Apple to announce new iPhones, Apple Watch and AirPods on Tuesday


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Will there be an Iphone 13?

"The iPhone 13 will come in the same six colour options like the mini, while storage options are 128GB and 256GB. The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in Black, Silver, Gold, and Bronze colour options, according to the website. ForbesApple Loop: New iPhone 13 Features, MacBook Pro Release Details, Latest iPhone Security Warnings

When does Iphone 13 come out?

As for when the phone might come out, a report from Front Page Tech says that the iPhone 13 release date will be September 24 with pre-orders starting on September 17. Those dates are in line with the Sept. 14 unveiling. Tom's GuideiPhone 13 release date, price, specs and leaks

Liveblog: All the news from Apple’s “California Streaming” event

Ars Technica 13 September, 2021 - 06:10pm

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At 1 pm EDT on September 14, 2021, Apple will begin streaming its first product launch event since WWDC this June. Apple executives and product managers are expected to take the virtual stage to reveal new products and talk about what consumers should expect from the company in the coming weeks.

As we noted in our roundup shortly after the date was announced, the focus will almost certainly be on a new lineup of iPhones to follow up last year's iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. We're expecting phones with overall similar designs and with the same screen sizes: 5.4- and 6.1-inch versions of the standard flagship iPhone, and 6.1- and 6.7-inch version of the Pro.

Rumors suggest we'll also see a notable redesign of the Apple Watch, a new version of the AirPods wireless earbuds, and maybe even a couple of updated iPads. We're not expecting new Macs at this event.

But we'll know for sure very soon. Bookmark this page and plan to return here at 1 pm EDT on September 14 to follow all the latest updates! We'll see you then.

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Apple September 2021 event: What to expect

Laptop Mag 13 September, 2021 - 03:03pm

What to expect from Apple's 'California Streaming' event

The event will start at 1 p.m. Eastern time on September 14. It will again be entirely virtual and live-streamed for anyone who wants to watch what we anticipate to be the launch event for the iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, AirPods 3, and possibly more. 

There are a few devices that are virtually locked for a release at the event. There's also a smattering of others that are possible, but unlikely, in part because we expect Apple to have at least one and possibly two more events before the end of the year. 

The iPhone 13 design should be largely unchanged from the iPhone 12, unsurprising given the substantial redesign last year. This year, Apple will stick with four devices again, but mini fans shouldn't get too attached as most rumors point to this being the final year for that model. 

The most notable rumored changes to the design include a reduction in the size of the notch and a slight increase in the overall thickness of the device and its camera bump. A recent leak may have revealed the final list of color options for all iPhone 13 variants.

Internal upgrades are more interesting than what's going on outside. The Pro models, in particular, should be much more compelling this year. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will feature 120Hz adaptive refresh rate displays, similar to what Samsung has offered for the last couple of years on its flagships. 

While the iPhone 12 Pro Max already featured sensor-shift technology, the iPhone 13 Pro should be catching up with that stabilization technology that will enhance the photo and video capture. Finally, both Pro models should get improved ultra-wide sensors with autofocus, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max may stand alone with a new f/1.5 aperture primary wide-angle sensor.

The standard iPhone 13 models should get the same processor upgrade as the Pro models with what we assume will be called the A15 Bionic. Rumors are that this will deliver a roughly 5% performance improvement and 10% power efficiency. All four models are also rumored to get larger batteries and larger MagSafe charging coils on the back. 

Another virtual guarantee for the event is the Apple Watch Series 7; the latest rumors suggest that despite potential parts shortages, the new Apple wearable will be announced and should ship in at least small quantities before the end of the month.

Unlike the iPhone 13, the Apple Watch Series 7 is getting an exterior makeover. Leaked images and rumors indicate the watch will follow in the footsteps of many other recent Apple devices and move to a more squared-off design. 

The Apple Watch 7 may also be getting slightly larger, moving to 41mm and 45mm (up from 40mm and 44mm), with the display on both models increasing minimally as well. One potential downside of this size increase for current Apple Watch owners with an extensive band collection is that the Apple Watch 7 may break compatibility with those bands. 

One potential internal upgrade is the move to a smaller chipset powering the watch, which would come in turn free up space for a larger battery. Despite the addition of sleep tracking to watchOS, this remains a glaring weakness for Apple's wearable as it requires a daily charge for most users.

