Gurman: iPhone 13s coming in September, M1X MacBook Pros in November

In this week’s Power On newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says Apple is planning multiple events for the fall. He says there’ll be a September event for the iPhone 13 and a later event for new M1X MacBook Pros.

Here’s what Gurman is expecting for the iPhone 13:

° The same 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch sizes for the regular models, and the same 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch variations for the Pro models. The designs won’t change much, save for a smaller notch at the top of the screen.

° New camera capabilities, including a video version of Portrait mode dubbed Cinematic Video, a new AI-driven filter system to apply different styles to your photos, and higher-quality video recording in ProRes for the Pro models. 

° A faster A15 chip with the same core counts as the A14 chip.

° New screen technology that will enable ProMotion (a faster, 120-hertz refresh rate on the Pro models) and potentially an always-on screen mode. 

Here’s what Gurman is expecting in the September/October timeframe along with the iPhone 13:

° Apple Watch Series 7: Expect a bit of a redesign, with flatter displays and updated screen technology alongside a faster processor. Something else in the works: Remember the launch of Time to Walk on Apple Fitness+ (the feature for listening to celebrities like Draymond Green and Shawn Mendes while walking)? I’m told Apple is readying variations of this service: the self-explanatory Time to Run and Audio Meditations. 

° AirPods: Expect new entry-level AirPods with a design closer to the AirPods Pro, including a new in-ear shape and shorter stems. These will be the first update to the entry-level AirPods since March 2019 and the most significant update to that part of Apple’s AirPods line since the first model debuted in 2016. 

° Speaking of biggest upgrade ever, the new iPad mini is destined to be an Apple fan favorite with its thinner borders and complete redesign. There’s also a slimmer and faster ninth-generation iPad coming for students.

As for M1X MacBook Pros, he’s expecting them to arrive in November. The upcoming laptops are expected to have a major redesign, run on Apple Silicon (M1 chips), and sport mini-LED displays. The mini-LED displays will likely use 10,000 mini-LEDs and will be comparable to OLED screens. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.


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