Apple sends out invite for ‘California Streaming’ iPhone event on September 14

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Apple’s big fall event will take place on September 14, where it is speculated to unveil new iPhones along with other bunch of highly anticipated products. The Cupertino company is likely to launch the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the same as the iPhone 12 series. Apple sends invite for the next special launch event on September 14. The invitation teases the announcement with the phrase – ‘California Streaming’.

Just like last year, the Apple launch event will also take place virtually at 10 a.m. PT/10:30 pm IST, and everyone can watch it online at apple.com. Same as last year, the iPhone launch event will take place all the way from Apple Park in California. The invite doesn’t reveal the name of the upcoming iPhone model, but rumors and leaks hint at the iPhone 13.

Greg Joswiak, Apple’s SVP Marketing, in a tweet, shared a short video clip that appears to also hint at an AR/ VR headset launch to some extent.

Much like every year, the Cupertino based giant, in its invite, sends out subtle hints and looking closely, you can find clues. Hinting at the A14 Bionic chipset and 5G support, the invite for the iPhone 12 series said “Hi, Speed”.

iPhone 13 – What to expect

With so many rumors being reported on since January, fans already know most of what’s coming, though the tech giant always pulls off a surprise. Months of leaks suggested some changes to this year’s iPhone, like – camera enhancements, smaller display notch, A15 Bionic chip, iOS 15 operating system, and 120Hz ProMotion display support.

The design of the upcoming iPhone model is not likely to change much except a few tweaks here and there, including the size or camera lens placement, and of course, display notch as well as a long last battery life, which iPhone users have been asking for a long time now. Based on the leaks so far, the iPhone 13 series is to be thicker than the iPhone 12 series, and that is said to be for a critical purpose – to pack a bigger battery capacity.

Another interesting feature users could see in the iPhone 13 is satellite communication. According to the Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new models could have the ability to make satellite calls. The analyst believes the iPhone 13 will be able to connect to low Earth orbit satellites when other networks are not available. This might not seem like a big deal now, but it could become the standard feature on all leading smartphones in the coming years to come.

Although the iPhone is an absolute king in the smartphone market, this year Apple might face tough competition from newly launched Galaxy Z foldable phones from the house of Samsung and the Google Pixel 6 series. The early reception the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 are getting could put pressure on Apple to make big changes in the iPhone lineup, though the tech giant takes its own time to get into a new product category until unless there is money to be made.

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