Apple’s biggest launch event of the year is slated for September 14, when the company is expected to update its profitable products. Its focus continues to be the iPhone, presumably known as iPhone 13, but we might also see the new Apple Watch and AirPods. As usual, the event will be streamed online due to the ongoing pandemic.
Here’s what to expect from Apple’s streaming event in California.
How to watch Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event?
The Apple event takes place on September 14 and starts at 10:30 p.m. IST on Tuesday. The “California Streaming” event will be streamed live on Apple’s website as well as YouTube, which we’ll embed above in case you want to watch it here.
What to expect at Apple’s “California Streaming” event?
Four new iPhone 13 models
In all likelihood, we’ll see the launch of the new iPhone 13 on Tuesday. Apple traditionally announces iPhones at its fall event, so the arrival of a new line is on the cards. The new iPhone 13 will likely look like the iPhone 12. While the notch leads nowhere, Apple should refine it a bit and pack the iPhone series with improved batteries. Recent reports claim that the iPhone 13 will be available in four different models, much like its predecessor. So expect the iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro Max to hit stores soon. The screen sizes should remain the same: 5.4 inches for the iPhone 13 mini, 6.1 inches for the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, and 6.7 inches for the iPhone 13 Pro Max.
There is a good chance that the “pro” models will get faster 120Hz displays. All four models will feature a faster A15 processor. Smaller changes, including a Portrait mode for video and support for enhanced ProRes video recording, will be made to all new models. Don’t expect the new iPhone 13 lineup to include an underscreen camera with its Face ID technology. At this time, there is little information on exact retail price and availability. We will have to wait until Tuesday.
Apple Watch Series 7 redesigned
Another major product that will be announced at Tuesday’s event is Apple Watch Series 7. The Apple Watch will likely experience its biggest redesign, with a flatter edge design similar to that of the iPad Pro and iPhone 12.
This will result in a slightly larger case of 40mm and 44mm to 41mm and 45mm. Along with the redesign and large case options, the new Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to significantly increase battery life. You can also expect a faster processor. But don’t expect any new health features to be introduced with the Apple Watch Series 7, as blood sugar monitoring and body temperature sensors are planned features for future models.
A new AirPod 3
The AirPods 2 remain the most popular truly wireless earbuds on the market, but they seem to be getting older, especially when it comes to design. Apple has yet to refresh the original AirPods since their launch in September 2016, so Apple will likely use its fall event to announce the third-generation AirPods. The third-generation AirPods 3 are rumored to be getting a significant boost. They will look a lot like AirPods Pro, but without the silicone tips. They would not have the noise canceling features.
What not to expect at Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ event?
New iPads are certainly coming, but not at this event. Apple will likely host another event to announce its new iPad lineup. Maybe an iPad that will see a redesign will be the iPad mini. It is said that the mini tablet will benefit from iPad Air 4 type processing with thin edges and that a faster chip will be added to it.
The new design language will allow the company to integrate an 8.3-inch display in the same chassis. A basic iPad is also expected to be announced soon. Not much is known about this model. It will probably look like the previous model except for the A13 processor.
New MacBook Pro
We don’t expect any new MacBook Pros at Tuesday’s event and that will likely focus on iPhones and watches. They should feature a new design language and a more powerful M1X processor. Apparently, the new MacBook Pros – which are expected to be available in 14- and 16-inch sizes – will most likely feature MiniLED displays. Apple’s “pro” level MacBooks are rumored to be equipped with a new MagSafe magnetic charger, an SD card slot, additional Thunderbolt ports, and even an HDMI port.
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