Around last week, Apple sent out the invitations for their next major event. It will be happening tomorrow at 10:00am PDT (which is around 10:30pm Sri Lankan time) in Cupertino, California. The invite featured a bronze circle, not unlike the invite which was sent last year for the opening of the new Apple Park campus. You can watch the event live on Win Authority, follow us for more information.
Here’s what you can expect from tomorrow’s event:
As expected and obvious, the highlight of this event is going to be new iPhones, this time it’s expected that Apple will be launching three new iPhones. One of the iPhone is the iPhone XS which is said to be an upgrade to the company’s iPhone X (which was launched last year), we can expect the same bezel-less 5.8-inch screen, but with improved internal specs, the same as Apple’s other “S class” updates.
The second iPhone is said to be a larger version, to be precise a 6.5-inch display. This is another one to the “Plus” series, which means it will feature a bigger screen and larger battery. Although this device is said to be known as ‘iPhone XS Max’ and not ‘iPhone XS Plus’.
Neither of these new XS iPhone’s will break the mold that iPhone made with the iPhone X, they both are said to feature a stainless steel frame, OLED display, and the (often copied) Face ID notch. The changes that are coming with these new devices are internal, these devices will feature new A12 processor and more RAM. Though we can expect a new color to join the existing black and white options that were available in the iPhone X.
The third iPhone is actually quite interesting, it’s actually a cheaper 6.1-inch display iPhone. For now, let’s just call this iPhone 9 because the name that the company wants to call it hasn’t been leaked (yet). The iPhone 9 will feature a bezel-less display and Face ID and will be in a cheaper range compared to the iPhone X and XS. This device might not include premium features such as OLED display, stainless steel frames and (possibly) the 3D touch system.
With the launch of these three iPhones, we probably might see the end of the fingerprint scanner on iPhones that will be launched after this. Sucks don’t it?
Apple Watch Series 4
Other than the three new exciting iPhones, some amazing things are happening to Apple’s Watch Series. This device is getting a major redesign after the initial launch of the first watch in this series back in 2014.
Leaked images show that the redesign will feature a bigger display on the watch for a (nearly) edge-to-edge design along with a slimmer size. The company is said to take advantage of the bigger display and introduce new watch faces and is said to feature with LTE as well.
Leaks also suggest that Watch Series 4 will be coming watchOS 5 (which was announced at WWDC this year), which adds automatic workout detection, a walkie-talkie mode, and better notifications.
iOS12, Mac OS Mojave and other software updates
You read the title right, we might see some final release dates of iOS 12, Watch OS, tvOS and even Mac OS X Mojave (although some rumors suggest that the company might save their desktop version for a Mac hardware event).
Mac OS Mojave is a new version of Mac OS X that has some amazing new features like Dark Mode, Dynamic Desktop, new apps including Home, News, Stocks, and Voice Memos, and much more. If you’re interested in trying out this version of OS X you can do so by signing up for the public beta version.
We cannot expect anything to have changed after WWDC where Apple spent all summer tinkering and polishing things by taking into consideration of the bugs found in the public betas, though we can see how these operating systems (OS) are and when their final version’s release dates will be.
iOS 12 doesn’t have any major UI/flashy changes like the iPhones, the company is focusing more on fine-tuning the OS to make it more smooth on earlier versions of iPad and iPhones. But there are some new features like Screen time which tracks how many hours you have spent on the phone (which most Android phones have), better notifications (like finally!) and a new custom emoji called “Memoji“.
Though these rumors have made it easy to help us understand what we could expect in the keynote tomorrow, there is always chances and room for last-minute surprises… Do stay tuned on our Facebook page, Twitter Page and LinkedIn page for a live stream link for the Keynote.