Mark your calendars and set aside some time on September 15 at 10 PDT / 1 PM EDT, as Apple has scheduled an announcement. The event will be streamed live from Apple Park on both Apple’s website and Apple Events’ Apple TV channel. It is unknown if the event will be pre-recorded as June WWDC main address, or if it will be a live event.
In September, Apple traditionally presents the new iPhones, but this is not expected to happen at next week’s event.
What want be announced?
Apple Watch Series 6
The “Time Flies” line on the press invitations is a dead giveaway Apple Watch Series 6 is one of the most important announcements. It is expected that this series may finally include a beginner version with a plastic holster that can be used by children in “Kid Mode.”
For quite some time we have been waiting for one AirTag announcement – a small device that can be attached to virtually anything and use the Ultra-Wideband and Bluetooth features on iPhone 11 and future iPhones to find AirTagged items with an augmented reality view in the “Find My” app. Many experts expect the announcement to take place on Tuesday.
Another “almost clear” announcement is a long rumor the iPad, either a 10.8-inch iPad or an iPad Air 4. The new device is expected to mimic the iPad Pro design with less prominent frames around the screen and no Home button. It is rumored that the device uses either Face ID or a Touch ID-equipped power button for authentication. Should the new iPad appear, it’s like being a USB-C device.
Why no announcement about iPhone 12?
It is believed that Apple is waiting for more of the devices to be produced and in stock before they announce, and supply chain restrictions earlier this year due to COVID-19 slowed production. When it arrives – perhaps in October – the new iPhone series is expected to consist of four different models in two price levels. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Max are expected to have 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch OLED screens, while the iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max have 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens.
It is rumored that the Pro series offers 10-bit color depth and 120Hz ProMotion for the screens and an additional 12-megapixel telephoto camera and iPad Pro LiDAR sensor for depth mapping. It is expected that the cameras will also support slo-mo video in 4K at 120 and 240 frames per second and an “Enhanced Night Mode.”
Of course, the iPhone 12 should have a 5G connection, although it is unknown whether support for the faster mmWave “taste” of 5G will be included in all models.
Be sure to visit The Rocket Yard after the event for our traditional “Deep Dive” in the announcements.
Apple let it be fun Augmented reality (AR) Easter eggs in the announcement. Go to apple.com on your iPhone or iPad, scroll down to the announcement, and then tap the curved logo. Here’s what you want to see:
Hmmmm … makes you wonder if Apple will introduce augmented reality, right?