Will Apple announce something in a press release on September 8?

New iPad and Apple Watch or a preview of the event?

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2020年09月7日, 午後 06:45 in egmt
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Among the many predictions of unannounced Apple products, the new iPad and Apple Watch are rumored to be announced on September 8 (EST).

The rumor is coming from Jon Prosser, a popular tech YouTuber, who has predicted the new MacBook Air and iPad Pro (2020) as well as the second-generation iPhone SE.

Prosser tweeted that Apple is planning a press release on September 8. However, he also said that that date has not been confirmed and that he will provide an update if it changes.

Prosser had previously said that the new Apple Watch and iPad would be announced in a press release "the week of September 7," and this tweet seems to refer to them.

The new Apple Watch is likely to be the upcoming Series 6, but predictions about the new iPad are split as to whether it will be the iPad Air, or the entry-level model, or even the Pro. Prosser also did not give details and did not specify which model it was.

Prosser's prediction was disputed by Bloomberg's famed reporter Mark Gurman. He says there will be no new product unveiling this week, and it may just be a preview of the September iPhone/Apple Watch event.

Apple makes it a tradition to send out invitations about two weeks before it hosts an iPhone event. If the event is at Apple Park in the main office building, it could take place around the 22nd if it's sent out this week.

However, with the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak still unresolved, this year's iPhone launch event is certain to be in an online format, similar to June's developer conference, WWDC20. The approximately two weeks between the invitations being sent out and the event was a grace period for the press to travel to Apple's headquarters, so a virtual event could take place earlier than usual.

This year's flagship iPhone series has been officially teased to ship "a few weeks later than last year," which means it won't be available until after early October, even if there's an announcement event this month.

However, the new Apple Watch and iPad are already in the public database and are expected to be available soon. There are also rumors of an AirTag that can be used to find lost items, a smaller, cheaper version of the HomePod, and non-Beats-branded over-ear headphones, so we'll be waiting with great anticipation for the official announcement.

Source: Jon Prosser (Twitter)

Via: 9to5Mac

This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.


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