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Apple has introduced its latest iPhone throughout a September media occasion yearly since 2012’s iPhone 5. In the course of the 2020 Apple occasion final month, we bought, however no new iPhone. That did not come as a whole shock, as . Now, Apple is internet hosting a second , the place the .
The iPhone is not the one missing-in-action replace or new launch we have been ready for. These are a number of the issues we did not see in September, however which may (or may not) present up earlier than the tip of the 12 months.
What we did not see (but)
iPhone 12: The addition of 5G help in Apple’s subsequent flagship smartphone is just about a given, whereas other spec bumps and design changes are more up in the air.
AirTags: This long-rumored various to Tile-style trackers stays a phantom product, but when it reveals up earlier than the tip of the 12 months, it could possibly be a fantastic fairly priced stocking stuffer. Hints about the product have been found in some iOS code, however that is about all we find out about AirTags for now.
AirPods Studio: Apple’s over-ear headphones have been closely rumored for a while. And the rumor mill was set newly abuzz when Apple eliminated rival headphones and wi-fi audio system from its on-line and brick-and-mortar shops, which many individuals noticed as proof of an imminent headphone-related announcement. Themight embody noise cancellation and a sensor to detect whether or not they’re in your head or resting in your neck.
Apple TV: All of the TV power appears to be going towards the Apple TV Plus service, which can now be accessible within the Apple One subscription bundle. However that does not imply it’s best to neglect concerning the Apple TV hardware box. The present Apple TV set-top field has been round since 2017, which is roughly perpetually in tech phrases. With individuals caught at dwelling and streaming extra content material than ever, an updated box might present up later in 2020 (or not).
Apple-silicon Macs: The primary new Macs with Apple’s non-Intel Arm-based chips have already been promised by the tip of 2020. Meaning we nonetheless have just a few months — I’ve seen Apple merchandise promised by the tip of the 12 months present up over the past week of December. This could possibly be both a Mac Mini or an iMac (extra possible) or one of many rumored new laptops, like a 14-inch MacBook Professional (much less possible).
HomePod: The Apple HomePod is a great-sounding good speaker, however when it debuted in 2018, it value a hefty $350. Today yow will discover it on sale often for nearer to $200. We have anticipated a new, smaller, less-expensive model for some time now, nevertheless it was a no-show on the September Apple occasion.
See you on Oct. 13
We’ll be again once more very quickly to speak concerning the new iPhone 12 lineup, and perhaps a number of the different want record gadgets above, at Apple’s digital announcement occasion on Oct. 13. Notice additionally that thus far in 2020, Apple has launched a number of huge merchandise with no formal occasion, together with the revamped MacBook Air and MacBook Professional, the 27-inch iMac and the iPad Professional. That implies that even when one thing does not seem on the anticipated October occasion, there’s nonetheless an opportunity it might flip up after that.