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Get ready! The next Apple event is less than a week away. The tech giant’s upcomingis scheduled for . Although we won’t know exactly what Apple was in store until Tuesday, we expect to see the , and maybe even the . We could also get a glimpse of the iPad Mini 6 and ninth-generation iPad later this year.
Apple has had two events in 2021 so far. The first event was in April, where we saw new, , , and more. ( .) Then, two months later, it held the annual , developers event, where we saw a , , also known as MacOS 12, and .
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When is the next Apple event? It will be held on Sept. 14
Apple will host its next event on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m ET, 6 p.m. BST). CNET took a deep dive into Apple’s event timeline back in 2018 and emerged with a compelling “Labor Day hypothesis” that. Taking a look at the 2021 calendar, the Labor Day rule would’ve marked Sept. 8 as the next Apple event. But, since , our hypothesis did not hold true this year.
Apple typically hosts three to four events in a year with a spring event, a summer developer conference and one or two more events in the fall. The fall events are usually scheduled for September and October. The September event tends to feature new iPhones and Apple Watch upgrades, while the October event typically features new Macs and iPads.
Although Apple has announced its latest iPhone during a September event every year since the iPhone 5 in 2012, Apple saw a change in that pattern in 2020 due to production delays during the pandemic. Last year’s September Apple event unveiled the Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE and updated iPad models — but no new iPhone. The company later revealed the iPhone 12 in October. Last year’s fall Apple event was online-only due to the pandemic. A livestream was available as usual through the company’s website.
This year, Apple will return to its usual September schedule, but the event will be virtual again. We already suspected the tech giant’s event would be online-only. This was previously rumored in a July Power On newsletter from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. He said that the event will be completely virtual because of the tech giant’s decision to delay its return to in-person work due to rising COVID-19 cases.
Apple originally said that all employees would be required to come into the office three days a week starting in September. Gurman says that if Apple stuck with the September time frame, an in-person iPhone 13 event would have been “plausible.”
New products we expect: iPhone 13, Apple Watch 7, AirPods 3, iPad Mini and more
Apple already unveiled a slew of hardware and software upgrades during its previous 2021 events, but there are stillthe tech giant to announce in the fall. This includes the , , , , a larger iMac powered by Apple’s M1 chip, a more affordable Apple Display, a new MacBook Pro and Mac Pro with a rumored update to Apple’s M1 chip. We’re also on the lookout for an Apple competitor to smart display, a soundbar with a built-in Apple TV and an .
Theto feature — the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Max — according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. We speculate Apple’s new iPhone could be coming with a , , battery and specs.
Apple Watch 7
Apple’s next-generation wearable could include some new key features like a sleek, flat-edged redesign, improvements in battery life and a possible blood glucose monitoring sensor. Thewill come with , which was unveiled at WWDC.
The new Apple Watch was previously reported to be, but Apple analyst Kuo said in a recent investor note that the and the smartwatch will begin mass production in mid-September.
Apple’s AirPods could be getting an update sometime this year, according to an. Rumors suggest the will have similar features to the like , a shorter stem, interchangeable tips and a smaller charging case.
iPad Mini 6
Other Apple tablets, including the iPad, iPad Air and iPad Pro have already seen updates this year, so that just leaves the iPad Mini. According to Gurman, a“should be a go” for fall 2021.
We could see an upgrade to Apple’s iPad this fall with a new ninth-generation model. According to Gurman, the tech giant’s next tablet could feature a slimmer design and an improved processor.
New MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, Mac Mini, iMac and Apple Display
Last year, Apple announced that it would be producing its own chip, known as the M1, to power its Mac. Since then, there has been speculation thatof its processor for the new MacBook Pro or Mac Pro.
Apple also previously announced, but it was only the smaller 24-inch model. Bloomberg has reported that for both the Mac Mini and 27-inch iMac.
Apple may also be working on a more affordable version of itsthat was originally released in 2019. Bloomberg reported in January that Apple was in “ ” of a cheaper monitor.
Echo Show competitor, soundbar with Apple TV and AR/VR headset
We could see some brand-new devices from Apple this year. This includes the possibility of anto the that would fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker, a similar to , and an .
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