2018 Apple iPhone News, Rumors and Other Mysteries Unleashed! September 10, 2018

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Amid all the questions concerning Apple’s new iPhone(s?) scheduled for unveiling this Wednesday, September 12 (and subsequent pre-order date of September 14), multiple leaks are also springing forth, giving us a better look at the fabled Next Big Thing– as well as answers to a lot of revealed truths… or at the very least, very educated guesses.

Right off the bat, several rumors suggests it’s more than just one phone. Some say two, others three. First on deck, the iPhone XS, a calculated name and dubbed such because Apple has a habit of dropping S’s at the tail ends of their improved models. It would stand to reason then, that the second one, slightly bigger and released at the same time, would be the XS Plus, but such is not the case. Reports tumbling in are calling it the iPhone XS Max. As both the XS and XS Max will probably break the sound barrier of pricing, it makes sense that there’s also talk of a kinder, gentler model, the iPhone 9 (or 11?). Now, the 9 (or 11) won’t exactly be cheap, but compared to the other two, it’ll look like the “responsible choice.”

Anyway, without further ado, here is a breakdown of the three new fabled iPhones and the rumors associated with them.

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iPhone XS

The 5.8” OLED iPhone XS (or, maybe the  X2… the XI—aren’t rumors fun?) base price is estimated at $1,100, about a benjamin more than the X. All photo leaks depict Apple’s new smartphone in a (clandestinely) celebrated new gold, which isn’t such a gotcha surprise ‘cause a gold iPhone X was briefly in the works last year before it was canceled. We’re actually expecting three color options for the iPhone XS: gold, black and white. No surprise there, either.

Sources indicate the XS will be about the same size as the iPhone X, however it may be thicker due to a larger rear camera sensor and lens, so we can expect some camera improvements (more on this later).  Apparently the top and bottom bezels will finally be removed, as has the home button, so the difference of screen size with previous models is a bit “Apple and oranges.” Or, to look at it another way, the 6.5” Max won’t be as monstrous to lug around as you might think

The iPhone XS—as well as the XS Max and 9—are predicted to house A12 chips, upgraded from last year’s A11 Bionic. Apple analysts suggest the XS will probably have faster mobile data speeds and come equipped with a dual-SIM card slot. Lines of code in the forthcoming iOS 12 software update (included with the XS and XS Plus out of the box) conspicuously point to that dual-SIM promise, which means iPhone owners can finally enjoy the benefits of two SIM cards in one phone. It’s also believed the XS may be coming with 4G of RAM and a 2.49GHz chipset (dare to dream). Apple may also be adding to the existing storage sizes, including a 512GB model—bigger than most laptop solid state hard drives! Of course, if it does happen, that unit won’t be going for $1,100.

As for the camera, not a lot’s been learned. There will likely be a dual-lens rear camera on the XS and XS Max, able to shoot 12MP photos, with a telephoto lens and one normal lens, both with optical image stabilization. Also, because of the absence of a Touch ID home button, the front camera will no doubt come with Apple’s TrueDepth feature. Other new technology might be introduced on the cameras, but for the time being, we’ll leave it at that.

Expect a longer battery life with your new iPhones as well. The XS is predicted to be 10% bigger than the X, coming in at 3,000mAh. Charging the phone will be easier, too, as it’s snuck out that Apple will be including a fast charger this time.

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iPhone XS Max

Larger and brawnier, the 6.5” OLED XS Max has most of the same features as the iPhone X, plus some other tablet-like powers that just might make it easy for you to step it up to Apple’s flagship. For example, there will be some large screen app interfaces usually reserved for the iPad, such as mail and Messages, with more information on the screen, such as threads.

The Max will most likely be priced $100-200 higher than the XS, putting it around $1,200-1,300. Like the XS, it will also be available in gold, black and white.

The Max’s battery will have greater battery life, too. Reports suggest the battery in this phone will be 25% bigger than last year’s iPhone X, sporting up to 3,400mAh. And, like the XS, it will have the dual-SIM card slot.

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iPhone 9

While iPhones XS and XS Max reportedly both have OLED screens, the budget-minded 6.1” iPhone 9 is purportedly coming with an LCD screen. It will also feature an aluminum body (the XS and XS Max are stainless steel) and Face ID. The color lineup is still up in the air, though: One report lists gray, white and red, while another predicts pastel yellow, pink and blue. Also, it’s equipped with one rear camera lens to the others’ two, a single SIM card to the others’ duals, 3GB of RAM and a max storage of 256GB. Its demure starting $699 still gets a lot of bang for the buck, though (for example, you still get the A12 chip) and iPhone’s legendary photo-taking skillz). Reports indicate that if you’re holding out for this least expensive 2018 iPhone, you may have to wait a little longer. Due to certain assembly issues, the iPhone 9 is scheduled to come out four weeks later, in October. A small price to pay for a small price.

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On a related note, there are also spicy predictions about the new iPad Pro being released this week, including the Lightning connection getting switched out with a USB-C port, and the usual 12-watt power adapter being replaced with an 18-watt. Other rumors about the Apple tablet include, two models– an 11″ and a 12.9″, no Home button, slimmer bezels, rounded corners and a bigger display. There’s also chatter about the headphone jack going away.

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To get the most out of your new iPhone XS, XS Max or 11—or whatever they’re called—check out Hypercel’s vast selection of smartphone accessories, from wireless chargers to USB-C PD power sources. Also, stay tuned for our rollout of iPhone XS and XS Max screen covers! Whatever your needs, you’re sure to find them at the highest quality and lowest prices.

