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by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Bloomberg: Three new iPhones launching in September

A story from Mark Gurman and Debby Wu at Bloomberg has a lot to say about revamps to the iPhone, iPad, and Mac to be announced next month:

The main feature of the Pro iPhones will be a new camera system on the back with a third sensor for capturing ultra-wide-angle photos and videos. The extra camera will let users zoom out and capture a larger field of view. The sensors will capture three images simultaneously and use new artificial intelligence software to automatically correct the combined photo if, for example, a person is accidentally cut out of one of the shots. The new system will also take higher resolution pictures rivaling some traditional cameras. Photos taken in very low-light environments will improve, too.

As always, it’s best to take these reports with a grain of salt, but Gurman’s track record is well established, and many of the details about the iPhone have been hinted at before, such as the discontinuation of 3D Touch, the “Pro” names, and the improved cameras. But improved waterproofing, better Face ID, and a more shatterproof exterior were all news to me. Information about other products, such as the rumored 16-inch MacBook Pro, is still pretty sparse though.

Of course, the big question is how Apple will tell the story of these new phones, elevating it from merely a list of bullet point features into a compelling product.

—Linked by Dan Moren

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