Apple Sept. 14 event: How to watch the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7 launch live

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CNET 09 September, 2021 - 12:20pm 44 views

What is the Apple event on September 14?

On September 14 at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT), Apple will host its first product-launch event in several months. Once again, it will be an online-only event. But as with other recent online events from Apple, we expect it to be as jam-packed with announcements as ever. Ars TechnicaWhat to expect from Apple’s September 14 “California Streaming” event

Apple is captioning this event "California streaming."

More than half a century ago, the Mamas and the Papas blew up the charts with California Dreamin', a catchy folk-rock song that would become one of the most popular songs of all time. Apple will likely be channeling some of that hit-making magic for its next iPhone, too, when it holds its California streaming event Sept. 14.

The event, which will be held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to include announcements for a new Apple Watch Series 7 with a revamped design, alongside the iPhone 13 (or potentially called the iPhone 12S). Apple hasn't discussed its plans for the devices, aside from a mention of four new iPhones in FCC filings Monday.

The most dramatic change for the new iPhones, aside from better cameras Apple always tends to offer, is said to be the capability to make calls and send texts in emergencies when there's no cell coverage. Generally, though, they're expected to still rely on 5G wireless technology for day-to-day connectivity.

The iPhone 13 comes a year after one of Apple's most successful launches, with the 5G-powered iPhone 12. The device offered the first major revamp of the iPhone's design since 2017, when Apple introduced its $1,000 iPhone X, with its new face-unlocking design and better screen technology. One survey conducted before the iPhone 12 announcement from Decluttr, a device recycler and reseller, found that a "staggering" 53% of respondents planned to buy the new iPhone, touching off what analysts call a "supercycle" of phone upgrades. 

Apple did notch an increase in iPhone sales in the three months following the release of the iPhone 12. In January, the company said iPhone sales during the holidays jumped 17% from the previous year, helping to lead the company to its highest recorded revenue and profit ever.

"It is not far from any of our minds that this result caps off the most challenging year any of us can remember," Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a call with investors after posting the company's financial results. "It is an understatement to say that the challenges it posed to Apple as a business paled in comparison to the challenges it posed to Apple as a community of individuals, to employees, to their families, and to the communities we live in and love to call home."

"These results show the central role that our products played in helping our users respond to these challenges," Cook added.

Though Apple's likely to offer a compelling upgrade to some customers, it's happening at a time of turmoil both within and outside the tech industry. For the past year and a half, the pandemic has forced Apple, Microsoft, Sony and many other tech companies to hold events online

The virus has upended billions of people's lives around the world, forcing entire countries into quarantine in efforts to stop its spread. Those disruptions have also slowed manufacturing and shipping around the world, exacerbating parts shortages that have delayed production of new computers, cars and video game consoles.

Apple so far has been able to keep products largely in stock, analysts say, due in part to the company's savvy management of its supply chain.

While the iPhone will be a key product we see at Apple's event this year, and likely what most people focus their attention on, the company's expected to have other devices to show off. Those include new Mac computers with upgraded chips and new iPads

Apple's online-only event will be Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. PT, which is 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST and Sept. 15 at 3 a.m. AEST. (Sorry, Australia.)

You'll be able to stream Apple's event straight from the company's website. Meanwhile, we'll be reporting on the event live here at CNET.

Apple's digital events are fast paced and slickly produced. And there are at least one or two jokes they throw in to keep you entertained. Maybe they'll even make a Mamas and Papas joke, but don't bet on it.

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Forget iPhone 13...Here's iPhone 14!

MacRumors 09 September, 2021 - 06:30pm

Apple confirms four new iPhones, and a nasty surprise for iPhone 12 owners | ZDNet

ZDNet 09 September, 2021 - 10:44am

It's amazing how much information can leak in advance of a new product release from filings. FCC filings are particularly good sources of information.

The filing under scrutiny here is for an updated version of the MagSafe charger, and it offers up some surprising details.

