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Apple October event, three major devices to expect

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The Apple October event could be the busiest that Apple has ever mounted due to the effects of COVID-19 in production.

When COVID-19 became a pandemic, no company was ready for its long-term effect. Apple, regardless of being a tech giant, wasn’t spared from the devastation it wreaked. As such, the company has been forced to adjust the timings of their regular product launch schedule.

They’ve started with the Apple Watches and the iPads. However, they still have so much up in their sleeves that will wow the crowd. Below are the three major devices to look out for.

Apple October event will highlight the iPhone 12

Apple CFO Luca Maestri confirmed that the launch of the iPhone 12 smartphones would be delayed for a few weeks compared to the previous years. He didn’t share much information as to the cause of delay. However, COVID-19 is the most logical reason for the pushed back launch date.

In August, Jon Prosser had a hunch that the event will be held sometime during the week of October. It may or may not be true. Nevertheless, the wait will not be too long anymore.

Apple is set to release up to four new iPhones in the event. However, the Pro models could ship at a later time compared to the regular models. As for the latter, the phones will reportedly be named as the iPhone 12 for the 5.4-inch model, and the iPhone 12 Plus for the 6.1-inch.

Apple Silicon-powered Mac

A couple of months ago in WWDC 2020, Apple shook the computer industry when they announced that they’d move on from Intel. A few weeks immediately after the announcement, there were rumors that the company will not take long to announce their first Mac computer.

Initially, it was expected to be the iMac. However, there are more recent rumors that Apple will use the new processor to reincarnate the now-discontinued MacBook 12-inch. On the flip side, Apple can just completely reintroduce the entire MacBook lineup that comes with the Apple Silicon.

Be that as it may, a new Mac computer, one way or another, is on its way before 2020 ends.

Apple AirTags to compete with Tile

It is pretty rare for Apple to offer new items out of its main product line. However, they have confirmed themselves, through accidental leaks, the Apple AirTags. These are button-shaped devices that users can attach to items that are easy to misplace.

Using their phones, they can trigger an alarm or use Bluetooth and GPS to find their devices. It will be interesting to see how Apple positions its tracker, considering there’s an incumbent in the market already.

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