It’s finally here: Apple has announced that the iPhone event will take place on October 13, with the invitation teasing the announcement with the phrase “Hello, speed.”
It’s no surprise that this year’s iPhone event is a little later than usual, when Apple said back in July that the iPhone would miss its regular launch window in September. The later launch is likely due to delays created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Apple has not been completely out of this autumn’s hardware season, but unveiled new Apple Watches and iPads in mid-September.
The rumored iPhone 12 series is expected to have a new design with square edges (perhaps similar to the iPad Pro) and support for 5G networks. It will also come in four different models, including a new 5.4-inch size (which would be smaller than the iPhone 11 Pro) and a 6.7-inch size (which would be the largest iPhone ever). But if you were hoping that the new iPhones would have lubricating 120Hz refresh rates, well, you might have to wait another year. If you want to know more about what’s rumored about the new iPhones, we have a complete overview of everything we think we know right here.
It is rumored that Apple has a number of other products on the way, including new over-the-ear headphones, a smaller and less expensive HomePod and a competitor to Tiles location tracking brands that are apparently called AirTags. There’s always a chance Apple shares more about them at the event. And Apple announced in June that they will release their first ARM-based Mac by the end of this year, so we can learn more about that as well.
We cover the entire event here The Verge.