6.1-inch LCD iPhone Delayed, Apple Watch Series 4 to Feature ECG and iPad Pro to Get USB Type-C Port: Ming-Chi Kuo

Apple is all set to launch three new iPhone models at the September 12 launch event scheduled to be held at the Steve Jobs theatre in Cupertino, California. Now, it has been revealed that the cheapest variant which will feature a 6.1-inch LCD display panel has been delayed and will not launch at the event. The revelation has been made by TF International Securities Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apart from the LCD iPhone model, Kuo has further revealed that the upcoming Apple iPad Pro models will feature USB Type-C connectors along with Face ID support. He has further stated that Apple is also likely to launch the Apple Watch Series 4 at the September 12 event and it will arrive with ECG (Electrocardiography) functionality.

Ming-Chi Kuo in a research note first spotted by MacRumors has said that the Apple iPad Pro 2018 models will feature the USB Type-C connector instead of the Lightning connector. He also said the new models will arrive with a new unibody design along with a powerful 18w adapter for charging. The 2018 iPhone models, on the other hand, will stick to 5w charging adapters for now.

Talking about the 6.1-inch LCD display iPhone, Ming-Chi Kuo states that the launch has been postponed from September 12 to early October to fix some quality issues with the assembly and display. This report falls in line with an earlier report by Bloomberg which also stated that the launch of the LCD iPhone will be delayed.

Kuo has also stated the Apple Watch Series 4 which is scheduled to launch on September 12 will arrive with ECG functionality. The Cupertino based conglomerate has selected Osram to be the ECG supplier. Apart from that, all models of the Apple Watch Series 4 will feature ceramic back panels. This is unlike last year’s Apple Watch Series 3 which featured composite glass back panel instead of the premium ceramic back panel.

Since these revelations do not come from an official source and there has been no confirmation of these claims from Apple, these should be taken with a pinch of salt. We are expected to hear the latest information at the Apple launch event on September 12 so it would be wise to wait until then.

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