Apple annual launch event: Here is what to expect today

Sep 13, 2018, 01:40
Apple annual launch event: Here is what to expect today

Finally, the leak does mention dual-SIM iPhones, but we have no idea how much Apple will charge for those.

Technology Sector giant Apple (Apple) is launching its Next Generation iPhone on September 12. The LCD 6.1 inch device is listed as the iPhone XC.

Finally, there have also been reports of a new, cheaper iPhone, created to replace the current iPhone 8 and 8 Plus as the entry-level Apple smartphone.

On Wednesday, September 12, Apple is holding a 'Gather Round' event at which it is expected to show off a new entry-level phone called the XC and two updated versions of the iPhone X named the XC and XC Plus or Max, depending on which rumours you believe. China Telecom shared what appears to be an iPhone mock-up with a dual-SIM tray.

New social media posts have emerged online from both state-owned telecommunication companies are generating some hype for a rumored dual-SIM support for the new 2018 iPhones.

The prices announced for Romania start at the equivalent of US$950 for the 64 GB iPhone Xc and go all the way up to US$1,755 for the 512 GB iPhone Xs Max.

Reports say that Apple will call its iPhone X followup the "iPhone XS", with the larger 2018 iPhone model being called the the "iPhone XS Max" instead of using the standard "iPhone".

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. The leak does not reveal if the phone would be based on the iPhone X concept, therefore there is no confirmation on the screen notch. This would be the successor the iPhone X from a year ago. For example, Xiaomi recently launched the Redmi 6A at a starting price of Rs 5,999 and the device has Dual 4G support. However, they help Apple boost sales as users prefer bigger smartphones. The predictions have a long range as diverse as the mid-sized iPhone "Xr", new iPads and USB-C, the cheaper MacBook and Touch ID, the Apple Watch Series 4 and ECG, and more.

"All three of the iPhones will feature almost edge-to-edge designs with a notch that houses a TrueDepth Camera System, putting an end to the Touch ID Home button in Apple's flagship iPhone line-up".

Matching up with previous leaks, the iPhone XC features a single rear camera with LED flash.