Apple will host a launch event for the iPhone 13 on September 14. Apple has sent the invite to a virtual ‘California Streaming” event to the media. A few leaks provide a hint as to what it might launch devices. It is expected to unveil the iPhone 13 range at the event along with the Apple Watch Series 7 smartwatch. The third-generation AirPods will likely be revealed on Tuesday. Four models are likely to be included in the iPhone 13 range: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 13 Pro Pro.
iPhone 13 Launch Event: How to Watch Livestream
Apple’s California Streaming Event will be held on September 14 at 10 am PDT (or 10:30 IST). Interested viewers can head to Apple’s event page to view the event. It will also stream it on Apple’s official YouTube channel, and users can set a reminder in advance to get a notification when the streaming goes live. Apple TV users can access the keynote via the app. Once the event is over, it can view it at any time in the Apple Podcast app.
iPhone 13 series specs, features (expected).
Rumours suggest that the iPhone 13 range may feature smaller notches than the last year’s versions and have larger camera sensors to absorb more light. The new iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max have better ultra-wide cameras.
According to reports, the iPhone 13 regular and iPhone 13 mini will be available in 64GB or 128GB storage options. iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in 128GB and 256GB storage options. Rumours suggest that the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max could have a 1TB storage option.
As for colour options, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are tipped to come in Black, Blue, Pink, Purple (PRODUCT), RED, and White colours. In addition, iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max will be available in Black, Brown and Gold colours.
The entire iPhone 13 range is expected to see an overall increase in weight and thickness. The iPhone 13 Pro Max battery will be 18-20% larger than last year’s model. Although the Pro models can refresh at 120Hz, it throttles at 60Hz in Low Power Mode.
Leaks suggest that iPhone 13 may come with a portrait cinematic video feature that employs an electronic image stabilization (EIS) system known as “Warp.” This will allow users to blur the background while recording video. According to reports, the optical image stabilization camera system (OIS) will switch to a more gentle and smoother operating mode. In addition, night mode will be enhanced to recognize stars and adjust its internal settings accordingly. This is achieved by a new algorithm that analyzes structures and resharpens night-time shots to adjust shadows.
The satellite feature is one of the main features. In remote areas, it will reportedly allow users to transmit short emergency texts and send SOS distress signals for crises, like plane crashes or sinking ships. It may not work in all areas and only a few markets. The feature will not be available for iPhone 13 immediately. The functionality will likely go live next year. The feature will be available in the iPhone 13 range but will not be released immediately. This feature won’t allow users to use iPhone 13 in satellite mode, and they will not be able to make calls to any country around the world.
An early report suggested that iPhone 13 might be more expensive to offset the rising cost of chip production. However, a new report disproves these claims and states that there will be no price increase for the iPhone range. The Face ID tech is also said to have been worked upon. The Face ID tech is expected to work with masks and foggy eyeglasses. Apple is also expected to add Wi-Fi 6E support and integrate an Apple Watch-like Always On screen.
Apple Watch Series 7 features and specifications (expected)
Apple Watch Series 7 will be unveiled at the California Streaming event. The new Apple Watch model is expected to match the iPhone and iPad design language, with a flat display that could be slightly larger over last year’s Apple Watch Series 6. Apple Watch Series 7 is likely also to see battery life improvement over the original Apple Watch. However, Gurman recently said that the wearable “this year won’t be about health upgrades — rather, the focus will be a new design with flatter edges, that new display and a new chip.”
AirPods 3 specs, features (expected).
The third-generation AirPods may also be revealed at the Apple event. It may be called AirPods 3 by the tech giant and may have an AirPods Pro-like design. A wireless charging case could be included in the next-generation AirPods. According to some reports, the charging case will have a 20% larger battery than the second generation. Batteries may likely be the same size as the ones on AirPods Pro. It may have a better sound quality and lower bass.