Cupertino has previously staggered its fall events over September, October and November. But according to some sources, it will unleash a barrage of hardware within just a few weeks this time around.
We’re expecting big refreshes for iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as a new iPad and iPad mini, third-generation AirPods, and more.
Last year, Apple kicked off its fall product releases with a September event that brought Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, the newest 10.2-inch iPad, and the vastly improved fourth-generation iPad Air.
The iPhone 12 series was pushed back to a second event in October, which also brought HomePod mini, due to delays related to COVID-19. We then got the mammoth Apple Silicon event in November.
This year, however, our wallets could take a rather significant hit in just one month.
Apple plans multiple fall events for new hardware
Apple will “host a series of product launch conferences in September,” reports Digitimes, citing sources familiar with the plan. One of those will bring the redesigned 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models, it claims.
Other, slightly more obvious refreshes we expect to see next month include iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7. Reliable sources have also reported that a new entry-level iPad and revamped iPad mini are coming this year.
The new iPad mini could be a particularly exciting release, with Apple expected to completely overhaul the design of its most portable tablet. It will reportedly look a lot like the new iPad Air with an edge-to-edge screen.
Finally, Apple is also expected to deliver a much-anticipated AirPods upgrade. Its third-generation buds will reportedly look a lot like AirPods Pro, but without the silicone tips and features like active noise cancellation.
Although it might be exciting to see all of Apple’s new products in one big drop, it seems highly unlikely. Unveiling them together would make it difficult for Apple to provide them all with enough exposure, and it’s just not Apple.
This report also contradicts information we’ve previously heard from other, more reliable sources. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman revealed earlier this month that Apple will host a number of events throughout the fall.