IPhone 2018 naming and pricing leaks - even the cheap one is expensive

Posted September 10, 2018

Previous events like this have been all over the place in terms of timing and agenda, but for reference the iPhone 2017 launch, also on September 12, lasted close to two hours (and the iPhone X was unveiled in the second hour).so settle down.

Highly anticipated: Apple is nearly ready to show off this year's lineup of iPhones, but for those that can not wait, new pictures of the iPhone XC have arrived. The iPhone XS is tipped to be priced at $899 and $999 for the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch screen variants, respectively. The phone is also expected to be powered by the A12 processor.

One point of contention that has not yet been made clear is whether or not the entry-level iPhone XC will feature a cost-effective LCD screen as an alternative to the cutting edge OLED display found on the iPhone X and its subsequent derivatives higher up on the product chart. It also features a glass rear panel. While Geskin and others are stating it'll be called the iPhone Xc, Bloomberg has stated it expects it to be called the iPhone Xr. What remains to be seen is whether facial recognition can work as well on a tablet with its multiple orientations as it does on the iPhone X, which is primarily used when held in portrait orientation in the hand.

The Apple Watch is 3 years old and ready for a light refresh. We will have to wait and see.

The image, which is now going viral on Chinese social media, also offers a sense of the price.

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While the Tim Cook-led company did launch new $329 iPad with Apple Pencil support in March, surprisingly there was no mention of iPad Pros at education-themed event in Chicago.

Apple may announce when its AirPower wireless charging pad will be available. But the device still hasn't shipped.

Apple is reportedly trying to limit the availability of the new iPhone Xr to estimate the demand for the more premium versions. AirPods were mocked by some for its goofy looks when it debuted 2 years ago but is a hit with consumers. We'll likely learn when the software will roll out to devices and maybe get a peek at a surprise feature or two.

Revamped iPad Pros: Apple is planning two new iPad Pros for this year with slimmer bezels and Face ID instead of the home button and fingerprint sensor. The Apple Watch saw more than 38 percent year-over-year growth, according to IDC, and a larger model could boost the device's prospects heading into the holiday season.