California Streaming: Apple’s subsequent massive occasion is September 14th
Enlarge / The welcome picture and header copy on the event invitation that Apple emailed the press.
Apple will stream a new product reveal event next Tuesday, September 14th at 10 a.m. PDT, the company announced today. Invitations were sent to the press this morning, and Marketing SVP Greg Joswiak also tweeted a short video referring to the event.
You can see the picture and copy attached to the invitation above. As usual, the invitation doesn’t reveal much about what to expect. It should be noted that the event is an online video stream and not a face-to-face meeting.
That means we know more or less what to expect. Apple has been hosting an event like this every year for a while now, and the announcements have always focused primarily on two products: the iPhone and the Apple Watch. This year there are also rumors of an updated version of Apple’s AirPods wireless earbuds.
The new iPhones are expected to appear in the same four sizes as the previous year’s models: 5.4 and 6.1 inches for the standard iPhone and 6.1 and 6.7 inches for the “Pro” models, which have previously improved camera systems and contain more expensive materials. Each of the new phones is expected to come with a new, faster A15 processor from Apple.
Some leakers have claimed that the screen will have a smaller notch than other newer iPhones and that at least some of the new phones will have 120Hz displays similar to the iPad Pro and some high-end Android smartphones.
The new Apple Watch isn’t expected to have any bigger new sensors, but a modest redesign is due.
Although there have been several reliable reports that Apple is also preparing to release new Macs and iPads, the company has often announced these products in the past at another event later in the year so as not to steal the thunder from the iPhone, arguably Apple’s most widely used important Product.
New iPhones also announce the release of a new version of iOS. Apple teased iOS 15 at its developer conference earlier this year. It’s currently in beta, but we wouldn’t be surprised if a Golden Master release candidate were hit in the immediate vicinity of the event.
As always, we will report live on the event next Tuesday.