What to expect from Apple’s iPhone 13 event

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Redesigned iPhone 13, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods

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Apple’s first Fall event is coming Tuesday, September 14th at 1PM ET/10AM PT, right around the time the company usually rolls out its latest version of the iPhone. Like last year’s iPhone event, Tuesday’s announcements will be entirely digital, in the slick, over-produced style that has become a trademark of Apple during the pandemic.

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Rumors suggest potentially less dramatic announcements than the iPhone 12’s radical flat-edged design. It looks like the Apple Watch and AirPods may be getting some serious attention, though, even though the iPhone 13 looks more or less the same.

Keep reading below for a roundup of everything we expect to see at the event, including some long-shot surprises that could be in the Apple Store.

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The iPhone 13 with a Familiar Design and Maybe a New Nighttime Camera Trick

Rumors suggest that the iPhone 13 will look similar to the iPhone 12, but will likely feature a smaller notch and higher refresh rate on all or most models. Both bloomberg And analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to agree that the new iPhone will receive iteration when it comes to useful changes.

They may include an LTPO (Low Temperature Polycrystalline Oxide) display like the one Apple uses to provide variable refresh rates on the Apple Watch. New phone hardware may also include Strong magnets, a big charging coil for MagSafe, One always on display, and possibly, New colors and fewer storage options. A new A-series processor is naturally in the cards as well.

The cameras, the stars of Apple’s iPhones, will also likely receive an upgrade with the iPhone 13. Improved performance for ultrawide cameras, better optical zoom for video recording, ProRes support, and a portrait mode for video Everything has become a rumour. Another possible addition is astrophotography capability To compete with the similar feature previously offered by Google. An event announcement video Featuring a dramatic pan up to the starry night sky, tweeted by Greg Joswiak, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, more fuel could be added to that specific fire.

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Flat-edged Apple Watch Series 7 with a bigger screen and similar health features

While the iPhone 13 has remained consistent, it looks like the Apple Watch Series 7 may get a more involved new design. Apple is rumored to be replacing the round body used since its smartwatch debut with a flatter display and edges, according to bloomberg. The change seems similar to what Apple made from the iPhone 11 to the iPhone 12.

Earlier this year, news broke that Apple was possibly introducing an entirely different, more rugged, extreme sports-friendly version of the Apple Watch. Rumors have since swirled about the Series 7 inspired by the iPhone 12, but it’s not a sports version. We’ll have to wait and see if it comes out this year.

Other improvements over the mainline Series 7 could include a faster processor and larger clocks overall of 41mm and 45mm (up from 40mm and 44mm), thanks to larger displays, smaller bezels, or a combination of both. bloomberg Report. It’s unclear whether this affected the compatibility of many Watch bands Apple has sold over the years, but here’s hoping it doesn’t.

According to those hardware changes, the new watchface will allow bloombergMark Gurman, but possibly not the new health features. Despite rumors of body temperature and blood glucose tracking, it now looks like Apple may be dropping those extras for future models. Complicating matters further, however, Apple has reportedly resolved production delays for the new Watch, some versions may arrive late or in small quantities.

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Third-generation AirPods with some AirPods Pro-inspired looks

Entry-level third-generation AirPods are also rumored to be in line for a makeover. The early 2020 word pointed to a design that takes cues from the AirPods Pro, minus the earbuds’ swappable rubber tips.

Further confirmation in 2021 That’s what it suggests. Looks like you can expect shorter stems, rounded earpieces, and a squatter wireless charging case that can house a 20 percent bigger battery, according to pine leeks. In general, the new AirPods may look a little less like headphones with wires cut off at the end.

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Launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey, with some content missing

Apple is expected to announce launch dates for iOS 15, iPadOS 15, watchOS 8 and macOS Monterey, although the company has confirmed that some features will arrive late or in beta form.

iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, which finally brings proper, moveable widgets to the iPad for the first time, along with other improvements, are expected to arrive in late September alongside the iPhone 13. Notable upgrades include focus modes that create approved notification and app lists for specific. Settings like work or personal time, a dramatic redesign of Safari (which has now become somewhat more familiar), new FaceTime layout and audio improvements, a potential future source of contention in Digital ID, and yet another tweak to multitasking .

WatchOS 8 is also expected to drop, along with more minor upgrades. Along with Focus Mode and support for new digital keys and ID, watchOS 8 brings new watchfaces (including a nice photo), new exercise types (time to flash), and a mindfulness app for the Apple Watch.

macOS Monterey may arrive later in the fall (perhaps at the launch of a new Mac computer). The new desktop OS continues to pick up features from Apple’s mobile OS, such as shortcuts, support for AirPlay, and helpful changes to FaceTime and Messages. The most exciting new Monterey feature, Universal Control, allows seamless control of the iPad with a mouse and keyboard already attached to your Mac. This includes easily dragging and dropping files from iPad to Mac.

Unfortunately, Universal Control may not be there at launch. The feature hasn’t been included in beta yet, and Apple has already announced delays for SharePlay, the company’s take on the Group Watch plug-in and Discord screen sharing that quickly became all the rage in the pandemic. Fortunately, other features that were previously limited to Apple’s M1-based devices — like Live Text — are coming to older Intel machines. You win some, and you lose some, I guess.

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Likely a long wait for new iPad Minis, iPads, and Macs of all stripes

It looks like the entry-level iPad and the long-ignored iPad mini are getting updates; The question is when. Apple may reserve the devices for an event later in October instead of hanging out with the new iPhone and Apple Watch.

The new iPad mini is expected to receive a flat-edge design that is markedly wider through Apple’s entire product line, along with the usual processor improvements, a larger screen between 8.5 by 9 inches, no Home button, And directly the Touch ID sensor is built in. power button. The entry-level iPad changes are expected to be more minor – thinner bezels and body and the inclusion of the A13 Bionic chip, According to Nerdshala.

There’s even less chance of a new Mac, whether it’s a new MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air. Apple might want to set aside some time to announce its next version of the M-series chips and what it plans for the new designs that come with it.

These are entirely possible announcements, not even taking into account the company’s teasing for longer-term Apple projects like the continued pursuit of AR and VR. stay tuned ledge To hear it all.

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