By: Nick Gambino
The iPhone 12 may have been pushed back to some undetermined date, but that’s not stopping Apple from holding their usual, albeit COVID-restricted, annual event where they show off their new hardware.
The online-only event is set for Tuesday, September 15th at 10 am PT at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. As with their last event, Apple won’t have any press in attendance but will stream out for all to watch. It may even be pre-recorded, because why not.
There were rumors that Apple would unveil the iPhone 12, but now it’s looking like they’ll opt to keep that one in the cut until it’s ready. Instead, we should expect to see other reveals. Apple slapped a tagline on this event – “Time Flies” – which suggests we will see a new Apple Watch.
The tech “blogs” are lit up with mentions of an updated iPad Air, HomePod and new headphones. Though, I bet the majority of the focus will be on the Apple Watch Series 6.
Apple product unveiling events are usually an exciting time for those of us who worship at the altar of Jobs. Ok, perhaps that’s a little extreme, but my house is decked out in all things Apple, from iPhones and iMacs to iPads and Watches. The family’s even rocking AirPods.
That being said, these events are all about the iPhone for me. And because I opted not to upgrade the last couple years, I’m sitting here with a X that’s starting to manifest its age. I’ve been ready for the 12 for a while, but now I need the 12, which is rumored to have 5G capabilities.
Luca Maestri, Apple’s CFO, confirmed on an earnings call that we wouldn’t see the iPhone in the usual timetable, but there’s been no word on when exactly we would see it launch. That could mean we won’t see it until 2021, which would be in line with this dumpster fire of a year, or we could see it as early as October. This latter option is bearable, but right now it’s a wait-and-see situation.
You can watch the Apple event at Apple.com at 10am PT on September 15th.