Apple ‘Time Flies’ event: What to expect with the Apple Watch Series 6, a redesigned iPad Air, and more


Apple’s first major fall event is happening on Tuesday, September 15, but it may be very different than the events of last September.

Let’s look at the elephant in the room at the front: it doesn’t look like there will be a new iPhone. Typically, Apple’s September events mark the arrival of Apple’s latest and biggest smartphones, but you shouldn’t expect to see them on Tuesday The ledgeOf Editor in Chief Nilay Patel And another Well connected Journalists. And Apple has already stated that the new iPhones will not go on sale during their normal late September deadline.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t some interesting things to look forward to, though, since the Apple rumor mill has been as active as ever. The “Time Flies” moniker of the event suggests that we will see the Apple Watch at the very least. And due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions in place, it looks like Tuesday’s event will be another fast-paced video presentation that Apple put together for June’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

Read on to learn more about what we are expecting during the show.

Apple Watch Series 6 and a new low-end Apple Watch

There are not many rumors about the next flagship Apple Watch, but other than that the “Time Flies” moniker, we do Another strong indication that a new Apple Watch may make its debut. Developer Guillerme Rambo found that for metadata YouTube page for the event The phrase “series 6” is included, indicating that we can expect to see a successor to the Apple Watch Series 5.

References to blood oxygen monitoring were found in the code snippet of an early version of iOS 14 obtained by the so-called Series 6 Watch that can actually be brought to your wrist. 9to5Mac, So that the banner can be a feature. And we already know that watchOS 7 will have native sleep tracking, more customization for watchfaces and a rebranded activity app called “fitness”. But Apple has not committed to a “beyond this fall” release date. Perhaps this firmware update will be available on the latest Apple Watch when it launches.

Bloomberg Has confirmed that the series 5 is following, but also reported that Apple may release a new lower-end Apple Watch to replace the $ 199 series. It is unclear how this device may differ from the rumored series 6 or what it might be called. (Maybe Apple Watch SE?)

A redesigned iPad Air with iPad Pro-like bezels

IPad Air may get a redesign with an edge-to-edge screen like iPad Pros Bloomberg. This will be a significant design change from the current Air, which currently sports a thick top and bezel, and has a button for Touch ID.

If you want to know what the new iPad Air might look like, A rumor manual The device may have leaked on social media, revealing new designs and features coming for the new device.

That clear manual states that Touch ID has moved to the power button on top of the iPad Air. If this is true, the new tablet will be the first Apple device with biometrics in the power button.

It appears that the iPad Air may adopt the gesture-based navigation system of the iPad Pro, as shown in the diagram in the manual. The manual shows a smart connector on the back of the iPad Air, such as on the iPad Pro, so it will probably be able to connect to accessories designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro.

The current-generation iPad Air starts at $ 499, but it’s unclear whether Apple plans to keep the iPad Air at the same price.

Possible releases of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Apple usually releases its latest version of iOS with iPhones in September, but since we’re not expecting a new phone at the Tuesday event, it’s difficult to accurately predict that Apple’s plans to roll out iOS 14 What is there to turn on. The update is set to bring a new home screen with widgets, a redesigned Siri interface, system-wide picture-in-picture, the ability to set default email and browser apps, and more. iPadOS 14 will find some of those updates as well as better handwriting recognition and rebuilding. Rumors of new iPad Air erupted Might This means that Apple announces the release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 for everyone, but we’ll have to wait and see.

We can see new hardware and new subscription bundles

Apple has not just rumored to be working on new iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads. Apparently there is a smaller and more affordable HomePod with new over-ear headphones in the pipeline for this fall Bloomberg. Maybe they will appear in the event. Apple is also working on a competitor for the tile’s location tracking tag called AirTags, Bloomberg Reported. In fact, Nikki They say that they may already be in production, which may indicate an imminent release.

And the strings for the “Apple One” bundle are shown according to the code for the Apple Music app for Android 9to5Google, Suggesting that Apple may be close to launching its rumored range of subscription bundles, which were detailed by Bloomberg in August.

If you are awaiting an update about Apple’s plans for an ARM-based Mac or getting more information about MacOS Big Sur, however, you may have to wait. Rumors are not pointing to sharing anything about Mac on Tuesday.

We just won’t know what Apple’s plans are until the event releases itself, which kicks off on Tuesday 15 September at 1PM ET. We will cover the whole thing here The ledge.