This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Apple has announced that it will host a special event on September 15. The next flagship iPhone 12 series will not be announced there, but the new Apple Watch and iPad are rumored to be unveiled.
Bloomberg says that the new iPhone announcement will be postponed until October and will instead focus on the two mentioned above. There are no specific clues on the event's official website, but the "Time flies." on the media invitation could be interpreted to suggest that the star of the show will be the Apple Watch, not the iPhone.
According to Bloomberg, a redesigned iPad Air with an edge-to-edge screen is in the pipeline for the event. The company is also preparing "new high-end and low-end Apple Watches," Bloomberg said. In addition to the Series 6, rumors of a lower-priced model based on the Series 3 have also been reconfirmed.
Other new hardware products include a "smaller HomePod" and "the first pair of Apple-branded (non-Beats-branded) over ear headphones" that are reportedly being worked on, but Bloomberg also notes that these are "for release as early as later this year," and doesn't go into whether or not they will be announced next week.
Another thing to note is that Bloomberg predicts that iOS/iPadOS 14 will be released in September, as "the next updates to iPhone and iPad software are due to be released this month". For at least the last few years, major iOS updates have come right after the announcement of the new iPhone, and it would be unusual if only the new software was delivered without the new iPhone.
It also says that "Apple Watch, Apple TV and Mac software updates coming in the fall", watchOS 7 may be released at the same time as iOS 14, and with it, the ECG (electrocardiogram) app may be available in Japan.
Clues to the "Apple Watch Series 6 will be the star of the event on the 15th" theory have also been found in the metadata of the upcoming YouTube live streaming location, which includes a variety of search terms that Apple wants to target. The "Series 6" is reported to have been among them.
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