What you need to know
- Apple's iPhone event isn't likely to bring with it new Macs or iPads.
- Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says we should expect new machines to be announced at a different event.
Apple will not announce its new MacBook Pros or iPads during tomorrow's iPhone 13 event, according to a new report.
Answering a question on Twitter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says that we should expect Apple to announce iPhones and Apple Watches tomorrow, while any new MacBook Pro and iPad machines will get their own joint event in the future.
There will be two events, and I’d expect the latter to be Mac + iPad. iPhone/Watch Tuesday. https://t.co/xfAjhUkigCThere will be two events, and I’d expect the latter to be Mac + iPad. iPhone/Watch Tuesday. https://t.co/xfAjhUkigC— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 12, 2021September 12, 2021
Having already said that we should expect new notebooks within "several weeks," Gurman was asked to clarify the point. That he did, saying that Apple will announce its products via two distinct events. And while that means we will have to wait for some products, iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 are still set to be announced during tomorrow's event.
Apple will hold its iPhone 13 event on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 am Pacific Time. Alongside the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 announcements, we're told to expect a new AirPods product, too. the AirPods 3 announcement will surely put them among the best earbuds you can buy. For now, we just have to sit back and wait for that event to kick off!
Apple's new MacBook Pros are set to be the first to feature a new mini-LED screen, while a rumored iPad mini device is set to ditch the Home button and look similar to a shrunken iPad Air, too.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
If they don't introduce a new iPad Mini tomorrow, they should at least hint at it to prevent hoards of despondent folks from jumping off bridges, or walking into the sea with cinder blocks chained to themselves.
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