Watch the California Streaming Apple Special Event here

Here's how you can watch Apple's California Streaming event.

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September marks the beginning of the Fall season, which means Apple, the biggest company in the world, is preparing to hit the stage and talk about its lineup of upcoming products and services. In just hours, Tim Cook and company will reveal what they’ve been working on, and you can catch it all live. Let’s look at how to watch the California Streaming Apple Event.

Watch the California Streaming Apple Event here

Today’s Apple Event, titled “California Streaming,” will take place at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. The event will be streamed live on Apple’s website, as well as on the company’s YouTube channel. If you’re interested in seeing the showcase, make sure you’re there at the beginning, as Apple usually doesn’t offer ways to scrub back until the broadcast has concluded.

With a title like “California Streaming,” many suspect that Apple will reveal new features and updates coming to Apple TV+. It’s also long been rumored that the iPhone 13 will be unveiled during the event and given a release date. The company neglected to share how long the event will be, so we’re left to speculate. These fall events have typically run for two hours, though Apple changed up its formula in 2021, holding multiple events that ran for much less time.

We’re only hours away from Apple’s California Streaming event, where the company is expected to make a slew of new announcements. If you aren’t able to catch the showcase live, we’ll be recapping all of the news shared on our Apple topic page here at Shacknews.

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    September 14, 2021 4:00 AM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Watch the California Streaming Apple Special Event here

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      September 14, 2021 4:36 AM

      Any new M1 products suspected to be annouced?

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        September 14, 2021 5:18 AM

        This event is iPhone, watch and the regular iPad. There are more events later this year for the MacBooks and Mac Mini.

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      September 14, 2021 5:38 AM

      I read somewhere that the new Apple Watch will be more boxy like the current iPhone/iPad designs, have a screen 1mm bigger, but also be thicker. Why would they make the watch thicker? It's already not particularly slim and if you make the design with sharper angles and thicker, it could end up looking like a little box on one's wrist.

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        September 14, 2021 5:41 AM

        I would guess it needs to be thicker to account for the electronics and heat dissipation inside.

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        September 14, 2021 7:54 AM

        There are even mock up renders, yes it seems it will share the same shape as the iPhone and new iPads, hopefully it isn't too tall

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        September 14, 2021 9:56 AM

        My 12 Mini in particular and my Watch 4 are so good that I can't get excited about this on a personal level.

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          September 14, 2021 9:58 AM

          My XR is starting have issues with the lighting connector. 3 years was a good run.

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            September 14, 2021 10:03 AM

            Wireless charging base?

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              September 14, 2021 10:04 AM

              Wireless charging is too inefficient at the moment for me to be willing to jump on that bandwagon.

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          September 14, 2021 9:59 AM

          12 mini is probably one of the best phones I have had in years.

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          September 14, 2021 10:03 AM

          Traded in my 4 about 3 weeks ago as the ECG was bust and fancied a new design/update. Was still solid battery and performance wise

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          September 14, 2021 10:04 AM

          I have an 11 Pro and I think it's the perfect phone - perfect size, super fast, amazing cameras. I also have an older 9.7" iPad Pro that's also still super fast, so I'm set for a few more years at least.

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        September 14, 2021 9:56 AM

        I hope the rumor about the complete redesign of the watch is accurate. That will look sexy as hell.

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          September 14, 2021 9:58 AM

          I don't love the render in that preview link, I think rounded edges look better on a watch.

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            September 14, 2021 10:01 AM

            I am a sucker for tiny bezels and edgeless displays, so I love it. But like anything Apple, never buy the first version of a major change. So I'll probably wait for the 8.

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        September 14, 2021 9:57 AM

        i'm hoping the 120hz is true. instant buy from me.

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        September 14, 2021 9:57 AM

        Excited to see the new Apple Watch design. Will be my first!

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        September 14, 2021 10:01 AM

        just started with a music video

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        September 14, 2021 10:04 AM

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        September 14, 2021 10:05 AM

        I’m here for Tim’s love of California.

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          September 14, 2021 10:05 AM

          Who knew iPhone and iPads were made in California

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          September 14, 2021 10:07 AM

          Wonder if some of that was a subtle dig at the companies moving to Texas from CA. But it did seem disingenuous considering the user of Chinese contract labor.

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            September 14, 2021 10:09 AM

            It absolutely was a dig at that, as well as a dig at internal California politics that blames all of our ills on the Democrats.

            Their products may be assembled in China, but the ideas that make their software and hardware so great come straight from California.

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        September 14, 2021 10:06 AM

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        September 14, 2021 10:06 AM

        Going to want to watch Paul Rudd and Will Ferrell, as well as Tom Hanks and Robot or whatever those where.

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          September 14, 2021 10:54 AM

          anyone else notice the mac pro underneath the desk in the lab? it’s coming!

