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The Apple Park campus will make its public debut Tuesday, alongside Apple's new products. Photo: Apple

A leaked version of iOS 11 over the weekend confirmed much of what was already known and suspected about the new iPhones and other Apple devices.

  • There will be three new iPhones. Two are incremental updates to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus while the third is the all-new design with the edge-to-edge screen and lack of a physical home button. The leak suggests the phones will bear the names iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
  • As we have reported, the face recognition feature on the iPhone X will be a big, big deal.
  • The Apple Watch will come in a connected, LTE-equipped version.

More details: The leaks did share some incremental details, including: how Face ID will work, the possibility of a six-core processor inside the new iPhone, and how the LTE-connected Apple Watch may have the same phone number as the iPhone. And — like the HomePod firmware leak earlier this year (but unlike past leaks) — these leaks originated not from rumors or hearsay, but from code that appears to come directly from Apple.

What wasn't in the leaks: The timing of all these new devices. But, as Axios has been reporting, the incremental updates should be ready to go on sale well before the new high-end iPhone. The iPhone X could trail the iPhone 8 models by a month or more.

Apple Park: In addition to whatever devices and software Apple shows off on Tuesday, there will be another product making its debut: Apple Park. The company's futuristic corporate campus in Cupertino, Calif., is sure to get lots of attention, if not quite as much as the new iPhone.

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Off the Rails

Episode 2: Barbarians at the Oval

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. This Axios series takes you inside the collapse of a president.

Episode 2: Trump stops buying what his professional staff are telling him, and increasingly turns to radical voices telling him what he wants to hear.

President Trump plunked down in an armchair in the White House residence, still dressed from his golf game — navy fleece, black pants, white MAGA cap. It was Saturday, Nov. 7. The networks had just called the election for Joe Biden.

Fringe right plots new attacks out of sight

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Domestic extremists are using obscure and private corners of the internet to plot new attacks ahead of Inauguration Day. Their plans are also hidden in plain sight, buried in podcasts and online video platforms.

Why it matters: Because law enforcement was caught flat-footed during last week's Capitol siege, researchers and intelligence agencies are paying more attention to online threats that could turn into real-world violence.

Kids’ screen time up 50% during pandemic

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

When the coronavirus lockdowns started in March, kidstech firm SuperAwesome found that screen time was up 50%. Nearly a year later, that percentage hasn't budged, according to new figures from the firm.

Why it matters: For most parents, pre-pandemic expectations around screen time are no longer realistic. The concern now has shifted from the number of hours in front of screens to the quality of screen time.

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