I expect the iPhone 13 and third gen AirPods to go on sale September 24

Apple may be planning to launch the iPhone 13 on Friday, September 17 and third-generation AirPods on Thursday, September 30, according to the  Chinese language site IT Home — as noted by MacRumors.

The Sellers Research Group (that’s me) thinks the timetable is almost right. However, I expect both the iPhone 13 and the third gen AirPods to go on sale on Friday, September 24. I think we’ll see a (virtual) Apple event announcing them on Tuesday, Sept. 14.

Here are the rumors/predictions for the iPhone 13:

° At least some models will support ProRes for videos and Portrait Mode for video.

° It will add advanced photo filters.

° It will pack an A15 processor.

° It will have an “always-on” display like the Apple Watch.

° It will adopt the improved Wi-Fi 6E protocol.

° High-end models of the upcoming iPhone 13 lineup will sport an upgraded ultra-wide camera with autofocus.

° Some, perhaps all, models will have LiDAR sensors.

As for the “AirPods 3,” they’re expected to look pretty much the same as the current version, but with a shortened stem, adjusted earbud body and an AirPods Pro-style charging case. 

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.