Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

MacRumors Steve Rossignol

MacRumors Steve Rossignol

The prediction is that there will be three models of iPhones apart from the Apple Watches and iPad Pros and so on.

In a tweet this morning, Apple announced that the entire keynote will be available for your viewing pleasure on Twitter.

The event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET at the Steve Jobs Theater inside Apple's new headquarters.

This revision is most recently rumored to come housing one of Apple's Retina displays, which would be a fantastic upgrade for the laptop. What they got was the iPhone X - Ten - that, while not revolutionising the range, did at least push it into something of a new design phase.

The iPhone accounts for only 2% of smartphone sales in India and between 8% and 10% in China - the world's two biggest markets - according to industry estimates.

"Finally, we could see new iPad Pros that will come with face recognition ID instead of the home button and fingerprint sensor", said Mr Ali.

The Apple iPhone launch event is less than 12 hours away and the excitement for this year's handset series is reaching new heights with the fans.

"All signs point to Wednesday's event being one of Apple's largest launch announcements in recent years", Mr Bhikha said.

In its guidance for its fiscal 2018 fourth quarter (ending September 30), Apple is expecting a revenue between $60bn and 62bn while gross margin is predicted between 38 and 38.5 per cent.

The new model would seem to fill a longstanding demand by Apple fans for a relatively affordable Mac laptop, but one that comes without the Touch Bar.

The interface of Apple's iOS 12 mobile software. The image shared by Slash leaks shows the smartphone 6.1-inch LCD iPhone in three different colours, of which two are new.

Kuo also believes a low-price new MacBook is about to be announced that will replace the 12-inch MacBook in Apple's range. Apparently, the large, iPhone Xs Max model will also be the heaviest yet at 7.34 ounce (208 grams). The camera set up looks a lot like the iPhone 8, hence the assumption that the iPhone is the picture could be the 6.1-inch iPhone and not the iPhone XS or the iPhone XS Plus. The 1,440 x 900 display was one of the chief most complaints about the MacBook Air - even when it first launched. This definitely mandates an increase in pricing of iPhone in India, if Apple wants to maintain its margins.

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The rumours even suggest that Apple could come up with an updated version of its budget model the iPhone SE, but, as mentioned, these are only rumours.

In addition to its perennial rival, South Korea's Samsung (SSNLF), Apple is facing tougher competition from Chinese players such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi. There are a lot of new additions coming to nearly all products from the company.

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