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What to anticipate (and never) at Apple’s ‘California Streaming’ occasion tonight

Fall is coming. No wait. New iPhones are coming. Apple will host its highly-anticipated “California Streaming” occasion on Tuesday at 10:30 pm IST the place it’s anticipated to announce a slew of recent merchandise. After all, this yr’s iPhone will possible hog all of the limelight – in spite of everything, it’s Apple’s best-selling machine. This time round, we’ve got heard lots about what the product launch occasion could have in retailer (in addition to what it gained’t), however one can all the time count on a couple of surprises. Based mostly on studies and the patterns, right here’s what the Cupertino firm is predicted to announce throughout Tuesday’s occasion.

iPhone 13, Apple Watch Sequence 7 and AirPods 3 to get all the eye 
Will there be three (or 4) iPhone fashions?
The subsequent iPhone is more likely to be referred to as the iPhone 13 (or perhaps the iPhone 12s) and is rumoured to return in 4 fashions. These embrace the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max. Stories recommend the brand new iPhone 13 will look lots just like the iPhone 12, that means it gained’t be drastically totally different from the design standpoint. However Apple has to supply one thing new within the subsequent iPhone. Leaks declare the following iPhone will embrace upgrades reminiscent of a quicker processor, improved cameras and higher battery life.
For example, the high-end fashions might embrace an LTPO (low-temperature polycrystalline oxide) show. Merely put, each the iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max may have a 120Hz high-refresh-rate show. The brand new iPhone may embrace a smaller notch, a brand new MagSafe magnetic charger, an always-on show and new color choices, together with a pink iPhone 13 and a bronze iPhone 13 Professional Max. Different updates would possibly embrace the power to make use of low earth satellites for calls and texts and an improved 5G chip.
Apple might additionally enhance the digital camera efficiency on the iPhone 13 lineup. Anticipate two cameras on the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 and three cameras on the iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max. New digital camera options might embrace a Portrait mode for video, ProRes assist, higher optical zoom for video recording and improved efficiency for the ultrawide digital camera.

Will the iPhone 13 be costly? 
We don’t know but. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims all iPhone 13 fashions will begin at 128GB of storage and a 1TB possibility for the Professional fashions. As a result of the iPhone 13 gained’t have a 64GB cupboard space, the following iPhone might price extra.  So even when the worth will get barely elevated for the bottom mannequin, you might be getting extra cupboard space. As for availability, Apple might begin taking pre-orders a couple of days after the occasion, and a few fashions normally hit retail cabinets two or three weeks later. Given the pandemic is just not over and the chip shortages nonetheless exist, it stays to be seen how briskly Apple brings the brand new iPhones to the market.

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What shall be new in Apple Watch Sequence 7?
Alongside the iPhone 13, Apple will probably announce the next-generation Apple Watch. Certain, the iPhone continues to be the foremost income driver for Apple however the success of the Apple Watch is essential for the Cupertino big in the long term. CEO Tim Cook dinner mentioned on many events that well being shall be Apple’s “Biggest Contribution to Mankind.” The brand new Apple Watch Sequence 7 – sure, that’s more likely to be the official identify, will function a bigger flat-edge design, an improved battery life and up to date well being options. Though don’t count on the following Apple Watch to supply options reminiscent of glucose monitoring and physique temperature readings, Sequence 7 might embrace a quicker processor, bigger display sizes at 41mm and 45 mm (up from 40 mm and 44mm), and slimmer bezels. The brand new Apple Watch was beforehand reported to be delayed as a consequence of manufacturing difficulties, however Apple analyst Kuo not too long ago mentioned that the problems have been resolved.
Will the AirPods 3 look totally different from the earlier mannequin?
Apple may announce its third-generation AirPods throughout its Tuesday occasion. The entry-level AirPods might function a design that mimics Apple’s high-end AirPods Professional. Which means they are going to have a shorter stem, interchangeable ideas, a smaller charging case, and assist spatial audio. Nonetheless, don’t count on the brand new AirPods to function lively noise cancellation. The AirPods are the best-selling really wi-fi earbuds in the marketplace.
Will Apple announce redesigned iPad mini or new MacBook Execs at the moment?
Most likely not. Certain, Apple is predicted to announce a brand new iPad mini 6 in addition to 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Execs however not tonight. The Cupertino firm might maintain a separate occasion, someday in November, the place it should announce updates to the much-ignored iPad mini, entry-level iPad and MacBook Execs. The iPad mini 6 is predicted to get a flat-edge design with slimmer bezels and a TouchID (no Residence button) constructed immediately into the ability button. In the meantime, the redesigned 14 and 16-inch MacBook Execs might debut with the M1X silicon. Apple may be engaged on the revamped Mac mini with an all-new design language and up to date “professional” degree internals, a extra inexpensive model of its Professional Show XDR, and a bigger 27-inch iMac.
iOS 15 will energy the next-generation iPhone. (Screengrab/WWDC 2021)
When will Apple announce iOS 15?
Apple is predicted to announce the launch date for iOS 15 alongside launch schedules for WatchOS 8, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey on the iPhone 13 occasion. The iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 embrace FaceTime enhancements, a brand new iMessage redesign, a model new function referred to as Reminiscences, and rather more.

Apple’s AR/VR headset, foldable iPhone unlikely to be introduced at the moment
Simply don’t count on Apple to announce its AR/VR headset, a foldable iPhone, and even new MacBook Execs through the firm’s Tuesday occasion. Look, Apple might be engaged on its combined actuality headset or a foldable smartphone however these units want a separate occasion. Apple likes to hype its merchandise throughout product launch occasions and it owns the communication by means of and thru. Immediately’s occasion shall be extra in regards to the iPhone 13 and what it brings to the desk and fewer about futuristic merchandise just like the AR/VR headset. Apple’s WWDC could be a really perfect launchpad for units just like the AR/VR headset or a foldable telephone, as a result of their success shall be partly pushed by builders.

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