Welcome to the calm earlier than the storm. Apple is readying its bulletins for its annual fall event next week and the rumors and whispers have began to coalesce round what we’ll probably see trotted out: new iPhones, together with higher digital camera options, new Apple Watch case supplies, and a Tile competitor that will allow you to monitor your pockets, keys, and so forth.
There are, after all, loads of things that probably won’t get introduced at this explicit event, as a result of they’re nowhere close to delivery and Apple doesn’t often discuss merchandise once they aren’t able to go. And but, folks will nonetheless take to the web to register their disappointment and frustration that all their needs and fondest needs weren’t met by what Apple did show.
With the hopes of stopping a few of that, right here’s a glance at three things that you actually shouldn’t expect to see at next week’s event.
Nothing to SE right here
If there’s one space that Apple has clearly determined to not spend its time and power—at least at current—it’s in constructing a smaller telephone. The late, lamented iPhone SE seems to have been the final of its sort for the second.
What, then, of latest stories suggesting that Apple is getting ready a successor to the SE? Well, don’t get your hopes up too far. For one factor, if that rumored mannequin does come to cross, it probably won’t seem till spring of next yr at the earliest. (Perhaps someday in March, as the unique SE did in 2016?)
For one other, it probably won’t be the iPhone SE successor individuals are clamoring for. This telephone will most definitely be constructed on the iPhone eight chassis, a kind issue that Apple can now produce cheaply and in massive volumes, because of the very fact that it’s remained largely unchanged for the reason that iPhone 6. That’s the identical tack that the corporate took with the SE, which was itself based mostly on the identical case design because the iPhone 5 and 5s.
But maybe continued demand will ultimately immediate Apple to look into not simply persevering with to supply an older small telephone, however investing power into creating a brand new iPhone based mostly on the X-series design however with a smaller footprint.
ARMed for battle
That Apple will ultimately begin placing its personal processors in its Mac desktops and laptops nonetheless looks like a great guess, however even when that is on the corporate’s street map, we won’t be pulling off the exit ramp at the September event. Remember, that is when Apple likes to speak about primarily the iPhone (and, to a lesser extent, the iPad and Apple Watch, when that fits the corporate’s wants).
Could a brand new Mac seem next week? Sure. Rumors of a 16-inch MacEbook have been gaining steam for some time now, and it appears possible that such a mannequin is ready within the wings. Whether or not it’s on faucet for this event is extra of a crapshoot. But in any case, don’t count on any new mannequin to be the primary time Apple jumps into the ARM race: this merely isn’t the…