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Here’s what you need to know before Apple’s September 12 keynote.

In just a few days, Apple will finally be unveiling its newest iPhone. Everyone has high expectations on the new smartphone, especially since this year marks the iconic device’s 10th anniversary.

Here’s what you need to know before Apple’s September 12 keynote.

In just a few days, Apple will finally be unveiling its newest iPhone. Everyone has high expectations on the new smartphone, especially since this year marks the iconic device’s 10th anniversary.

With a couple of days left before the big reveal, here’s a final list of rumors and announcements that is scheduled to be announced this Tuesday.

Not one, but three iPhones

- There will be three new iPhones, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus that are standard upgrades to the iPhone 7 and one special edition bezel less version called the iPhone X.

- iPhone X will be the top tier model and the one that’s making the rounds online suggesting an insane $1000 price. It will have a 5.8-inch display that’s bigger than the iPhone 7 Plus but with the bezel less design it will actually be smaller in dimensions compared to the iPhone 7 Plus.

- The iPhone X will also feature an OLED screen to deliver even better color saturation along with deeper blacks and brighter whites.

- It also means that the Touch ID sensor has been removed and will be replaced with something called a ‘Face ID’ system that uses the front camera and the sensors to scan your face and authenticate/unlock the device.

- Wireless charging could also be a standard feature on the new iPhone, though it was reported that it will only support basic wireless charging which is actually slower compared to being plugged in.

- From the recent leak of the iOS GM firmware, it is now known that the iPhone X will have a six-core CPU that will feature four high-performance cores for intensive tasks and two battery efficient cores. It will likely have the name ‘A11 Fusion’.

- New camera features include the ability to record 4K video at 60 fps and slow motion 240 fps video at a higher 1080p resolution.

A new Apple Watch

- After the subtle Series 2 upgrade of the Apple Watch 2 last year, it looks like Series 3 will feature cellular connectivity so it doesn’t need to be constantly tethered to the iPhone. LTE support means that the Apple Watch Series 3 will include SIM card support, though it is likely that phone calls from the smartwatch is disabled.

The 4K Apple TV

- Earlier leaks on iTunes movies having support for 4K movies further confirmed rumors that a new Apple TV is being prepped for launch. Don’t expect anything radical though – it looks like the main feature to debut on the new Apple TV is the 4K HDR support. Other than that it looks like it is still the same app-driven Apple TV that the company released a couple of years back.

HomePod

- Despite Apple saying that their own Siri-driven smart speaker won’t arrive until December, there is a good chance that we will get to know more details about it.

Updates and patches

- The keynote is also scheduled to reveal the exact dates as to when we can expect iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 and tvOS to arrive on Apple hardware.

More details about the recent leaks have been covered on these leaks:

- Here is everything we know about the iPhone 8 

- The next iPhone will be revealed on September 12th

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