September tends to be hotly anticipated for Apple fans. It’s traditionally the month when the tech giant rolls out new products. Last year, those in attendance for the announcement event on September 12 received an invitation on August 31. While iPhones usually steal the headlines for Apple, nearly all of its products are due for an update.
Mark Gurman co-wrote a story posted to Bloomberg, which is the latest credible report on Apple’s plans. Gurman maintains a strong track record on Apple stories and elaborates on earlier reports based off Apple’s plans. He claims Apple will unveil three new iPhones that utilize basic iPhone X designs such as the large screen, no home button and face identification. Apple will also be debuting the Apple Watch 4 and new iPad Pros, all of which could be announced at possible September event.
Although Apple is due for a refresh in its Mac line, it is unclear if its new products like a rumored MacBook Air replacement would be announced sooner rather than later. Apple rarely comments on forthcoming product announcements, but let’s mention some products rumored to be released within the next month.
One Apple product revealed every September since 2012 is the latest iPhone. The company offered two new models after its debut of the iPhone 5, offering the standard 4.7-inch size and the Plus 5.5-inch version with a better camera. Then the company outdid itself with three new models, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and the iPhone X, which debuted last year. Now with September just a few days away, Apple is expected to repeat that feat with a trio of new models that will continue to follow the X design model. Their large rumor for the iPhone is that Apple is developing a larger 6.5-inch version of the iPhone X that could possibly contain three rear cameras and cost around $1,100.
Apple has incentive to change up the smartwatch with growing competition from Google and Samsung. A dramatic new Apple Watch 4 could hold a bigger display with click-free buttons and be the first major redesign since Apple’s signature watch debuted in 2015. Despite the rumors, we do know that Apple is due to debut the WatchOS5, which was previewed at this year’s WWDC developer conference.
The company debuted the latest iPad in March, offering an Apple Pencil support and a faster processor. Rumors are now beginning to emerge that the company will look to justify the Pro’s premium pricing while incorporating a major redesign inspired by the iPhone X design. The rumors say the company will shrink the bezels, get rid of the home button and will also add face recognition.
New Macs and MacBooks are projected as well. Yes, we received a new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro back in July, but it seems Apple fans are accusing the company of neglecting its computer lineup, specifically the MacBook Air. Experts predict Apple will have a slew of new computer products for 2018 and 2019, potentially with a retina display and Intel’s eight-generation processors. There is also a chance of a new Mac Mini with configurations targeted to pro users. The current model hasn’t seen an update in the last four years.
Rumors will continue to spread until an official announcement is made. But if history is any indication, September could be a very newsworthy month for Apple.