The Apple Watch 7 managed to stay significantly more under the radar than the iPhone 13, so that's about all that we know about the hardware. Rumors of blood glucose monitoring were dashed months ago and other enhancements are mostly software upgrades that could come to prior models as well. 

As always, Apple may well surprise us here, but the company also enjoys such a dominant position in the wearable market that it doesn't need to make any major changes to stay on top.

The long-awaited update to the ubiquitous standard Airpods should finally arrive at this event, with Apple's more affordable AirPods 3 wireless earbuds getting more of the AirPods Pro styling and features.

Rumors and alleged leaked images of the AirPods 3 all point to a reduction to the size of the stem more akin to the AirPods Pro. Another potential Pro move could be silicone ear tips for a more customizable fit, but rumor sources continue to fight on this point. The famously tiny case of the AirPods may also be getting a bit larger, again following in the footsteps of the AirPods Pro with a slightly wider design. 

Anticipated feature upgrades include improved battery life and overall functionality from a new smaller wireless chipset and possibly the inclusion of active noise-canceling (ANC), transparency mode, and Apple's new spatial audio.

Pricing rumors have varied on the AirPods 3, with speculation that they will cost anywhere from the same $149 as the current AirPods 2 up to around $199, $50 below the AirPods Pro. 

The standard iPad is the last device widely believed to be getting an upgrade at the September event; this would be the 9th generation iPad. 

Rumors on the iPad 9th generation have been more sparse than on the previous products, which may in part be due to the lack of significant changes anticipated. Most have suggested that it will be sticking to the same old design rather than adopting the new squared-off look and that the biggest physical change may be an upgrade to a 10.5-inch display up from 10.2-inches. 

The current model uses the A12 Bionic from 2018, so a move to the A13 Bionic currently used in the iPhone SE 2020 or a jump all the way to the A14 Bionic is possible. The former seems more likely if Apple sticks with the $329 starting price for the iPad 9th gen. Additional internal upgrades could include a move to 64GB base storage and a boost to 4GB of RAM.

We know Apple is working on many other devices that could appear at this event, but these all fall into the doubtful category. 

The 14-inch MacBook Pro and 16-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon processors, whether M2 or M1X, are both due before the end of the year but should get their own event in October or November as usual.

The AirPods Pro 2 are only slightly less overdue than the AirPods 3, but recent rumors have pointed to a 2022 release date for Apple's more premium true wireless earbuds.

iPad Air 5 and iPad Mini 6 are both rumored to be making an appearance soon, but it's unclear exactly when. The iPad Mini 6 is perhaps the most likely of the devices on this secondary list to make an appearance, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman indicating it was coming this fall. With that said, Apple could just as easily hold another event in October or release the oft-neglected iPad mini with a press release. The most recent rumors on the iPad Air 5 suggest it won't be coming until 2022.

The biggest "One more thing" that Apple could have up its sleeve for the event would be its VR and mixed-reality headset. Apple's AR logo for the event sparked speculation that the company could be ready to take the wraps off this product after years of speculation and rumors. 

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What does the “perfect” iPhone look like? Here’s our wishlist of features ahead of the Apple iPhone 13 event

Techradar 13 September, 2021 - 09:45am

In just hours from now, the Apple crew take the stage to unveil the iPhone 13 (whether it will also feature a Mission Impossible-style intro with Tim Cook rappelling down into a secret facility with a latex mask is anyone’s guess)… and truth be told, we pretty much know what to expect from the new iPhone, from better battery life to stronger glass, perhaps a smaller (yet omnipresent) notch, better cameras, better display, better software, and possibly even satellite connectivity… thanks, not to overwhelming consumer feedback, but rather to supply chain leaks.

Apple’s approach to designing phones has always been a “we know what’s best for you” one, a stark difference from other companies like OnePlus who intently listen to their communities and design phones based on what their customers overwhelmingly want… and while that isn’t a knock on Apple, it’s resulted in a few popular features being introduced WAY longer than the competition – like wireless charging, widgets, 5G, and even bringing FaceTime to non-Apple devices LONG after Skype, Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams became popular. So, what if, for once, Apple designed an iPhone purely based on a consumer wishlist? What would a customer-feedback-driven iPhone look like? Designer Andrea Copellino has a few ideas.

