Apple is preparing for a mighty fall as Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported that the company is rejuvenating its highly anticipated iPhone 13 lineup, 6th generation iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, and AirPods 3 this year will bring to market. However, instead of launching all of the devices in September, Apple will be showcasing these devices at a number of events like last year.
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In his weekly Power On newsletter, Mark Gurman reported that Apple will launch many products this fall. Gurman says Apple will call it the iPhone 13, although the 2021 iPhone upgrade is set to be the “classic Apple S model”.
Gurman previously announced that iPhone 13 Pro models will feature a 120Hz ProMotion display. Along with the high refresh rate panel, the iPhone 13 series will have major camera upgrades. It contains larger camera sensors with the ability to record portrait mode and ProRes videos.
The phone could include a faster A15 Bionic processor and could even have an always-on display. Find out more about our coverage on iPhone 13 here.
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Together with the iPhone 13, Apple will also introduce the next-generation Apple AirPods 3 next month. Gurman says AirPods 3 will feature a design closer to the AirPods Pro, including a new in-ear shape and shorter stems. He says this will be the “most significant update to this part of Apple’s AirPods line since the first model debuted in 2016”.
Despite a similar design to AirPods Pro, AirPods 3 won’t offer Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) or Transparency Mod, claims Gurman. You can find more information about our coverage of AirPods 3 here.
Apple Watch Series 7
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Apple is expected to launch the Watch Series 7 along with the iPhone 13 lineup in September. Gurman expects the Watch Series 7 to feature a “minor redesign” with flatter displays and updated screen technology alongside a faster processor. Apple has updated the design of more and more devices to flat-edge recently, and the latest to receive the redesign is the Apple Watch Series 7.
The Series 7 is expected to come with a new double-sided chip design to save space. However, given the space saved, Apple is unlikely to introduce any new sensors with the Apple Watch Series 7. Apple will reportedly be using a larger battery in place of new sensors.
Together with the Series 7, Apple is also “preparing” variations of the Time to Walk function for Apple Fitness + subscribers, according to Bloomberg.
iPad mini 6 and iPad 9th generation
Gurman expects Apple to introduce the 6th generation iPad mini and the 9th generation of the basic iPad in the fall. He says the iPad mini 6 is “destined to become an Apple fan favorite with its thinner bezels and a complete redesign.”
Earlier reports claim Apple will give the iPad mini the iPad Pro design treatment with smaller bezels and no Touch ID home button. It will contain the upcoming A15 Bionic chipset and instead of Lightning it will house a USB Type-C connector. And like the iPad Air 4, the next-generation iPad mini will also have the fingerprint sensors in the power button.
Finally, Gurman also says there is “a slimmer, faster, ninth generation iPad for students” out there.
M1X MacBook Pro?
Like last year, Gurman says Apple will hold a separate event for the launch of the next-generation MacBook Pro. It’s not yet known when Apple will hold the launch of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros, but Gurman says the M1X MacBook Pros “should be on the market by the two-year anniversary of the current MacBook Pro. ”
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