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Days ahead of Apple's big iPhone event on september 12, Apple analyst and speculator Ming-Chi Kuo has dropped (via 9to5Mac) a bunch of tidbits for future Apple products.

It is expected that consumers could start buying new Apple products much closer to the unveiling date this year, probably by the first week of October. This also helped Apple's cause by making the market happy enough for the Cupertino tech giant to become the first company to be valued at over a trillion dollars.

A new and upcoming iPad Pro could come with a USB-C port instead of Apple's proprietary Lightning port, according to Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo, who has a great track record with Apple device predictions. Both the bold new color options and the potential "Xc" moniker echo Apple's lower-cost iPhone 5c handset from 2013.

It is expected to be a grander form of the iPhone X with a 6.5-inch screen, around an inch bigger than the screen of the iPhone 8 Plus. Apple is expected to announce refreshed iPhones in the U.S. on September 12, 2018.

The iPhone X, a dramatically redesigned model released last fall, got rid of the home button and introduced facial-recognition technology to unlock the device.

Speculation includes talk that Apple will introduce three new iPhone models infused with features from a premium iPhone X that debuted a year ago with a $1,000 price tag.

With the new launches, Apple is hoping to expand its market share in the increasingly competitive smart-phone space. While similar in size to the iPhone 8 Plus, the Xs Max will employ a steel chassis opposed to aluminum.

Apple might be planning to announce high-end headphones at the event today. "The new line-up of iPhones is likely to do just that: Apple will expand the iPhone X design and naming across its phone portfolio, with more sizes, colours and price points", he said in a mailed response to indianexpress.com. While Apple used to make its events Safari-only (for streaming via a web browser), the company has since made it easier for you to stream in the browser of your choice.

It also brought the iPhone into a new price bracket: $999.

This is why we should stop expecting Apple to launch a cheap iPhone for the masses. Apple's offerings may also impact Huawei's P20 Pro. Current Apple Watches have a heart-rate sensor, which can take occasional readings.

Apple Watch sales are good for Apple's wider business - it only works with the iPhone, naturally.


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