Apple could change the screen sizes for the 2020 iPhones 1
The iPhone 2020 may see some big design changes
2020 Apple's flagship device is ready for its release.
This week, longtime Apple analyst Ming Chi Kuo (via MacRumors), said that Apple would both enlarge and reduce the screen sizes on various 2020 iPhones. The 2020 version of the iPhone XS – iPhone 12? – would shrink from 5.8 to 5.4 inches, while the 2020 XS Max would grow from 6.5 to 6.7 inches. Apple would presumably maintain the 6.1-inch screen size version as the middle ground option, presumably the iPhone XR successor. These numbers coincide with those cited in a similar report published in Taipei-based newspaper Digitimes a few months ago.
Triple-camera bump aside, the 2019 iPhones are not rumored to bring any major design changes to the lineup, which makes the prospect of a complete redesign in 2020 even more appealing.
Along with the new screen size, Apple is rumored to be moving to all OLED line-up for 2020. This would include the cheaper XR sequel (currently LCD) along with a few other design tweaks like a smaller notch, flat edges like what's new in the 2018 iPad Pro and potentially new cover materials.
More importantly, 2020 is the year Apple is expected to make the jump to 5G, thanks to its recent settlement with Qualcomm following a lengthy legal dispute. According to Kuo's report though, 5G connectivity would be exclusive to the higher-end iPhone models. The 2020 version of the cheaper XR would have to wait to get Qualcomm's 5G chip.
iOS 13 developer's beta reveals new details
With two developer's releases coming soon, we're still uncovering more details about Apple's latest software updates: iOS 13, iPadOS, WatchOS 6 and MacOS Catalina ,
This week Apple released the second developer's beta of iOS 13 and iPadOS and helped clear the last few questions. Apple iPhone 3G Touch with Haptic Touch iPhone 7, similar to what it did last year's XR.
But we can put that rumor to rest, at least tentatively. According to Apple Insider, the 3D Touch seems to be back in its entirety in the second beta, along with some new additions like a shorter haptic effect.
The other interesting change about the second dev beta ofis available via an over-the-air update, directly on the phone. According to 9to5Mac, Apple's developer's site is now available for download and a full iTunes restore.
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WatchOS 6 wants to make the Apple Watch even more independent
Apple is working to make the Apple watch more independent from the iPhone by giving it its own app store at WatchOS 6, and the second developer's beta provides yet another way to free it from the phone.
According to MacRumors, this beta makes it possible to over-the-air software updates. Historically all software updates for the Apple Watch had been downloaded and downloaded via iPhone.
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The other exciting software change coming to the Apple Watch is that you'll soon be able to remove some of those pre-installed native apps. According to TechCrunch there are certain apps like Heart-rate and Messages, but at least 10 other apps, including Apple's newest Cycle app, which may not prove useful to male users.
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