The iPhone 13 launch event is scheduled to be hosted by Apple on September 14. The invitation to a “California Streaming” virtual event has been sent to the media and a handful of leaks give us an idea of the devices that could be launched. The iPhone 13 lineup is expected to be widely announced at the event, alongside the Apple Watch Series 7 smartwatch. Even the third-generation AirPods are expected to be unveiled on Tuesday. The iPhone 13 lineup will likely include four models - iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.
IPhone 13 Launch Event: How To Watch The Live Stream
Apple's California Streaming event takes place on September 14 at 10 a.m. PDT or 22:30 p.m. IST. Interested viewers can simply head over to Apple's event page to view the event. It will also stream to Apple's official YouTube channel, and users can set a reminder in advance to be notified when the stream goes live. Apple TV users can view the keynote through the app. Once the event is over, it can be viewed anytime in the Apple Podcast app. Alternatively, viewers can even tune into the iPhone 13 launch event livestream below:
IPhone 13 Series Specifications, Features (Expected)
Rumors suggest the iPhone 13 lineup may feature smaller notches than last year's versions and have larger camera sensors to absorb more light. In the new lineup, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max would also have better ultra-wide cameras.
The classic iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are said to be available in 64 GB and 128 GB storage options. In contrast, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are expected to be available in 128 GB, 256 GB storage versions. and 512GB. The rumor mill also suggests that there might be a 1TB storage model for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max this year.
As for the color options, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are expected to be available in Black, Blue, Pink, Purple, (PRODUCT) RED, and White. On the other hand, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max are expected to be available in black, brone, gold, and silver colors.
The entire iPhone 13 lineup is expected to experience an overall increase in weight and thickness. The iPhone 13 Pro Max is said to have an 18-20% larger battery than last year's model. Pro models can offer a refresh rate of 120Hz, but it is reported to slow down to 60Hz in low power mode.
Leaks suggest that the iPhone 13 may come with a cinematic portrait video feature that uses an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) system known as "Warp." This will allow users to blur the background while recording video. The Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) camera system would transition to a less aggressive and more "smooth" mode of operation. The night mode feature should be upgraded to recognize when the stars are in the scene and adjust internally accordingly. This is done thanks to a new algorithm that analyzes structures, refines and adjusts shadows in night shots.
One of the flagship features would be the satellite function. It would allow users to transmit short emergency texts and send SOS distress signals for crises, such as plane crashes or sinking ships, in remote areas. It can only work in areas without any cell coverage and only in certain markets. The iPhone 13 isn't expected to get the feature right away, and the feature will likely go live next year. While hardware support will be built into the iPhone 13 lineup, the feature won't roll out for a few months. The feature will not allow users to use iPhone 13 as a satellite phone and will not be able to make calls anywhere in the world without cell coverage.
While an early report suggested that the iPhone 13 may cost more to mitigate rising chip production costs, a recent report refutes those claims and says the range will not see a price hike. Face ID technology would also have been worked on. It would also work with masks and with foggy glasses. Apple would also integrate an Apple Watch-style Always On display and add support for Wi-Fi 6E.
Apple Watch Series 7 specifications, features (expected)
In addition to the iPhone 13 series, Apple is expected to unveil Apple Watch Series 7 at its California Streaming event. The new Apple Watch model is expected to match the iPhone and iPad design language, with a flat screen that could be slightly larger than last year's Apple Watch Series 6. The Apple Watch Series 7 is also expected to see improved battery life compared to the original. Apple Watch. Gurman recently said that the notebook "this year won't be about health improvements, but rather a new design with flatter edges, this new screen and a new chip."
AirPods 3 specifications, features (expected)
Coming to the third generation AirPods, the headphones could also be unveiled at the Apple event. The tech giant may call it AirPods 3 and they may come with an AirPods Pro type design. Next-gen AirPods could also include a wireless charging case as standard. The charging box is designed to have a 20% larger battery compared to the second generation. The batteries can probably be the same size as the AirPods Pro batteries. As for the sound quality, it can offer significantly better bass and bass.