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iPhone 13 invitations are out: What to anticipate, watch the Sept. 14 occasion


Apple’s Sept. 2021 occasion invite. 

Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET

Apple simply despatched out invitations for the iPhone 13 occasion. The keynote might be solely digital and live-streamed on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 10 am PT. The invitations, seen above, have the tagline “California streaming.” As is all the time the case, Apple followers and media try to decipher the invite for hints and an underlying theme. I will go away any sleuthing of the invite to others. 

Whereas others attempt to determine the invite’s which means, I’ve a good suggestion of what we must always count on to see Apple announce. There’ll, after all, be a brand new iPhone mannequin — seemingly known as the iPhone 13 — a pair of recent iPads, new AirPods, Apple Watch Collection 7, and the official launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. 

This is every thing it’s worthwhile to know in regards to the newest iPhone announcement, together with when to tune in, the place to stream it, and all the {hardware} we count on to see Apple announce subsequent week. 

When is the iPhone 13 keynote?

Apple’s iPhone 13 occasion will happen on Sept. 14, 2021. The dwell stream will begin at 10am PT, 1pm ET. 

Find out how to watch

Apple will stream the occasion on its web site or by the Apple Occasions app on Apple TV. Prior to now, Apple has additionally streamed the occasion on YouTube. We are going to embed the dwell stream right here as soon as Apple publishes it. 

iPhone 13

The star of the present would be the new iPhone, which is at present anticipated to be known as the iPhone 13. The brand new iPhone ought to look much like the present iPhone 12 lineup, however with a smaller notch on the high of the display screen the place the Face ID sensor array is at present housed. Earlier this yr there have been some rumors and hypothesis that Apple would convey again a Contact ID fingerprint sensor, however as an alternative of placing it within the sleep/wake button, it would be below the show — much like what Android telephones have had for the previous couple of years. There have been additionally early experiences that Apple may ditch any form of charging port altogether. Nonetheless, neither of these appear seemingly this yr. 

Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has used his weekly Energy On e-newsletter to cowl what he expects to see within the iPhone 13 based mostly on info from his sources, and proper now the gist of the iPhone improve is that this: Smaller notch, 120Hz refresh charge for the iPhone 13 Professional and Professional Max, an always-on show much like the Apple Watch is a powerful perhaps, and upgraded digicam options. 

Extra particularly, the digicam will now have the flexibility to seize video utilizing a portrait mode-like characteristic the place the background is blurred by the digicam system including depth between the topic and the background. Gurman claims the characteristic might be known as Cinematic Video. 

There might be 4 fashions of the iPhone 13, more likely to be known as the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Professional and iPhone 13 Professional Max. 

We’ve got a extra thorough roundup of all of the iPhone 13 rumors and anticipated options for you studying pleasure. 

Apple Watch Collection 7

Apple has continued to replace and innovate its smartwatch alongside the iPhone yearly, and this yr we count on to see the Apple Watch Collection 7 introduced. In response to Mark Gurman, the Collection 7 will characteristic a model new design — a primary for the Apple Watch — with flatter edges on the edges and the general dimension will enhance by 1mm. Meaning as an alternative of 40mm and 44mm sizes as is the case proper now, the Collection 7 will are available in 41mm and 45mm sizes. 

An apparent facet impact of the bigger footprint might be an even bigger show that can permit Apple and app makers to point out extra info on the watch face. 

It is unclear if the change in sizes signifies that present watch bands, one thing Apple Watch customers have a tendency to speculate closely in, will stay suitable or if customers should purchase new bands. The final time Apple elevated the dimensions of the Apple Watch the bands remained suitable, so let’s hope that is the case as soon as once more. 

Do not count on any new health-related {hardware} within the Collection 7, in keeping with Gurman. 

iPad and iPad Mini

The bottom mannequin iPad is due for its yearly refresh, and former experiences have claimed the iPad Mini is getting a brand new design to match that of the iPad Air. If Apple holds true to its earlier sample for the bottom iPad, there will not be any main design modifications. As a substitute, the updates will give attention to efficiency enhancements by bringing the inner specs present. 

As for the iPad Mini, it ought to see a significant replace to its design. The house button will lastly disappear, with Apple as an alternative utilizing a Contact ID fingerprint reader within the sleep/wake button on the facet of the iPad Mini, which can now characteristic flat edges. With the house button out of the way in which, the show will take up nearly all of the entrance of the pill. With slimmer bezels, there may be some hypothesis that the dimensions of the show — at present 7.9-inches — may enhance for the primary time on the iPad Mini. 


It has been rumored that Apple has had a pair of the entry-level AirPods able to go for fairly a while, however for no matter cause, the discharge retains getting pushed again. There is no higher time to announce a brand new pair of AirPods than with a brand new iPhone as we head into the vacation procuring season. 

I count on Apple may convey a number of the AirPods Professional-level options to the entry-level wi-fi earbuds, comparable to lively noise cancelation or spatial audio. No less than, that is what I hope Apple does now that the corporate is going through extra competitors relating to utterly wi-fi earbuds on the low finish. Samsung’s just lately launched Galaxy Buds 2 have all the similar options because the AirPods Professional, however price $100 much less.

We’ll have loads of protection surrounding the bulletins subsequent week. Within the meantime, what are you wanting ahead to Apple saying subsequent week? Tell us within the feedback under. 


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