Everything Apple Didn’t Announce at the September 2020 Event
Apple’s September event, unlike many in Cupertino’s, was fairly light on announcements at the California giant show. While everything that was announced caught our attention, from the redesigned iPad Air to the brand-new Apple Watch SE, there were plenty of devices rumored to be in the run-up to the event that ever Did not appear.
Here is everything that was absent from the Apple incident, why we think it was missing, and when each product could finally show its face.
Apple traditionally holds a September event where it reveals its latest iPhones to the world. It did not happen this year, but it is not too surprising. A month before the event, Apple CFO Luca Maestri reported that the company would start selling iPhones “a few weeks later” than its normal September launch date. It is widely believed that this delay is due to the coronavirus epidemic and its impact on Apple’s supply chains.
When can we see new iPhones? Rumor has it that Apple is planning an October event to showcase its latest phone, and that is with Mastery’s claim of “a few weeks’ delay”. Apple leaker John Proser said that in August he expects the event to take place in the week of October 12, so we’ll have to see if he gets out.
Apple may need some extra dedicated event time for the next iPhone as the company is rumored to announce four new models this year. They include iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
Apple Silicon Mac
We’re on the verge of the biggest shakeup for the Mac in years, but we’ll have to wait a bit for Apple to unveil its first Apple Silicon Mac. The company promised that the first Mac of the new era would be revealed before the end of 2020, and it now appears that October is the most likely date for the event to occur.
With only a few devices announced at the September event, Apple could possibly squeeze the new Mac into running order. The fact that it either does not indicate that Apple wants to make a big splash by showing off alongside their new flagship iPhones, or that the epidemic has prolonged things a bit. Either way, it is likely that we will get our first glimpse of the Apple Silicon Mac soon.
Early products are rumored to be the return of the 12-inch MacBook, 13-inch MacBook Pro, and possibly an updated MacBook Air. These new laptops may also have a modified version of the A14 chip, which will be featured in the new iPad Air.
Apple has begun expanding outside of its core product areas in recent years, but most of these new products are software-based. It is rare to announce an entirely new product category, made up of rumors of airtags – small tile-like trackers for your important assets – hence attracting attention.
We don’t know much about airtags, is that how they compare to tile trackers or how they fit into the Apple ecosystem.
The secret of these button-shaped trackers is likely to last at least a little longer, as Apple didn’t say anything on stage at its September event. Pencil them for the October event, however, and the mystery may finally be revealed.
Apple owns the Beats line of headphones, but it has been discussed for some time now that the company wants to eliminate the Beats and replace it with its own Apple-branded, over-ear headphones. According to analysts, these AirPods will be dubbed Studio.
Some of the rumors of these new headphones include ANC (Active Noise Cancellation), neck detection, capacitive touch gestures on the ear piercings, and $ 350 starting price support.
Beyond that, the details on this device are very thin on the ground, and it doesn’t seem to be ready for prime time at all. This is not to say that Apple won’t bring out StudioPods sooner or later, but they were completely absent from its September event.
A small homepod
According to reports earlier this year, Apple has a smaller, more affordable HomePod in the works. The first HomePod was clearly not a smash hit that Apple expected would likely be due to the high demand for $ 349. Apple also dropped the price of the original HomePod to $ 300 in 2019.
This small HomePod can reduce audio quality, using just two tweeters instead of the original HomePod’s seven. Also, we don’t know much about this new HomePod – let’s call it “HomePod Mini” for now.
A preliminary report by Bloomberg states that this new HomePod will launch in the fall of 2020. Since it was absent from the September event, there is a chance that Apple may announce it via a press release or include it in the prevailing October iPhone event.