Apple has officially unveiled this year’s iPhone 12 announcement event, and invites the press and the public to tune in remotely to watch September 15 at 10 PT. During the event, Apple is expected to unveil a brand new series of iPhone 12 models, as well as a new Apple Watch Series 6 and more.
Apple September event details
Like WWDC 2020, Apple’s September event will be completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If the WWDC highlight was any indication, the iPhone 12 would likely be highly produced and shot at Apple Park and the Steve Jobs Theater.
The photo for the event simply invites everyone to “join us from Apple Park.”
Apple’s WWDC mainstay included Tim Cook as introductory commentary from the Steve Jobs Theater, and then the governments met with other Apple executives for details on iOS 14, watchOS 7 and more. We expect a similar format for the iPhone 12 event, but it is always possible that Apple has some kind of surprise in store.
Apple’s September event will be streamed live on Apple’s website, in the Apple TV app, and probably on YouTube. We get more information about this process, including details on how to set up even when the event day rolls around.
What can we expect at the event? Read on to find out.
Apple is expected to unveil four new iPhone 12 models this year: a 5.4-inch iPhone 12, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max, a 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and a 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. The differentiating factor between these iPhone 12 models will be the camera technology.
The 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Max are expected to have camera lenses with two lenses on the back, while the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will have triple camera arrays on the back with a brand new LiDAR scanner as well.
Other features in the iPhone 12 series include OLED screens across the board, as well as 5G connectivity. The iPhone 12 series will reportedly support mmWave 5G as well as sub-6GHz 5G. In terms of design, the devices are expected to have flat edges similar to the iPhone 4, iPhone 5 and the latest iPad Pro.
You can follow everything we know so far about the iPhone 12 in our full guide here.
Apple Watch Series 6
Also at Apple’s September event this year, we expect the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 6. Rumors of the Apple Watch Series 6 are a little lighter than the iPhone 12, but there are a few things that have emerged so far.
For example, one of the tent pole features in this year’s Apple Watch update is expected to be oxygen level detection in the blood. Code found in iOS 14 by 9to5Mac has indicated that Apple Watch will add it this year, and further expand Apple Watch’s health monitoring features.
Apple is also developing enhanced electrocardiograms for the Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 currently result in uncertain ECG readings with heart rates between 100 and 120 beats per minute. A future update, either in software or hardware, will remove this limitation with an upgraded version of the ECG app.
As for the Apple Watch Series 6 design, reports indicate that there are no major changes in store for the Apple Watch Series 6’s industrial design, and that it will follow the same general form factor as the Series 4 and Series 5.
Find the details of everything we know so far about the Apple Watch Series 6 right here.
In addition to the aforementioned hardware, there are other possibilities as well. For example, Apple is reportedly working on new iPad hardware as well as Apple Silicon updates for the Mac series. Apple is reportedly also planning Apple Studio headphones, AirTag product trackers and more. Some of these announcements are possible at the September event, but others can be saved for a future October event.
Finally, Apple’s September event is also likely to include details on fixed release dates for iOS 14, iPadOS 14, macOS 11 Big Sur, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14.
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