The iPhone XS is tipped to be priced at $899 and $999 for the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screen variants, respectively. The iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr (or Xc?) have been previewed extensively, and apart from the possibility of some neat new camera features and a dual SIM, we have a good idea about what's going to show up.
Any new iPad Pro is expected to reflect the change in design language introduced with the iPhone X past year, dumping the long-standing home button and Touch ID for gestures and Face ID. The new phones landed in stores a week later on Friday, Sept. 22.
Analysts believe Apple plans to release three new smartphones this year, with a cheaper display using LCD screen technology. Weeks after the iPhone XS renders surfaced on the internet, we now have the more affordable 6.1-inch LCD iPhone which will possibly be called the iPhone Xc.
Ahead of Apple's September 12 "Gather Round" event, an artist has envisioned a concept iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max reveal trailer. It said the iPhone XS would cost $1079) and the iPhone XS Plus $1225, which includes sales tax. The reason for that lies mostly in the physics of the high-band spectrum being used for 5G, which requires several big antennas placed around the device to achieve consistent signal.
The Apple event starts at 6pm on Wednesday.
There's another page shown in the leaked photos, which consists of all the iPhone models destined to be prominent this year.
Jack Ma to unveil succession plan to groom younger talent over time
The New York Times is blocked in China by Communist Party censors and there was no official statement from Alibaba on Saturday. But Ma on Thursday told Bloomberg TV that he was mulling an early retirement similar to Bill Gates' early exit from Microsoft.
Up until this week, I've had the new 6.1-inch iPhone mentally tagged as the iPhone XE, in reference to iPhone SE, which is the only moderately-priced phone Apple now sells. Both tablets are rumoured to ditch Touch ID and the home button in favor of FaceID.
New MacBook: The company is preparing a new lower-cost laptop with a 13-inch Retina display to succeed the MacBook Air.
Beyond phones and watches, Apple is planning a series of other products later this year. Shortly after Apple's big event on Wednesday, Microsoft is expected to introduce new Surface hardware on the 2nd of October, followed by new Pixel hardware from Google on the 9th of October.
AirPower Wireless Charger: This is Apple's charging pad that can simultaneously charge an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods without plugging them in.
The most exciting part of the leak is surely the name of the new device - iPhone Xc.