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What to expect from Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ event [Cult of Mac Magazine 370]


Apple Hi, Speed event preview: Get a sneak peek at what's popping out of Apple's magic pipeline next week.
Get a sneak peek at what's popping out of Apple's magic pipeline next week.
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The latest leaks and reporting give us a pretty convincing picture of what to expect – and what not to expect – at Apple’s big “Hi, Speed” event next Tuesday.

Plus, now we’re getting word of yet another Apple event possibly coming in November. Let’s hope the hardware hits just keep coming!

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AirTags won’t debut until March 2021, AirPods Studio could cost up to $599


Apple AirTags could debut Sept. 15.
Apple AirTags are super sleek. But don't expect them just yet.
Photo: Front Page Tech

Apple’s eagerly anticipated AirTags are going to be eagerly anticipated for a while longer, according to Apple tipster Jon Prosser. In a tweet Friday, he said Apple pushed back the launch of its location-tracking tags to March 2021.

He also shared some new information about Apple’s rumored AirPods Studio headphones.

Leaker reveals exactly what to (allegedly) expect at October’s iPhone 12 event


An iPhone 12 concept video shows off lots of color options.
A realistic iPhone 12 concept shows this upcoming device in all their glory.
Photo: Terquosive Labs

New info from reliable Apple leaker Kang could provide the best look yet at what to expect during Apple’s October 13 event showcasing the iPhone 12 and HomePod mini.

Kang — a leaker with a 97.8% accuracy rate, according to AppleTrack — published the iPhone 12 details on Chinese social media platform Weibo. Here’s what Apple is set to announce, according to Yang.

HomePod mini on the way this year, but don’t expect HomePod 2


Apple debuts HomePod in India at its cheapest price yet
Are you excited at the prospect of a new HomePod?
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Apple will introduce a HomePod mini in 2020, but don’t get your hopes up about a sequel to the original HomePod smart speaker, claims a reliable Apple leaker.

L0vetodream made the claim Tuesday on Twitter after Apple issued invites to its October 13 “Hi, Speed” event. Apple likely will unveil its final new hardware products of the year at that time.

Apple October event invite might hide AirTags in plain sight


AirTags at the Apple October event? It might happen.
This edited image highlights what might be AirTags in the Apple October event invitation.
Edited image: Apple/Cult of Mac

The invite to an Apple October product event might have an upcoming device hidden in plain sight. Part of the graphic included with the invite apparently bears a strong resemblance to AirTags, the item-location tags that are supposedly on the docket for the October 13 event.

How to see the huge AR easter egg hidden in Apple’s Oct. 13 event invite


The invite to the Apple October event 2020 offers an augmented-reality easter egg.
The invite to the Apple October event includes a bit of augmented reality.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Hidden in Tuesday’s invite to the October Apple event is a hint that the company is about to make a big push into augmented reality.

The graphic for the event invite is the Apple logo surrounded by bubbles. iPhone and iPad users can transfer that design to the real 3D world, and put it in motion.

Apple ‘Hi, Speed’ event on Oct. 13 could bring iPhone 12, new Mac and more


The Apple October event 2020 is officially on for October 13.
The theme of the 2020 Apple October event is “Hi, Speed.”
Photo: Apple

Apple just invited the world to an event on October 13. No agenda was announced, but there’s little doubt the star will be the iPhone 12, the first iOS device with 5G wireless networking. Apple hinted at the coming upgrade with the title of the event: “Hi, Speed.”

But a handful of other products might also be on the docket, including the first MacBook built around Apple Silicon rather than an Intel processor.