Given that Apple is sure to announce a new watch, but we should also find out when watchOS 7 will roll out. Usually it comes with new hardware, so we should see it this month. As mentioned, watchOS 7 will add the sleep tracking feature to the Apple Watch for the first time. This will include some new watch faces, the ability of apps to include multiple complications, revised workouts and activity apps, a hand-washing app (yup) and some other refinements.
Apple usually doesn’t spend much time on Macs at these September events, but it’s possible we’ll get an update when Big Sur arrives. Last year, Apple announced the availability of macOS Catalina via a press release in early October, so it is possible that they will take that route again. But after using the public beta for the last month-plus, it feels almost ready to go.
An Apple Subscription Bundle
Ever since Apple announced News +, TV + and Arcade in a shot at a services-centric event in 2019, people have speculated that the company will bundle Apple Music as well as all together. It has not been done yet, but it may be announced next week – Bloomberg It is reported that the Apple One subscription bundle will be ready with new iPhones this fall. This means that Apple can sit on it for one or more months, but it is not hardware dependent, so it can be easily previewed in next week’s program.
A new HomePod or AirPods
Enter these low on the fixed list, but Bloomberg has reported several times that a smaller, cheaper HomePod will be released this fall. The original is starting to show its age, and although it sounds excellent for its price, the $ 300 speaker is still a tough sell for many. Combined with the fact that Apple has made some much-needed software improvements along the way (such as letting HomePod work with music services other than Apple Music) and the timing for a new speaker makes sense.
As it happens for headphones, rumors have long thought of an Apple-branded, over-the-year headset. Bloomberg again feels that they will be ready to collapse, but there have not been many leaks. Apple’s success with the AirPods lineup creates the possibility of expanding its headphone offerings – whether we see them next week is another story.