Apple’s 2019 Special Event is almost upon us and with that, we’ve compiled a list of absolutely everything Apple will (and might) be showing to us at their event on September 10th!
Absolute Product Announcements
There are some products that are guaranteed to be spoken about and announced at this event! First off is Retail, which is always spoken about before Apple get to the real good stuff. Normally, Apple will announce what stores around the world will be getting revamps, video walls, and more. Alongside that, they normally announce the countries that will be getting new stores.
Following this section, Apple will probably talk about the Apple Watch and watchOS 6. They’ll talk about the Apple Watch Series 5 and the new features inside of it. Very little information has been leaked about the Apple Watch Series 5, so we’re not really sure what to expect from it. It more than likely won’t be anything as much of a revamp of that of the Apple Watch Series 4, but it will probably include some internal upgrades such as better processors, better health tracking, and more. After this, Apple will reveal the release date for the Apple Watch’s newest operating system, watchOS 6.
After this, Apple move to the next section – iPhone. This is the section of the event where Apple will show to us the next generation of iPhone – iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max (according to the rumours). iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max are rumoured to be featuring an incredible three-camera array at the back, with some heavy improvements to the camera at the front. iPhone 11, which is the successor to the iPhone XR, is suggested to feature two cameras at the back, with some improvements to the front camera also. All three iPhones will be getting some serious internal upgrades to the Apple-designed A13 Bionic chip. Also, the three iPhones are supposedly gaining wireless charging capabilities for the AirPods with Wireless Charging. The Apple logo on the back of the iPhones will be moving for the first time since the first iPhone. It will be going to the centre of the iPhone, presumably to let people know where to place their AirPods so they can charge them. Following all of this (and the information that hasn’t been leaked), we’ll get the release date for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.
With the news around the iPhone 11, we’ll probably also get the release dates of Apple’s newest services – Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade. This will be a very minor section of the event. It won’t take up much time. In this section, Apple could also announce the release date for macOS Catalina, the newest OS for the Mac and tvOS 13, the OS for the Apple TV.
Possible Product Announcements
After the above products, which are absolute certainties, we turn to the products that have been leaked, but may not be revealed at this event.
The biggest possibility of announcement is Apple’s Tile-competitor device, rumoured to be called the Apple Tag. This is a device that Apple have supposedly been working on for a while, and is basically a tracker that you will be able to attach to things. When you lose the thing you attached the tracker to, all you have to do is navigate to the new ‘Find My’ app on iOS 13 and find the icon related to the item you lost. Apparently, you’ll be able to have several Apple Tags on multiple different devices and they’ll all show up conveniently in the ‘Find My’ app. You’ll also be able to use AR (Augmented Reality) to see where the lost item is in the room.
Then, we have other devices which we know very little about. These devices include AirPods 3, Apple TV 5th Generation, a new iPad 10.2”, and the Apple AR Glasses, which have been rumoured for a long time. The weird thing about the Apple Glasses is that it was rumoured a while ago that Apple shelved the product so they could focus on other products. However, recent information and references inside Apple Software suggests that Apple aren’t ready to retire the Apple Glasses project just yet. Will we see them at the Apple Event? Probably not. But that doesn’t mean we might not get a sneak peak. After all, the tag line for the event is “By Innovation Only”, which is a pretty boastful sentence.
Apple will be steaming their event on their website, Twitter, the Apple Events app on Apple TV, and for the first time ever, YouTube. All of these are free, and you don’t need to pay to watch the event. You do need a reliable internet connection though.
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