Apple’s flagship iPhone 11 smartphone will be revealed on Tuesday during a live stream at 10am PDT on YouTube.
The US tech giant is rumoured to be releasing three new handsets with a host of new features and upgrades.
— Apple (@Apple) September 4, 2019
The iPhone 11 Pro and Max versions are said to have 5.8 and 6.5 inch OLED screens, while the cheaper iPhone 11 will have a 6.1 inch LCD screen.
Most of the changes are expected to occur on the back of the phone as all three handsets will have a camera square containing two or three cameras, including telephoto and wide-angle lenses.
According to Bloomberg, the new iPhones will be dramatically more robust, boasting enhanced water resistance as well as new shatter-resistant technology that will safeguard the high-resolution screens.
They will all contain the new A13 processor to ensure the IOS13 software runs smoothly. However, 5G capabilities will not be available until the release of next year’s handset.
Aside from the notable longer battery life and increased storage, the new iPhone will also have multi-angle face ID sensors and reverse wireless charging.
Samsung and LG have both announced that blockchain wallets will be implemented in their new handsets.
Samsung’s S10 has been covered extensively by Coin Rivet over the past few months. Last week, it was announced that the smartphone will support three major stablecoins in addition to the 33 cryptocurrencies already added.
LG is also rumoured to have plans to launch a blockchain smartphone according to local media outlet Chosun, who state that LG is “likely to respond to Samsung’s innovative initiative”.
With other major players seemingly opening their arms to blockchain technology, it will be interesting to see if Apple follows suit.
Vice president of Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey has recently revealed that Apple is “watching cryptocurrency” and that “it has an interesting future”.
Apple also submitted a filing with the SEC earlier this year containing information about a blockchain project that is currently under wraps.
Cryptocurrency implementation coupled with Apple Pay technology could be a major step for Apple, who have struggled to keep up with the likes of Samsung and Huawei in terms of sales in recent years.
Make sure to stay tuned to Coin Rivet for immediate updates on Apple’s launch of the iPhone 11 on September 10.