Copellino’s “Peak iPhone” stays mindful of a few things. It doesn’t employ innovation for the sake of it. No waterfall displays, no folding screens, no fingerprint sensor in the Apple logo, no headphone jack to make Apple look like it’s backtracking. The elements of Copellino’s Peak iPhone are simply external hardware features that take the original iPhone experience and amplify it. There are also a few internal hardware considerations that I’d like to see in the iPhone but they aren’t any different from the stuff MKBHD always talks about, like much longer battery life, a higher refresh rate display, possibly a migration to USB-C charging, and possibly the ability to add a memory card to your iPhone.

There are a few noteworthy changes to the front and the back. The front sports a slightly elongated display, pushing the screen aspect ratio from 19.5:9 to the more generally accepted 21:9. It also does away with the notch, offering a more expansive immersive display for viewing content. While Copellino hasn’t hinted at where the front-facing camera would sit, I’d honestly be fine with a hole punch (something that is expected in the iPhone 14 next year).

While the front looks devoid of a camera, the rear comes with a mini screen that does everything from sharing notifications, messages, alerts, the time, and even acting as a viewfinder for the rear camera. This effectively means being able to use the iPhone’s superior set of cameras to click better selfies, although how one would use the camera with apps like Instagram and TikTok is something that’s yet to be determined. Nevertheless, the presence of a rear screen does three things – it lets you interact with your phone without waking the main screen, it creates a more horizontal camera bump that lets your iPhone rest on flat surfaces without rocking, and lastly, offers a functionality-driven secondary display like the ones found in folding phones… except without needing a folding display. It goes without saying that checking your clock or notifications on the smaller screen helps prolong your iPhone’s battery too.

Perhaps my favorite upgrade to the iPhone is the replacement of physical volume buttons with a touch bar. Borrowing its user interaction from the AirPods, the Peak iPhone ditches the physical volume control buttons for a touch-sensitive recessed surface that you can slide your finger on to increase or decrease the volume. It’s elegant to look at, and not to mention, takes the annoyance out of pressing the volume button 10 times or holding it in place for 10 seconds.

All in all, the Peak iPhone makes enough of a leap forward while retaining what works. The flat-edge design is still there, although the absence of the notch really makes the bezels disappear. The back’s upgrade with the screen provides enough functionality without taking away the iPhone’s ability to wirelessly charge or support MagSafe accessories. Just give us a 120Hz screen and a bigger battery and Tim Cook can officially say “This is the best iPhone we ever made” and actually mean it!

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Apple event September 14 — iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7 and more

TechSpot 13 September, 2021 - 07:30am

The Apple September 14 event should be big. Here's what to expect.

Most signs point to a revealing of the new iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7 and AirPods 3. We could also see the new iPad 9 and possibly even an iPad mini 6. Most reports point to new MacBooks arriving later. 

Last year, Apple split its top launches into a series of virtual keynotes, and while we are still anticipating multiple Apple events before the end of 2021, the September installment will be the one most people care about. 

Like previous recent Apple events, this one will be virtual, broadcasting from Apple Park. After its September event, Apple could return in October or November (or both) with other rumored products like the MacBook Pro 2021 (14-inch), MacBook Pro 16-inch 2021, and new iPads.

In fact, the idea that Apple's September event could be the first of many this fall was lent further credence this week when someone spotted that the hashflag for the event is paid for until December 2021 — implying that Apple could be intending to use it again.

Either way, the collection of incoming devices means there are exciting times ahead for Apple fans. But it's a lot to keep track of, so we've outlined everything you need to know about the September 14 event, plus how to watch it. We also included the remaining Apple Event 2021 plans below.

The Apple Event will take place September 14 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT and will be broadcast from Apple Park. 

Apple says you will be able to watch the Apple event live at and it will also be broadcast on YouTube. Our guide on how to watch the Apple Event has full details of how you can tune in on the day.  

Apple's most anticipated 2021 launch is the new iPhone. And thanks to several reports and leaks, we have a pretty good sense of what to expect from the iPhone 13 lineup.

We believe there are four iPhone 13 models arriving in the same iPhone 12 sizes. All four models should feature a smaller notch, faster A15 Bionic chip, larger batteries and improved 5G. iPhone 13 Pro models could get an always-on display option, dynamic 120Hz refresh rates and an improved ultrawide lens, too. 

There are couple of more questionable rumors circulating. While in-screen TouchID is reportedly a no-go, Apple is reportedly testing revamped Face ID hardware that work with masks, making it easier for people to get into their iPhone when part of their face is covered. Also, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 13 will feature satellite communications, letting the phone send messages without a traditional cellular collection; reportedly, that capability will work as part of a new emergency messaging feature.

