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New Apple devices could feature better cameras, drop protection and bigger screens

Bloomberg reports Apple’s entire product line will likely see small but noticable refinements.

FILE -In this Feb. 26, 2019 file photo, people walk past an Apple store at an outdoor shopping street in Beijing. Apple will preview upcoming changes to its phone and computer software Monday, June 3 as it undergoes a major transition intended to offset e Mark Schiefelbein

SALT LAKE CITY — A new report indicates Apple’s yearly device upgrades could include some neat new features, which will likely be announced next month.

Bloomberg reports Apple will likely introduce new iPhones, iPads and laptops in September. Current rumors indicate among these are new cameras for iPhone — we’ll call it the iPhone 11 — and iPads, as well as larger screen sizes and refined accessories.

Apple is apparently planning on launching two new “Pro” smartphones featuring a triple-lens camera compatible with wide angles. Current iPhones only feature two lenses, which allow for cool things like portrait-style photos with blurred backgrounds. A previous leak, which showed a square camera bump with three lenses, was previously reported on by Deseret News.

The Verge also notes the new phones will feature a multi-angle Face ID sensor, which will make unlocking phones easier, and shatter-resistance technology. A third model is expected to replace the budget-minded iPhone XR and will feature a second camera.

Gizmodo also reports a new 10.2-inch iPad will be introduced, while a 16-inch MacBook Pro will be available.

Here are some other possible announcements, according to Bloomberg:

  • The new iPhones won’t feature 5G connectivity or 3D Touch but will have improved water resistance.
  • The entry-level iPad and iPad Pro will be optimized for school use and will feature better processors and cameras.
  • Apple Watch will stay relatively the same, but new case finishes and software will be announced.
  • New water-resitant AirPods with noise canceling are apparently in the works for next year.

Besides regular product announcements, Apple recently introduced the Apple Card, which is an Apple Pay-compatible credit card with no fees and a range of payment options, according to Deseret News.