We’re just a day away from the September 14 launch of the iPhone 13 range at the time of writing, but if you were hoping to see new iPads or a new MacBook Pro at the event, you might be out of luck.
In a tweet, Mark Gurmani (journalist with a great track record for Apple leaks) claimed that Apple would hold two events. The first (on September 14th) will apparently be for the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch 7, while the second will be for the new iPads and a new MacBook Pro.
Gurman didn’t say when this second incident would happen, but in the latest edition of his Power On newsletter he claimed that a new MacBook Pro would arrive “in the next several weeks,” so it looks like it shouldn’t have to wait. Tall.
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There will be two programs, and I expect the latter to be Mac + iPad. iPhone/Watch Tuesday. https://t.co/xfAjhUkigCSeptember 12, 2021
In this second event about which iPads we might see, Gurman mentions both the iPad mini 6 and the iPad (2021) coming soon, so they’re likely, and there were already devices we expected now. can be fresh.
There isn’t really anything else new in Gurman’s newsletter about the upcoming products, but he reiterates many of the things he said earlier, emphasizing that the iPhone 13 range probably won’t be a major upgrade, with the biggest changes expected. The Pro models likely include a higher refresh rate (perhaps 120Hz) on their screen and a satellite emergency feature – which probably won’t be enabled until next year.
The Apple Watch 7 looks like it could get a bigger upgrade, with a bigger screen, more pixels, a flatter design, and of course more power, but no major health upgrades.
Gurman mentions body temperature, blood pressure, and blood sugar readings as things Apple is working on, and says to expect them in that order, but body temperature before the Apple Watch 8 Won’t come, and other features are even more out there.
Analysis: Many events make sense
Apple appears to have a lot of new products out there in the near future – there are too many that can really do justice to them all in a single event. Unless that event is four hours long anyway, and nobody wants that.
So splitting them between two events makes sense, especially as the iPhone 13 seems likely to dominate the headlines and attention (despite being just a small upgrade by most accounts).
So leaving little time between the announcement of that and the announcement of new Mac and iPad hardware will mean that the latter products may receive more limelight than they would otherwise.
Of course, there’s no guarantee that Apple will hold multiple events in the coming weeks, but we think it’s likely.
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