Augmented reality, facial recognition, a big bezel-less screen — and a $1,200 price tag
By Matthew Braga, CBC News
Posted: Sep 09, 2017 9:00 AM ET
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2017 9:00 AM ET
On Tuesday, Apple will unveil the next iPhone — or rather, three new iPhones, if the rumours come to pass.
It’s the 10th-anniversary iPhone, after all, and expectations are high.
CBC News will report from the unveiling at Apple’s new spaceship-shaped campus, Apple Park, in Cupertino, Calif. It’s the first time Apple is holding an event here, which will take place in the Steve Jobs Theatre. You can stream the keynote event online.
It’s also expected that Apple will unveil a third iteration of the Apple Watch with cellular connectivity built in. That would make it possible to receive notifications, stream music, and perhaps even make calls without being connected to an iPhone.
But you’re probably wondering about the iPhone. Here’s what we’ve been hearing so far:
- The phone. Not just one, but three, according to Bloomberg — a premium iPhone with a brand new design, and two additional iPhone models that are more likely to be successors to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
- The name. This one’s up in the air. Various reports suggest that the premium iPhone could be called the iPhone Pro, iPhone X, iPhone Edition. Where would that leave the iPhone 8? That name may be reserved for the successor to last year’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
- The screen. A handful of leaks seem to indicate that the premium iPhone is getting a big redesign, all but eliminating the bezel, and pushing the screen…