Apple event is taking place
Apple can’t help it and is actually inviting you to an Apple event in September 2020. CGH now reveals in the following lines what this means for this year’s product announcements and which evening you should keep free.
Apple insider Jon Prosser was right about one thing: yesterday, Tuesday, something actually happened on Apple’s website. However, no new models of the Apple Watch and no new iPads were spotted. Instead, we found out about an Apple event, just as Bloomberg expert Mark Gurman suggested.
Apple event on September 15th: So now a keynote
Without further explanations and without a press release, the iPhone manufacturer has now announced such an Apple event for Tuesday, September 15 – including a live stream. Surprisingly, in the end, no one would have expected an Apple event in September.
At 10 a.m. Pacific time (7 p.m. in this country) the keynote will start in Apple Park, the company’s own premises in Cupertino. There is no direct “motto” on the event page; the curved Apple logo alone leaves room for speculation. Incidentally, anyone who selects the page with an iPhone or iPad will find out that it is a three-dimensional AR logo that can be freely positioned in the room – just click on it.
The livestream placeholder on Apple’s YouTube page is more informative. Developer and 9to5Mac author Guilherme Rambo discovered very interesting keywords in the metadata of the YouTube page, including “Series 6”, which probably indicates the new Apple Watch. But there are also other topics, such as iPad Air and a lot more. Unfortunately, they cannot be assigned so clearly to a new product because they already exist.
Even if Apple does not explicitly mention it, it will probably not be a real live event – due to Corona. As with the WWDC keynote, the press and “visitors” have to expect a virtual presentation. It is quite possible that Apple will record the event as it did with the WWDC keynote. The manufacturer has everything under control and can perfectly comply with all hygiene rules.
The CGH assessment: Apple Watch 6, new iPads, iPhone 12?
This now leads us to the assessment: What can we expect? The new Apple Watch Series 6 is considered set, and new iPads, as originally suspected for this week, are also likely. There may also be Apple’s ominous “key finders” to see AirTags. But is the US manufacturer also showing us new iPhones? This is still uncertain as it was previously expected that the iPhone 12 would be presented separately in October. However, these rumors also canceled a September event, but now there is still a rendezvous this month.
Coming soon – ioS 14 with all the new functions:
In turn, the release dates of the new systems are considered safe. So we will find out when iOS 14, iPad OS 14, macOS Big Sur, watchOS 7 and tvOS 14 will be available for download – could then be the end of next week, but definitely before the release of the new Apple Watch. It will already run with watchOS 7 and then also requires iOS 14 on the iPhone. Ergo: The release has to take place before the start of sales. For example, if it is a week later on September 25th, iOS 14 should be available for download a few days earlier.