Apple is set to announced its new iPhone on October 13 during an online event
- Apple announced October 13 will be the date for when it reveals the new iPhone
- The event, called ‘Hi, Speed,’ will take place at 1pm ET and streamed online
- The name of the event suggests that the device will support 5G networks
- Apple is set to release four new iPhones this year, including an ‘iPhone mini’
Apple has set the date for its highly-anticipated event that will unveil its new iPhone.
The device, which is rumored to include 5G wireless connectivity and squared-off edges, will be unwrapped to the world on October 13 at 1pm ET.
Apple typically announces its next smartphone in September, but the firm was plagued with production delays this year due to the coronavirus pandemic that shutdown plants in China.
The event, named ‘Hi, Speed,’ may also give users the first look at other products, including new over-ear headphones and its competitor to Tile’s location tags called AirTags.
Apple has set the date for its highly-anticipate event that will unveil its new iPhone. The device, which is rumored to include 5G wireless connectivity and squared off edges, will be unwrapped to the world on October 13 at 1pm ET
The next iPhone has been a big topic this year, as coronavirus lockdowns caused disruptions to Apple’s global supply chain.
And last month, Apple had confirmed that iOS users would not see the new device until October – but it seems the time has finally come.
The press invite says ‘Hi, Speed,’ which may point at the rumors that the iPhone will come with 5G capabilities.
Apple is expected to release four new devices, which many have called iPhone 12, this year.
The press invite says ‘Hi, Speed,’ which may point at the rumors that the iPhone will come with 5G capabilities. Apple is expected to release four new devices, which many have called iPhone 12, this year (Pictured is the iPhone 11)
The family will include two traditional smartphones and two Pro models – all are said to have similar designs of the iPad and the 2010 iPhone 4.
TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a leading Apple analyst, has predicted the sizes will include a 5.4-inch model, which will be the ‘iPhone mini.’
Kuo suggests there will also be larger versions – two with 6.1-inch screens and another with a 6.7-inch display.
Along with the many leaks and rumors of the upcoming iPhone, there e have been other product predictions floating around this year, including one that will rival Tile’s tracking tags.
Kuo said in January that Apple will soon release a high-tech tag device for tracking everyday items, called AirTags.
Rumors that Apple is developing item tracking tags first surfaced in the September of last year when MacRumors released leaked screenshots of an item-tracking sub menu being developed for integration within the ‘Find My’ app.
Rumours that Apple is developing item tracking tags first surfaced in the September 2019 of last year when MacRumors released leaked screenshots of the tag. AirTags are said to work similar to Tile’s tracking tags
The tracking tag product has reportedly been given the code-name ‘B389’ during its development and will potentially be sold under the ultimate name ‘AirTags’.
Kuo believes that the AirTags will support the use of so-called ultra wide-band radio technology, which would allow the tags to be located with a much greater degree of accuracy than would be possible using Bluetooth Low Energy or Wi-Fi.
The latest prediction surfaced today, as Apple stopped stocking headphones and speakers made by rivals , such as Bose, Logitech and Sonos in its stores.
The California-based tech giant has long sold high-end audio equipment, but these third-party items were removed last month, according to Bloomberg.
Removal of rivals’ hardware further fuels speculation that the iPhone manufacturer is gearing up to release its own headphones in the near future.