Techtober is finally here. After September event that brought us Apple Watch Series 6, Apple Watch SE, two new iPads, and some very exciting new Apple services, this month now time for the main event.
Everyone knew Apple would not announce the new iPhone 12 in September, after months of rumors citing delays and supply chain issues, because no-one can escape the clutches of 2020. With that in mind, Apple still has plenty of rounds in the chamber when it comes to products we’re expecting to see this year, and not a whole lot of time to announce them all. Rumors of an October 13 event abound, and the iPhone 12 is likely to take center stage. But beyond that, smart new accessories and the prospect of an Apple Silicon Mac still loom in the background. Here are all the products Apple will release in October.
Finally. FINALLY, the iPhone 12 is just around the corner. As per literally, all of the rumors, September was never going to be iPhone 12 month. But in October? Well, that’s a different story altogether.
Back in August, serial Apple leaker Jon Prosser predicted that Apple would announce a new iPhone at its iPhone 12 event the week-commencing October 12, with pre-orders to begin that same week and shipping the week after.
Latest reports have since nailed down a precise date, October 13, as the expected date for Apple’s iPhone 12 event. Sources from two separate carriers in Europe have suggested this date, and Prosser has since specified that this was also the date he was given. It is expected that pre-orders for the iPhone 12 will begin on Friday, October 16.
What Else apart from iPhone?
With the iPad and Apple Watch already launched last month , there aren’t many more ‘hero’ products from Apple on the cards, at least according to the rumor mill. But we might get some very exciting new accessories.
Apple is widely expected to debut a brand new type of accessory. Apple’s own answer to Tile, AirTags are small tracking devices compatible with your iPhone to keep track of basically any valuable item you can think of. We thought AirTags might debut in September, but nothing materialized. AirTags are definitely a prime contender to debut alongside iPhone 12.
Apple’s brand new over-ear headphones targeting the $349 range have been ready for release for some time. Again, like AirTags, there were murmurings these could have debuted in September, but again, like AirTags, no such announcement was made.
Reports from Bloomberg suggest Apple has a new smaller HomePod mini in the works, as Apple’s looks to reignite interest in its high-quality smart speaker with a smaller form factor and a cheaper price.
Apple has confirmed it will release at least one Apple Silicon Mac before the end of 2020. Whilst we have no reports that Apple plans to debut a new Mac in October, there is always the chance that Apple has managed to sneak one past the leakers, and that it could surprise us with a ‘one more’ thing announcement. Apple Silicon promises to be a huge boost in performance to Apple’s computer lineup.
When compared to September, October looks to be a quality over quantity month from Apple. Last month, Apple launched new iPads and two new Apple Watch models .
we know even more about iPhone 12, it does seem like this will be the only major flagship product Apple announces in October. Given the iPhone’s significance, however, make no mistake, October is going to be a huge month for Apple.
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