See our guide to the 7 biggest iPhone 13 rumors you need to know for a more in-depth look at possible new iPhone features, and our iOS 15 beta review for all the confirmed upgrades on the way. We also collected everything we know about the iPhone 13 cameras for you smartphone photography buffs.

The Apple Watch 7 should be the best Apple Watch yet. We haven't seen as many exciting Apple Watch 7 leaks as iPhone 13 ones, but we know of some possible changes. 

For starters, the Apple Watch could be due for its biggest redesign in years. Say so long to the curved screen chassis — instead, several sources say the Apple Watch 7 will feature flat edges to better follow the iPhone's design language. The Apple Watch 7 display will also be flat, and could benefit from a "new lamination technique" that raises the watch's display closer to the top cover. 

Another rumor from a leaker on Chinese site Weibo says that the Apple Watch 7 will come in two new larger sizes: 41mm and 45mm. This would be larger than the 40mm and 44mm sizes on the Apple Watch 6 and Apple Watch SE. The larger sizes, along with a new double-sided S7 processor, could finally offer a battery life boost.

Will it be enough for the Apple Watch 7 to be the best smartwatch overall? Even if we don't see these major design changes, the watch will still ship with watchOS 8. The latest wearable software brings a new Mindfulness app, precipitation alerts, support for digital keys, multiple timers and more.

A report claimed the Apple Watch 7 could be delayed due to production woes, leaving it uncertain as to when Apple will unveil and ship its latest wearable. But a newer investor note penned by analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says the new smartwatch is back on track to ship in September. 

Lastly, the AirPods 3 seem likely to debut in September. Following the success of the AirPods Pro and AirPods Max, Apple can cement its claim to the best wireless headphones around with a refresh of its entry-level earbuds.

The AirPods 3 reportedly entered mass production in August, while Apple has simultaneously scaled back production on current-gen AirPods. But with the rise of counterfeit AirPods sales, it's difficult to gauge what other leaks are accurate. 

Some reports say the latest model will look like AirPods Pro without the eartips, while others suggest the AirPods 3 will indeed feature flexible eartips. There are conflicting reports about the inclusion of active noise cancellation, too. 

Most major features the AirPods 3 are likely to come as part of iOS 15 updates. The buds could get Dolby Atmos support and spatial audio to create a more cinematic experience. We'd also expect support for automatic switching, Headphones Accommodation for amplifying soft sounds and frequency adjustments, and Hearing Health, which has been updated to send notifications when listening to music that’s too loud.

Apple's launch-apalooza will likely continue into October, or even November. Unlike the mobile and wearble-centric September event, this one could focus on iPads and Macs. We know Apple is working on refreshed models within both product families.

Two new MacBooks are expected to bring an external, flat-edged redesign and internal overhaul through the M1X slice of Apple Silicon. Expect two models in the 14-inch MacBook Pro 2021 and 16-inch MacBook Pro 2021. The 14-incher would be a new size, and both systems are tipped to feature stunning mini-LED displays. 

The current MacBook Pro M1 is excellent, but there's always room for improvement. Apple could challenge the Dell XPS 13 to win a spot on our best laptop list with a much-improved webcam and the return of HDMI.

The one bummer could be price, with a recent rumor suggesting the upcoming 14-inch MacBook Pro will start at $1,799. We're not sure how credible that tip is, though.

As for iPads, we might see both a new iPad mini and a new low-cost iPad, perhaps the iPad 9. The iPad mini 6 might get the iPad Pro's full-screen design, as well as a larger 8.5 to 9-inch display. The iPad 9 could start at $299 and offer significant performance boosts compared to the Apple iPad 2020.

The iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, AirPods 3, new Macbook Pros, iPad mini 6 and iPad 9 should bring us to the end of 2021. It's not uncommon for Apple to toss in a surprise product launch in late December, though it could come via press release instead of event. It could be a Mac Mini 2021 or MacBook Air 2021, or perhaps something a little more experimental.

Other products we've heard early rumors about include the AirPods Pro 2, which are arguably due for a refresh. Further on the horizon are Apple Glasses or an Apple VR and mixed reality headset. And an Apple Car could come at some point down the road. 

Tim Cook is allegedly planning to step down after "one more" big product reveal sometime between 2025 and 2028, so at least one of those innovations could be a few years out.

So, keep your eyes tuned to Tom's Guide, as we've got our eyes on Apple events.

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