iPhone and Apple Watch, the first to fall
After a somewhat convulsed 2020 due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and production delays, it seems that this year we will have the new Apple smartphones again in the ninth month of the year and that is September when a (telematic) event is expected in which the company officially presents the four new iPhones that, at least with the information that is handled now, will have ’13’ in their name.
Four devices that will be the natural substitutes for the current 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max, with identical sizes and a similar design. Yes, it is expected notch reduction, more battery, camera improvements and the arrival of the expected 120 Hz refresh rate, although this could only stay for the ‘Pro’ models together with the ‘Always On Display‘.
In that same month, the Apple Watch Series 7, a smartwatch that would change its design to a form factor more similar to the iPhone itself, with straight edges and with few functional novelties beyond a increased battery which is also not expected to be too significant. No news in health sensors is expected, as the long-awaited blood glucose meter appears to be reserved for 2022 (at the very least).
iPad 9 and iPad mini 6 to be best sellers
The 9th generation iPad It will once again be a best seller for its value for money, as it could remain at the same level as the current model. Although great innovations are not expected as it is Apple’s lowest-end model, it will have a redesign that would resemble what was the iPad Air of 2019. That is to say: same aesthetics with Home button, compatibility with Apple Pencil 1 and 10.5-inch screen with a processor that could be the A13 Bionic.
There seems to be more hype for him redesigned 6th generation iPad mini. It is expected that it will finally adopt the new design of Apple tablets, giving prominence to the screen that could reach the 8.4 inch. Would incorporate Touch ID on the lock button, USB-C and even Apple Pencil 2 compatibility. There are doubts about the chip about whether it will have the A14 or the A15 that will also be released by the iPhone.
As for dates for these there is nothing clear yet, but it could be both in the aforementioned september event as in one of the month of November in which the Macs that we are talking about now would come.
Redesigned MacBook Pro with new ports
After the success of the M1 chip, the MacBook Pros will incorporate an improved version that could be the M1X, giving more power to the devices to continue surprising already impressed users who have already seen the advantages of ARM processors in the Apple environment. And they would come with a new design, making the 13.3-inch model already reach the 14 inch (the big one would still keep 16).
They will also have the return of ports such as MagSafe, card reader and maybe even the HDMI. All of this was actually leaked in a data theft from one of Apple’s vendors several months ago. And these are expected, as we anticipated previously, for another telematic event of the month of November.
AirPods 3 this fall? And AirPods Pro 2?
The rumors 3rd generation AirPods They have been with us for too long. Everything indicates that this fall it would be their turn and to be official, although it is unknown if it will be at one of the events or through a press release. They will have a new design similar to the ‘Pro’, although without the need to use pads and without features such as noise cancellation. They would also improve their sound quality and his autonomy.
There are more doubts about 2nd generation AirPods Pro, because beyond pure speculation, nothing has leaked about them. In fact, this lack of information indicates that they may not be released this year, despite the fact that in November it will be two years since the first version was released. The same happens with AirPods Max, which may not be renewed even in 2022, although the possibility of seeing new colors in the range that was already launched last year has been rumored.
In the following weeks it is certain that we will continue to know new data about these and who knows if other devices. Officially, the announcement of the September event will be the first thing we see, although for that it seems that we will have to wait until a week before said event. Be that as it may, at La Manzana Bordida we are already prepared. And you?