Apple’s first major Fall event takes place on Tuesday, September 15th, but it can be very different from previous events in September.
Let’s talk to the elephant in the front room: It doesn’t seem that there will be any new iPhones. Usually, Apple’s September events mark the arrival of Apple’s latest and greatest smartphones, but you shouldn’t expect to see them on Tuesday The edgeEditor-in-chief Nilay Patel and other well-connected journalists. And Apple has already said that the new iPhones will not go on sale in the usual late September period.
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Read on to find out more about what to expect during the show.
Apple Watch Series 6 and a new low-end Apple Watch
There aren’t many rumors about the next flagship Apple Watch, but in addition to that nickname, “Time Flies” we have do I have another strong indication that a new Apple Watch might make its debut. Developer Guilherme Rambo discovered that the metadata for the event’s YouTube page included the phrase “Series 6,” suggesting that we can expect a successor to the Apple Watch Series 5.
Regarding what this so-called Series 6 o’clock might actually bring to your wrist, evidence of blood oxygen monitoring was found in code fragments of an early version of iOS 14 obtained from 9to5Mac, so that could be the banner function. And we already know that watchOS 7 has native sleep tracking, more adjustments to watch faces, and a renamed activity app called “Fitness”. However, Apple has not committed to a release date beyond “this fall”. This firmware update may be available on startup on the latest Apple Watch.
Bloomberg has confirmed a Series 5 follow-up is on the way, but it has also been reported that Apple may be releasing a new lower-priced Apple Watch to replace the $ 199 Series 3. It’s unclear how exactly this device might differ from the rumored series 6 or what it might be called. (Maybe Apple Watch SE?)
A redesigned iPad Air with iPad Pro-style bezels
The iPad Air could get a redesign with an edge-to-edge screen like the iPad Pros reported Bloomberg. This would be a significant design change from the current Air, which currently has thick top and bottom bezels and a button for Touch ID.
If you want to get an idea of what the new iPad Air might look like, a manual for the device may have leaked on social media revealing the new design and features of the new device.
This obvious guide states that Touch ID has been moved to the power button on top of the iPad Air. In this case, the new tablet would be the first Apple device with built-in biometric data.
It appears that the iPad Air could take over the gesture-based navigation system from the iPad Pro, as shown in the diagrams in the manual. The manual also shows a Smart Connector on the back of the iPad Air, such as an iPad Pro, so that it may connect to accessories for the 11-inch iPad Pro.
The current generation iPad Air starts at $ 499, but it’s unclear whether Apple plans to keep the iPad Air for the same price.
The possible release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14
Apple usually releases its latest version of iOS along with iPhones in September. However, with no new phones expected on Tuesday, it’s difficult to predict exactly what plans Apple has for the launch of iOS 14. The update is set to bring a new home screen with widgets, a redesigned Siri interface, system-wide picture-in-picture, the ability to set default email and browser apps, and much more. iPadOS 14 will get some of these updates as well as improved handwriting recognition and a newly created search. The alleged arrival of the new iPad Air could Apple is announcing the release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for everyone, but we’ll have to wait and see.
We could see new hardware and new subscription bundles
Apple should not only work on new iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads. A smaller and cheaper HomePod and new over-ear headphones are apparently in preparation for this fall Bloomberg. Maybe they show up at the event. Apple is also working on a competitor for Tiles’ location tracking tags called AirTags. Bloomberg reported. Actually, Nikkei says they may already be in production, which could indicate an upcoming release.
And strings for an “Apple One” package are included in the code for an Apple Music app for Android, according to the code 9to5GoogleThis suggests that Apple is about to launch its alleged subscription bundles, which have been detailed by Bloomberg in August.
However, if you’re looking forward to updates on Apple’s plans for an ARM-based Mac or more details on macOS Big Sur, you might have to wait. Rumors don’t suggest Apple will reveal anything about the Mac on Tuesday.
We just won’t know what Apple plans to release until the event itself kicks off, which kicks off Tuesday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. ET. We’ll cover it all here below The edge.