The CultCast

This week: a noted leaker says the September 10th Apple event will include a mythical One More Thing... But what could it be??

Plus: more leaks shine a light on next week's iPhone announcements; a new turbocharged Apple TV is on the way; and Apple Watch will finally get a long-awaited feature.

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Phone 11 Lineup Tipped to Have Familiar Rollout: September 13 Pre-Orders, September 20 Launch

  • A tipster who claims to work at a major carrier has since provided MacRumors with internal communication that suggests the rumored iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models will be available to pre-order Friday, September 13 ahead of deliveries to customers and in-store availability starting Friday, September 20.
  • iPhone XR will become iPhone 11, iPhone XS will be the iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone XS Max will be the iPhone 11 Pro.

Faster Apple TV hardware might turbocharge Apple Arcade

  • The first Apple TV update in two years is reportedly coming soon. The update Apple TV will supposedly be powered by the same chip that’s in the iPhone XS series, potentially making it a better way to play Apple Arcade games than its predecessors.
  • The current Apple TV runs the A10X Fusion CPU from several years ago, and while it's perfectly capable of handling a streaming video service, Apple Arcade games that will undoubtedly benefit from the extra horsepower in the A12X chip.

Respected leaker CoinX tweets “One more thing…”

Apple’s first AR headset spilled by iOS 13

  • Apple is still developing its own augmented reality headset, according to code discovered in iOS 13. The mythical headset is apparently codenamed “garta"

Sleep-tracking could come to Apple Watch this year

  • Apple will introduce sleep tracking to Apple Watch, a new report claims.
  • The new feature will reportedly not require any additional hardware, but rather be software-based. It’s not clear whether it will be limited only to the upcoming Apple Watch Series 5, however.


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