iPhone 11 Pro and … one more thing? We talk Apple event leaks on The CultCast

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According to a noted Apple leaker, a One More Thing is coming our way.
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This week on The CultCast: A noted leaker says the September 10 Apple event will include a mythical “one more thing.” 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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#404 – Get ready for ONE MORE THING…

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This week’s Apple news

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 provided MacRumors with internal communication that suggests the rumored iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models will be available to preorder on Friday, September 13, ahead of deliveries to customers and in-store availability starting Friday, September 20.
  • iPhone XR will become “iPhone 11.” Apple will call the iPhone XS successor “iPhone 11 Pro,” and iPhone XS Max will become “iPhone 11 Pro.”

Faster Apple TV hardware might turbocharge Apple Arcade

  • The first Apple TV update in two years is reportedly coming soon. The updated 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 chip from several years ago. While it’s perfectly capable of handling a streaming video service, Apple Arcade games 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 continues to develop an 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 software-based feature reportedly will not require any additional hardware. It remains unclear whether Apple will limit sleep-tracking functionality to the (possibly) upcoming Apple Watch Series 5.