It’s new iPhone season once again, y’all. Get ready.
On Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, Apple will broadcast a
While we sit and wait, let’s go over what Apple is most likely to talk about on Tuesday.
iPhone 13. Duh.
This is the easiest, most obvious slam dunk of them all. Apple will reveal new iPhones on Tuesday, and they’ll probably be called the iPhone 13. It seems likely that Apple will release four new ones again this year, with the regular iPhone 13 joined by Mini, Pro, and Pro Max models.
As for the specifics, it doesn’t seem like this year’s new batch of iPhones will be particularly game-changing. We don’t expect Apple to introduce major design changes to the phones, other than possibly reducing the size of the notch that houses the front-facing camera, according to
Beyond that, those reports also say Apple will introduce an “always-on” display that shows things like the time and battery level on the iPhone’s screen, even when it’s not actively in use. One thing we’re less certain of is a reported
Again, this might very well be a transitional year for iPhones as Apple prepares for bigger, more sweeping changes next year.
Apple Watch Series 7
The other thing we’re pretty certain Apple will talk about on Tuesday is the next iteration of the Apple Watch, most likely called the Series 7. The rumor mill hasn’t been grinding nearly as hard for this as it normally does for iPhones, but based on what we’ve heard, this could also be kind of a meager year for Apple Watch upgrades.
To be precise,
There could and likely will be a new chip inside the Apple Watch Series 7. On top of that, don’t be surprised to see
It’s not 100 percent certain that Apple will show new AirPods, but given that we’ve been hearing about a refresh to the
The expectation based on
iPads and Macs
In the past, Apple has at times held two fall events, one in September and one in October or November. We don’t know for sure if that’s the case this year, but we expect at least some new iPads and Mac computers by the end of 2021, and Apple typically doesn’t talk too much about those things at its iPhone events.
That’s why we’re not going to commit to hearing about these on Tuesday, but just in case, here’s what we know: A new iPad Mini with an updated design is
Still, you shouldn’t bet money on them showing up on Tuesday. Actually, don’t bet money on any part of an Apple press conference. That’s just a bad idea all around.
Whether it’s because of supply chain issues due to the COVID-19 pandemic or just the general rhythm of Apple’s upgrade cycle, all signs point to this being a fairly ho-hum year for new iPhones and Apple Watches. But you never know when Tim Cook and Co. will surprise you, so you better tune in with the rest of us on Tuesday to find out for sure.