As most of the iOS fanboys are seeking the new iPhone 2018 release date, Without further ado, we count down the three major announcements due in the Apple’s September’s event.
IFA 2018 is here and Apple’s September event is around the corner, here we would like to tell you about the new iPhone 2018 release date and associated product launches.
1. Apple A12 Processor
After the launch of the first 7nm mobile processor (Kirin 980), Apple A12 is the next in line, later followed by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (8150). The Apple A12 will sit in the next iPhone, which is happen to be the iPhone XS apparently. Also, theInsightrr conducted an analysis of the improvements to this year’s iPhone flagship processor. The analysis is based on the 7nm process used by TSMC and rumored Geekbench scores.
As per TSMC, the 7nm process technology provides “1.6x logic density, 20% computing speed improvement, and 40% power consumption reduction compared to the 10nm process used in the Apple A11 Bionic chip.
Simply put, if the A11 bionic SoC is fabricated on the 7nm process node, it could have achieved 40% smaller die size.
Also, the energy consumed by the same chip to achieve the same computing speed can be 40% less. In addition, having more transistors enables and 20% faster-computing speed. Having said that, Macworld said that, A12 is a more complex chip and is unlikely to have a big boost to speed unlike the sharp jump in A11 Bionic’s performance.
Apart from the A12’s design, there would be architectural changes which will impact the multi-threaded (multi-core) performance. The multi-core performance will be greatly improved by the CPU cluster performance controller. (a supervisor which controls which cores should work to balance the energy-performance aspects).
The A12 chip is rumored to have a new CPU cluster controller which enables two large cores and four small cores to work simultaneously for the first time.
The A12 will be powering the new iPhone XS which will be released alongside the chip. Earlier, 9to5Mac confirmed that this year’s iPhone will be called “iPhone XS.” Although the “S” label usually means an upgrade to the iPhone, not a significant upgrade though. This time we are not expecting an iPhone 9 as the company has decided to call it iPhone X or XS already.
This year’s iPhone X line-up is expanding into a 5.8-inch iPhone XS, 6.5-inch iPhone XS, and a cheaper 6.1-inch LCD-based iPhone. The iPhone XS will support more sophisticated software features. For instance, in the Calendar app, the user can view the calendar itself on one side of the display and the related events on the other side.
The key change in terms of the design is that the 6.5-inch iPhone XS will have a slightly smaller body than the iPhone 8 Plus. According to the supply chain schematic, the 6.5-inch iPhone XS is expected to be 156.53mm x 77.44mm x 7.85mm. In comparison, the size of the iPhone 8 Plus is 158.4mm x 78.1mm x 7.5mm.
Simply put, the 6.5-inch iPhone XS will be slightly shorter, slightly narrower than the iPhone 8 Plus, however, little thicker.
In my opinion, the display and body related changes will enable the users to see more on the screens, work more, giving them a feeling of an iOS phablet. With a bigger screen, an enhanced software upgrades, and a powerful A12 processor, the iPhone XS is all set to rock the iOS fraternity.
3. Apple Watch S4
In addition to the iPhone XS, 9to5Mac also published a picture of the Apple Watch Series 4, which is likely to be unveiled at the September 12th conference. As per the pictures, Apple Watch S4 will sport a full screen. This would be the first design change since the Apple Watch debuted three years ago.
The larger dial display and virtual buttons imply that the smartwatch can display more text at the same time, reducing the scrolling of the digital crown and significantly enhancing the user’s interaction with the watch.
The previous generation dials are basically simple, stylish and creative, while the dials shown in the leaked pictures show a larger amount of information such as the clock, date, weather, motion circle, among others.
As far as more details are concerned, we still have to wait till September 12 for Apple to officially announce it.
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