Apple’s HomePod could be getting a little brother.

Contemporary iPhone leaks forward of occasion

THE countdown is on however tech geeks can’t assist however get forward of themselves.

Apple will maintain its main product occasion on Thursday morning, Australian time, the place it’s anticipated to unveil three new iPhones in addition to a raft of different main product upgrades. As ordinary, the leaks are coming thick and quick forward of the extremely anticipated occasion.

Leaker Ben Geskin not too long ago posted photographs to Twitter that purportedly present Apple’s new cheaper iPhone in 4 colors and a brand new title: the iPhone Xc.

The cellphone — anticipated to have a less expensive LCD display — will are available pink, white, darkish blue, and pink if the dummy fashions are real.

Hours after the invites for the occasion went out a pair weeks in the past, well-known Apple leak website 9to5Mac printed photographs of two new iPhones, broadly rumoured to be referred to as the iPhone Xs.

The brand new telephones are rumoured to come back in two completely different sizes and the premium mannequin could have an OLED display.

The leak web site claims to have discovered the photographs on a hidden part of the Apple web site and reviews “with certainty” the cellphone will likely be referred to as the iPhone Xs, the OLED mannequin will are available two sizes and prospects will be capable of purchase it in gold, a color that’s by no means been provide earlier than.


The units are anticipated to encompass a second-generation 5.8-inch OLED system, a larger-screened 6.5-inch OLED system, and a lower-cost 6.1-inch smartphone with an LCD show.

All three units are tipped to have among the hi-tech options that debuted on the iPhone X corresponding to FaceID that permits you to unlock your iPhone and apps, and use Apple Pay by merely taking a look at your system.

The brand new iPhones are additionally tipped to lose the house button and have edge to edge shows just like the iPhone X.

Apple’s low-cost iPhone (which in accordance with the hearsay above will likely be referred to as iPhone Xc) is anticipated to make use of an aluminium body and a single-lens digicam, protecting prices low.

All three telephones will pack the Apple A12 Bionic chip, which can seemingly be nippier than the A11 discovered on the 2017 iPhones (itself 25 per cent sooner than its predecessor, the A10).

Apple has boosted efficiency and app loading occasions with the replace of iOS 12, so your subsequent iPhone ought to really feel a lot sooner to make use of.

Customers browse in an Apple store in New York last month. Picture: Mark Lennihan

Clients browse in an Apple retailer in New York final month. Image: Mark LennihanSupply:AP


Apple will in all probability unveil a brand new version of its Apple Watch with its Collection 4, boasting a bigger show, extra highly effective efficiency and higher battery life.

Apple’s present smartwatch was unveiled the identical time final 12 months (it was launched on September 22) and the identical may maintain true for the brand new mannequin.

Rumours counsel a 15 per cent bigger display, greater battery, perhaps an official sleep monitoring app, and EKG tech. EKGs (or ECGs or electrocardiograms) boast extra in-depth info than the usual coronary heart charge monitor on the Apple Watch 3, through the use of electrical energy currents to gauge your coronary heart’s behaviour.


The corporate may additionally unveil new iPad Professional fashions with Face ID, slimmer bezels, and no House Button.

Clients may also see a revamped AirPods with help for Siri and a a lot anticipated AirPower charging mat that’s designed to cost the Apple Watch, iPhone, and AirPods on the identical time.


A HomePod Mini would naturally be the subsequent sensible speaker from Apple, providing a less expensive various to the $499 authentic.

If the rumours transform true, it would pack Apple’s digital assistant Siri beneath the hood.

It can clearly be smaller than its greater sibling, nevertheless it may borrow its cylindrical design with material mesh exterior (solely with extra color choices, if we’re fortunate).

That might in the end imply a discount in audio high quality — the unique HomePod was praised for its stellar sound, however cost-reduction will inevitably influence its defining function.

Apple’s HomePod could be getting a little brother.

Apple’s HomePod could possibly be getting just a little brother.Supply:Provided


AirPower — introduced round a 12 months in the past, Apple’s wi-fi charging pad ought to work with each its new iPhones and 2017 fashions, the Apple Watch 3, Apple Watch 4, and AirPods.

New Macs and MacBooks — Apple launched a brand new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Professional in July, however we may nonetheless see a brand new MacBook Air with Retina Show, new iMacs and a brand new Mac Mini on September 13 AEST.

AirPods — rumours counsel a higher-end pair of Apple’s wi-fi earbuds are within the works with noise-cancellation, water resistance and wi-fi charging.

Beats over-ear headphones — rumblings of wi-fi headphones with Beats branding emerged in February, with no phrase since then.

Streaming service — Apple has been pouring thousands and thousands into high-profile reveals and music documentaries that are all anticipated to dwell inside its personal Netflix rival.

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