Apple is holding a launch on Sept. 10 — here’s what we know so far about details that have leaked. The anticipated iPhone 11 is expected to arrive in three iterations: The standard iPhone 11 (replacing the XR) and two iPhone 11 Pro models (replacing the XS and XS Max), reveals TechCrunch. They’ll have upgrades to low-light photography, shatter-resistant glass, faster processes and a new way to charge AirPods, according to Bloomberg, while TechRadar points to a sleek new design and an improved camera system.
“Apple is developing in-screen fingerprint technology for as early as its 2020 iPhones, according to people familiar with the plans. The technology is in testing both inside Apple and among the company’s overseas suppliers, though the timeline for its release may slip to the 2021 iPhone refresh, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private work.” – Mark Gurman, Bloomberg
“The centerpiece of the event will, of course, be the iPhone 11, which is rumored to arrive in three different flavors: The standard 11 (replacing the budget XR) and two 11 Pro models, set to replace the XS and XS Max, respectively. The scheme would mark a kind of new approach for the company, which has struggled to grapple with declining smartphone sales along with the rest of the industry.” – TechCrunch
“Here’s the thing that we think Apple is going to push the hardest this year: unless all the leaks are fake, the iPhone 11 camera looks pretty likely to pack a larger, more square lens array on the rear of the device. Respected Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has weighed in to say that one of these lenses might be almost invisible, adding at the same time that the selfie camera will get a boost from 7MP to 12MP.” – TechRadar
The new high-end iPhones for 2019, to be introduced Sept. 10, will also include upgrades to low-light photography, improved water resistance, shatter-resistant glass technology, faster processors and a new way to charge AirPods.
Interesting question with iPhone 11 is what they’re going to do with the depth camera. It’s basically a Kinect. Pretty sure that they will have demos of “fully integrated” AR where fake objects can go behind and between things in the real world – and even bounce off things.
Phone based AR until now has been a layer on top of your video; if you’ve tried the demos on most phones, the AR objects can’t interact in any way with real world objects. iPhone 11 will show the next level. Can’t wait.
For 2020, Apple is planning a larger iPhone revamp with 5G wireless technology, a faster processor, and rear-facing 3-D cameras for enhanced augmented reality capabilities.
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