It’s that time of year again when we get to peek behind the curtain and get an idea of what Apple has coming in the next few months. Following a set of new software announcements in June at the Worldwide Developers Conference, we see the usual speculation about what’s coming in September.
Let’s look first at what we know. This year has already seen the launch of several new products including:
- Apple TV 4K
- New iMac models
- Updates to iPad Pro (11 and 12.9-inch models)
Announced key software updates, which will be released in the fall include:
- macOS12 Monterey.
But it’s always the new products that create the greatest excitement among the Apple fanbase who pride themselves on getting the latest and greatest new iPhone or MacBook. Five new products are expected for this fall. If Apple follows its usual routine, we’ll likely see the new iPhone and Apple Watch at its premier September event and computer products being released closer to October or November.
Here is a list of products and what is expected from each one.
It is expected for Apple to unveil four new iPhone models, like the four iPhone 12 models released in 2020, with a very similar design. According to MacRumor, 120Hz ProMotion displays are expected, as are camera improvements, an A15 chip, and faster 5G. The new iPhone 13 models should feature a smaller notch design, the biggest design tweak, a thicker camera array, and battery life improvements.
It is also predicted that three new iPhone camera and video-recording features will be unveiled, which will contribute to the device’s “major selling points,” according to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg. The new handsets will include a video version of the phone’s Portrait mode feature, the ability to record video in a higher-quality format, and a new filters-like system that improves the look and colors of photos.
Apple Watch 7:
The series 7 watch is expected to have an updated design that will feature smaller bezels and a flat-edged design that could be similar to the design of the iPhone 12. It is rumored that it will come in 41mm and 45mm sizes, up from 40/44mm, with a flatter, thinner design with a larger screen.
This new version of the AirPods will be similar in design to the AirPods Pro but without Active Noise Cancellation. These new series are expected to be the “new entry-level AirPods,” meaning they will sell at a lower price point, according to Bloomberg.
The stems will be shorter with a new in-ear shape but without a silicone ear tip. It is unclear if Apple will continue to offer both wired and wireless options. The Airpods will have the same H1chip with fast device pairing and switching, optical sensors, and motion and speech-detecting accelerometers.
If a second event takes place in the fall, it is expected to showcase the MacBook Pro and the iPad Mini 6.
Apple is rumored to unveil the 14 and 16-inch MacBook Pro models that will feature a design overhaul to the MacBook Pro line with a flat-edge design. The new MacBook Pros will charge over MagSafe, will have more ports, and will have physical function keys instead of a Touch Bar. It will use upgraded Apple M1X silicon chips with a 10-core CPU that features eight high-performance cores and two energy-efficient cores, along with 16-core or 32-core GPU options and support for up to 64GB RAM.
iPad Mini 6:
If an upgraded Mini iPad is released, it could feature an 8.5 to 9-inch display, feature an all-display design with no home button, and utilize a Touch ID power button to maximize screen space.
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