Although Apple revealed the, , last month, the tech giant is already gearing up for its on Monday, Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET). Like Apple’s previous launches, the event will be streamed live on the company’s website — from home.
The October event was previously rumored by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, who said “there will be two events” from Apple this fall as usual, and that the second event could focus on and new MacBook Pros with an updated version of . (Here are .) Gurman also expects the to debut by the end of 2021, and several other products to arrive in 2022 including the new AirPods Pro, an updated iPad Pro, revamped Mac Pros and MacBook Airs with Apple silicon.
At the company’s, Apple unveiled its new alongside the , and . The lineup mirrors last year’s collection with standard, , versions. The updated iPhone runs on and features a few , upped storage, a new A15 Bionic processor and more.
Prior to Apple’s latest launch event, the company hosted two other events earlier in 2021. The first event was in April, where we saw new, , , and more. ( .) Then, two months later, it held the annual developers event, where we saw a , (aka MacOS 12), and .
But what about this October Apple event? Will we see aor the ? ? Read on for everything we know so far about the fourth Apple event happening this fall, including which products Apple could unveil. We’ll update this story as new information becomes available.
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When is the next Apple event? It’s scheduled for next week
Apple is set to host its next event on. The launch event, similar to the company’s California streaming event last month, will be online only and available to watch live on Apple’s website.
Apple typically hosts three to four events every year, usually including a spring event, a summer developer conference and one or two more events in the fall. The fall events are often held in September and October. The, tends to feature new iPhones and Apple Watch upgrades, while the October event typically features new Macs and iPads, which tallies with Gurman’s prediction.
Apple’s event pattern slightly shifted in 2020 due to. Last year’s September Apple event unveiled the , and — but no new iPhone. The company later revealed the in October. Last year’s Apple event was also online-only due to the pandemic. A livestream was available as usual through the company’s website. But this year, Apple seems to have returned to its usual schedule with another virtual event.
New products we expect: AirPods 3, Macs and more
Apple already unveiled a slew of hardware and software upgrades during its previous 2021 events, including the, , and a new . But, there are still the tech giant to announce. We hope to see the , a larger , a more affordable Apple Display and a with a rumored update to Apple’s M1 chip. We’re also on the lookout for an Apple competitor to the smart display, a soundbar with a built-in Apple TV and maybe an .
Apple’s AirPods could be getting an update sometime this year, according to an. Rumors suggest the will have similar features to the , such as , a shorter stem, interchangeable tips and a smaller charging case. Here’s , and here’s how we think the .
New MacBook Pros, Mac Pros, Mac Mini, iMac and Apple Display
Last year, Apple announced that it would be producing its own chip, known as the M1, to power its Mac. Since then, there has been speculation thatof its processor for the new MacBook Pro or Mac Pro.
Apple also previously announced, but it was only the smaller 24-inch model. Bloomberg has reported that for both the Mac Mini and 27-inch iMac.
Apple may also be working on a more affordable version of itsthat was originally released in 2019. Bloomberg reported in January that a cheaper Apple monitor was in “ .”
Echo Show competitor, soundbar with Apple TV and AR/VR headset
We could still see some brand-new devices from Apple this year. This includes a possibleto the that would fuse an entry-level iPad with a speaker, a similar to and an .
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