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At 10:00am Pacific time (1pm Eastern) on Tuesday, September 15, Apple reps will take the stage—likely in an otherwise empty Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s headquarters—to announce new products. Typically at this time of year, these products are new iPhones and Apple Watch models, but in the time of COVID-19, nothing is certain.
In any case, Ars Technica will be liveblogging the proceedings and sharing all the news from the event in real time, just like we always do.
Reports and rumors have pointed to a broad range of new Apple products expected by the end of the year, including four new iPhones with new designs, 5G, and (at least in some models) new 3D sensors, and one or even two new Apple Watches—one successor to the Series 5, and one cheaper alternative meant to compete with Fitbit.
There’s also been talk of a new iPad Air, Apple AirPods-branded over-ear headphones, and a new, lower-cost HomePod. Apple already confirmed this summer that it plans to also launch the first Mac with Apple Silicon (Apple’s in-house designed CPU based on the ARM architecture) this year.
Any or all of those products could make their debut at the September 15 event—or some could show up at this event, and others at another potential event in October or November. And beyond hardware, Apple is also likely to announce availability for the new versions of its iOS, iPadOS, and macOS software, which were previously detailed at the company’s developer conference.
Bookmark this page and come on back a few minutes before the event’s start time. As usual, we’ll be sharing updates at a rapid clip.