Apple is just making its final preparations for their annual event which will kick-off later today. The company is rumoured to announce iPhones and Apple Watch 4. However, those might not be the only thing one needs to look forward to at the event today. Here’s a list of things that Apple might announce at their event later today.
This is probably the most obvious thing on the list. Apple has maintained a trend of announcing iPhones at their annual event and today will be no different. Apple is rumoured to announce three iPhones one of which might support dual-SIM as well. The three iPhones are iPhone XS (5.8-inch), iPhone XS Max or iPhone XC (6.5-inch) and iPhone 9 (6.1-inch). If rumours are to be believed, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XC will come with triple camera setup while the iPhone 9 will have the dual-SIM support. Moreover, Apple might not include the 3.5mm headphone dongle this year so make sure you hold on to your old one if you plan to upgrade. The new iPhones are rumoured to be available for pre-order starting 14th September 2018.
Apple Watch 4
Moving on, Apple is most likely to announce the Apple Watch 4 at the event today. Apple Watch 4 is rumoured to have an edge-to-edge display, higher resolution and will be thinner. Moreover, last minute leaks also confirm that Apple might add ECG sensors to the Watch 4. Apart from that, we don’t really know much about the Watch 4.
Next up on the list is the new iPad Pro. Apple launched iPad Pro to compete with the likes of Surface and Samsung Tab but hasn’t been able to grab a good market share. However, with rumours pointing towards a beautiful bezel-less design, Face ID and USB Type-C, Apple might finally get the market share they have been looking for.
High-end Headphones and upgraded AirPods
Apple might be planning to announce high-end headphones at the event today. We don’t know much about them but rumours suggest that Apple might be branching out to headphones this year with the launch of its new headphone. The new headphone will compete with the likes of Bose and Sennheiser, and will be sold under Apple’s brand along with Beats headphones.
Not only that, Apple is also planning to update the AirPods this year. The new AirPods will be water resistant and have noise cancellation support. The firm might also integrate a heart rate monitor and other biometric features to enable more health functionality. The new AirPods will eventually be costlier than the existing ones.
This might be a little far-fetched but there’s a chance that Apple might launch new AR Headsets at the event today. There’s not much known about the AR devices except from the fact that Apple might be working on one. Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has praised AR technology a lot in the past and has dropped hints as to what this technology means for the iPhone. This combined with the fact that the company acquired Akonia Holographics just 2 weeks back for their AR Tech might suggest that Apple is planning to launch AR tech.
However, there are reports that Apple might push the launch of AR devices to next year so this might just be a grey area.
MacBooks and iMacs
Last but not the least, Apple might also announce the next generation MacBooks running on 8th-generation processors. Apple is also rumoured to add Retina Display to this year’s MacBook Air. A latest leak also confirms that there’s a chance that Apple might skip the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro. We don’t have details on the specs of the device or how it will look like but it won’t take a genius to assume that Apple will follow the same bezel-less design with MacBooks as well.
Apart from the usual iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks, there’s a chance that Apple might launch a new product category. The chances of that happening are slim to none but there’s no harm in being a little optimistic. Apple may also announce an upgrade to their old HomePod smart speaker but again chances of that happening are slim.
Unless Apple has managed to hide their autonomous car in plain sight, it’s safe to say that we have covered all the product categories. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theatre and will start at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time.