Apple announced today that a special event would be held on Tuesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. ( PDT ) The event is to be held in Apple Park’s Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.
This new event, will be hosted virtually, with no members of the media invited to attend in person, like WWDC and last year’s fall events. Apple will very certainly supply pre-recorded pieces for each new product that is launched.
After the iPhone was delayed until October, last year’s September event mainly focused on the Apple Watch, but things are back to normal this year. Apple is expected to unveil new iPhone 13 models, the Apple Watch Series 7, and potentially the AirPods 3.
New MacBook Pro models and iPads are also on the way, although Apple is planning to conduct many fall events this year, so nothing is likely to be released in September.
Apple’s iPhone 13 models will be similar to the iPhone 12 models, with only minor design differences. Apple intends to launch a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 small, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max according to the leaks.
The overall design will remain the same, although we anticipate a smaller notch. Improvements to the cameras will also be made, with Apple bringing sensor-shift optical image stabilization to the entire iPhone 13 series, introducing a better Ultra-Wide camera for the Pro models, and enhancing the cameras of the iPhone 13 Pro to bring it in par with the Pro Max.
A faster A15 chip is on the way, with quicker 5G technology, and arguably the most significant change is the 120Hz ProMotion display slated for the Pro models. There have also been speculations of an always-on display, which is a possibility, as well as larger batteries and greater maximum storage space. In our roundup, we have details on all of the rumors we’ve heard regarding the iPhone 13.
In terms of the Apple Watch Series 7, we’re expecting the first makeover in years. The new Apple Watch could have a flat-edged design that resembles the iPhone models, as well as being slimmer and having more usable display space.
A new lamination technique will bring the display closer to the front cover, and casing sizes will grow to 41mm and 45mm, respectively, from 40mm and 44mm. A quicker S7 chip is predicted, as is a larger battery, but there will be no new health sensors this year.
Apple’s manufacturing partners are apparently experiencing production issues with the new watch, so we may see a slight delay in availability or extremely limited stocks at launch.
The third-generation AirPods are believed to have a design similar to the AirPods Pro, and silicone tips are a possibility.
The new AirPods will feature shorter stems like the AirPods Pro but will remain a more cheap choice without Active Noise Cancellation.
Apple intends to broadcast the fall event live on its website, YouTube, and the Apple TV via the Apple TV app. Apple made the YouTube broadcast available today, before the presentation.