For the second year in a row, Apple once again reveals to the world all the news it has in the pipeline through an online event, which this time, takes the name “California Streaming”. In addition to the long-awaited iPhone 13, the event could serve as a stage for unveiling the Apple Watch Series 7 and even the iPad Mini 6.
The forecasts that pointed to September 14 as a possible date of revelation of a new Apple event were not wrong, and the Cupertino giant has just confirmed that Apple has a new Event in the “trough” for the next week.
The international press was already aware of receiving invitations to Apple’s new virtual event, which has the title “California Streaming,” and now the official confirmation appears on the company’s website. The online event, broadcast directly from Apple Park Cupertino, can be followed from the apple company website and its YouTube channel or Apple TV application.
The new iPhone 13 “family” is expected to be one of the focal points of Apple’s new event. The presentation of the new line of smartphones from Apple may also be accompanied by the unveiling of the new Apple Watch Series 7, as well as the AirPods 3 earphones and even a new iPad Mini. Apple is also expected to announce the official release of new versions of its operating systems, including iOS 15, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15.
According to rumors circulating online, the design of the new Apple smartphones will be similar to the previous version. The size of the screens will be the same as the smartphones of the iPhone 12 line: 5.4, 6.1, and 6.7 inches. Also featured is a space at the top of the screen for the camera and sensors, or notch, with smaller dimensions than usual.
Inside, the equipment must use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X60 modems, ensuring support for 5G networks. The smartphones are believed to have larger batteries than the previous generation and support for Lightning technology. On the other hand, previous rumors made it known that some of the iPhone 13 generation models could be fully wireless, supported by MagSafe technology for charging, dispensing with the USB-C or Thunderbolt ports.
For now, access to the functionality will only be available in certain markets. In fact, Apple even intends to launch its own set of LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites to enable communications, although this is a plan that will still take several years to materialize.
The new lineup of equipment is expected to feature a faster A15 processor, which will include 1TB storage options, and all models will feature LiDAR technology. Smartphones may have an always-on screen, similar to the Apple Watch and many Android smartphones.
Previously, both well-known “informant” Max Weinbach and analyst Ming-Chi Kuo had mentioned that Apple would use LTPO technology in its new smartphones. In addition to rumors about changes in the camera and screen module, a new patent submitted by the technology giant also suggests that the next model could arrive without any kind of physical buttons.
While design-related issues are causing production delays, Apple’s next-generation smartwatch will feature a closer look to the iPhone.
The Apple Watch Series 7 could be the first in years to receive a new hardware configuration and flat sides.
According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, the smartwatch will have a faster processor, and perhaps a new sensor to measure body temperature. No big news is expected with regard to new features related to health monitoring.
As for the new iPad Mini 6, it is believed that the Apple tablet will arrive with a thinner frame, a bigger screen, and improvements in terms of performance, in what will assert itself as the first iPad Mini makeover in six years.
The new iPad Mini will feature an 8.4-inch screen, an increase over the current 7.9 inches. The tablet is also expected to have a design very similar to the latest iPad Air, released in September last year, excluding the Home button.
In June, Jon Prosser unveiled renderings of the possible design of the new iPad Mini 6. In addition, the well-known “informant” indicated that the device would have the new A14 chip as its processor, including support for 5G and a new smaller Apple Pencil.