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iPhone 11: Why you might have to upgrade | TECH(feed)

Computerworld | Aug 27, 2019

Rumors have begun swirling about what may be unveiled at Apple’s September event. We’ll probably see some updates on those services Apple rolled out earlier this year, as well as an update to the Apple Watch. And of course, Apple will announce its next generation of iPhone. In this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet talks about what to expect in the iPhone 11 and why you might be forced to upgrade.

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APPLE’S FALL EVENT IS COMING SOON, AND THAT MEANS A NEW IPHONE. LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT NEW FEATURES TO EXPECT AND ANSWER THE BURNING QUESTION: WILL THE IPHONE 11 BE THE 5-G IPHONE? STICK AROUND.

SO IT’S RUMORED APPLE’S FALL EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 10. WE DON’T KNOW THE EXACT DATE FOR SURE, BUT THAT’S THE WORD ON THE STREET. APPLE MIGHT TOUCH ON UPDATES TO SOME OF ITS SERVICES PRODUCTS IT ROLLED OUT EARLIER THIS YEAR AND WE’LL PROBABLY SEE A NEW APPLE WATCH AT THE EVENT. BUT THE NEW IPHONE--PEOPLE ARE CALLING IT IPHONE 11--WILL DEFINITELY BE A FOCUS. HERE’S WHAT WE’RE EXPECTING TO SEE.

FIRST OF ALL, WE WILL PROBABLY SEE A FEW NEW IPHONES AT THE SPECIAL EVENT IN SEPTEMBER. LAST YEAR WE HAD THE IPHONE TEN S, THE TEN S MAX AND THE TEN R. SO THERE WILL LIKELY BE THE IPHONE 11, A MAX VERSION, AND SOME UPDATE TO THE TEN R. NOT SURE HOW EXACTLY APPLE WILL NAME THE IPHONES. WE EXPECT TO SEE SOME NOTICEABLY NEW UPGRADES, INCLUDING A NEW TRIPLE LENS CAMERA ON THE IPHONE 11 AND A TWO LENS CAMERA ON THE NEXT EDITION OF THE TEN R. AND THERE MIGHT BE A SMALLER NOTCH--I KNOW HOW MUCH EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE SMARTPHONE NOTCHES. AND SOMETHING I THINK IS COOL IS A POTENTIAL FOR TWO-WAY WIRELESS CHARGING. SO IF YOUR AIRPODS ARE DYING, YOU COULD PLACE THEM ON TOP OF YOUR IPHONE TO GIVE THEM A CHARGE. THESE ARE OF COURSE ONLY RUMORS, AND ONLY SOME OF THE FEATURES WE EXPECT TO SEE WITH THE NEW IPHONE. WE’LL ALSO PROBABLY GET A PEAK AT I-O-S 13 AT THE EVENT.

NOW LET’S TALK 5-G. AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, WILL THE IPHONE 11 BE THE LONG-AWAITED 5-G IPHONE? IN SHORT… NO. OR, PROBABLY NOT. APPLE IS PROBABLY GOING TO ROLL OUT A FULLY 5-G CAPABLE IPHONE NEXT YEAR IN 2020. THAT’S BECAUSE MOST PLACES ARE LACKING THE NECESSARY NETWORKS NEEDED TO 5-G. SO EVEN IF YOU BUY A 5-G PHONE TODAY, YOU’LL SPEND MOST OF YOUR TIME USING PLAIN OLD 4-G LIKE THE REST OF US. SO YEAH, WE WON’T SEE 5-G CAPABILITIES IN THIS NEW IPHONE. WE WILL PROBABLY SEE SOME HARDWARE AND AESTHETIC CHANGES. BUT THE MAIN REASON TO UPGRADE TO THE IPHONE 11 IS MAYBE A LITTLE LESS EXCITING… AND IT’S ALL ABOUT I-O-S SUPPORT.

SO WHEN I-O-S 13 ROLLS OUT TO EXISTING IPHONE DEVICES IT WILL MISS ONE OF APPLE’S MOST POPULAR MODELS, THE IPHONE 6. SO THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE USING THOSE DEVICES MAY BE LOOKING TO UPGRADE. MAYBE TO A 7 OR 8, BUT ALSO MAYBE TO ONE OF THESE NEW IPHONES. AND MAYBE SOME WILL BE SCARED OFF AND FLEE TO ANDROID DUE TO REPORTS APPLE CONTRACTORS HAVE LISTENED TO SOME SIRI RECORDINGS… BUT AMAZON AND GOOGLE HAVE DONE THE SAME WITH THEIR VOICE ASSISTANTS. IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RUMORS SURROUND THE IPHONE 11, CHECK OUT OUR TECH TALK WITH COMPUTERWORLD’S KEN MINGIS AND MACWORLD’S MICHAEL SIMON. WE’VE GOT MORE IN DEPTH DETAILS THERE, LINKED BELOW.

THANKS FOR WATCHING THIS EPISODE OF TECH FEED. IF YOU LIKED THIS VIDEO BE SURE TO GIVE IT A THUMBS UP AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR CHANNEL. LET ME KNOW IF THE NEW IPHONE 11 FEATURES ARE WORTH UPGRADING FOR--OR IF THEY’RE NOT. SEE YOU NEXT TIME.
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