Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone today

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At the time, many suspected (including ourselves) Rambo had somehow snapped the pictures of these unreleased products from Apple's live event test stream, which was taking place that day.

That's why it's a bit surprising that Apple has made a decision to livestream its iPhone XS launch on the platform this year, as first reported by TechCrunch.

Apple also has in the works a new iPad Pro model that will include the company's Face ID facial recognition feature, Kuo said.

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Finally, Kuo gives hints about the new Apple Watch 4, which should have electrocardiography (ECG) and ceramic back.

Google is also expected to announce a new version of its Pixel smartphone when it holds its own event in October. There are three new models, the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xc, and iPhone Xs or Xr Plus, and some images have appeared that seem to reveal their designs.

Industry analysts expect the price of new iPhones to start from Dh3,200 and it could go beyond Dh4,500. This is what is referred to as an "S" year, when Apple doesn't make any major changes to its device, save for some internal improvements - and tacks an "S" to the device name to make it clear.

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You might see a lot more talk about USB-C than Apple's (annoyingly proprietary) Lightning connection this year, and probably even more goofing around with augmented reality - to the delight of backyard dinosaurs and robots.

Apple will likely refresh the internals, but keep the design of the 5.8-inch iPhone X and offer a larger model with a 6.5-inch screen. The iPhone XS Plus is expected to be the same but with a bigger 6.5-inch AMOLED screen and a bigger battery. Still given that rupee is very weak against dollar right now, expect the price of above Rs 1 lakh for the iPhone XS Plus. Possibly, the company will have several other surprises in store for us. You can also stream it on Apple TV using Airplay. The iPhone XR will be Apple's affordable iPhone this year with an LCD display and bright new colours. Current Apple Watches have a heart-rate sensor, which can take occasional readings. Twelve months on, the answer to "will people spend that much on an iPhone?" is, according to sales figures, an emphatic "yes".

The iPhone X, a dramatically redesigned model released last fall, got rid of the home button and introduced facial-recognition technology to unlock the device.

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The iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max could be priced around Rs 85,500 and Rs 1,05,000 in India. We have no information on the 10.5-inch version, but going from what we know about the bigger model, we were able to estimate that the iPad Pro 10.5 (2018) could roughly be 227.2 x 173.5 mm.

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