by Simon Baxendale
Apple’s regular reveals of their landmark iPhone range of pocket tech always make for something of a big event – after all, the firm is the first company to amass a value of over $1 trillion – which means that, despite mixed reviews over some of their products over the years, they still have a very healthy fanbase. This is all the more reason to keep rolling the phones off the production line – and to keep innovating as much as possible. An official date of September 12th has been circulating for the past few days, and analysts and experts are, of course, lining up to pitch what they believe we’ll be seeing towards the middle of the month. Following mixed results with the experimental iPhone X, can we expect to see any major differences in the latest models from the firm?
It’s thought that we won’t just be seeing one or two new devices this time around but, rather, three – with some experts believing that one of the new models will be an accessible ‘budget’ model of sorts to help to appeal to a wider market. This is in antithesis to the luxury model of the iPhone X which was released to media surprise last year with a price tag of $1000 – though with invitations having already been dispatched to VIPs and insiders within gold envelopes, some are further speculating that gold-colored handsets may well be on the cards. It won’t be the first time that Apple has gone for gold – but will it color the whole event?
One source, 9to5Mac, claims that we will be seeing the ‘iPhone XS’ put front and center in California on September 12th – with further rumors circulating that bigger displays and slimmer edges will be on the cards for a number of devices. It’s also being suggested that an update to the Apple Watch will be announced – great news for anyone still invested in the still rather young tech that is smart wearables.
▶ The iPhone XS Revealed?
It’s safe to say that Apple’s invite-only event in California, which will doubtless be streamed live to the world on the day, will inspire Appleheads everywhere – will this year’s reveal silence those critics who feel the iPhone line lacks further innovation – and those left disappointed by the iPhone X? Stay tuned and we’ll keep you informed!