5 Apple Products We’re Still Waiting For After This Week’s Event: iPhone 12, AirTags And More


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Apple has announced its newest iPhone since the 2012 iPhone 5 at a media event in September every year New Apple Watch and iPad models and a bundled subscription service, But no new iPhone. It should not come as a complete surprise Rumored to be delayed for months now, And traditional wisdom says iPhone 12 to be announced at an October show.

The iPhone is not the only missing-in-action update or new launch that we have been waiting for. These are some of the things we did not see in September, but may (or may not) show before the end of the year.

What we haven’t seen (yet)

iPhone 12: Everyone knows that it’s coming, and while it didn’t hit the September announcement window, a good case is that the next set of iPhones will be announced on October 13. The addition of 13 or 14. 5G support is actually given, while other spec bumps and design changes are more in the air.

AirTags: This long-rumored option for tile-style trackers remains a phantom product, but if it shows up before the end of the year, it could be a reasonably priced stocking item. Hints about the product have been found in some iOS codes, but for now we know about AirTags.

Apple TV: All the TV energy is going towards the Apple TV Plus service, which will now be available in the Apple One subscription bundle. But this does not mean that you should forget about the Apple TV hardware box. The current Apple TV set-top box dates from around 2017, almost forever in technical terms. After people have stayed home and are streaming more content than before, an updated box may appear later (or not) in 2020.

Apple-Silicon Mac: The first new Mac with Apple’s non-Intel arm-based chips has already been promised by the end of 2020. This means that we still have a few months – I’ve seen Apple products promised by the end of the year. Last week of December. It could be a Mac Mini or iMac (more likely) like the 14-inch MacBook Pro (less likely) or one of the rumored new laptops.

HomePod: The Apple HomePod is a great sound speaker, but when it debuted in 2018, it was priced at $ 350. These days you can find it sometimes on sale for close to $ 200. We’ve expected a new, smaller, less-expensive model for quite some time, but it wasn’t a show at the September Apple event.

See you next month

There is every hope that we will be back again in about 30 days to talk about the new iPhones, and perhaps some other wish list items are up. Also note that so far in 2020, Apple has released several large products without a formal program, including the revamped MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, 27-inch iMac and iPad Pro. This means that even if nothing appears in the expected October event, there is a chance that it may change after that.


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