If this was a standard 12 months, we’d be settling in for an iPhone occasion proper about now. This is, nevertheless, very a lot not a standard 12 months. And whereas we’re, actually, getting an Apple occasion tomorrow at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, it’s trying fully potential — even probably — that we gained’t be getting a lot face time with the iPhone 12.
If the handset even makes an look in any respect. After all, Apple’s been fairly upfront concerning the months or so delay of its long-awaited 5G handset (shareholders, you recognize), owing at the very least partly to some provide chain points. It follows, then, that the corporate is planning one other occasion within the not so distant future.
As we’ve seen from Samsung, the transfer towards digital occasions in the course of the pandemic appears to have made firms a bit bolder about holding extra occasions, with out the the duty of journey. What we will anticipate this time, nevertheless, are some refreshes to a few different Apple tent-pole merchandise — particularly, the Apple Watch and an outdated iPad favourite. There are a handful of different prospects, as properly, together with service bundles and a few additions to the AirPods line.
Let’s begin with the most effective bets.
The “Time Flies” slogan is the clearest indication that we’re getting some Watch information. Again, in most years, we’d merely be capable of take a look at the calendar. But this isn’t most years. A wholesome mixture of rumors, leaks and a few of the new options from the newest model of watchOS give us a fairly wholesome image of what we’re in retailer for at tomorrow’s massive occasion.
The Apple Watch Series 6 is prone to be the centerpiece of the present. One of the largest items of reports from the brand new mannequin is definitely a function loss. The newest model of Apple’s ultra-popular wearable is predicted to drop Force Touch, as help for the function is out on watchOS 7. Such a transfer might assist slim down the watch — or much more probably/hopefully go away room for extra battery.
With the addition of sleep options within the new model of the OS, it behooves the corporate to search out methods to make the machine last more on a cost, so customers can put on it to mattress. There are already some on-board power-saving options to trace whereas the wearer sleeps, however a much bigger battery would make a giant distinction — and assist the corporate keep aggressive on that entrance.
Otherwise, the machine is ready to proceed Apple’s give attention to well being monitoring enhancements. That’s lengthy been a key to the…