Here’s a recap of all the iPhone news this week.
This week’s iPhone rumors breathe new life into the possibility of an iPhone SE sequel that would take its cues from the iPhone 7. We’re also hearing about a new fast-charging feature that could be exclusive to the more expensive iPhone X Plus and a report that all but confirms the arrival of an Apple Watch Series 4.
iPhone SE 2 may be a revamped iPhone 7
A section in Apple’s XCode developer software hints at as 2016’s iPhone 7.
According to Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac, a section of the code mentions an “iPhone xx” with an A10 processor and P3-gamutdisplay, but without the notch or . This year’s iPhone X sequels including an iPhone X Plus and 6.1 inch LCD model are rumored to include a proprietary A12 chip and second generation Face ID, so it’s likely that the code here could reference the iPhone SE 2, the sequel to that fans were expecting earlier this year.
iPhone X Plus could cut the cord for fast charging
Rumor has it that Apple will add fast wireless charging to this year’s iPhones, but it could turn out that only one of the three expected models will get it. A China Times report picked up by Forbes this week shows an X-Ray of what could be an iPhone X Plus with a new charging coil that would make this feature possible.
The report states that the iPhone X Plus’ larger body would be better at dissipating the extra heat generated by this wireless fast charging coil by spreading the heat around.
In addition, Apple’s said to be blessing its new iPhones with faster wired charging as well, but putting athis time around.
Apple Watch Series 4 debuting alongside new iPhones
All signs point to anlaunch event, and this week brings even more “proof”.
Apple recently registered six new product numbers with the Eurasian Economic Commission, French site Consomac reports. According to a translation of the filing’s text, the model numbers refer to “wearable electronic devices” that run . The six numbers don’t translate into six different watches though, but maybe configurations of the same one device: perhaps different sizing options, LTE/non-LTE versions and materials, such as aluminum, ceramic or stainless steel.
Rumors around the new Apple Watch suggest it could also get an iPhone X-like makeover with slimmer bezels that yield more screen real estate, static “buttons” that don’t press down (like on the), a larger battery and sleep tracking software.
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