What to expect from the Apple Event? Apple holds its keynote California streaming in which it is expected to unveil the new iPhone 13 as well as a deep revamp of the Apple Watch.
On Tuesday, September 14, Apple will once again center the attention of the technology world. The iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 are anticipated in Cupertino’s keynote presentation named California streaming, although it’s possible that third-generation AirPods may appear as well.
As a result, Apple’s calendar of releases will be the same as it was last year when the Covid-19 delayed the iPhone 12’s debut. In 2020, the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro were released in October, with the iPad Air, eighth-generation iPad, and Apple Watch Series 6 September events.
If the more ambitious script works, Apple may repeat its 2016 keynote trick of launching new products simultaneously, as it did with the iPhone 7 introduction and the first AirPods. However, it is not clear that the new model of headphones will be presented today, so it could be delayed and arrive a few weeks later.
With the imminent arrival of these new devices, and after a wealth of leaked information, what to expect from the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7?
The new iPhone 13 is expected to have few visual changes, and the majority of its features will be on the inside. As a result, Apple will keep the industrial design of the iPhone 12 and four model choices, including the Pro Max and mini variants that will be kept in the catalog.
Apple will thus keep the same three sizes as before. With 5.4-inch screens for the iPhone 13 mini; 6.1 inches for the iPhone 13 and 13 Pro; as well as 6.7 inches for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. However, there would be two major new features on the screen.
Apple is widely expected to reduce the notch’s size. That notch at the top where both the front camera and sensors that enable FaceID are house is expected to get smaller. On the other hand, some industry experts believe that the Pro versions may feature LTPO panels (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide panels) to provide a high refresh rate (120 Hz) and provide the same fluidity experience as on the iPad Pro.
To support this new demand on the screen refresh rate, two major new features are expected: considerably larger batteries, as well as the new A15 chip would be – in addition to very powerful – especially efficient with the processes. In other words, the iPhone 13 would be able to extend the battery life compared to the previous generation despite higher demands.
The iPhone 13’s most significant feature will be its camera, according to reports. The phone’s major claims will be the display and battery, according to rumors. According to a Bloomberg writer named Mark Gurman, the iPhone will include a new option called Cinematic Video that will enable portrait mode filming. It will do so through artificial intelligence, which will also allow the application of different styles and filters in both photos and videos. Of course, the maximum performance will continue in the Pro models with ProRes resolution.
The cameras are projected to be larger and better capture light, allowing them to take superior night photographs and, among other things, perform astrophotography shots. The iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 models will feature two lenses, according to rumors. The Pro versions will have three, while the Pro Max will have four. Regardless, improvements are anticipated for the previous generation as well as a minor difference in features between the Pro and Pro Max this time around, as occurred in this generation.
Other new features that could come to the iPhone 13 would be a subtle redesign of MagSafe to gain functionality, the incorporation of satellite connection (which according to Gurman would not arrive until 2022), and other minor functions that would make the phone grow in utility and experience within the company’s ecosystem.
Apple Watch Series 7
The biggest redesign of the day will be seen in the Apple Watch Series 7. The new generation of the company’s smartwatch would receive a major facelift for the first time, going from curved lines to a more industrial design. In this way, the Watch would not only gain screen but would follow the line marked by Apple in the iPhone 12, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iMac, and even the control of the new Apple TV.
It’s possible that this design would not only allow for a larger screen surface and higher resolution, but it could also make the watch more shock-resistant (and add extra battery life).
The new size of the watch will make Apple launch new straps, as the current 40 and 44 millimeters of the case will go to 41 and 45 millimeters. Of course, the question remains as to whether the current straps will be compatible with the new generation (even if they are not perfect) or you will have to go through the box if you want to leap the new watch.
Gurman said that no new sensors will be included in this generation because to the increasing number of health-related features. He also notes that the firm is working on integrating body temperature, blood sugar, and blood pressure measurements into its watch, new functions that will not be available until next year. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted a new Apple Watch that measures blood pressure, which Gurman rejects and defends by arguing the thermometer will come in 2022.
In recent months, the arrival of new AirPods has been rumored that would come to take over from the second generation that Apple launched in 2019. That is, these new headphones would not come to retire the AirPods Pro but would complement the company’s audio catalog.
Analyst Kuo has predicted that the AirPods would be presented at today’s event, while Gurman bets that they will arrive at an upcoming company event before the end of the year.
Even if that’s the case, third-generation AirPods are expected to lack ear cushions and be less expensive than the AirPods Pro. The second-generation version, on the other hand, would not be discontinued, and it would continue to be sold.
According to Koku, the new AirPods 3 will be about $199 and will have active noise cancellation, immersive audio with dynamic trackings like the AirPods Pro or AirPods Max.
There have also been rumors of additional new Apple products in the works, including a newly redesigned iPad to continue the eighth generation, as well as a thinner iPad mini with improved front utilization. This year’s event will not feature tablets that seem likely to launch this year.
It’s also expected that Apple will release new versions of its MacBook Pro computers with the newest chip and screens incorporating miniLED technology before the year ends. It cannot be ruled out that a new, larger iMac will be unveiled at this event. In any case, it seems that this Tuesday’s event will not be the one for tablets or computers.