Get ready for the new iPhone. After apparently a daily rhythm of rumors about the iPhone 13, today (September 14) is the day when Apple is finally expected to unveil its latest phones. And there might be other products – an Apple Watch, new AirPods, even an iPad – for the ride.
Apple is hosting the first of what could be a few fall product launches today as part of a virtual event broadcast from its headquarters in Cupertino, California. This September 14 product launch is expected to include the iPhone 13, although the Apple Watch 7, AirPods 3, and iPad mini 6 may also be on the agenda. And of course, there’s all that software that Apple showed off over the summer – iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12 Monterey, and watchOS 8 – pending a final release date.
We’ll be on hand to cover every latest announcement made by Apple today in this live blog on the Apple event. Here’s a quick recap of what could happen when Tim Cook appears on video at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT to detail the new products arriving in time for holiday shopping this year.
We expect four iPhone 13 models to debut today, all in the same sizes as last year’s iPhone 12 models with roughly the same starting prices. The iPhone 13 Pro will probably be the more complete options, with both of these phones designed for 120Hz displays. All four models should see a faster A15 Bionic processor and better 5G.
The iPhone 13’s cameras could benefit from powerful new upgrades, such as video in portrait mode and an improved Night mode for filming the moon and stars. And, yes, we should see a smaller notch on the newer iPhones. Last but not least, we expect bigger batteries across the board.
Apple watch 7
The Apple Watch appears to have a new look based on the rumored Apple Watch 7. Look for a redesigned flat-bezel display and flat-bezel chassis in larger sizes of 41mm and 45mm. A lot of health features Apple is rumored to have in the works appear to be a year away. The bigger question is around the availability of the Apple Watch 7. We had heard that Apple had experienced production issues, which could mean a limited supply of the new smartwatch.
Apple’s wireless headphones are expected to see their first update since 2019. The new version, AirPods 3, is expected to have a redesigned design and add features like active noise cancellation. Think of it as a lite version of the AirPods Pro.
iPad 9 and iPad mini 6
We’re less certain that the iPad will make an appearance at this Apple event, but if it does, Apple has several options. The company could present a new iPad mini 6, as we have been waiting for the fifth generation model for more than two years. There are also rumors of an inexpensive iPad 9 in the works aimed largely at college students.
Check out our guide on how to watch the Apple event for live streaming tips. But the short answer is to either go to Apple.com, which will include a feed of the virtual event, or to YouTube where Apple is also posting a feed. Apple TV owners and watch through the TV Plus app on their set-top box.
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