New iPad X and 2018 iPhone XS Rumors
This autumn is going to be filled to the brim with Apple releases. The entire Apple family is getting an upgrade this year. We expect to see a new iPhone lineup, an iPad X(?) launch, and even a new Apple Watch 4 seems to be on the table. Check out some of the juiciest rumors below!
What is Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup?
With last year's huge iPhone launch, the hype is building for the iPhone launch anticipated in early September. The iPhone X was a smash hit, but a steep investment. This year, Apple is anticipated to roll out three new iterations. To start out with, we are expecting there to be a smaller and larger version of the phone.
iPhone XS Rumors
Apple is updating the iPhone X for 2018 and it will be named the iPhone XS, following similar naming conventions that they have used in the past. The new iPhone XS will most likely come in at about 5.8 inches. It will be an edge to edge display and will be ever so slightly larger than the X as we know it. We expect to see updated processors, an even better camera, and better battery life on these new 2018 iPhones as well as an even better OLED screen. Rest assured, our crack team of designers is hard at work right now making a whole new line of protective and stylishly luxurious leather iPhone XS cases to keep the one you love safe and sound when it arrives.
iPhone XS Plus Rumors
The larger iPhone XS Plus is reported to be 6.5 inches from the edge to edge. This type of display helps counteract heft of the Plus size. In years past, the Plus versions of the iPhone were a bit bulky and had a lot of wasted space. Now, we are finally getting an efficiently spaced iPhone. The OLED screen is going to look beautiful. A larger iPhone also means a larger battery, so you can expect a bit more time in between charges and plenty of useable screen space. It'll be a standout on it's own, but it will look even better with one of our leather iPhone XS Plus cases that are coming soon!
iPhone XC Rumors
Interestingly, Apple is going to release a pared-down version of the X. They'll be launching a 6.1 model with an aluminum frame to help keep costs low. In fact, it may not even support wireless charging or 3D touch however it may come in 5 different colors! If you're planning on picking up the cheaper model, say goodbye to portrait mode on the camera since this one will only have a single lens-rear camera. They will most likely look and feel like the X with their edge to edge screen, lack of home button and a plethora multitasking gestures. Even though it will be a more affordable version of the iPhone, the XC will still look fabulous in any number of the wood and leather iPhone XC cases we will be releasing soon. Stay tuned!
iPhone XS, XS Plus, and XC- What You Need to Know
In addition to three new body styles, there might be at least two Fusion chips coming down the pipes. One to power the next generation of iPhone, and another, slower one to power the economical option. Apple is a creature of habit, and will most likely be calling these the A11X or, aptly, the A12. The invite itself features a rose gold/copper which is indicative that Apple will launch their full range of iPhone colors. Some are even speculating that they might launch the XC in a wide range of colors, following the 5C's precedent. Hopefully, Apple will also upgrade their chargers as well this year with their take on Fast Chargers.
What to Expect from the 2018 iPad Pro X
The next generation of iPad is expected to take after the iPhone X's design. Bezeled edges, no more home button, and the introduction of a TrueDepth sensor to support Face ID. These updates will shave off some much-needed bulk off of the Pros. Especially on the 12.9, it's quickly become people's go-to portable computer, and a sleeker model is desperately needed. Also, it'll be fantastic to have all devices support wireless charging.
As for external ports, the rumors are conflicting. Some believe that it'll go the way of the X completely, and get rid of all ports. This year, though, they may not even include dongle adaptors for the headphone lovers of the world. On the other hand, we might see the new Pro's keep their external ports. This way, it can continue to dominate the mobile office market. We've got some great new leather iPad Pro cases up our sleeves for this exciting release as well.
What Will the Apple Watch 4 Look Like?
We wouldn't be surprised if the newest Apple Watch launched along with the iPhone. They make a great pair, and doing three events in the autumn could present more obstacles than benefits. Since last year's model brought LTE capability, Apple Watch fans are on the edge of their seats. We're pretty sure that the new Apple Watch will have better fitness readings, as we saw a patent for Apple's version of the EKG. With it, it will bring better insights into calorie and heart rate tracking. Also, with WatchOS 5 on its way, Siri is slated for a serious upgrade on the
At the very least, it looks as if Apple will bezel some edges, add some complications, and increase the overall screen size making their newest Apple Watch 4 coherent and modern looking. And rest assured, our leather Apple Watch 4 bands will be ready at launch to accessorize and stylize this newest addition to the Apple family.
Summing It All Up
All in all, it looks like Apple's dry spell is officially over. They're back in the running and officially running the industry again. It feels good to be at the top again, and with the trillion-dollar benchmark past, Apple is aiming for the stars.
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