Apple’s next big event is Tuesday, October 13th.
No, it will not reveal any new iPads. It was the September event. And it may not show off its new silicon MacBooks – with Apple’s own ARM-based chips – until another event in November, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.
What you get on Tuesday are iPhones. Many iPhones. And there is a good chance that Apple will also unveil at least one new audio product. Here’s a look at everything Apple could reveal this week, ranked by how excited you should be. We go through the expected new releases from least exciting to most.
Ready, Apple fans? AirTags are tags that help you find your stuff. I guess you just fainted with excitement, so I’ll wait until you recover …
… OK, so if you’ve used Tile trackers, you know the deal. You attach a Bluetooth-enabled tile to your keys, purse, or whatever, and when you can’t find it, you make a sound from your phone. (It also works the other way around. Double tapping on the tile and the phone you lost makes a sound.)
AirTags should work in a similar way, but integrated with Apple’s Find My App. Perfect for the person who for some reason constantly loses everything they own.
Here’s the catch: Famous Apple rumor-monger Jon Prosser recently said they might not be out until 2021. Bummer?
4. HomePod mini
HomePod looks great. That sounds good. It’s just too damn expensive. At $ 299, it’s too expensive for ordinary people and not fancy enough for serious audio files. It now appears that Apple is ready to compete with Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Nest Audio with the HomePod mini, which according to leaker Kang (via 9to5Mac) will be priced at $ 99.
It will not be as big and powerful as a full size HomePod. But people can actually buy it.
3. iPhone 12 Pro Max
Phones that are not big enough for you these days? Then just wait for this giant. It is quite certain that the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a 6.7-inch screen, which is even larger than the 6.5-inch iPhone 11 Pro Max. It has three camera lenses (wide, ultra-wide and telephoto) and a LiDAR sensor for enhanced portrait mode and AR.
2. AirPods Studio
Yes, Apple already owns Beats. But I personally own a pair of Beats Studio headphones and … well, Apple can do better. A more balanced, well-designed pair of headphones that fit as easily with Apple products as AirPods will be a gift.
Pros said Apple wants to release a leather and metal pair for $ 600, which … yikes. But he also claimed that it will sell a sporty version for * only * $ 350, which is comparable in cost to the pair I already own. Unfortunately, Prosser also said that Apple – despite previous rumors – will not reveal the latest at the October event.
1. iPhone mini
Finally a flagship iPhone you can use with one hand. The iPhone SE has a small screen, but also giant frames. The iPhone 12 mini, first of its kind, will have the same edge-to-edge screen as the iPhone 12, only smaller. Here is an overview of each iPhone 12 screen size:
iPhone 12 mini: 5.4 inches
iPhone 12: 6.1 inches
iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1 inches
iPhone 12 Pro Max: 6.7 inches
I’ve seen rumors that the iPhone 12 mini price is set at $ 649 or $ 699. screen. If it has 5G connectivity, either mmWave or sub-6GHz (or both), that just sweetens the deal.