- Apple’s annual iPhone event will likely be held in late September or early October.
- Apart from new iPhone 12 models with 5G support, it was rumored that Apple will finally introduce AirTags, an accessory designed to compete with Tile trackers.
- In addition to new iPhones and the unveiling of AirTags, we can also expect Apple to release the next generation Apple Watch later this fall.
With the coronavirus pandemic still dominating the headlines, it’s not very surprising that Apple’s annual iPhone media event has not generated as much buzz as in previous years. Although Apple has not sent out official invitations yet, it is rumored that the company will unveil the iPhone 1
While Apple’s upcoming event will naturally be dominated by the company’s brand new iPhone series, it is not to say that we will not see that Apple also provides some surprises. According to a recent post from Macotakara – which tends to have a fairly solid track record in terms of Apple rumors – Apple this fall will finally introduce AirTags, a long-rumored product designed to compete with Tile trackers.
“According to Chinese vendor information,” the report said, “Apple appears to be preparing to announce the loss-prevention tag ‘Air Tag’ at the online event of the iPhone 12 series.”
The accessory was originally slated to be released alongside the next-generation iPhone SE earlier this year before unknown issues forced Apple to push out the release date a few months.
By the way, rumbling about Apple introducing AirTags has been doing rounds for several months at this point, a fact that makes Macotakara add the more likely. It’s worth noting that renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo – who also holds a fantastic record for Apple rumors – has previously slammed Apple for releasing a chip-inspired accessory track for device tracking. Furthermore, in recent months, developers have found some references to the product buried deep in various iOS releases.
In addition to the iPhone 12 and AirTags, the report also indicates that Apple will introduce a next-generation Apple Watch this year. And considering that the latest Apple Watch release was clearly a step-by-step upgrade, we can only hope to see a more comprehensive upgrade this year.
All that being said, there is no denying that the main event at Apple’s upcoming media event will be the company’s brand new iPhones. As we have previously covered, Apple’s iPhone 12 series is ready to be particularly ambitious, with the company set to release four different iPhone models, all with OLED screens and support for 5G connectivity. From what we have gathered so far, Apple’s iPhone 12 series will consist of two Pro models with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch screens and lower units with 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch screens.