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1M MagBuddy Sales Milestone, Global Expansion of MagBuddy Wireless Charge: IFA Show August 30, 2018

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Hypercel has a lot to be excited about, and they’re sharing it all at the IFA Show in Berlin this week!

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Galaxy S9 and 9+ are Coming– and Hypercel is Ready! February 23, 2018

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The first major smartphone of 2018 looms near, as Samsung will present their hotly anticipated Galaxy S9 in mere days.The leading Android phone company is all geared up to unveil their next flagship phone this February 25, a day before the Mobile World Congress kickoff, and many believe it’ll be a repeat performance of  their previous model as a veritable iPhone X upstager. And Hypercel will be ready, showcasing new products to enhance the S9 experience (more on this later).

 Last year, the Galaxy S8 proved to be a huge success for the company. The leaks, however, suggest the S9 is taking it to an even further level, incorporating new touch-screen technology (while keeping its all-screen, edge-to-edge display), and featuring improved processors.  Pre-orders for new Galaxy S9 should be available online March 1, with deliveries to the first customers by Friday, March 16.

 At first glance, the Samsung Galaxy S9 may feel like déjà vu to those familiar with the S8. It’s got a 5.8-inch display, same as the Galaxy S8 (the S9+ is 6.2 inches) and both models are hanging onto their rear fingerprint scanners. But they’ve also added new iris and facial sensors, a significant leap forward from their predecessor’s iris scanner.

The S9 and S9+ are also equipped with the same Infinity Displays as their predecessors, with unchanged sizes and resolutions– 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Super AMOLED panels with the signature unorthodox 2960×1440 pixels. The screen’s position has been altered ever-so-slightly, however, and the bottom bezel is marginally smaller.

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Probably the crowning feature for both Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones are their cameras. Both come with variable aperture lenses—f/1.5 and f/2.4—and the rear cameras have 12mp sensors, optical image stabilization and fast focus, while the selfie cam sports an 8mp camera, f/1.7 aperture and autofocus. The S9+’s second camera has a F/2.4 aperture. Samsung has been promoting its dual camera technology a lot these past few months, particularly about the ISOCELL camera sensors. The 3-stack, fast-readout sensor will allow a smartphone camera to have “DSLR-like photo experiences such as greater light sensitivity, depth effects and sharper brightness in all conditions,” according to Samsung.

Reports also indicate there will likely be a super slomo mode (at a high resolution) as well as a 960fps video option.

Jumping on the Animoji train, Samsung is also equipping its S9 and S9+ with a 3D emoji feature which apparently functions very similarly to Apple Animoji, but which Samsung says is, in some ways, better. Perhaps they are referring to the added feature where the user can create 3D animations of their faces, complete with masks, and that masks can be added to a photo after it’s taken.

The Galaxy smartphones will be powered by crazy-fast Exynos 9810 (Europe) and Snapdragon 845 (US and other regions) chips, and ship with 4GB and 6GB of RAM (the S9+ is rumored to be getting more RAM). Out-of-the-box, the phones will come with 64GB of storage, upgradeable with a microSD card. The rumor mill’s been whispering that 256GB and 512GB versions are in the works, but for now just stick that in the “Wait and See” basket.

S9 and S9+ will have 3,000 and 3,500mAh batteries, respectively, just like the S8. Also like the S8 version, the S9 and S9+ will utilize wireless Adaptive Fast Charge tech, sporting 15W of power (9V @ 1.67A).

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Other features include dual-SIM slots, USB-C support, AKG-tuned stereo speakers and Bluetooth 5.0. There are no solid leaks about a 3.5mm headphone jack, but the port’s there, so expect it. The phones will be IP68 certified for water and dust protection, and ship in four colors: Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple, and Coral Blue.

Price
No hard facts yet on pricing for the phones, but reports have placed the S9 at $850 in the US, £789 in the UK. Slap on an additional $100-150 for the 9+.

Hypercel’s Naztech and HyperGear brands are both gearing up for the new Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ releases! Naztech will be stocking premium-quality, tech-compatible screen protection, a wide selection of custom-design phone cases and powerful chargers– including  super-speed USB Power Delivery (USB PD) products, such as 18W and 60W portable batteries, 45W wall charger and 30W car charger. HyperGear is also ramping up, with the latest powerful car and wall chargers, power banks, Bluetooth speakers and headgear, lightning-fast charging cables and more. Visit Naztech and HyperGear sites, and stay tuned for further updates!

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Hypercel Wraps Up Successful Exhibit at CES 2018 January 12, 2018

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LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — Hypercel, innovator of award-winning consumer electronics, finished an outstanding week at CES 2018 after unveiling its latest Naztech, HyperGear and Hello Gorgeous brand gear. Presenting to a record-breaking show crowd, Hypercel’s exhibit was its most successful to date, introducing new mobile products designed to power the technology of the future.

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Hypercel at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Jan. 9-12 December 1, 2017

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Hypercel will be exhibiting at the CES 2018 show in Las Vegas, NV, January 9-12, to share its latest Naztech and HyperGear products, including new accessories from the stylish, women-centric Hello Gorgeous! line. This year Hypercel’s exhibit can be found at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall 4, Booth #36312. Come by and experience our newest innovations, hands-on. We look forward to seeing you!

For more information, contact Michelle Saltos at msaltos@hypercel.com.

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