Apple is organizing an online event on September 15, at which it will present new products, but iPhones could come later, News.ro reports, citing CNBC.
Apple usually unveils its new iPhones during an event at its Cupertino, California headquarters in September, but this year it could be later, as Apple has already suggested at the quarterly financial results that the iPhone will be a few weeks late.
During the event, Apple may introduce the Apple Watch Series 6, an updated version of the iPad Air and other products.
Apple did not provide further details, but will likely broadcast the event online, as is usually the case.
The invitation that Apple sent to announce the event reads “Time Flies”, suggesting that the Apple Watch Series 6 will be presented.
Analysts expect Apple to announce the Apple Watch Series 6. The latest watchOS 7 software supports sleep tracking and will be available for current Apple watches, but other features are expected. Rumors have suggested that the watch will also measure blood oxygen saturation. Last year, Apple lowered the price of the 3 Series and made the base version of the Apple Watch more affordable.
Apple could do the same this year, lowering the cost of the 5 Series and introducing it as a more affordable option than the new Apple Watch 6 Series.
Apple is expected to present this fall a new iPad Air that looks more like an iPad Pro, with an edge to edge screen. But Apple may keep this device for an October event, as it did in 2018, when it announced new iPads and MacBooks.
Bloomberg reported in August that Apple is also preparing to launch a package of services, currently called “Apple One”. The premium package will include Apple Music and Apple TV +, but people will also be able to order other services, such as the Apple Arcade and Apple News + game service, which provides access to multiple news publications. Apple could also introduce new streaming services for training, as another subscription package, according to Bloomberg.
Apple is likely to announce four new iPhones this year – two “regular” iPhone 12 models and two iPhone 12 Pro models, with new designs that include sharper edges around the corners. These could come a few weeks after this event. For reference, the new design will be similar to the 2010 iPhone 4, according to TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a leading Apple analyst. The screen size includes a 5.4-inch model, two with 6.1-inch screens and a large model with a 6.7-inch screen, according to Kuo, who also said that Apple will not include headphones or charger in the box .
Bloomberg wrote in April that the iPhone 12 Pro models will have three cameras and a new 3D lidar sensor that helps augmented reality applications. This sensor was first launched on the latest iPad Pro models earlier this year.
Kuo said the new iPhone models will be compatible with next-generation 5G networks, although it is still unclear which models will support the fastest, but limited range, mmWave 5G.
Apple shares rose this year to a market value of $ 2 trillion, becoming the first U.S. company to reach that level on August 19th. But Apple shares fell last week and had the worst day since March 20, with an 8% decline. The decline occurred in the context of widespread losses in the technology sector The technology sector closed in decline by 5.8% on the same day. Apple shares fell Tuesday by 4.3% in the same negative context.