Here's an overview of new features that could make the iPhone 2020 the best rumored Apple seller – and other bad news about TouchID on this year's iPhone 11 . AirPods, which could be launched much earlier than expected, and the latest MacBook updates announced by Apple.
3D Touch is on the block … again
Rumors that Apple removes 3D touch in the iPhone 11 continue to come. A new DigiTimes report released this week, citing industry sources, suggests that manufacturers who build touch units will earn less money this year, while Apple switches to less expensive components .
This would corroborate what Ming Chi Quo, a long-time analyst at Apple, suggested a few weeks ago to remove this feature. Based on recent iOS 13 beta code, it would seem that the functionality will remain to a certain extent, but it may be a haptic touch function similar to the one we saw in the iPhone XR rather than d & # 39; a real 3D Touch.
2020, rumors about the iPhone predict a rise in sales
But at this point, it is the iPhone models of 2020 that have already begun to steal the show. Two months from the next iPhone, we are already bombarded with rumors about their successors.
A report by JP Morgan analysts, cited by CNBC this week, corroborates many rumors about the iPhone 2020 models and adds some new information to the lineup.
Rumor has it that the 2020 iPhones are available in three sizes: a smaller 5.4-inch model that would replace the current 5.8-inch, the same 6.1-inch option as the XR and a larger version 6.7 inches. And all three will have OLED screens this time around.
The report states that at least two of the three models will be equipped withconnectivity, if not all three. This would mean that the 6.1-inch model would come in both 5G and non-5G options, which would be cheaper.
Analysts also suggest that the rear-facing camera module of the 2020 iPhones will have some kind of 3D mapping technology similar to the current configuration of face recognition with depth sensor on the Front camera. This would greatly improve its profitability andcapabilities. The first rumors had mentioned this as a feature of the 2019 lineup but that she would not be ready in time for the launch.
In a separate report onMing-Chi Kuo, a long-time analyst at Apple, said that Apple would also reduce the footprint of the TrueDepth camera by 2020, which would then reduce the size of the notch.
All these new features and the promise of an iPhone 5G would result in a rise in iPhone sales, according to the JP Morgan report, this after a slowdown in iPhone sales (and phone sales in general) in the last two years.
AirPods 3 waterproof on the horizon
The release of the second-generation AirPods by Apple in March virtually wiped out all hopes for a more exciting update later this year. But this week, the idea is back on the table.
According to MacRumors, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives announces that Apple will launch its third generation AirPods (AirPods 3) before the end of the year. And apparently, they are organizing to become everything we hoped for from AirPod suites.
The report mentions the design changes. This could mean a totally different look, or something less radical, like color options or the addition of noise cancellation and water resistance. Even without official IP classification, existing AirPod models have already proven their ability to manage their share of water exposure.
This is by no means the first time we've heard about the upcoming AirPods 3 in 2019. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman spoke of the possibility earlier this year, as did Ming-Chi Quo and the Taiwanese DigiTimes site.
All the MacBook news
This week, Apple has had good news and others not so good (depending on whether you are in the market or not) for its range of laptops.
The bad news is thator the old-school Macbook Air with a non-retina display and a $ 999 price tag.
By cons, Applewith a True Tone display and lowered the price to $ 1,099 or $ 999 for students.
Apple has also updated the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with a brand-new, 8th-generation quad-core processor, Apple's T2 security chip, TouchBar and TouchID, which was previously available only on more expensive models.
Apple has launched a Back To School promotion for university students. They can get a pair of free Beats headphones with eligible Mac and iMac purchases, as well as a free six-month trial for Apple Music. As part of the promotion, students can also get the new MacBook Air for just $ 999 and the new MacBook Pro for $ 1,199.
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