The iPhone 13 in bright colors and a new series of AirPods and Apple Watch may be on the menu as consumers and analysts dial in for Apple Inc's product event on Tuesday.
The Silicon Valley company is expected to announce a number of upgrades to its iPhone, including a new A-series chipset, better night mode in cameras and the latest WiFi specification, at the special event, which will be held virtually at 1000 PT (1700 GMT, 2230 IST), according to a Reuters report. Based on various reports, here are some of the features expected in the latest Apple devices.
iPhone 13: The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to come in four different formats – a 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13, a 6.1-inch iPhone 13 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 13 Pro Max – and three new color variants such as pink, bronze and graphite grey, according to a CNBC report, which quoted research from a securities analyst. The new iPhone might also see some design changes such as a smaller notch and could be pricier than its predecessor, the iPhone 12, the report adds.
WiFi 6E and 5G: The latest iPhone lineup is expected to support the newer and speedier Wifi 6E standard and may extend extremely fast millimeter wave 5G connectivity to more countries.
Camera upgrades: The iPhone Pro lineup is likely to have more advanced cameras that offer a video version of portrait mode, higher quality video option called ProRes and new filters.
They may also sport ultra-wide angle lenses and wider apertures to shoot better-looking images in low light. A report from MacRumors also suggest that the upgrade will be common across all iPhone 13 models and not be limited to the more expensive Pro line.
Airpods 3: The third-generation Airpods may get a makeover to resemble the higher-end AirPods Pro and feature spatial audio support, according to a Bloomberg report. The report also adds that Airpods will join other new Apple audio devices like the HomePod mini and upcoming over-ear headphones. The company has also weighed launching another smart speaker that would sit between the HomePod mini and the original version in the line up, the Bloomberg report adds.
Apple Watch Series 7: In wearables, the Apple Watch Series 7 may sport a bigger screen, faster processor and could be 5G-enabled. The hugely popular smartwatch is also expected to have better battery life, another Bloomberg report explains.
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