Apple’s September event is finally upon us, but it’s different from the others we have experienced. This year’s Timeflies event will be all-virtual due to the ongoing epidemic, but for the first time in more than a decade, the annual September showcase will not focus on new iPhones.
Instead, the Apple Watch 6 and iPad Air 4 are expected to be Apple’s marquee products for the day, bringing big updates to the company’s flagship smartwatch and tablet. The Apple Ace in the hole this afternoon could be the Apple Watch SE, which is rumored to offer an experience similar to the Apple Watch 5 at a lower price.
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10:45 am: Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE both appear on B&H’s website with last-minute leaks. Meanwhile, investment bank Wedbush hopes the new products will serve as a “drum roll” for Apple’s October iPhone event.
9:30 a.m .: With only a few hours left until the big show, the virtual tom’s guide is expected to be seen by those around the office.
Kate: “Actually take it back, let’s see the new homepod!”
Marshall Honoroff, editor: “Can they at least mention how Apple TV + works? To announce a valuable show or to reassure people that it still exists.”
I personally hope for some updates around the Apple Arcade, especially if this service is part of the Apple One. Arcade has seen some great releases recently, including Samurai Jack: Bottle Through Time and The Last Campfire, but what’s the killer app for new players subscribing?
8:51 am: While the Apple Watch 6 and iPad Air 4 are getting a lot of headlines, the Apple Watch SE is the most exciting on the whole show. Here’s our breakdown of the watch’s leaked specs, which represents the Apple Watch 5-style device with a similar interior and lower price. It feels a lot like the iPhone SE we got this year and we are totally on board.
8:31 a.m .: Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman sets last-minute expectations for the Apple Watch 6. If you expect a massive recovery, you will be disappointed.
7:40 a.m .: This is not an Apple event without last-minute leaks. One of them came from the famous tipster Evan Blas, who confirmed the specs of the iPad Air 4, iPad 8, Apple Watch 6, and Apple Watch SE.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) September 14, 2020
7:20 am: Quickly find out what to expect today: