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Apple Could Delay the Release of the 6.1-inch Budget ‘iPhone Xr:’ Bloomberg

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In just two days Apple will almost certainly reveal at least two new iPhones, along with some other hardware.

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple’s next batch of iPhones will be announced at a launch event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, California.

During the event, it likely will introduce three new iPhones, according to media reports. Two of the models, rumored to go by iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, will include all the new bells and whistles. But for once, the most intriguing model out of the trio may be the most affordable.

Apple is expected to introduce a device that looks like the iPhone X but uses cheaper components, like an LCD display instead of a more vibrant OLED screen, to keep the costs down, according to Bloomberg. It’s rumored name, according to the publication, is the “iPhone Xr.” The publication said the new device will sport multiple colors and feature aluminum sides instead of stainless steel like the iPhone X.

The report also mentions that while Apple will put all three new iPhones up for sale soon after their announcement, the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone will face some supply issues initially due to minor production issues with its LCD screen. “Still, Apple has faced tight supply of the new low-cost model due to minor complications fitting backlights for the LCD screen, according to people familiar with the matter,” reads the report. “That could mean the lower-cost device ships in limited quantities initially, they said.”

Bloomberg couldn’t definitively confirm all of the new devices that will make an appearance at the event, but the Apple Watch Series 4 is virtually guaranteed stage time on Wednesday. With a nearly edge-to-edge display, the Series 4 will be the most significant redesign the Apple Watch line has received since its inception in 2014.

Other hardware announcements that could potentially be made on Wednesday include a cheaper MacBook, new iPad Pro models with Face ID and no Home button, and the first new Mac mini in four years.

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