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This event carries the “Hi, Speed” tagline, which can refer to any number of things: 5G modems in new phones, the faster A14 chip already introduced last month, or even Apple Silicon in the first non-Intel Mac for many years.
It has been the norm in recent years for Apple to announce new iPhones in September, but it seems that the pandemic affected the company’s plans – making this event the big one this fall. In various reports, we expect four different iPhones – two successors to the iPhone 11 and successors each to the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s also possible Apple will announce which Mac product line will make the big leap from Intel processors to Apple-designed, ARM-based chips.
Other potential announcements include a new Apple TV 4K, location-based codes to compete with Tile, new AirPods-branded headphones, a HomePod device and final availability information for macOS Big Sur, Apple One and Apple Fitness +.
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