In just two days, Apple
is expected to virtually host its “Time Flies” new product event during which we could see the fourth-generation iPad Air
, the Apple Watch
Series 6, and other new products introduced. Today, Twitter tipster @LOvetodream has disseminated some information
about some of the upcoming new products. He says that the Apple Watch Series 6 will be offered in a new color. There is speculation that the new hue will be a variant of blue. That dovetails with another rumor calling for midnight blue to be a color option for this year’s iPhone models.
Apple will accept new orders online for at least one just introduced device on Tuesday
An unnamed Apple product, according to the tipster, will support “Quick Charge.” Considering that watchOS 7 will include a sleep tracking feature, the device getting “Quick Charge” could be the new Apple Watch. Another tweet suggests that the pricing for one of the new devices will range from $569 to $599; that could cover the price range of the next-gen iPad Air, which will be available in Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + cellular variants. Another interesting tweet from the tipster simply stated “online September 15th.” That means that at least one of the new devices unveiled on Tuesday will be available for purchase online the very same day.
The fourth-gen iPad Air could resemble these illustrations
As for the iPhone 12 series
, we don’t expect to see it unveiled this coming week. We already know from Apple that the pandemic has forced it to delay the release of its first 5G models by a few weeks and that will apparently cause a delay in the handsets’ introduction as well. There have been so many contradictions surrounding the upcoming phones. Will all four models have a 120Hz refresh rate? Will only the screens on the Pro models update 120 times per second? What about the LiDAR depth sensor. The latter measures the time it takes for an infrared beam to bounce off of a subject and return to the phone. With this information, an iPhone will be able to deliver more AR capabilities and produce better bokeh blurs on portraits. Or will we have to wait until 2021 for this feature to appear on an iOS handset?
Tweet from tipster says that at least one newly introduced Apple device will go on sale immediately after Tuesday’s event
What about support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G signals? We’ve heard rumors about every possible configuration and even at this late date, it isn’t clear which model will work with the faster high-band signals. Any questions that you might have about the 2020 iPhone 12 family most likely won’t be answered until the devices become official.
By now, we’ve told you about the four different iPhone models that could be arriving this year including the 5.4-inch iPhone 12, the 6.1-inch iPhone Max, the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. All four phones will be powered by the 5nm A14 Bionic chipset with 15 billion transistors inside. The non-Pro models should have two rear-facing cameras with three on the “Pro” models.
The fourth-generation iPad Air could feature a completely revised design that is similar to the iPad Pro
. Gone is the Touch ID/Home button; the fingerprint scanner is supposedly integrated with the side-mounted power button allowing Apple to reduce the size of the bezels on the tablet. A USB-C port will replace Apple’s proprietary Lightning system. The size of the screen should weigh in at 10.8-inches.
The Apple Watch Series 6 will probably not have any noticeable external differences compared to the current model. It could be equipped with a larger battery and a pulse oximeter. The latter measures the amount of oxygen in a person’s red blood cells and is another Apple Watch health feature that can provide an early warning about a user’s medical condition.
For Apple fans, this is the most exciting time of the year. Make sure to check in often!