Apple will be launching its latest iPhones, Apple TV, and Apple Watch at an event scheduled for September 12. A report from the Wall Street Journal confirms that Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones and a smartwatch. This year Apple will announce a flagship iPhone along with updates to last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
The Cupertino based company is also expected to release a new Apple TV with support for 4K resolution. We might also see the Apple Watch Series 3 being announced at the iPhone launch event itself. Considering a number of leaks we’ve seen for Apple’s smartwatch, it’s bound to be an incremental update to the Series 2.
The iPhone 8, or the iPhone Pro, is expected to launch at a price tag of $999 in the US, according to some reports. If that is true, we might see the iPhone 8 as the most expensive iPhone to launch in India. The iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus are expected to feature a glass back design and are likely to support wireless charging apart from all-new internals and a new camera.
The excitement around this year’s iPhone launch event is extremely high. Everyone expects Apple to deliver a ground-breaking, game-changing, ‘revolutionary’ device that will set a benchmark for rest of the players in the market. While we’ve seen a bunch of leaks that point towards an all-new design for the new iPhone, we barely know about its real capabilities which will be powered by Apple’s new processors and iOS 11.
The iPhone 8 is also expected to launch with Face ID which is an improvement over the existing TouchID based authentication system. Several reports also indicate Apple may switch entirely to Face ID on the iPhone 8/Pro and leave TouchID behind. The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus are still expected to ship with the fingerprint sensor which means Face ID will heavily rely on a combination of Apple’s usual secret sauce – specific chip for security and software.