As we near Apple’s September launch events new reports with details about the upcoming devices are trickling in. The latest is a report from Digitimes which walks us through all the new stuff we can expect from the 2019 iPhones. Digitimes also confirms certain features which were also mentioned in previous reports.
Apple is expected to pull the wraps from the new iPhones and Apple Watch in September. The rumors are rife and hinting at new features and functionality. ChargerLab claims that Apple will finally ditch the traditional charger in favor of Type-C USB. It suggests that Apple will also offer lightning to USB-C cable.
Reports have been hinting at an iPhone with Apple Pencil support since last year. Now a case maker claims that Apple is likely to launch a small pencil with the upcoming iPhones.
As we near Apple’s September launch event, new iPhones, Mac and Apple Watch have been listed on the Eurasian database. The database has been accurate previously and the new filings with the Eurasian Economic Commission reveal the model number as well. The Eurasian Commission mandates fillings before releasing any encrypted device in the region.
The ongoing trade war between the US and China has taken a new turn. The United States Trade Representative office has announced that new tariffs will be delayed until Dec 15. Earlier, the duties were set to be applied on Sept 1 and now it has been delayed further to December.
A new investor note claims that Apple is continuing its work on foldable devices. While the company is working on a foldable iPhone, it is the foldable iPad that will launch first.
After ditching Touch ID with the iPhone X in 2017, Apple is possibly looking at bringing back the sensor with its 2021 iPhones. Reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that the 2021 iPhone will feature both Face ID and an under-display fingerprint scanner.
Reputed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that prices of Apple’s hardware products will not be affected by the recent 10% tariff imposed by the U.S. government on goods imported from China. The analyst believes that Apple has already made enough preparations for such a tariff and the company will absorb the additional cost for the near future.
Ahead of the September launch of its iPhone 11 series, Apple has started work on the mass production pf the phones since July itself. However, citing industry sources, DigiTimes claims that “order momentum for touch panels and other components” has been weak.