A day before Apple is expected to unveil new iPhone 11 models, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new report on what you can expect from the latest handsets, including a lack of support for Apple Pencil input. The phones also won’t be able to switch to USB-C, according to Kuo’s report, a copy of which was obtained by 9to5Mac.
Apple on Tuesday is expected to unveil three new phone models, replacing the , and with the rumored . Other products and services are also expected to make their debut.
The possibility that the 2019 iPhone would support thewas floated this summer by a bank’s research arm, but that’s not the case, Kuo wrote. Introduced in 2015, the Apple Pencil is the tech giant’s pressure-sensitive tool for creative professionals and can be used for precision drawing, writing, drafting, annotating and editing photos.
Something else you won’t see, according to Kuo, ishe had suggested earlier this year would be in the new iPhone. The feature, which would have allowed you to use your iPhone’s battery to share some power with other iPhones or the with the wireless charging case, was scrapped earlier this year because the “charging efficiency may not meet Apple’s requirements,” Kuo wrote.
Kuo wrote that the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will feature an 18W USB-C power adapter, while the 6.1-inch iPhone XR will sport a 5W USB-A charger.
The new models will come in new colors, but that’s not going to buoy iPhone sales, Kuo said. The analyst predicts iPhone 11 shipments will decline by 5% to 10% year-over-year due to “a lack of innovative selling points.”
Kuo isn’t alone in his belief that sales will suffer. Analysts have speculated that the.
Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
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