Why it issues: Apple has issued invites to its subsequent main occasion the place the corporate is anticipated to unveil the iPhone 13 household of smartphones. We nonetheless additionally don’t know if Apple is planning to host one main occasion in September, or area out its fall bulletins over a number of weeks or months, however we should always discover out quickly sufficient.
The invitation options the tag line “California streaming,” a possible reference to the truth that this shall be a streaming-only broadcast that includes pre-taped segments because of the ongoing pandemic.
This yr’s iPhone is anticipated to be supplied in 4 distinct fashions, identical to final yr’s iPhone 12. Rumors counsel the brand new iPhone will come loaded with multiple camera improvements together with a video model of Portrait mode with AI-level capabilities, and an improved ultra-wide angle digicam lens.
The iPhone 13 household can be anticipated to be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic processor and ship with a 120Hz show. Some consider an always-on display may very well be within the combine as effectively, however we aren’t so positive about this rumor.
Scuttlebutt that does appear to have legs, nonetheless, includes help for low earth orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity. This rumor got here out of left area late final month, and if true, may permit iPhone 13 customers to make calls and ship textual content messages and not using a conventional mobile or Wi-Fi connection. The characteristic would almost definitely be reserved for emergency conditions.
Apple may additionally unveil a revised model of its smartwatch subsequent week, and maybe third-gen AirPods. More moderen rumors counsel the Apple Watch Series 7 may very well be delayed because of a sophisticated redesign and manufacturing points.
All of it goes down beginning at 10 a.m. Pacific on September 14 and might be considered on the corporate’s web site.