The iPhone 11 launch is still two months away, but we’re already hearing about the next year’s iPhone which is rumored to have some standout features and promising sales forecasts.
The rumors about Apple eliminating 3D touch on the iPhone 11 keep on coming.
A new report from DigiTimes this week, citing industry sources, suggests the manufacturers who build the touch units will make less money this year as Apple switches to lower-cost components.
Based on the recent iOS 13 beta code, it would seem as though the functionality will remain to some extent, but it may be a haptic touch-like function similar to what we saw in the iPhone XR rather than a proper 3D Touch.
The 2020 iPhones are rumored to come in three sizes: a smaller 5.4-inch model that would replace the current 5.8-inch, the same 6.1-inch option as the XR and a larger 6.7-inch Max version. And all three will have OLED displays this time around.
At least two out of the three models will be equipped with 5Gconnectivity, if not all three. That would mean the 6.1-inch model would come in both 5G and non-5G options, the latter of which would be cheaper.
The analysts also suggest that the rear-facing camera module on the 2020 iPhones will have some kind of 3D-mapping technology similar to the current depth-sensing Face ID setup on the front camera. This would greatly enhance its AR and VR capabilities.
As for the Air pods, Apple’s release of the second generation AirPods back in March pretty much dashed all hopes of there being a more exciting update later this year. But this week the idea is back on the table.
Apple will launch its third generation AirPods (AirPods 3) before the end of the year. And apparently, they’re shaping up to be everything we hoped the AirPod sequels would be.
This could mean a totally different look, or something less drastic, like color options or the addition of noise cancelation and water resistance. Even without an official IP rating, though, the existing AirPod models have already proved themselves capable of handling their share of water exposure.
As for the MacBook news
This week, Apple had some good news, and some not so good news.
The bad news is that Apple is no longer selling the 12-inch Macbook, the old-school Macbook Air with a non-Retina screen.
On the flip side though, Apple updated the 2018 MacBook Air with a True Tone display .
Apple also updated the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro with a brand new 8th-generation quad-core processor, Apple’s T2 security chip and added the TouchBar and TouchID which was previously found only on pricier models.