Apple’s next product event is fewer than 48 hours away. Here’s everything we expect to see. Come back to this post after the announcements to see if I’m on the money.
The iPhone XS
This will be Apple’s new flagship phone with a 5.8-inch screen. Outwardly, it will look a lot like the iPhone X but will get a processor and memory boost. We can also expect a new colour, with a gold finish anticipated.
Expect the price to sit at little under $2000 locally.
The iPhone XS Max
This will be very similar, in terms of internal specs, to the iPhone XS but will score a larger 6.5-inch display. It’s possible it will get a beefed up camera array with a three-camera system touted for the rear.
This one will cost more than most laptops and sting you for over $2000.
The iPhone XC
This is Apple’s gamble that people will want something that looks like a new model but is really a dressed-down version of the iPhone X. The stainless steel body and OLED display will be ditched for an aluminium body that will come in different colours with a 5.8-inch LCD display. 3D Touch will also disappear and it will likely run the current processor rather than the all-new A12 processor we expect to be included in the iPhone XS and XS Max.
I’m tipping Apple will get this phone to market for under $1000 in Australia.
The new iPad Pro
The existing 12.9-inch iPad Pro will get a little smaller outwardly. It will retain the same sized display but the bezels will be trimmed. Touch ID and the home button will be ditched in favour of Face ID and new gestures for accessing the home screen.
The 10.5-inch iPad Pro will get an 11-inch display but keep the same external dimensions as the bezels disappear and Apple’s Face ID array gives the display the infamous notch.
Apple Watch Series 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 will be announced and have a slightly larger and higher definition display. It will be able to show more complications on the display which suggests a substantial processor boost and a commensurate increase in battery power in order to keep things running.
New Operating Systems Will Be Released To The Public
Apple will announce the general availability of new versions of iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS. All have been in beta for several months and will be released to the public within two weeks of the event this Thursday.
This is a long shot but it’s been a long time since Apple updated the iPad mini. I’m hoping a fifth generation mini with support for the Apple Pencil and increased storage will be announced. Now that the technology for making a stylus-friendly iPad is mature and has made it to the rest of the iPad range, I really hope this happens.