The Web page gives little indication as to what will be covered, but the email invitation that at least some people received has a hint: the title “Time flies,” perhaps implying an Apple Watch announcement.
Similarly, the rumor mill does not anticipate new iPhones at this event. Instead, it suggests, the focus will be on updated Apple Watch models and a new iPad Air that mimics the design of the recent iPad Pro models. The usually reliable Mark Gurman of Bloomberg explains:
The company is preparing new high-end and low-end Apple Watches as well as a redesigned iPad Air with an edge-to-edge screen. It’s also working on a smaller HomePod and the first pair of Apple-branded over ear headphones for release as early as later this year.
Apple already cautioned that a new iPhone would not be released in September (see “Apple Q3 2020 Breaks Records While the World Burns, Next iPhone to Be Fashionably Late,” 30 July 2020), presumably due to supply chain issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apple’s new marketing head Greg Joswiak is now on Twitter, and his very first tweet might be a clue that we’ll see some advancements in augmented reality at the event (click the link above to see the animation).
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