Also: iPhone 13: Sept. 14 event, release date, features, specs, and rumors

First off, we get confirmation that the charger is a 15W unit. I'd been hearing sketchy rumors that Apple might boost the power output to offer faster charging, but the filing claims a maximum power output of 15W.

The filing also lists new iPhones.

Must read: Buying a new Apple gadget? Here's how to find the best deals (September 2021)

Four new iPhones, to be precise.

It is highly likely that these correspond to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max (model numbers are reported to be A2628, A2645, A2634, and A2640 respectively).

The filing also has RF testing data for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and these are all labeled at "legacy." This points to the likelihood of the 12 line being discontinued as soon as the iPhone 13 line is out (this wording on similar FCC filings in the past, as well as how Apple has refreshed the iPhone line in previous years). 

It's possible that the iPhone 12 base model may take over from the iPhone 11 as a stop gap in the line, but there have been speculation that Apple is planning to tidy up and streamline the iPhone lineup in order to focus production on the newer handsets and keep the constraints mentioned in the last financial earnings call to a minimum.

Rather shocking downgrade for a product that Apple continues to list as "new" on its website.

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Apple confirms four new iPhones, and a nasty surprise for iPhone 12 owners | ZDNet

Gizmodo 09 September, 2021 - 10:44am

It's amazing how much information can leak in advance of a new product release from filings. FCC filings are particularly good sources of information.

The filing under scrutiny here is for an updated version of the MagSafe charger, and it offers up some surprising details.

Also: iPhone 13: Sept. 14 event, release date, features, specs, and rumors

First off, we get confirmation that the charger is a 15W unit. I'd been hearing sketchy rumors that Apple might boost the power output to offer faster charging, but the filing claims a maximum power output of 15W.

The filing also lists new iPhones.

Must read: Buying a new Apple gadget? Here's how to find the best deals (September 2021)

Four new iPhones, to be precise.

It is highly likely that these correspond to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max (model numbers are reported to be A2628, A2645, A2634, and A2640 respectively).

The filing also has RF testing data for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and these are all labeled at "legacy." This points to the likelihood of the 12 line being discontinued as soon as the iPhone 13 line is out (this wording on similar FCC filings in the past, as well as how Apple has refreshed the iPhone line in previous years). 

It's possible that the iPhone 12 base model may take over from the iPhone 11 as a stop gap in the line, but there have been speculation that Apple is planning to tidy up and streamline the iPhone lineup in order to focus production on the newer handsets and keep the constraints mentioned in the last financial earnings call to a minimum.

Rather shocking downgrade for a product that Apple continues to list as "new" on its website.

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We're used to smartphones lasting a few years. This could upend that long-established sales model.

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Apple confirms four new iPhones, and a nasty surprise for iPhone 12 owners | ZDNet

Yahoo Entertainment 09 September, 2021 - 10:44am

It's amazing how much information can leak in advance of a new product release from filings. FCC filings are particularly good sources of information.

The filing under scrutiny here is for an updated version of the MagSafe charger, and it offers up some surprising details.

Also: iPhone 13: Sept. 14 event, release date, features, specs, and rumors

First off, we get confirmation that the charger is a 15W unit. I'd been hearing sketchy rumors that Apple might boost the power output to offer faster charging, but the filing claims a maximum power output of 15W.

The filing also lists new iPhones.

Must read: Buying a new Apple gadget? Here's how to find the best deals (September 2021)

Four new iPhones, to be precise.

It is highly likely that these correspond to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max (model numbers are reported to be A2628, A2645, A2634, and A2640 respectively).

The filing also has RF testing data for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and these are all labeled at "legacy." This points to the likelihood of the 12 line being discontinued as soon as the iPhone 13 line is out (this wording on similar FCC filings in the past, as well as how Apple has refreshed the iPhone line in previous years). 

It's possible that the iPhone 12 base model may take over from the iPhone 11 as a stop gap in the line, but there have been speculation that Apple is planning to tidy up and streamline the iPhone lineup in order to focus production on the newer handsets and keep the constraints mentioned in the last financial earnings call to a minimum.

