Luke's lean list of what to expect at Apple's fall event

Memoji and Animoji on iPhone
Memoji and Animoji on iPhone (Image credit: Rene Ritchie / iMore)

As the days are getting shorter, the air is getting a little cooler (at least where I am), and even a few leaves have been changing color, which can only mean one thing; it's Apple event season.

Yes, September is just around the corner, and soon we will find out all if all the iPhone 13 leaks and Apple Watch Series 7 rumors were true or just a bunch of misdirection. It's easily any Apple fan's favorite time of year, and even know it seems we may know what to expect, I can't help but fantasize a little bit about what we might see. So here's my wishlist for Apple's fall event.

iPhone 13

Iphone 12 Pro Max Blue Hero (Image credit: Bryan M. Wolfe / iMore)

Naturally, there have been a ton of rumors surrounding the iPhone 13, so I don't know if there's going to be too many surprises that will come out during the event, but there are a few things that I'm wishing come to the iPhone 13.

1. Touch ID

I know, I know, we just found out via Mark Gurman that an in-screen Touch ID will likely not be on the iPhone 13, but I still hope that Apple chooses to surprise us and put Touch ID in the side button. We've seen Apple put Touch ID in the power button on the iPad Air 4, so we know it's possible. I don't want Face ID to go away, but the more options people have for authentication, the better.

2. 120hz screen on all iPhone 13 models

I know that 120hz has been rumored to be on the iPhone 13 Pro models this year, but I really hope Apple decides to share the love with the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. Most flagship smartphones are going this route, and it's not really a feature that needs to be put behind the "pro" moniker.

3. Same price

Look, all phones are getting expensive, and I know it's a bit annoying to beg for better features and then gripe about the price, but it ain't called a wishlist for nothing. Because of the pandemic issues and just generally inflation, I'm worried that the iPhone 13 models will all be more expensive than last year's model, but I sure hope the price of all the models stays the same. Time will tell.

Apple Watch Series 7

Apple Watch SE Strip Watch Face (Image credit: Luke Filipowicz / iMore)

Surprisingly, there have been few very rumors about the upcoming Apple Watch, but there are two main things I want to see in Apple's newest wearable.

1. Bigger battery

I ask for this every year, and I'm not likely to stop anytime soon. However, the battery life on the Apple Watch is probably my biggest complaint, and I would love for Apple to do something about it. Whether it comes from a bigger battery or somehow more efficiency, Apple can build into the platform. Just give me at least two full days of battery life; that's all I'm asking.

2. A redesign

The Apple Watch hasn't really been redesigned at all since its inception. The size has changed once, and the screen got a little bigger, but otherwise, it's looked the same. There is a rumored redesign, which I have some mixed feelings about, but I do like that Apple is finally looking at updating the look of the device.

One more thing

Maybe it's cliche at this point, or maybe I'm a sucker for Apple's brand and marketing, but I really want a "one more thing" moment at Apple's fall event. When you cover Apple as I do, it's hard to be truly surprised anymore. So a complete surprise would be a welcome addition to the fall event.

What's on your wishlist?

My wishlist is pretty slim. What can I say? I know what I want. Let me know what's on your wishlist in the comments down below.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


Luke knows he spends more time on Twitter than he probably should, so feel free to follow him or give him a shout on social media @LukeFilipowicz.

1 Comment
  • Your list was definitely very modest. I suspect you’ll be disappointed with 120hz on the non pro 13 as well as the watch redesign (I like the design as it is). More battery life of AW would be nice though not at a greater expense, bigger AW body or less features, imho. My wishlist is in addition to watch S7 and iPhone 13: AirPods Pro 2 that sees increase in the bass(my only minor complaint about current APP) and the rumored health features.
    As the show’s teaser (we know a second show is coming) would be great to see a flash of an M1X image with hint that both GPU and core increases and battery life up to 2….
    Something unexpected? Hmmm, Something smart home related?