iPhone 13: 3 biggest new features expected on the next iPhone

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Apple iPhone 13 Promises Jaw-Dropping Feature Upgrade

Forbes 05 September, 2021 - 12:05pm

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This week’s story concerned a new (and slightly mind-blowing) feature coming to the iPhone 13. You can read Gordon Kelly’s authoritative account of it here. But the story has moved on a little now, with more details coming from reliable analyst Mark Gurman at Bloomberg.

So, read on for an updated and expanded version of what appeared in this week’s newsletter (and your weekly pet photo treat at the bottom of this post).

Now this is something nobody saw coming. Just a day or two ago, reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo announced that the next iPhone will be able to send messages even when you’re nowhere near a cell tower or wifi. Well, that’s pretty cool.

It’ll do it by connecting to LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites. The iPhone’s modem will enable a new radio technology that allows this connection. This is a remarkable emergency communication set-up and highly useful if you’re in trouble and there’s no cell coverage.

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has now contributed to the topic several times, including in today’s Power On newsletter. He hadn’t mentioned it before Ming-Chi Kuo did, so it may be a feature Apple had been able to keep under wraps rather well until now.

First, he said that it will be used for two purposes, to contact emergency services and loved ones via the regular Messages app, with bubbles appearing as gray instead of blue or green as they usually are.

The second purpose will be as a direct reporting mechanism for major emergencies such as plane crashes, it seems.

Now, in the latest edition of his newsletter, he spelled things out in more detail. Here is the new information:

Although he doesn’t specify which countries will have access to it, Gurman says: “The emergency features will only work in areas without any cellular coverage and only in select markets.”

It’s a certainty that the U.S. will be one market and Apple simply wouldn’t release it if it weren’t. But there are no more clues. After all, every single country has areas without any cellular coverage.

Gurman says, “Apple envisions eventually deploying its own array of satellites to beam data to devices, but that plan is likely years away from taking off.”

Wow. That’s quite something. Would these satellites also offer GPS or similar information to improve Apple Maps, perhaps? And would the plan be to offer more services such as phone calls and data through satellite?

As part of his coverage, Gurman states that there are no plans to use the satellite technology for phone calls yet for areas without cell coverage. “The answer is a big no. That’s not happening now, next year, or anytime in the near future.”

This makes sense. Apple’s relationship with phone networks around the world is highly integrated—look no further than the appearance of Verizon at the iPhone 12 launch to talk about 5G—so to wreck that relationship would be tricky.

As he had previously reported, emergency usage of this capability will be restricted to messages in the Messages app, which will appear in gray, “allowing users to contact emergency services and close friends without any cell signal”. He adds that one day, calls may be possible one day but not now.

Gurman has previously said that although the hardware will be in the next iPhones, expected in the coming weeks, the services associated with them will come later, likely in 2022.

Additionally, to connect to a satellite, the user would need to be outdoors and it may take 60 seconds or more to get a signal. Plus, local laws will govern what satellites will be accessible.

Lots of qualifiers, then, but it’s still a very cool addition to the iPhone’s capabilities.

What’s not stated but seems likely to me is that as the modem is common to all iPhones in a particular release year, that it is a service that will be available on all four models expected to be announced, not reserved for the Pro versions.

The announcement of the next iPhone, along with AirPods 3 and Apple Watch Series 7, is coming soon. Check this out for the exact date I’m predicting.

I like this photo for the close-up sharpness, even though it was taken on the iPhone 12 Pro Max’s regular lens, not the telephoto. And the composition left me happy. I almost never get the dog to sit quietly long enough to frame things properly but for once she agreed. This was a Live Photo and Apple chose the best frame, I think. And although it’s not a Portrait Mode shot, the background is nicely blurred.

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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 7 will still be announced alongside iPhone 13, but available in limited quantities

AppleInsider 05 September, 2021 - 08:02am

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman outlines three possible scenarios: the announcement is delayed while production issues are resolved, the announcement moves forward and the device is available in limited quantities, or the device is announced but not made available until a later date.

For the Apple Watch Series 7, Gurman says the device will be announced during the usual September event, but that there will be a “mix of the models shipping late or in small quantities.”

But if you can’t wait to get the new watch, you may have to. My colleague Debby Wu and I reported that the new display is causing production headaches. When that happens with a new product, there are typically three outcomes: The announcement is delayed until the issues are fixed, the product launches on time in small quantities, or the device is announced on time but goes on sale later.

I’m led to believe that we’ll see an announcement during the usual September event alongside the iPhone, but there will be a mix of the models shipping late or in small quantities. That shouldn’t be too unfamiliar to those who witnessed the original Apple Watch launch in 2015.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to feature a new flat-edged design and be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. Bloomberg has previously reported that this means the Apple Watch Series 7 will come with new exclusive watch faces. We aren’t expecting any new health sensors this year, though, with Apple instead focusing on the new design and larger displays.

Also in today’s newsletter, Gurman doubles down on the Apple Watch Series 7 not featuring support for blood pressure monitoring. This comes after a report from Nikkei erroneously suggested that the technology was coming this year.

Are you planning to upgrade to the Apple Watch Series 7 this year? Let us know down in the comments!

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Gurman: Apple Watch Series 7 will still be announced alongside iPhone 13, but available in limited quantities

Wccftech 05 September, 2021 - 08:02am

In the latest edition of his Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman outlines three possible scenarios: the announcement is delayed while production issues are resolved, the announcement moves forward and the device is available in limited quantities, or the device is announced but not made available until a later date.

For the Apple Watch Series 7, Gurman says the device will be announced during the usual September event, but that there will be a “mix of the models shipping late or in small quantities.”

But if you can’t wait to get the new watch, you may have to. My colleague Debby Wu and I reported that the new display is causing production headaches. When that happens with a new product, there are typically three outcomes: The announcement is delayed until the issues are fixed, the product launches on time in small quantities, or the device is announced on time but goes on sale later.

I’m led to believe that we’ll see an announcement during the usual September event alongside the iPhone, but there will be a mix of the models shipping late or in small quantities. That shouldn’t be too unfamiliar to those who witnessed the original Apple Watch launch in 2015.

The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to feature a new flat-edged design and be available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. Bloomberg has previously reported that this means the Apple Watch Series 7 will come with new exclusive watch faces. We aren’t expecting any new health sensors this year, though, with Apple instead focusing on the new design and larger displays.

Also in today’s newsletter, Gurman doubles down on the Apple Watch Series 7 not featuring support for blood pressure monitoring. This comes after a report from Nikkei erroneously suggested that the technology was coming this year.

Are you planning to upgrade to the Apple Watch Series 7 this year? Let us know down in the comments!

Chance is an editor for the entire 9to5 network and covers the latest Apple news for 9to5Mac.

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My go-to wireless charging stand.

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