When the calendar changes to September, it means one thing: it’s officially Apple season. Over the next few weeks, we expect new iPhones, Apple Watches, iPads and Macs. But according to Bloomberg’s annual summary, our wallets may not end as easily as they usually do.
Journalists Mark Gurman and Debby Wu confirm reports that four new iPhone models will arrive in October with “fifth-generation wireless speeds, a different design and a wider range of screen sizes” along with “a dark blue color scheme on the Pro models to be replaced by Midnight Green from the iPhone 1
They do not mention specific prices for the new phones, but it is rumored that they will be in line with today’s models, which start at $ 699. It is remarkable that they report that Apple has ordered “at least 75 million 5G iPhones” for the current quarter, which may signal an even lower starting price as it has been rumored.
Bloomberg also says that Apple is preparing two new versions of Apple Watch, and not just larger and smaller versions. According to sources, “the new Apple Watch series will include a successor to the Apple Watch Series 5 and a replacement for the Series 3 that will compete with affordable training devices.” The Apple Watch Series 3 currently starts at $ 199, while Fitbit sells a version of its Versa watch for $ 160.
The long-awaited “smaller HomePod” may also appear this fall with “fewer speakers inside the device than the current $ 299 model.” In addition, Bloomberg reports that a new Apple TV “with a faster processor for improved gaming and an upgraded remote control” is under development, but may not come next year. Gurman and Wu also confirm rumors of “a new iPad Air with an edge-to-edge iPad Pro-like screen.”
Finally, the report mentions two products that we have been expecting for many years: Bluetooth trackers and over-the-ear studio headphones. While Bloomberg is light on the details, it says that AirTags “will be equipped with a leather case” and the headphones will exist “outside the Beats brand.” It is unclear whether these products will be launched at an event or a stand-alone announcement.