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New iPhone Xs, Features For Smartphones Expected At Apple Event

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New iPhone Xs, Features For Smartphones Expected At Apple Event

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to announce a new set of iPhone Xs on Wednesday at the company's annual product launch ahead of the holiday shopping season.

There has been an "unprecedented number of leaks" in the run-up to the firm’s launch event, and technology watchers and iPhone fans "have a pretty good idea of what to expect when Tim Cook heads out on stage on Wednesday," reports the BBC.

Cook will unveil new features as the chief executive of the first US company to reach a value of $1 trillion. Apple is expected to build on past successes, rather than introduce anything dramatically new.

The iPhone X's fancy features may soon be migrated to the rest of Apple's smartphone line.

Here's what to expect from Wednesday's event.

The iPhone X's fancy features may soon be migrated to the rest of Apple's smartphone line. Apple's flagship iPhone X may get a minor upgrade this year, but the company could expand its core design and features into a line of phones, "with names that sound like confusing clothing sizes," according to CNN.

"The Apple Watch is 3 years old and ready for a light refresh. We'll likely see a new hardware design, but it won't be too different, according to photos obtained by 9to5Mac. The new models will probably still work with existing accessories," adds CNN.

An announcement on a product that Apple previewed last year is expected, too: a charging mat called AirPower. The flat white oval charges the iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously without consumers having to plug them in.

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