According to Gurman, Apple won’t announce the iPhone until October, which means that the September event may include new iPad and Apple Watch models. BuzzFeedJohn Paczkowski confirmed in a tweet that “don’t hold your breath for a new phone.”
I’m told that Apple won’t announce toldiPhone until October. This is in all likelihood for the iPad and Apple Watch. https://t.co/pw1oVXVoaL – Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 8, 2020
An September event that will not include new modelsiPhone models will be unusual, but this year’s isiPhone lineup has been delayed since Apple was confirmed in July. Apple is hoping that the iPhone 12H model will be launched a few weeks later than usual, with devices set for the first time in October instead of September.
The launch of the iPhone 12 launch is also expected to be quicker, with the more affordable models coming ahead of the Pro model, and that delay may be another reason why Apple wants to announce the iiPhone by October.
Apple is working on the Apple Watch Series 6, which features blood oxygen monitoring as a major new addition. There have also been many rumors of 10.8 to 11-inch an pad models with edge-to-edge displays and Touch ID that are built into either the power button or display, and that device is expected to be the iPad Air.
If there are no iPhones, we may see other rumored products like the first Arm-based Mac (which is rumored to be a 13-inch MacBook Pro), over-year “AirPods Studio” headphones, airtags, and a smaller one. HomePod, all of which were rumored to be a fall start.
The September 15 event could also see the release of iOS 14, watchOS 7, tvOS 7 and macOS Big Sur, which have been in beta testing since June.