Apple is set to launch new iPhones on Tuesday at the Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California. The Apple Special Event will commence at 10 am PDT (10:30 pm IST) and this will be the first the company will live stream the event on YouTube, breaking from its tradition of broadcasting the event exclusively on Apple's website.
This year, three iPhones will be launched at Apple's annual event that will replace the current line-up comprising the Apple iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.
Apple is expected to introduce a new 'Pro' variant of the iPhone this year, so we can expect the iPhones to be named iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11R.
The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are expected to boast significant camera upgrades. The multi-camera setup will be placed at the back within a protruding square in the top left corner. The two smartphones are expected to come with triple rear cameras with enhanced focal length, low-light capabilities and video quality.
The smartphones are also expected to come the new A13 Bionic processor that will allow better raw performance as well as faster Face ID speeds. The display is still expected to be lit by the same OLED panel as the iPhone XS with a refined, if not the same, notch cutout. We can also expect a bump in battery capacities. Reverse wireless charging might also make its way to the new iPhones that will be compatible with Apple's wireless accessories like the AirPods and Apple Watch.
The iPhone 11R is expected to come with a lower spec LCD display (without 3D touch functionality) and dual rear cameras within the same square housing. It will be powered by the same A13 Bionic chipset as the other two devices.
The design and form factors of the new devices are largely expected to be unchanged. However, we can expect the smartphones to be shock and shatter resistant this year.
The Apple Watch will also be refreshed this year. We can expect the new Watch to run WatchOS6 and come in new colours and faces.