Latest iPhone 11 rumors: no quantity in ‘Pro’ mannequin title, no reverse wi-fi charging, 10.2-inch iPad announcement
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Last evening, dependable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo filed his final report on the iPhone 11 lineup. In addition to apparent statements like no Apple Pencil assist, Kuo indicated that the 18W USB-C fast charger will solely be included within the high-end ‘pro’ 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone 11 fashions.
Most notably, Kuo indicated that the sooner reporting of bilateral wi-fi charging has been revised. He stated that attributable to charging effectivity not assembly Apple’s necessities, the iPhone 11 line would now not characteristic the flexibility to cost AirPods wirelessly by inserting the case on the again of the cellphone.
Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman added to this story, indicating that he too had heard Apple had confronted points with the reverse charging system and it does certainly seem like it has been shelved for this yr.
Updated prediction: iPhone 11, iPhone Pro, iPhone Pro Max. https://t.co/pymVRR3dcQ
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 10, 2019
Perhaps most apparently, Gurman indicated that his sources are telling him that the names of the iPhone lineup can be iPhone 11, iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max. Up to now, the commonly accepted monikers had been iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
Gurman’s tweet means that Apple won’t use the ’11’ numbering scheme on the Pro fashions. This would additional the separate telephones from the mainline iPhone 11, which can be a successor to the iPhone XR, regardless that rumors level to the one distinction between non-Pro and Pro being the bounce from dual-camera module to a triple-camera system with ultrawide lens.
However, making an attempt to use logic to Apple’s branding decisions is a silly train. Apple’s naming schemes proceed to shock us.
Finally, Gurman stated that he believes the 10.2-inch iPad can be introduced on stage at the moment. As rumored, this is able to change the entry-level $329 9.7-inch iPad within the iPad lineup. What’s intriguing right here is that rumor mill consensus had pointed to the iPad being refreshed in October, at an anticipated second media occasion. If the brand new mass-market iPad is coming at the moment as a substitute, then it raises questions on what Apple can have in retailer, if something, subsequent month … most individuals nonetheless anticipate to see the redesigned 16-inch MacBook Pro earlier than the top of the yr.
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