What to expect from the presentation Apple September 12: iPhone Xs, Apple Watch Series 4, AirPods 2, etc. [updated]

In just a few days Apple will present new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and budget LCD iPhone. The presentation will take place as part of the event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater. This year, the company may surprise us by presenting a bunch of new technology.

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Let's sum it up and find out what to expect from the 'Gather Round' event.

  • All rumors about iPhone X 2018, iPhone X Plus and 6.1-inch LCD iPhone
  • Resolution of new Apple Watch Series 4 will be greater than that of the first iPhone
  • New AirPods 2 may come out in December 2019
  • AirPower will be released this fall and will cost $ 150
  • When will iOS 12 be released? [updated]
  • Rulers MacBook Air and Mac mini are expecting big changes
  • iPad Pro 2018 will have rounded display corners

iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max

Highlights at the September 12 event will be the new 5.8-inch iPhone XS and 6.5-inch iPhone XS Max. The first will be the updated iPhone X 2017 with more powerful content and an improved camera. According to rumors, this year's lineup will be an 'S' update.

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iPhone XS Max – Large variant iPhone XS with 6.5-inch display. Other characteristics of this model will be the same as the main one, apart from the large battery.

Both models will have improved Face ID technology, which will support horizontal mode. They will each have 4GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Smartphones will continue to support wireless charging and fast charging, and will also be waterproof. They should come with 18W USB-C adapters and cables that support fast charging.

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iPhone XS starts at $ 800 and iPhone XS Max starts at $ 999. Both models will be available in silver, black and gold.

Features iPhone XS 2018:

  • Design like the current iPhone X.
  • Improved Face ID technology.
  • Better stuffing and more RAM.
  • Improved dual camera.
  • Improved battery.
  • Fast charging.
  • The price is about $ 899.

Specifications iPhone XS Max 2018:

  • Design like the current iPhone X.
  • Large display.
  • Face ID.
  • Better content and more RAM (4GB).
  • Improved dual camera.
  • Better battery than iPhone X.
  • Fast charging.
  • The price is about $ 999.

Presentation probability: 10 out of 10.

6.1-inch LCD iPhone

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Together with two new ones iPhone XS Apple presents the budget LCD iPhone. It will have the same design as iPhone X, but with a few compromises. These will be thicker bezels, LCD – display, only 3GB of RAM, one main camera and up to 128GB of memory. The smartphone will support Face ID.

This model should sell well in Asia. There, it even has to support two SIM cards, which is very popular for smartphones in China and India. The base variant will be priced at $ 699.

Features LCD iPhone:

  • Design like iPhone X but with compromises.
  • The bezels are thicker and the build quality is worse.
  • Face ID.
  • 3GB of RAM.
  • One main camera.
  • Supports two SIM cards in some countries.
  • The price is about $ 600-700.

Presentation probability: 10 out of 10.

Apple Watch Series 4

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Along with the new ones iPhone, the company presents Apple Watch Series 4. Earlier, an advertising image of a new watch with a frameless display got into the network. The new model should have a faster processor and better battery. Apple also introduces new watch faces for the large display, which will fit up to 8 different extensions. New straps for smart watches will also be presented.

Presentation probability: 10 out of 10.

AirPods 2 and new column

Even two years later, wireless headphones AirPods remain very popular with users. This year Apple to release updated AirPods with improved chip and water protection. The improvements will be modest, but users will surely take them well.

Earlier this year, there were rumors that Apple is working on a budget smart speaker HomePod under the Beats brand. There was no official information or even a hint that it would be presented tomorrow.

Presentation probability: 3 out of 10.


Yes, Apple will finally release the AirPower charger and it will cost around $ 160. Recall that the device was presented together with iPhone X in 2017.

Presentation probability: 9 out of 10.

iOS 12, watchOS 5, macOS Mojave

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At the 'Gather Round' event, the company will talk about iOS 12 and present several new system features for the iPhone XS line. In addition, a release date iOS 12 will be announced. It is expected to be September 18th. The same goes for watchOS 5 with exclusive features for the new Apple Watch Series 4.

As for macOS Mojave, the company will at most announce the release date of the update.

iOS 12, watchOS 5: 10 out of 10.

macOS: 3 out of 10.

New iPad Pro? Retina MacBook? An updated Mac mini?

Apple is working on an updated lineup iPad Pro with thinner bezels, Face ID and better content. Newer models iPad Pro will not have a home button and possibly a 3.5mm headphone jack. This will make the bezels of the tablets thinner and the display size larger (11 inches instead of 10.5). As for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, its display size will not change, but the thin bezels will help make it smaller. In addition, the new line will have a TrueDepth system with Face ID.

The company is also working on Retina MacBook and an updated Mac mini. The former will be a budget replacement MacBook Air with a Intel Kaby Lake processor and a Retina display. Nothing is known about the updated Mac mini, except that Apple is working on it.

Probability of presentation: 3 in 10.

New Apple TV

It is unlikely that the company will present an updated Apple TV before announcing plans to create its own TV shows. And that won't happen until next year.

Presentation probability: 2 in 10.

iPod touch 2018

For many years, a new iPod came out every fall. However, these days have passed, and it is unlikely that for the first time in three years Apple will decide to introduce a new iPod touch. All that remains is to dream.

Presentation probability: 1 in 10.

Usually September events Apple are mainly dedicated to the new iPhone, Apple Watch and iOS. It is unlikely that the line iPad Pro 2018 will be presented on September 12 as well. Most likely, the rest of the devices will be presented at a separate event at the end of October.

Let us remind you that the presentation Apple 'Gather round' will take place tomorrow (September 12) and starts at 20:00 Moscow time. You can watch the broadcast online and via Apple TV. We'll be covering all the latest news, so don't forget to visit our website.

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