A new, smaller sized iPhone
If current iPhones are squeezing your pockets to the limit, continue to be tuned. all of signs point to a smaller sized iPhone (the SE?) along with a 4-inch display and a design that’s highly reminiscent of the old iPhone 5 line, simply along with much more modern internals. Most likely suspect: The A9-M9 chipset combination that currently powers the iPhone 6s. The 6s similarities don’t end there either, if the rumor mill is to be believed: The iPhone SE is said to have actually an 8 (or 12) megapixel camera that shoots Live Photos, along along with a Touch ID sensor and NFC sensor for Apple Pay. MacRumors suggests that 3D Touch will certainly stay a 6s-exclusive feature, though, and that the SE will certainly grab much less RAM (simply 1GB) and fewer storage choices (16GB and 64GB) compared to Apple’s current flagship phones. Reasonable enough, as long as SE has actually a lesser fee to match.
A much more portable iPad Pro
“Making points smaller” could well be the theme for Apple’s event on Monday. Expect to see a shrunken-down version last year’s iPad Pro fitted along with a 9.7-inch display — since that enormous 12.9-inch screen certainly wasn’t going to job for everyone. The brand-new iPad will certainly Most likely feature (among various other things) a snappy A9X chipset, an impressive array of speakers etched in to each corner and a wise Connector to offer access for keyboard cases and various other accessories. Oh, and according to leaked schematics we obtained, it looks Enjoy the brand-new Pro will certainly have actually an LED flash (since iPad photography is apparently a thing that calls for encouraging). As you’d expect, though, this stuff needs simply a little additional breathing room: The brand-new iPad will certainly be slightly thicker and wider compared to the Air 2.
In case you hadn’t been sustaining track, Apple has actually already pushed seven beta versions of iOS 9.3 to testers. At this point, we’d say the firm is fairly close to pulling the last build from the oven. And really, exactly what much better opportunity to prove to off brand-new features Enjoy Night Shift (which modifications the screen’s temperature once it’s dark) and Touch ID protection for Notes.app compared to along with a brand-new iPhone. After that again, iOS 9.3 is likewise said to group an improved dashboard for Apple Good health and expanded support for 3D Touch gestures on first-celebration apps, so there’s a little something for everyone here.
The Apple Watch ought to grab a software update of its own too: watchOS 2.2 will certainly permit people to pair multiple watches to a single iPhone, also as seek nearby points of interest through an updated Maps interface. Apple has actually released 6 beta builds due to the fact that January, so we’d be surpriseded if this didn’t grab some sort of shout-out. Meanwhile, 9to5Mac suggests that we’ll likewise see relatively minor updates to Apple’s tvOS and OS X. While such updates don’t actually suit in thematically, it’d be strange if Craig Federighi and his amazing hair sat this event out completely.
A slew of brand-new Watch bands
While not as cool as Vic Gundotra’s potentially life-saving strap, the Apple Watch will certainly probably grab a handful of brand-new bands as of Monday. We shouldn’t be surpriseded to see some brand-new elastomer Sport straps in jaunty spring hues, and if we’re lucky we simply could see one more appearance from Hermés. Curiously, 9to5Mac is likewise fairly sure we’re going to grab some “NATO” bands also — you know, those usually nylon ribbons that curl though a collection of metal loops. And due to the fact that Apple is such a sucker for puns, we wouldn’t be surpriseded if the “loop” in the invite were a reference to the black Milanese loop band that’s expected to appear. (Suffice to say, we chance there’s much more to Apple’s choice of words compared to simply that.)
The Long Shot
A brand-new Apple Watch
It’s been year due to the fact that Apple released the Apple Watch, and Apple’s all of regarding those annual release cycles, right? While TechCrunch‘s sources suggests that a slightly refreshed Watch along with a FaceTime camera is coming soon, there’s no indication that it’ll actually grab stage time next week. After that again, we’re happy for Tim Cook to prove us wrong (especially if Apple managed to squeeze in a much better battery on v2).