Apple has confirmed that it will hold a new event on Tuesday, September 15 at the Steve Jobs Theater, but what can fans expect?
Although Apple traditionally shows off new iPhones in September, it has been widely reported that this year’s models are delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, and as a result, the firm could show them off in an October keynote.
The company is taking a leaf out of WWDC’s book and hosting a new digital-only event, with no members of the media or developer world invited to attend the event in person.
Apple will prerecord the details of each product and share them in a seamless presentation online.
This year has been quiet for Apple so far on the product front, with the coronavirus pandemic causing technology giants to slow down their usual release schedules.
However, it is expected that the Cupertino company will make up for this in the latter half of the year, with new iPhones, Apple Watches, and more to be announced in the next few weeks.
The iPhone 12 range will come in four models and three sizes. The iPhone 12 will be the more affordable model and will be available in standard and Max varieties with 5.4 and 6.1-inch size options. The iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, will sport 6.1 and 6.7-inch size options, the latter being the largest iPhone the company has ever sold.
For the first time, all of Apple’s 2020 iPhones will support 5G technology and a new design inspired by the iPad Pro. Apple will also add in new camera technology and faster chips to power the internals. It’s expected that the iPhones will be more expensive than previous generations due to the implementation of 5G, though there’ll be no earbuds or power adapter in the box. However, as previously suggested, these phones will arrive in October.
At Apple’s September Event, the star of the show will be the Apple Watch Series 6, which will sport a similar design to the Series 5 and introduce new health-tracking capabilities.
New iPads could also be announced at the event, and we could get our first glimpse of the long-awaited 11-inch iPad Air which will come without a home button. A cheaper iPad could also be coming, as could ARM-powered Macs, such as the MacBook Air and iMac Pro.
Other products that we could see at September’s event include AirPods Studio, which are Apple’s new premium over-ear headphones, as well as AirTags, a successor to AirPower, and perhaps a new low-cost HomePod to compete against Google and Amazon.
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