The countdown to the launch of Apple’s iPhone 11 is well and truly underway, so we thought you might like a handy place to catch up on all of the latest leaks, news, rumors, and details ahead of the new model’s reveal later this year.
Between now and the launch, which looks likely to be sometime in September or October, we’ll be continuously updating this page with all the latest information.
Apple keeps its cards close to its chest with new products, however, so it’s worth keeping in mind that a lot of what you’ll see here will be based on leaks and rumors, and not always from official channels. That said, there are plenty of reliable and authoritative sources that get things right on a consistent basis. Check out what we know so far about the Apple iPhone 11 below.
iPhone 11 release date
The Apple iPhone 11’s release date has yet to be revealed, but you can expect it to drop sometime in September or early October. This would be in line with earlier iPhone models.
If we were forced to speculate about a specific launch date, September 17 or September 18 looks the most likely. Apple usually unveils its big products on a Wednesday or Thursday, and Europe’s biggest tech show, IFA 2019 in Berlin, is taking place on September 6-11 this year. It seems unlikely that Apple would want to launch its new iPhone in the same week.
Preorders tend to become available on the Friday of the announcement (that would be September 19, if our guess is right), with an in-store launch the following week.
iPhone 11 design
The design of the Apple iPhone 11 is the subject of much speculation right now. We’re yet to see any leaked designs, but Indian magazine Digit reported that the phone will have an all-glass black back panel with the Apple logo right in the center.
That doesn’t sound like too much of a departure from prior models, but here’s where things get a little more interesting: the magazine also reported that the iPhone 11 will feature a triple-camera setup housed in a square “notch” unit, transforming the look of the entire phone. Check out what that might look like in Digit’s video above.
iPhone 11 specs and features
It goes without saying that a triple-lens iPhone like the one shown above would bring with it significant advancements in the phone’s camera capabilities, so you can expect your pictures to look better on the new model. Aside from the camera, there isn’t too much information about what the phone’s other specification improvements might be.
In November 2018, it was reported that Apple is prepping its future iPhones for 5G, the next generation of cellular networking, promising greater coverage and faster download speeds. But that is more likely to be a feature on the 2020 iPhone rather than the iPhone 11.
There have also been rumors that smaller features such as faster Wi-Fi support, improved Face ID performance and reliability, and USB-C support could be included, although they’re unlikely to be major selling points when the phone is finally unveiled.
iPhone 11 price
Again, we have no firm details as yet, but the Apple iPhone 11 price will likely start at around $999. This is in line with the iPhone XS and iPhone X before it. It would be surprising if the company decided to up the price tag, given it isn’t selling as many iPhones as it had forecasted. There is even speculation Apple might offer a slightly cheaper model this time out.
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Last September, some Pixel users who use the PIN code to unlock their Android could not sign in to their device. Two months later, it seems that this bug has not been fixed and is now affecting third-party smartphones.
There are users of smartphones from Sony and OnePlus who are starting to complain about the same problem. This bug is apparently affecting models running Android 9 or Android 10.
Users cannot access your smartphone by its PIN code
The bug in question occurs when users try to use your PIN code to enter your smartphone. After validating your code, the smartphone screen turns off and then back on the lock screen, as if nothing had happened.
That is, if you have no other method of authentication enabled or available, you will be unable to access your device. A scenario that can be problematic for those who really need to use their smartphone.
Problem will stem from a process of validating your password
Recent Discoveries maintain that the cause of this bug is a method called “Synthetic Password Key”. In short, this method compares the code you entered as stored in the system.
It appears that this procedure is not being completed, returning a null value. It is this null value that is causing Android to crash.
As far as we know, this problem is not widely dispersed in the market, affecting a small group of users. Even so, it is important to alert you to using various smartphone unlocking methods whenever possible.
Google has said that it is aware of the issue and has already referred the case to the appropriate department. However, a solution has not yet been shipped to market.
Amazon has a habit of making celebrity voices such as singers or actors available in its Alexa smart column, to vary from the standard voice. The most recent addition is Samuel L. Jackson, whose “voice” can be added to the column catalog by 99 cents. All in English only is clear.
This way, Amazon Alexa users can now have Jackson’s voice answering music requests, weather status and all sorts of questions. Just ask Alexa to introduce you to Samuel L. Jackson or buy your voice manually.
Samuel L. Jackson’s voice has been recreated with technology
Instead of recording a ton of pre-made sentences, Amazon used a neural network that converts text to voice. Of course, the actor had to spend hours in the studio recording audio to create a sound base. However, the end result is a kind of deepfake vocal.
Comedy video “predicted” the actor’s voice on Alexa
In 2017, the comedy YouTube channel 80 gumdrops has released a video about a family that just bought an Amazon Alexa. The funniest part is that the column comes with the voice of Samuel L. Jackson by definition. During the video are played several sentences of his most iconic movies, complete with profanity and all.
Alexa will have an option “uncensored”
Samuel L. Jackson is known for his characteristic voice and a great use of profanity in his roles. As such, Amazon includes an unfiltered version of the voice, where the answers will be much more explicit. This option can be enabled or disabled in Alexa settings.