air. In particular, the upcoming Apple Watch Series 4 is expected to feature a larger display with smaller bezels and higher resolution. The latest version of the wearable should sport a larger edge-to-edge display. According to a report published today, information culled from the most recent watchOS 5 beta suggests that the resolution of the display on the 42mm timepiece will be 384×480, which will be a noticeable improvement over the 312×390 seen on the current 42mm Apple Watch.
Looking at the Digital Crown and the Side button, there's also an obvious change from previous generations. The crown seems to be more deeply embedded into the body of the watch and its opening seems to be of a different shape. Solid-state would mean that the button doesn't actually press in, but the feeling of pressing it is simulated by Apple's Taptic Engine, much like it is with the home buttons on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8.
Apple HomePod mini
It's possible that Apple could unveil a new, smaller-sized smart speaker to complement the company's fledgling smart speaker lineup to better rival Amazon and Google, which already have a slew of miscellaneous smart speakers in their portfolios. It could be cheaper than the current smart speaker, which sells for $349, and would go head-to-toe with the Amazon Echo and the Google Home mini.
However, we haven't heard enough rumors as to establish a credible round-up of what's to be expected.