Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo was one of the first to lay out expectations for Apple's next-generation iPhone lineup, saying the devices would include "bilateral," or two-way, wireless charging as a tentpole feature. He revised those claims on Monday, a day before the handsets are expected for unveiling.
The new generation of iPhones will be shipping on September 20 at the same pricing as the models that are replaced, an alleged slide from a Taiwanese carrier briefing claims — but some details on the slide cast doubt on the veracity of the information.
Apple is making major improvements to the coprocessor in the 2019 iPhones, a report claims, with the codenamed 'Rose' and 'R1' part included in the A13 chip with a wider array of sensors than found in previous M-series coprocessor iterations.
Tuesday's anticipated launch of new iPhone models isn't going to be a massively interesting event for investors, JP Morgan suggests, with "limited surprise" for the iPhone forcing most of the attention on pricing and other potential hardware launches.
Apple on Friday posted a placeholder to its official YouTube channel informing fans that it will be using the popular video-sharing platform to stream next week's special media event.
The App Store is seeing high revenue growth this quarter, analysts at Morgan Stanley claim, at the same time as predicting the launch of a 16-inch MacBook Pro and new iPad Pro models at the September iPhone event on Tuesday.
Ming-Chi Kuo also believes that an Apple tracking device is imminent, and will use Ultra Wide Band technology not just in the 2019 iPhone, but in the discrete devices as well.
Less than a week before Apple reveals its next-generation iPhones, Cowen forecasts Apple will start shipping the new models towards the end of September, but predictions of a second-generation iPhone SE and other future potential changes to the iPhone are seen somewhat more favorably.
Apple has updated the Apple Events app for the Apple TV in preparation for its "innovation only" iPhone launch event on September 10, confirming there will be a publicly-accessible stream of Apple's product launches on that day.