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        September 14, 2021 10:07 AM

        "this is the new iPad" it looks exactly like all the others

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          September 14, 2021 10:12 AM

          But it’s new tho. It has

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          September 14, 2021 10:12 AM

          They’re just calling the base, non-mini model “iPad” now.

          iPad
          iPad mini
          iPad Air
          iPad Pro

          But yeah it’s very on-brand for Apple to use the same name in lots of places with different context (you can watch Apple TV+ in the Apple TV app on your Apple TV so you can Apple TV while you Apple TV)

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        September 14, 2021 10:12 AM

        $329 for the new iPad. seems like a good price point.

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          September 14, 2021 10:13 AM

          The basic iPad is one of the best value tech products on the market imo

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          September 14, 2021 6:53 PM

          That's what it has been for a couple generations though, right? Its routinely on sale too. I got mine for $249 on a sale at Best Buy.

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        September 14, 2021 10:13 AM

        iPad needs multi users. My partner has a work and a personal one, but I can't use either because there is no multiple user support. I refuse to buy yet another one just because of that.

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        September 14, 2021 10:13 AM

        So they’re doing the hard rounded corners on nearly everything. Cool.

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        September 14, 2021 10:14 AM

        iPad mini gets a nice new redesign! looks more like the Pro models with "edge-to-edge" screen, 8.3"

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        September 14, 2021 10:15 AM

        Out the touch ID power button the phones, you cowards!

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        September 14, 2021 10:16 AM

        So why does the iPad have TouchID in the traditional button location if both the Air and the Mini moved it? The iPad line honestly confuses me.

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          September 14, 2021 10:19 AM

          Probably decided the base model’s price didn’t merit the engineering effort to re-engineer the casing.

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        September 14, 2021 10:16 AM

        iPad mini gets USB-C port! one step closer to USB-C on iPhone

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        September 14, 2021 10:17 AM

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          September 14, 2021 10:18 AM

          Yeah they are really putting the Mini is a weird spot. What's the price going to be?!

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            September 14, 2021 10:20 AM

            It looks like a small iPad Pro. Why not call iPad Pro mini?

            Ir seems better than the air and regular iPad. What

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          September 14, 2021 10:19 AM

          Courage

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          September 14, 2021 10:20 AM

          They be brave mang.

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          September 14, 2021 10:21 AM

          Regular iPads are used in a lot of business, school, and retail environments as pos registers. They are likely keeping lightning in play for now because it offers a cheap standard that won’t require equipment overhauls.

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          September 14, 2021 10:22 AM

          It's cheaper

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          September 14, 2021 10:24 AM

          The basic iPad is just meant to be cheap, that means not retooling case designs to add USB-c or removing home buttons etc.

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        September 14, 2021 10:19 AM

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        September 14, 2021 10:19 AM

        Using an iPad on an escalator. Seems like a good idea!

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        September 14, 2021 10:21 AM

        LOL $499!!! No way.

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        September 14, 2021 10:22 AM

        Just once I’d like to see one of these Apple presenters not use their hands to emote literally everything. I’m sure it’s a rule in their style guide though.

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        September 14, 2021 10:22 AM

        iPad mini is exactly what I want from the Surface Neo, but I don't like iPadOS

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        September 14, 2021 10:22 AM

        The iPad Mini is the most compelling iPad to me but the price is too much. They should just call it the iPad Air mini.

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        September 14, 2021 10:22 AM

        Apple watch time.

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        September 14, 2021 10:22 AM

        Watch time!

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        September 14, 2021 10:23 AM

        Ok I’m pretty sure they added these bike features just for dahanese

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        September 14, 2021 10:23 AM

        Accurate calorie calculation on e-bikes. Lol, so 0 :D

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        September 14, 2021 10:24 AM

        Apple Watch 7 with same form factor? larger screen area though

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        September 14, 2021 10:24 AM

        It's...the same!

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        September 14, 2021 10:25 AM

        Same boring design. I'll stick with my series 4 for another year.

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          September 14, 2021 12:18 PM

          Series 4?! I am still rocking a series 2. It does everything I need it to.

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        September 14, 2021 10:25 AM

        The rumors really made it seem like the Watch got a major overhaul. Guess not.

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          September 14, 2021 10:27 AM

          I mean as far as the engineering goes this would be a major overhaul. Just not really reflected in design changes.

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            September 14, 2021 10:28 AM

            Well, I'm sure there's a lot of changes, but design is what I thought they meant.

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              September 14, 2021 10:30 AM

              Clearly you weren't alone given the mockups in the preview link.

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          September 14, 2021 10:28 AM

          Yup they got it wrong

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        September 14, 2021 10:27 AM

        lol no way my sausage fingers are gonna type a coherent message on that tiny interface

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        September 14, 2021 10:27 AM

        it only has 18h of battery?

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        September 14, 2021 10:29 AM

        Series 3 $199
        SE $279
        7 $399

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          September 14, 2021 10:29 AM

          "Later this fall"

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            September 14, 2021 10:31 AM

            Yeah I thought that was kind of sus. Wonder if they are having supply chain issues like everyone else.

