In this week’s Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple is planning multiple events for the fall. He says there’ll be a September event for the iPhone 13 and a later event for new M1X MacBook Pros.
Here’s what Gurman is expecting for the iPhone 13:
° The same 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch sizes for the regular models, and the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variations for the Pro models. The designs won’t change much, save for a smaller notch at the top of the screen.
° New camera capabilities, including a video version of Portrait mode dubbed Cinematic Video, a new AI-driven filter system to apply different styles to your photos, and higher-quality video recording in ProRes for the Pro models.
° A faster A15 chip with the same core counts as the A14 chip.
° New screen technology that will enable ProMotion (a faster, 120-hertz refresh rate on the Pro models) and potentially an always-on screen mode.
Here’s what Gurman is expecting in the September/October timeframe along with the iPhone 13:
° Apple Watch Series 7: Expect a bit of a redesign, with flatter displays and updated screen technology alongside a faster processor. Something else in the works: Remember the launch of Time to Walk on Apple Fitness+ (the feature for listening to celebrities like Draymond Green and Shawn Mendes while walking)? I’m told Apple is readying variations of this service: the self-explanatory Time to Run and Audio Meditations.
° AirPods: Expect new entry-level AirPods with a design closer to the AirPods Pro, including a new in-ear shape and shorter stems. These will be the first update to the entry-level AirPods since March 2019 and the most significant update to that part of Apple’s AirPods line since the first model debuted in 2016.
° Speaking of biggest upgrade ever, the new iPad mini is destined to be an Apple fan favorite with its thinner borders and complete redesign. There’s also a slimmer and faster ninth-generation iPad coming for students.
As for M1X MacBook Pros, he’s expecting them to arrive in November. The upcoming laptops are expected to have a major redesign, run on Apple Silicon (M1 chips), and sport mini-LED displays. The mini-LED displays will likely use 10,000 mini-LEDs and will be comparable to OLED screens.
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