Citi Research analysts are predicting that the new iPhone will have an unexpected feature that is borrowed from the iPad.
This is the support for Apple Pencil branded stylus. Before that, he worked only with tablets, so we are still doubtful about this forecast.
Recall Apple Pencil was released in 2015. Now there are two versions of it: one is compatible with the new iPad Pro, the second – with other models, including iPad Air and iPad Mini.
Citi Research also speaks of three 2019 iPhone models. They are credited with more capacious batteries, a triple main camera in older models and a dual in the successor iPhone XR. The front cameras should be 10-megapixel, and the main sensors of the main cameras should be 14 megapixels.
New models are due out in September. The successor to the iPhone XS Max is expected to start at $ 1,099 and the iPhone XS at $ 999. The new dual-camera, which will replace the iPhone XR, will cost $ 749.
The Bloomberg publication, citing informed sources, reports that it has already begun production of processors for the new iPhone family, which will be released this fall.
This is a single-chip Apple A13 platform, made on a 7-nanometer process technology. Production is the company TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing).
So far, only trial production has begun, but they are planning to launch a mass production by the end of this month. Therefore, the lack of chips from Apple just will not.
Recall that this year should also debut three models: iPhone XI, iPhone XI Max and iPhone XR2 (tentative names). The older ones will have a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays and triple cameras, the younger ones will have a 6.1-inch LCD display and a dual camera. According to preliminary information, the Apple A13 chip will be in all three.
It seems that Apple did not expect a cool reception of the “frameless” iPhone. The company from Cupertino reduced the volume of orders for the release of all three models in 2018, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
What is known?
In the case of the iPhone XR, production is no longer cut for the first time. According to some suppliers, Apple ordered the assembly of about 70 million devices from September to February, but by the end of October the plan was reduced by a third. Last week, partners received a notice of another decline. According to manufacturers of components, the company is simply not able to assess the demand for its smartphones. One of the reasons is the expansion of the line up to three models. Do not add clarity to the big picture and sales of devices of past generations.
Major suppliers of Qorvo Inc., Lumentum Holdings Inc. and Japan Display Inc. have already reduced their profit forecasts. There were no claims of weak demand for the iPhone, but Apple’s orders account for between a third and a half of the revenues of these companies. In the assembly shops of Foxconn, too, there were no hard-to-work jobs — the workers hoped to earn more at the expense of overtime, but the number of such shifts decreased.
The new iPhones are all good, except for the price: Apple smartphones have become really expensive.
The new flagship of Apple, the iPhone smartphone XS Max, visited the well-known benchmark AnTuTu and set a new record there.
In tests AnTuTu iPhone XS Max scored 372,106 points. He was a little ahead of the iPhone XS in 363,525 points. The smartphone runs on the latest A12 Bionic chip.
For comparison, the previous model A11 Bionic gained 230,000 points in AnTuTu. The most powerful Android smartphone lags behind the new leader by almost 70,000 points – Xiaomi Blackshark on the Snapdragon 845 chip scored 292,887 points in AnTuTu.
Popular resource “9to5Tak” shared information about the name of the new 6.5-inch iPhone.
What is known
Last week, the publication said that the regular version of the iPhone will be called the iPhone XS and, of course, everyone thought that the larger version would be called the iPhone XS Plus.
Apparently, this is still not the case. According to the new report, the older model will be named with the prefix Max. This is unusual for a company and it is not yet clear why it will take such a step. Nevertheless, we will find out all the details already at the presentation on September 12.
According to rumors, iPhone XS Max will be equipped with a 6.5-inch OLED-display. In addition, the novelty will receive a new Apple A12 chipset, 4 GB of RAM, a dual camera and, presumably, a version with two sim-cards.
On Twitter, the famous insider Benjamin Geskin has a new render of an unannounced iPhone XS smartphone.
The iPhone XS has a frameless space design, a very slim gold-colored case, a cutout on the display and a double vertical camera.
What is known
There is a rumor on the Web that Apple’s new flagships will not be the iPhone X and iPhone X Plus, but the iPhone XS. This applies to models with displays of 5.8 and 6.5 inches. It is still unknown how the version with a 6.1-inch LCD display will be called. The announcement of three new products is expected on September 12.