Rather shocking downgrade for a product that Apple continues to list as "new" on its website.

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Apple confirms four new iPhones, and a nasty surprise for iPhone 12 owners | ZDNet

Hot Hardware 09 September, 2021 - 10:44am

It's amazing how much information can leak in advance of a new product release from filings. FCC filings are particularly good sources of information.

The filing under scrutiny here is for an updated version of the MagSafe charger, and it offers up some surprising details.

Also: iPhone 13: Sept. 14 event, release date, features, specs, and rumors

First off, we get confirmation that the charger is a 15W unit. I'd been hearing sketchy rumors that Apple might boost the power output to offer faster charging, but the filing claims a maximum power output of 15W.

The filing also lists new iPhones.

Must read: Buying a new Apple gadget? Here's how to find the best deals (September 2021)

Four new iPhones, to be precise.

It is highly likely that these correspond to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max (model numbers are reported to be A2628, A2645, A2634, and A2640 respectively).

The filing also has RF testing data for iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and these are all labeled at "legacy." This points to the likelihood of the 12 line being discontinued as soon as the iPhone 13 line is out (this wording on similar FCC filings in the past, as well as how Apple has refreshed the iPhone line in previous years). 

It's possible that the iPhone 12 base model may take over from the iPhone 11 as a stop gap in the line, but there have been speculation that Apple is planning to tidy up and streamline the iPhone lineup in order to focus production on the newer handsets and keep the constraints mentioned in the last financial earnings call to a minimum.

Rather shocking downgrade for a product that Apple continues to list as "new" on its website.

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We're days away from a formal announcement, and that means more frequent leaks and rumors. Here's what we know.

With a new iPhone now only days away, many are looking to sell, give away, or trade-in their old iPhones. But how do you do this safely?

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A preview to whet the appetite ahead of next week's official launch.

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Apple's "California Streaming" is next week, and we expect a lot of hardware.

We're used to smartphones lasting a few years. This could upend that long-established sales model.

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The iPhone 13 is coming: How big of a leap will it be, really?

Newstalk ZB 09 September, 2021 - 12:00am

We took a closer look at what to expect from the A15 processor earlier this year. Still made with a 5nm manufacturing process, we can expect most of the improvements to the A15 to come from architectural changes and simply making the chip bigger. Which often means a little hotter and more power-hungry. (Apple is expected to increase the battery capacity to offset this.)

The short story here is that the A15 is probably going to be somewhere around 10-15 percent faster than the A14 present in the iPhone 12. If Apple finally moves to LPDDR5 memory, then specific tasks that are bottlenecked by memory bandwidth should be significantly faster than that. And the company will almost certainly lean hard into image processing and neural network performance.

Faster is always better, and we have no reason to believe that the A15 will be anything other than the fastest smartphone processor anywhere. The only thing is, there’s just nothing that really taxes the A14. Or for that matter, the A13. Your average person isn’t going to notice a significant difference in the things they do most (social media, web browsing, email, Messages, and so on) between a two-year-old iPhone and the one Apple releases this year. Without some spectacular new gotta-have-it software feature that just doesn’t run on a lesser SoC, the A15 won’t be a game-changer for your average iPhone user. We’ll probably only really appreciate the speed bump three years down the line when we notice that iOS 18 runs a lot better on an iPhone 13 than an iPhone 12.

Will the A15 chip run circles around the A14? Probably not.

While we probably won’t notice the improved performance of the A15 anywhere outside of a benchmark chart, we will almost certainly feel the improved smoothness and responsiveness of a 120Hz ProMotion display. If the iPad Pro is anything to go by, it makes a difference you can certainly feel when you scroll through your Twitter or Instagram feed.

Unfortunately, this feature is rumored to be limited to the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, which seriously limits its reach. And while 120Hz displays definitely make things feel smoother, the touch responsiveness of the iPhone is already so good you’re not likely to notice a huge change there. It’s great for reducing Apple Pencil latency on the iPad Pro, but that’s not a consideration here unless Apple also announces iPhone support for its stylus.

