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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 received, 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 won’t) present up earlier than the top 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 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 top of the yr, it may very well be an awesome 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.
Apple TV: All of the TV power appears to be going towards the Apple TV Plus service, which is able to now be accessible within the Apple One subscription bundle. However that does not imply you need 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 endlessly in tech phrases. With folks caught at residence and streaming extra content material than ever, an updated box may 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 top of 2020. Which means we nonetheless have a number of months — I’ve seen Apple merchandise promised by the top of the yr present up over the past week of December. This may very well be both a Mac Mini or an iMac (extra doubtless) or one of many rumored new laptops, like a 14-inch MacBook Professional (much less doubtless).
HomePod: The Apple HomePod is a great-sounding sensible speaker, however when it debuted in 2018, it value a hefty $350. As of late yow will discover it on sale sometimes 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 about 30 days to speak in regards to the new iPhones, and possibly a number of the different want listing gadgets above. Be aware additionally that up to now in 2020, Apple has launched a number of huge merchandise and not using a 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 does not seem on the anticipated October occasion, there’s nonetheless an opportunity it may flip up after that.