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Apple has introduced its latest iPhone throughout a September media occasion yearly since 2012’s iPhone 5. Throughout 2020’s September Apple occasion, we bought, however no new iPhone. That should not come as an entire shock, as , and the standard knowledge says .
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 that may (or may not) present up earlier than the tip of the yr.
What we did not see (but)
iPhone 12: Everybody is aware of that is coming, and whereas it did not hit the September announcement window, there is a good case to be made that the following set of iPhones will be announced on Oct. 13 or 14. The addition of 5G assist is nearly 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 exhibits up earlier than the tip of the yr, it may very well be an important moderately priced stocking stuffer. Hints about the product have been found in some iOS code, however that is about all we learn about AirTags for now.
Apple TV: All of the TV vitality appears to be going towards the Apple TV Plus service, which can now be obtainable within the Apple One subscription bundle. However that does not imply it’s best to neglect in regards to 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 folks 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. Which means we nonetheless have a couple of months — I’ve seen Apple merchandise promised by the tip of the yr present up over the last week of December. This may very well 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 price a hefty $350. Today you could find it on sale often for nearer to $200. We have anticipated a new, smaller, less-expensive model for some time now, but it surely was a no-show on the September Apple occasion.
See you subsequent month
There’s each expectation that we’ll be again once more in October to speak in regards to the new iPhones, and perhaps a number of the different want listing objects above. Notice additionally that thus far in 2020, Apple has launched a number of massive merchandise with no formal occasion, together with the revamped MacBook Air and MacBook Professional, the 27-inch iMac and the iPad Professional. That signifies that even when one thing would not seem on the anticipated October occasion, there’s nonetheless an opportunity it might flip up after that.