One day ahead of the Apple Event, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has shared the final list of what we can expect. Unlike the past, this year’s annual September keynote address will not feature the iPhone, in favor of an October event.
According to Bloomberg, Apple will launch the Apple Watch Series 6 with an improved processor, a blood oxygen meter, and will remain in the two 40 and 44mm sizes as previous models. Apple will also launch a lower-end Apple Watch model to take on Fitbit with it reportedly lacking ECG functionality.
As for the iPad, the 2nd star of the event Apple will release an updated iPad Air with a full-screen design, getting rid of the home button, will feature a slower processor and will lack the iPad Pro’s ProMotion display feature. As for pricing, Bloomberg notes that the current iPad Air costs $499, less than the $799 iPad Pro so the price range in between will make it a hot sale ahead of the holiday season.
Alongside the release of the new iPad and Apple Watches, Apple will publicly release iOS, 14, iPadOS 14, and watchOS 7 updates this month alongside a service bundle called “Apple One“. Interisgtly the report doesn’t mention macOS Big Sur which may debut at what Bloomberg is reporting to be a November Mac event. At that event, Apple is highly likely to release the first Apple Silicon Mac as confirmed by CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2020.