So for those “Pro” buyers, this is an upgrade that even an average person might not notice. You’ll probably hear things from iPhone 12 Pro buyers like “it’s so much faster,” because smoother scrolling and interface animations have the effect of making things seem faster. But in reality, unless you’re comparing them side by side, it probably won’t be a huge deal.

We know the iPhone 13 will have improvements to the camera (every iPhone does!), but it’s not entirely clear what they may be. Some rumors state that the entire iPhone 13 lineup will get the LiDAR sensor, rather than just the Pro models. That makes AR apps run a little better and portrait mode work in the dark, but it’s really not a big deal. The camera array in leaked schematics shows a larger camera area with bigger cutouts for the lenses, which suggests a new lens array and possibly new larger sensors underneath. Some say autofocus is coming to the UltraWide camera, and Portrait Mode will be available while shooting video.

The iPhone 13’s camera will look like the iPhone 12’s camera, but will it take noticeably better photos?

All nice upgrades, but none of these are game-changers. This is the steady march of smartphone progress we’ve come to expect, and for your average everyday consumer, the difference between the quality of a “pull out your iPhone real quick and snap a pic for the Insta” on the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 will not be huge. Professionals who pixel-peep at edge cases are probably going to see significantly improved performance in the most challenging scenarios, but daily snapshotting is likely to be pretty similar.

The next big advances in iPhone photography will probably come from very high-resolution sensors (48 megapixels vs. the 12 megapixels we’re used to) and new designs like periscope lenses that could allow for extreme optical telephoto. Those sorts of features have been rumored for the iPhone 14 next year, not the iPhone 13.

It’s rumored that the iPhone 13 will feature an always-on display somewhat similar to that on the Apple Watch. It’s unclear how this would work exactly, and what information would be shown, but this has huge potential. This is the sort of feature we hope to see on all iPhone 13 models, not just the Pro models, because it can change the way we use our iPhones. All that time they sit flat on a desk or table…it’s not difficult to pick up your iPhone to check the time or see if you have important notifications, but it’s far better not to have to!

Android phones have had this feature for years, with various implementations. At its most basic, simply being able to glance at the time without even reaching for your phone to turn it on is always useful, especially in a dark room, but there are so many other ways this could change the way we use our iPhones. We can only hope that if the iPhone 13 does have an always-on display, it’s on all the phones (not just the Pro models), and it’s somewhat customizable. If Apple does it right, an always-on display could be the marquee feature of the iPhone 13.

An always-on display could be one of the best reasons to buy an iPhone 13.

Shortly after the release of the iPhone 12, there were rumors that this year’s model would be the iPhone 12s. That doesn’t seem likely (Apple sort of retired the “S” branding back with the iPhone XS), but this does appear to be the same sort of upgrade we used to get with the “S” model iPhones. It’s got a new faster processor and a couple of new features, but the overall design hasn’t changed and everything else is the same but a little better.

Sure, there’s supposed to be a smaller notch and that’s nice, but it’s still a notch. Yeah, the cameras will be better, but it doesn’t appear we’re in for the kind of step-change we saw when Apple added a whole second or third camera module to the back. Face ID is said to still be the only biometric authentication, despite long-running rumors of Apple developing improved under-display fingerprint technology.

It’s enticing to think that Apple may still surprise us with some really important new feature that didn’t leak out to the rumor mill. It’s possible, but these days it seems to happen so rarely. Usually, we have a really good idea of what the new iPhone will bring before Apple unveils it and it’s unlikely the iPhone 13 launch is any different.

There’s nothing wrong with an iPhone that is, broadly speaking, basically the same as last year’s model but a bit better. Most people don’t upgrade every year, so they’re going to be floored by the improvement over their iPhone XS or XR. And it’s not like Apple is way behind its competitors and has to make huge leaps to catch up. Apple can’t reinvent the wheel every year and we shouldn’t expect them to, nor should we only consider the new iPhone to be good if it’s full of radical changes.

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