I’ll be honest, prior to the iPhone, more specifically before the iPhone 4 came to Verizon, I didn’t care about these Apple Events. Ever since then, I try to pay attention as much as I can because I love technology.
Today, at 1:00 pm EST, 10:00 PST, Apple will announce their new phone lineup and some other cool devices at the Steve Jobs Theater in California.
Rumors have swirled for months about the new name for the devices (specifically the iPhone 11, iPhone Pro, and iPhone Pro Max replacing iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max). However, we won’t actually find out the names until they announce it on the stage. The biggest update will likely be the phone’s cameras, including a wide-angle lens and higher quality MP on the front-facing camera.
Most likely these phones will be available for pre-order on Friday, Sept. 13th and in stores next Friday, the 20th, with long lines usually expected.
Back in June at the WWDC (worldwide developer’s conference), they announced the new operating systems (iOS 13 and MacOS Catalina), so no new software will likely be announced today. They might go into details about the operating systems but there shouldn’t be any new systems announced.
There’s a chance there might be a WatchOS update or it could just be a new Apple Watch Series 5 device altogether.
They could announce updates to the new Apple Card, the MacBook Pro series, the HomePod, headphones, or even Apple TV. These are all wildcards at these events. Last year, they hinted at new AirPods with Siri connectivity in their opening video but it wasn’t announced until down the road.
iOS 13 is set to go live on Sept. 19th (edit: originally posted as today). If you do try to download it early, you’ll probably find it will take longer due to the mass amounts of people downloading it at the same time. Some people will wait until 13.1 comes out to get the first set of bugs out.
Apple is pretty hush-hush about their devices and their Keynotes but we’ll see for certain what gets announced in the next few hours. I personally read Mashable, 9to5Mac, Engadget, MacRumors, and several other sites daily to try to keep myself updated.
Will we hear “but there’s one more thing…” ?
You can watch the livestream on Apple’s website here to find out.