Instead, rumors, as well as hints from the typical mysterious invitation to the event, suggest that the company will reveal updates to the Apple Watch and iPad.
As with the Apple World Developer Conference and most other technology events since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the product launch will be entirely virtual. It will be broadcast on Apple’s website from 13:00 ET. Here’s what to expect, according to recent reports.
Tuesday’s event invitations read “Time Flies,” alluding to Apple Watch updates.
Although the line will most likely be led by the 6th generation Apple Watch, Bloomberg reported that new low-end models are forthcoming.
Other rumors suggest that the new watch may add features such as monitoring oxygen in the blood and longer battery life.
Health updates have become a key selling point for the watch, which has become a blockbuster since it was first released in 2015. Last year, Apple sold 31 million watches, according to Strategy Analytics – more than the entire Swiss watch industry in 2019. г.
Another new iPad?
The robots suggest that Apple may announce a new iPad or iPad Air on Tuesday.
Bloomberg announced that Apple is preparing a refreshed iPad Air with an end-to-end display. Meanwhile, various rumors suggest that the announcements will include a refreshed model of the iPad with a lower price.
This will be Apple’s second iPad launch this year – the company unveiled an update to its iPad Pro line in March. Apple then said it had sold 500 million iPads so far, and the product remained the best-selling tablet for 10 years.
A new iPad will also compete with one of Apple’s biggest rivals: Samsung released two new tablets last month, the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 +, which it said were “the first 5G-enabled tablets available in the United States.”
iPhone 12 and 5G capabilities
Tuesday’s invitations to the event have fueled rumors that it may also announce the iPhone 12. However, Bloomberg said the new iPhones won’t launch until October, and Apple said earlier that the new iPhones will be delivered a little later than usual. year.
The company is widely expected to introduce the iPhone 12 with 5G capabilities this fall, which will be the first iPhone to connect to the new, ultra-fast wireless networks introduced by the operators.
Analysts expect the 5G iPhone to generate a “supercycle” of device upgrades, potentially prompting millions of people to buy the new device.