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Apple To Unveil New-Gen Products, New iPhones

Apple fans worldwide on Tuesday would witness the next generation of iPhones, top-of-the line Watch models and ramped up services like Apple TV+

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In this Jan. 9, 2007 file phtoo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs holds up an Apple iPhone at the MacWorld Conference in San Francisco. Apple Inc. VOA

The most-anticipated event in the world of technology is right around the corner and Apple fans worldwide on Tuesday would witness the next generation of iPhones, top-of-the line Watch models and ramped up services like Apple TV+.

Set for its unveiling at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company’s headquaters in Cupertino, California, on September 10, iPhone 11 or XI is likely to be opened for pre-order on September 13 and be available in-store on September 20 globally.

The India availability is generally within a few weeks of the global launch date.

Apple traditionally launches the new iPhones on Tuesday, starts pre-orders on Friday and begins delivering the devices a week later.

This year, the company will launch threw models on the expected lines — probably named iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

According to multiple reports, the D43 (internal name) would replace last year’s iPhone XS Max, the D42 (internal name) would replace the iPhone XS and the N104 (internal name) would replace the highly-popular iPhone XR

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Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, announces features of the new iPhone 8 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple campus on Sept. 12, 2017, in Cupertino, Calif. VOA

The new iPhone 11 models replacing iPhone XS series are likely to have the first-ever triple rear camera setup.

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has suggested that the upcoming iPhone models would be equipped with reverse wireless charging.

The iPhone-maker is also expected to put bigger batteries and some real internal upgrades in the new iPhones.

Aiming to take on Huawei and other Chinese rivals, Apple is also mulling the resurrection of the cheaper iPhone SE for emerging markets, especially India and China, early next year.

The new model would be Apple’s first low-cost smartphone since the launch of the iPhone SE in 2016, which started at $399.

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Apple is also expected to launch an upgraded Apple Watch in titanium and ceramic variants at the event.

Whether this will be called Apple Watch 5 or a premium upgrade to the current Watch Series 4 is yet to be known.

The new Watch models would come in both the 40mm and 44mm versions.

Apple may also announce pricing plans for Apple TV+ with premium streaming content and Apple Arcade, its gaming service. (IANS)

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Huawei Plans to Bring Custom-Made OS For its Smartphones Soon

Under the terms of the previous US trade ban, Google was barred from selling Android license to Huawei

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The upcoming smartphone if Huawei named 'P40' may also run "HarmonyOS" instead of Android, revealed Richard Yu, Head of Huawei's consumer business. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese conglomerate Huawei’s President Wang Chenglu has revealed that Huawei is all set to bring its custom-made operating system ‘HarmonyOS’ to its smartphones range in 2020.

According to him, “HarmonyOS” that will be available globally will not replace Android as Huawei still treats Android as preferred OS by choice but things will start moving on this front next year, media rpeorts daid on Monday.

“If we’re still not allowed [by the US government] to access Google’s Android service, we will consider using our own HarmonyOS. In fact, our OS is ready, but we will not use it in the first place as we’re still considering a relevant decision and cooperation,” Chenglu was quoted as saying.

Under the terms of the previous US trade ban, Google was barred from selling Android license to Huawei, meaning its phones could use the base open-source code, but would not have access to the all-important Play Store and Google apps.

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Chinese conglomerate Huawei’s President Wang Chenglu has revealed that Huawei is all set to bring its custom-made operating system ‘HarmonyOS’ to its smartphones range in 2020. Pixabay

A temporary licence was issued which allows Google to support and update the Android OS currently running on existing Huawei devices. However, the trade ban has affected the development of future products.

The company has already launched “HarmonyOS” with Honor Vision TV series.

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The company’s upcoming smartphone ‘P40’ may also run “HarmonyOS” instead of Android, revealed Richard Yu, Head of Huawei’s consumer business. (IANS)