The iPhone X
The iPhone 11 series should be the center of attention
Replacing last year’s A12 Bionic and iOS 12 combination looks set to be the next-gen A13 Bionic (name to be confirmed) paired with iOS 13 straight out of the box. This will be accompanied by 4GB of RAM in the case of the iPhone 11 and potentially 6GB of RAM on the Pro models, although the latter is simply a guess at this stage.
*Preliminary specs based on leaks and rumors. Final specs might differ.
Externally, the biggest change will arrive in the form of a large square camera module on the rear. This will house an all-new triple-camera setup in the case of the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max that’ll consist of a 12-megapixel primary camera, a second 12-megapixel snapper paired with a 2x telephoto zoom lens, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter which will reportedly offer a 120º field of view and support 4K video recording at 30fps.
Apple is also said to be planning an improved stereo recording system for videos that’s made possible by an array of upgraded microphones. An updated Portrait Mode which uses data from all three cameras and Siri AI enhancements inside the camera app should make the cut too. The latter is expected to enable improved scene detection for better color reproduction.
The cheaper iPhone 11 won’t feature a triple-camera setup on the rear but should still include the iPhone 11 Pro’s main sensor and telephoto camera. The upgraded 10-megapixel selfie sensor reportedly coming to the premium models should be present on the iPhone XR’s successor too. Lastly, all three models look set to boast upgraded Face ID systems that’ll be just as fast as Apple’s second-generation Touch ID and capable of detecting faces at wider angles and shorter distances.
Apple Watch Series 5 and iPad updates
While the iPhone will undoubtedly be the main focus at Apple’s next event, that’s not the only thing the company has up its sleeves. In fact, the Cupertino giant is apparently preparing updates to both its Apple Watch and iPad lines.
The Apple Watch Series 4
Regarding the iPad, rumors suggest Apple is preparing a new entry-level 10.2-inch model that’ll replace the current 9.7-inch model. Details are scarce at the minute but slimmer bezels and Apple’s A12 Bionic are very probable changes. Completing the list of announcements should be more details about Apple TV+, the final versions of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, and potential MacBook updates.
Further details about Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade
Both Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade were announced back in March as the California-based company’s newest services. The two are expected to launch at some point this fall but Apple is yet to confirm the exact date or price point for either. On Tuesday, this could all change.
Apple TV+, for those of you that aren’t aware, is the company’s upcoming streaming service and so-called Netflix rival. It’ll offer a range of original content including documentaries, movies, and TV shows aimed at all age groups. Alongside the launch date and price, it seems likely Apple will also debut some new trailers and perhaps announce extra content.
Apple Arcade, on the other hand, will let users access over 100 paid games on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV by paying just one monthly price. A long list of developers are on board and there will also be no additional in-app purchases.