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Tuesday Sep 12 2017
Web Desk

Here’s what fans should expect at Apple's annual iPhone event

Web Desk
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Speculation surrounding what’s next in the pipeline starts right after Apple holds its biggest event on September 12 event ever year. This year too the rumour mill has been churning various predictions for the next iPhone specs.

The tech giant will hold its major event today at 1PM Eastern time (10PM Pakistan time).

All eyes are set this year on the premium model on the offer called the iPhone X. Apart from that, two other iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, which are upgrades of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7, will be unveiled.

The Apple Watch will also get updates and the new version comes with cellular connectivity.

According to VentureBeat, Apple is also expected to come up with an update to the Apple TV and a 4K HDR Apple TV version might be on the offer.

iPhone X specs

According to various tech publications, the premium model is expected to cost a whopping $1,000 and sport a new design sans the bezels around the display. The display will basically be a screen with a cutout at the top for the earpiece, selfie camera, and sensors.

The screen is tipped to be taller than the iPhone 7 Plus (5.5 inches), which means better display and a better experience. The screen will also sport “True Tone” technology, a sensor that allows the screen to change temperature based on the environment, Bloomberg reported, citing a leaked software code.

The iPhone X will not have a Touch ID or a Home button. The Home button is replaced by a sleek virtual bar which you can use to open various applications. The 3-D Face Unlock will replace the Touch ID and is a 3-D facial recognition scanner for unlocking the phone. Termed the “Faced ID” it can scan your facial features in less than a second and can also be used to authenticate payments and open apps.

The iPhone will have a new software and faster processor with the chip expected to called A11. The component is said to be based on a 10 nanometer manufacturing process, meaning better efficiency and a bigger battery life. The iPhone X will run on a new software, iOS 11.

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are expected to feature 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens and are not expected to be significantly different from the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus.

Apple will most probably be offering no new iPads or Macs or any updates of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.

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