With Apple’s “California Streaming” event livestreaming tomorrow, we already have a pretty good idea of everything to be announced. From the iPhone 13 to the AirPods 3 to the Apple Watch Series 7, there’s something on the market to appeal to every Apple user looking for an upgrade. But I’m not an Apple user and I never really have been. So this brings up the age-old question: What do I have to switch?
Think no further, because here is my wish list:
When it comes to the iPhone 13, one of the biggest things on my checklist is better battery life. As an avid mobile gamer on my Galaxy S21, it was disappointing to me that previous models of iPhone lasted only a few hours after I checked my social media, answered emails, and took phone calls. Some leaks from the iPhone 13 show a thicker phone to accommodate a bigger battery. My hope is that Apple took consumer needs (read: mine) to heart and made it so that the iPhone 13 lasted longer than it did before. couple a few MagSafe battery pack For mixing and maybe I’ll end up looking at the equipment all day.
This might shock some people, but I’m also really hoping Apple removes all ports and replaces it with wireless charging. I know this would be an unpopular opinion based on reactions to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, which many users still lament for, but to me it makes a lot of sense. As someone who has spent many hours trying to sort out charging cables and earphone cords, this would be a totally welcome change in my tech world. Let the mourning begin.
The last tip I’m really excited to see is the bigger storage capacity. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has confirmed That iPhone 13 will provide up to 1TB of storage, so you’ll never need to worry about photos or Apple Music storage space anytime in the future. More storage is always a boon for power users, gamers, and photographers, though there’s no doubt that 1TB will cost a lot.
The Apple Watch hasn’t changed radically in six generations when it comes to its design, so it’s long overdue for an overhaul. I doubt Apple will shift to a circular display—no leaks have indicated this, of course—but I’d love to see a sleeker, more modern look.
Also, let’s talk about that battery life once again. While the current Series 6’s battery life lasts around two days, it doesn’t always build up there when it’s under heavy use. I’m of the opinion that any smartwatch can benefit from extended battery life. After all, if you’re taking it off to charge every night before you go to sleep, you won’t be able to take advantage of things like sleep tracking, which is a significant disadvantage. overall experience.
The big change that sells me over the AirPods 3 is the improvement in comfort, especially by reducing the length of the stem. Personally, I’ve found that after a certain amount of time, the stems start to ache in my ears. The AirPods are a lot less comfortable than the Samsung Galaxy Buds Live that I’m usually used to, which doesn’t particularly penetrate your ear canal. While I doubt Apple will go that route at the moment, if reports are to be believed, we may eventually be headed in a direction where the stem is obsolete.
The current AirPods 2 have wired and wireless charging case options, but both still carry a Lightning port, which is unnecessary if you ask me. With the potential upgrade to a portless iPhone 13, I don’t think it’s unrealistic to have a completely wireless charging case for the AirPods 3, although again, I expect a lot of complaints.
My last and biggest hope for the AirPods 3 is its implementation of active noise cancellation. While the AirPods Pro already has this and it costs a premium for the privilege, I still think active noise cancellation is an essential piece of technology that’s good enough to compete with other budget-friendly earbuds on the market. absolutely mandatory.