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Apple is widely expected to announce the iPhone 11 at next Wednesday's event on September 10.
Rumors, of course, are circulating leading up to the event, with whisperings that three new iPhone models will be announced. Here is a roundup of the hottest rumors and the biggest leaks.
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Three new flagship models expected
Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and the iPhone 11 Pro Max. In fact, yesterday images, that are believed to show the final products, were leaked.
If one thing is for sure, it's that Apple's naming scheme is becoming increasingly difficult to follow. As per CNET, the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are the expected names for the successors of the XS and the XS Max. The vanilla iPhone 11, on the other hand, will be the successor to the cheaper iPhone XR.
IPhone 11 specs
The 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are rumored to be announced with 5.8- and 6.5-inch OLED screens, while the 11 will likely have a 6.1-inch LCD screen. The phones are said to include the top notch on the screen.
According to 9to5Mac, the new models will contain a new type of Taptic Engine. While it is not completely clear what this will improve, it is possible it is tailored towards improving Haptic Touch, as the current form of 3D touch is being replaced via an iOS update.
According to Bloomberg, the phone will also include "new shatter-resistance technology," making it much more durable.
Even at the iPhone's original unveiling in 2007, the camera was a prominent feature, drawing applause from the audience.
Updates have consistently provided improvements, and more are likely to come for the iPhone 11 models.
As Bloomberg reports, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max will have three rear cameras, while the XR successor will have two. The third camera will have an ultra-wide-angle lens that will allow for larger, more detailed photos. It will also allow more zoom capability.
Even more devices
As 9to5Mac reports, Apple's flagship mobile phones only make up about half of Apple's total phone sales volume. Older and cheaper models, as well as Apple watches, also make up an important part of its business.
Apple is expected to release a new low-cost model this year to fight its recent decline in sales, according to Nikkei. The company will reportedly launch a new 4.7-inch iPhone in the spring of 2020 as a successor to the iPhone SE.
As MacRumors points out, Apple has registered four new models of the Apple Watch with the Eurasian Economic Commission. Few rumors have come out about this though, so we'll have to wait and see.
The first-ever Youtube live-stream of an Apple event
Apple will be streaming its iPhone 11 event on Google-owned YouTube on Tuesday for the first time. It will be the first time Apple has streamed one of its major events on the platform - and will no doubt lead to greater viewing figures.
As The Verge points out, Apple has been gradually increasing the availability of its stream over the last few years. Last year saw the event live-streamed on Twitter.
While many rumors look like they've practically been verified, and the leaks might be real, we'll only find out for sure at Apple's special event on September 10, announced with the slogan "innovations only."