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Tech Giant Apple to Release iOS 13, Major Upgrades

Apple may also reveal its Marzipan project too, which would make iPads more easier to use as a full laptop replacement

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Tech giant Apple is set to unveil a slew of features and tools — from software to hardware along with major updates — on its iOS and MacOS ecosystem.
While iOS 13 is a certainty, Apple could also refresh its Mac Pro and announce interoperability between iOS and MacOS at its annual developer conference WWDC 2019 in San Jose, California next week, reports CNET.
iOS 13, expected to be part of iPhone 11 this year, would have a new home screen, a system-wide “dark mode” setting, expanded multi-tasking capabilities and an “undo” options.
Apple is also said to be “cultivating greater interoperability” between iOS and MacOS.
“This would ostensibly make it easier for developers to share code among apps written for the iPhone and iPad and Macs,” the report said.
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iPhones on display at an Apple store in Virginia, USA, April 4, 2016. VOA
The new MacOS 10.15 may let Mac users use an iPad as a second screen.
According to a Digital Trends report, not all Apple devices may support iOS 13.
“Those rumoured to be cut off from the latest software include the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, the iPad Mini 2, and the original iPad Air,” said the report.
The company could also debut the updated Mac Pro, which it had pledged to reveal in 2019.
Apple may also reveal its Marzipan project too, which would make iPads more easier to use as a full laptop replacement. (IANS)

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2020 5G iPhone Won’t Get a Major Price Increase

While, two low-end models (6.1-inch, 5.4-inch) will not have mmWave or World facing 3D sensing, and will have a dual-lens camera

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Entry of Apple into the 5G race in the third quarter of 2020 will catapult the iPhone maker to top position, ahead of Samsung and Huawei, a new report has predicted. Pixabay

Noted analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that Apple may launch four 5G-enabled iPhones next year and while 5G-related components could raise the production costs of the devices, he believes that the iPhone maker will not significantly increase the price of 5G iPhones.

5G components are projected to raise the production cost of the new iPhones by anywhere from $30 to $100.

Kuo states that Apple intends to offset this additional cost by reducing its supply chain expenses, including dropping its upfront non-recurring engineering payment to suppliers of the redesigned metal chassis and frame for 5G iPhone, news portal iMore reported recently.

Kuo believes that Apple intends to bring this, along with other areas of external research and development, in house.

As per recent report, Apple is also reportedly planning to include a custom battery protection module with the iPhone 12, which is said to be almost 50 per cent smaller and thinner than the one being used in current and old iPhones.

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The impact of the launch of 5G Smartphones and services will fully reflect in 2020. Pixabay

The reduction in size could result in more free space for a slight increase in battery capacity,

J.P. Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee believes that Apple will release a 5.4-inch iPhone, two 6.1-inch iPhones and one 6.7-inch iPhone with 5G connectivity in 2020.

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Chatterjee predicts the company may introduce two high-end models (one 6.1-inch and one 6.7-inch) with support for mmWave, as well as a triple-lens camera and “world facing” 3D sensing for improved Augmented Reality capabilities.

While, two low-end models (6.1-inch, 5.4-inch) will not have mmWave or World facing 3D sensing, and will have a dual-lens camera. (IANS)

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