We are officially in September, and the launch of Apple’s autumn products is nearer than ever. This year, we expect Apple to unveil the iPhone 13 lineup and the Apple Watch Series 7 while new iPads and Macs are on the horizon. We’ve compiled a list of what you can expect at an Apple event this September.
When will the Apple September event be held?
All evidence suggests that Apple will hold its September event Tuesday, September 14. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be entirely virtual once again. Apple will likely give a week’s notice and send invitations to media members on September 7.
We expect the September event to be prerecorded with amazing production value, as has been the case with Apple’s virtual events in the past 18 months. Apple CEO Tim Cook will appear along with other Apple executives. You’ll be able to stream the event through Apple’s YouTube channel, Apple’s website, and through the Apple TV application on iPhone, Mac, and iPad.
We’ll keep you posted when Apple sends out invites to its highly anticipated September event.
The iPhone 13 is expected to be announced and released in September, unlike last year’s delay.
What can we expect from the iPhone 13? According to rumors, the iPhone 13 will look similar to the iPhone 12, with a smaller notch. Expect the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13, Pro Max, to have notable camera improvements and ProMotion displays that support 120Hz refresh rates.
Bloomberg and Ming-Chi Kuo recently reported that the iPhone 13 would feature new satellite communication technology. These features could be enabled by a future software update and allow users to send out emergency messages even if there is no cell phone service.
These are some interesting tidbits.
- Storage option 1TB available
- mmWave 5G is available in more countries
- Batteries larger in size
- Inside: A15 chip
- … and more
Apple Watch Series 7
- The Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to bring a major redesign to Apple’s wearable for the first time since 2018. Rumors suggest that the Apple Watch Series 7 will have a flat-edged design. It will be available in new sizes 41mm and 45mm and a 40mm and 44mm version. It is expected to be revealed at Apple’s September event.
- This year, we aren’t expecting major changes to the Apple Watch’s health features, even though they are a big selling point. Apple is working on updates to existing features, including blood oxygen measurement and irregular heart rhythm notifications.
- But, late August reports shattered all expectations. Nikkei, Bloomberg reported that the Apple Watch Series 7 was being delayed by its new design. The Apple Watch Series 7 could be delayed in September. Still, it is more likely that the device will be announced along with the iPhone 13 and made available later or in limited quantities.
iPad mini and entry-level iPad
- This year, Apple has two new iPads in development, despite the iPad Pro being updated earlier this year with an M1 chip and other upgrades. The A12 Bionic chip powers the current entry-level iPad 10.2-inch.
- Bloomberg has previously reported that Apple is working on a new iPad mini for release soon this year. Expect a slimmer iPad mini with no Home button and slimmer bezels. Apple updated the iPad mini last year with a faster A12 Bionic CPU.
- We expect the new iPads to be revealed sometime in the fall. However, it is not clear if the announcements will occur during the September or the second event sometime in October this year.
Dates for software releases
- We also expect Apple’s official announcement of the release dates for its next software update. Although iOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15 were revealed at WWDC, they remain in beta.
- We expect Apple to give a second look at the features in iOS 15/watchOS 8 and announce the official release dates during the September event. macOS Monterey will likely not be released until October or November of this year.
What to Expect
- Unfortunately, the M1X-powered MacBook Pros 14-inch and 16 inches will not be available for purchase until September. Don’t expect Apple to announce a new M1X Mac during its September event, with rumors currently suggesting the release in October or more likely.
- New MacBook Pros will feature mini-LED displays and the return of MagSafe, SD card, and HDMI connectivity options. The Apple is also working on a higher-end Mac mini powered by the same M1X chip.
Take a bow
- After a quiet August and July, Apple has got a lot of things in store for September. Many things on the horizon could make September a busy month, including new iPhones and the release of iOS 15.