The iPhone 13 is expected to be the main attraction.
Apple has sent out invitations to its next major event, when the iPhone 13 family of handsets is likely to be unveiled. We also don’t know whether Apple intends to hold a single large event in September or spread out its fall announcements across several weeks or months, but we’ll find out soon enough.
The tag line “California streaming” appears on the invitation, implying that this will be a streaming-only broadcast with pre-taped segments owing to the continuing pandemic.
Like last year’s iPhone 12, this year’s iPhone is expected to be available in four unique variants. According to rumours, the new iPhone will include a video version of Portrait mode with AI-level capabilities, as well as an enhanced ultra-wide angle camera lens.
The iPhone 13 family will also be powered by Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset and have a 120Hz display. Some speculate that an always-on display is also in the works, but we remain sceptical.
Support for low earth orbit (LEO) satellite connection, on the other hand, appears to have legs. This report surfaced late last month and, if accurate, may allow iPhone 13 users to make calls and send text messages without requiring a standard cellular or Wi-Fi connection. The feature would almost certainly be restricted to emergency scenarios.
Next week, Apple could possibly reveal a new version of its wristwatch, as well as third-generation AirPods. According to recent speculations, the Apple Watch Series 7 may be delayed due to a complex redesign and production challenges.
It all goes down on September 14 at 10 a.m. Pacific and may be viewed on the company’s website.