Today is the day. Apple will launch its highly anticipated iPhone 13 series, alongside the Apple Watch Series 7 during the “California Streaming" event tonight. The launches scheduled today have been a part of the rumour mill since the last couple of months. The event will start at 10:30PM IST tonight, and the iPhone 13 series is expected to be announced alongside the Apple Watch Series 7. Several reports have suggested that Apple may also launch the third-generation AirPods during tonight’s event, while some reports suggest that Apple may skip AirPods 3 during tonight’s event.
The “California Streaming" event will take place tonight, September 14 at 10:30PM IST. Those who want to watch the event live can do so on Apple website’s event page. The event will also be streamed live on Apple’s official YouTube channel, and users can set a reminder to get an advanced notifications when the streaming goes live. Apple TV users can also watch the Apple iPhone 13 launch event.
The event, after its over, can be viewed in the Apple Podcasts app as well. Alternatively, users can watch Apple “California Streaming" event live from the video embed below:
he Apple iPhone 13 series is expected to come with several improvements over its predecessor. Rumours have suggested that the iPhone 13 series may come with a smaller notch as compared to the iPhone 12 series, and will have larger camera sensors. iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max may come with better ultra-wide angle cameras.
APPLE I WATCH SERIES 7 – WHAT TO EXPECT
The Apple Watch Series 7 has been rumoured to come with a redesign since quite some time now, with Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicting the same earlier this year. Further, the Apple Watch is said to come with other new features like blood pressure monitor, blood glucose monitor, alcohol levels, and more.
Most recently, it was reported that the Apple Watch’s production may be delayed due to the complicated new design. The Apple Watch Series 7 is said to come with a flat-edged design, which will put the smartwatch more in line with the company’s design language. Apart from the larger, flatter display, the Apple Watch Series 7 will also come with a faster processor, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported recently. This year, Apple is said to carry on with its trend of giving the Apple Watch a design refresh with every third generation. Last time, the company had given a major design refresh to the Apple Watch was with Series 4.
APPLE AIRPODS 3 – WHAT TO EXPECT
While the speculation about their arrival tonight is still ripe, we know a great deal about the third-generation AirPods, thanks to all the leaks that have surfaced in the past few months. The third-generation AirPods are expected to come with a similar design language similar to the AirPods Pro. However, the speculation is still ripe about the fact that if the upcoming AirPods 3 will have silicone tip or not. Some renders have shown the third-generation AirPods to come with silicone ear-tips, while some live images that surfaced earlier this year showed the third-generation AirPods without the silicone ear-tips.
The AirPods 3, while looking similar to the AirPods Pro, will lack many of its “Pro" features like Active Noise Cancellation. Apple is rumoured to be working on a new wireless chip that may be included within the AirPods 3. There could also be some improvements in the battery life, and the new chip could bring extended range to the third-generation AirPods. The TWS earphones are also said to feature a more compact integrated system-in-chip (SiP) that is similar to the one used on AirPods Pro. The sound quality is also said to be similar to the AirPods Pro.