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The invitations, which were out a week in advance, don’t seem to take the game away here. There were some very nice AR tricks accessible via safari on mobile that could point to some fancy camera upgrades, although augmented reality has become a bit of a staple on these invitations.
In the meantime, the California streaming title, Apple TV (of course, we had more than one thing in the past). And for that lovely shot from the Sierras – it may well be a nod to MacOS, though the company has moved on to Monterey. It is likely to be a reference to the above title.
The biggest, simplest and most important answer to the question of what to expect is the new iPhone. There was a significant delay in last year’s models due to COVID-19 related supply chain disruption. Supply chain problems, of course, continue, but by all accounts, the company seems to be on track with its pre-epidemic release cycle.
The biggest upgrade to the iPhone 12 was, of course, the long-awaited addition to 5G. That, along with the delay, led Apple to some massive sales quarters amid widespread stagnation in the overall mobile market. While other manufacturers have dropped the number out of superstitious concerns, Apple seems to be firmly on board with the iPhone 13 (despite the release of its successor, the iPhone 14 has allegedly leaked).
Recent reports suggest that the iPhone 13 will come in four different configurations – just like its predecessor. So: iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max. Screen sizes should be the same: 5.4, 6.1 (x2) and 6.7 inches. A separate report, meanwhile, suggests we’ll look at additional colors, the full lineup will be black, white, blue, purple, pink (instead of green) and product (red). But, keep in mind that offering different color availability in different markets is not entirely out of the question.
Surprisingly, camera upgrades appear to be the biggest news here. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuno’s word is that last year’s Pro Max model specs will graduate in the rest of the line (potentially, including the leader). A ProRes video mode follows the addition of ProRAW to further the handset’s bonafides as a Ser-Pro video shooting rig. Cinematic video, meanwhile, is said to bring a portrait-mode-style effect to the video. Kuo also suggested that the devices get a feature based on Qualcomm X60 that allows for emergency satellite calls – allegedly only available in select markets.
Of course, the phone will also get Apple’s latest chip, the A15, which is said to be paired with a 120 Hz promotion display. Apple can bring an ongoing feature on the screen, hopefully with minimal impact on battery life. In appearance we expect it to be the same as its predecessor, though with a slightly smaller camera on the front જોકે although not on the issue of the fake Ted Lasso iPhone. Later camera bumps, meanwhile, are said to be getting bigger, perhaps offering improved telephoto lenses.
Oh, and obviously it will be more expensive than the iPhone 12 – obviously none of the new features Apple is going to actively promote.
The Apple Watch 7 is set to be another big news event. Apple’s hugely popular wearables are reportedly set to become larger with larger displays, resulting in slightly larger case sizes, ranging from 40mm and 44mm to 41mm and 45mm. The overall size will not change much, however, the company is said to be reducing its bezels in this go-round.
Perhaps the most provocative rumor around the clock is the addition of significant battery life. Compared to a competitive smartwatch it seems like a blind spot for longer production – especially after Apple has significantly improved sleep tracking. The Watch doesn’t expect most of the major health features for this outing, which is a little surprising here, given that health and fitness have been key pillars for Apple.
AirPods 3 seems like a reasonably good bet. The latest version of the company’s entry-level earbuds (and their case) is said to be getting a more pro-style redesign, along with a new chip designed to improve battery life. Active noise cancellation and replaceable tips will obviously not make an appearance to maintain the difference between the two models.
With the company’s rangewide upgrade and its own silicone chewing gum, don’t be surprised if we see a number of new Macs. Rumors suggest a new MacBook Pro, Mac Mini and a 27-inch larger version of its ARM-powered iMac.
The event kicks off Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 PM EDT. We will come here, bring the news for you as soon as it arrives.