Apple has announced a virtual “California streaming” for Tuesday, September 14, at 10 a.m (Pacific). It will be streamed from the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, California.
Apple will almost certainly announce the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7. It may also introduce the next generation of AirPods. There’s a slim chance that new MacBook Pros will debut. However, I expect they’ll be rolled out at another special event in October.
About the iPhone 13
Here are the rumors about the iPhone 13:
° It will have Face ID hardware that will work with masks and foggy glasses.
° It will feature low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communication connectivity.
° At least some models will support ProRes for videos and Portrait Mode for video.
° It will add advanced photo filters.
° It will pack an A15 processor.
° It will have an “always-on” display like the Apple Watch.
° It will adopt the improved Wi-Fi 6E protocol.
° High-end models of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will sport an upgraded ultra-wide camera with autofocus.
° Some, perhaps all, models will have LiDAR sensors.
° It will cost 3-5% more than the iPhone 12.
About the Apple Watch Series 7
° It will come in 41mm and 45mm models. That’s up from the current 40mm and 44mm sizes.
° It will have bigger watch faces to accommodate the bigger screens.
° It will have a blood pressure sensor.
° It will have a new design and speaker grills.
° It will pack a smaller “S7” chip that would leave more room for a larger battery or other components.
° It be offered in a green hue.
° It will sport a faster processor.
° It will sport a “new lamination technique” that raises the watch’s display closer to the top cover.
° It will borrow updated ultra-wideband technology from the Apple AirTag key finder.
About the next gen AirPods
As for the “AirPods 3,” they’re expected to look pretty much the same as the current version, but with a shortened stem, adjusted earbud body and an AirPods Pro-style charging case. No word on when an update to the AirPods Pro might arrive, though September/October is possible. The AirPods Pro 2 will reportedly have a round design and eliminate the short stem that currently sticks out from the bottom.