September is here and we can hear the tech community buzzing with excitement while waiting for the biggest event of the year. In case you have no clue what I’m on about, it’s the Apple iPhone Event. Every year at this event, we get to see the latest generation of iPhones with all their innovations.
However, this event isn’t just about iPhones. Just like the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event, at which the Galaxy Note 10 was launched, we will get to see an array of other devices along with a couple of new services from Apple. The event will take place on September 10th, 2019 at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple Park. Let’s have a look at what could possibly await us there.
The New iPhones
How can we talk about the September Apple Event and not talk about the new iPhones? According to most sources, leaks, and rumors, there will be three new iPhone models this year. They will be called the iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, and iPhone 11. It is not confirmed yet whether Apple will ditch the Roman numerals in favor of the standard ones. Neither do we know the fact that Apple will succumb and will use the “Pro” suffix for the higher-end models.
However, what we do know is that all three iPhones will feature the highly controversial square camera module. Personally, I don’t have any issues with its aesthetics but the general public thinks otherwise. The new triple-camera module is deemed ugly and is the single most disliked physical feature of the unreleased device.
Apart from the addition of a camera, we aren’t expecting any drastic changes in the new iPhones. They will have incremental improvements like better FaceID, the new A13 CPU, and possibly a larger battery. Regardless, being a techie, I am excited about the new iPhones and would love to see what Apple has to offer this time.
Apple Watch Series 5
Apart from the new iPhones, we will also get to see the new Apple Watch. This will be the Series 5 of the wearable from the American tech giant. As far as the upgrades are concerned compared to its predecessor, the Series 4, we are not expecting much. That is because the increment from the Series 3 to Series 4 being drastic.
Regardless, the Series 5 will get a brand new S5 processor which will not only be faster but also more power-efficient. This will subsequently lead to better battery life. While it may be hard to confirm them, there are also rumors that Apple might even add a sleep tracking as a new health feature in the Apple Watch.
The watch will probably run on WatchOS 6 and will have new options for Titanium and Ceramic cases. New strap colors will also be introduced.
Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade
Other than devices, Apple will also be introducing some services to broaden their revenue sources. Its main bread and butter used to be the sales of iPhones. However, in the past couple of years, numbers haven’t been the most healthy. This is probably why Apple has decided to searchfor alternatives. The result is online services: Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade.
Much like Netflix and Hulu, Apple will be introducing its own streaming service called Apple TV+. It will launch sometime in November and its membership is expected to cost around $9.99/month. There’s no knowing yet what movies/TV shows will be available to watch there or how would be the overall quality of services. We’ll just have to wait to find out.
Similarly, Apple Arcade will be a gaming subscription service like Steam. Its release is expected to be alongside iOS 13 and the date hasn’t been announced yet. According to speculations, it will be expected to cost around $4.99/month.
16″ MacBook Pro
Rumors have been around for long regarding Apple working on a MacBook Pro with a 16″ display. I’ve talked about it before and you can read about it here. It was expected to be unveiled in 2019 and this seems like the perfect time for its launch, even though it will be massively overshadowed by the iPhones. Regardless, let’s hope Apple improves the quality and feedback of its keyboards on this one.