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              September 14, 2021 10:33 AM

              There were reports that the initial ramp up had to be aborted as the new design was causing issues. Probably a nugget of truth in there now we know it's not a true redesign but definitely has different components screen wise.

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              September 14, 2021 11:08 AM

              They had manufacturing issues supposedly

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        September 14, 2021 10:29 AM

        They’re still selling that Series 3? They better put more storage in it. I only upgraded because I got sick of having to do a full reinstall on Every. Single. Update.

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          September 14, 2021 10:39 AM

          Series 3 is still good enough for lots of people, so assume why not keep selling it, if it works.

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            September 14, 2021 10:40 AM

            It would be fine if it has 16GB of storage. The 8GB version can’t install updates on its own. It’s criminal that they continued to sell that.

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          September 14, 2021 10:49 AM

          I had the same problem couple updates ago and had to factory reset. Looks like someone at Apple finally realize how much pain that is and made it better.

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        September 14, 2021 10:30 AM

        I can't believe they're still selling the series 3.

        Did they accidentally make like 20 million too many of them in 2017?

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          September 14, 2021 10:32 AM

          My guess would be they want to keep making a sub-$200 entry but don’t want to drop the SE that low or resurrect the 4 or something.

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          September 14, 2021 10:33 AM

          Yeah my Mom has one and updating it is a pain

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        September 14, 2021 10:32 AM

        Did they do anything about battery life? Maybe make that better instead of a brighter screen?

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        September 14, 2021 10:32 AM

        doesn't seem to have any new health sensors. that's a bummer. I was hoping for blood pressure monitoring.

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        September 14, 2021 10:34 AM

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        September 14, 2021 10:36 AM

        True story: I’ve started doing Fitness+ and the workouts kicked my ass at first which is surprising since I’m on the 10 minute ones so far.

        First day after a workout going down the stairs in the parking garage at work I looked like one of those Boston Dynamics robots where you’re shocked they’re not just falling down the fucking stairs.

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          September 14, 2021 10:38 AM

          Do you talk about your ring all the time too?

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        September 14, 2021 10:39 AM

        I think I see a side fingerprint reader!

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        September 14, 2021 10:41 AM

        Yes! The screen bump for the front cameras is smaller.

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          September 14, 2021 10:43 AM

          2-3mm smaller! SO MUCH ROOM FOR ACTIVITIES!

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        September 14, 2021 10:45 AM

        glad to see the iPhone mini is still a thing! I love the smaller form factor of my 12 mini.

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          September 14, 2021 10:49 AM

          Agreed! For sure thought it was done after how I kept hearing it ddint sell well.

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        September 14, 2021 10:45 AM

        Booooring wheres the 120hz screen already

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          September 14, 2021 10:46 AM

          Have you checked your butthole?

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            September 14, 2021 10:47 AM

            iPhone 14 next year, when they remove the lightning port and mandate wireless charging.

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          September 14, 2021 10:47 AM

          Possibly Pro only

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        September 14, 2021 10:46 AM

        15.8 trillion concurrent instructions and Siri still translates “call 911” as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”

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        September 14, 2021 10:48 AM

        Why are they showing the empty open area seating? Is that real or cg?

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        September 14, 2021 10:49 AM

        Curious if there will be new airpods. The beats studio buds looked very promising, but I've heard very different things about their ANC

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          September 14, 2021 10:50 AM

          Did they announce new Powerbeats pro?

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            September 14, 2021 10:51 AM

            Not that i know of. I'm referring to the 150$ tiny earbuds with ANC they released this summer

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              September 14, 2021 10:52 AM

              Hmmm ok. We need new Powerbeats pro. Those are the best.

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                September 14, 2021 11:32 AM

                Agree! Had mine over two years now and they still work perfect

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                September 14, 2021 11:42 AM

                I like the hooks for the powerbeats pros, but i want ANC too. this is mostly going to be for gym, and probably the occasional airplane ride. Still thinking about giving the buds a shot.

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        September 14, 2021 10:49 AM

        haha at least they didn't try to pretend they invented rack focusing

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        September 14, 2021 10:50 AM

        Every time I watch these I'm always waiting for some surprise product they've been cooking up and are going to take a swing at.

        I'll always love new stuff but it's kinda disappointing to not be pleasantly surprised every now and then. The last thing I thought was amazing was the M1 macs and the crazy expensive and neat Mac Pro stuff.

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          September 14, 2021 10:54 AM

          It's because you remember the era of hardware actually remaining hidden until announcement.

          But yeah, the hope of seeing something new and exciting is very rare now. I guess software manages it to an extent. New game reveals or new feature sets rarely show up until announced.

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            September 14, 2021 10:56 AM

            You're right. I remember being enamored with Steve and hanging on every word he said. Now it's just like "Oh okay... cool."

            I always watch for new product releases that will make my jaw hit the floor. I love it when that happens.

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        September 14, 2021 10:51 AM

        Cinematic mode sounds cool. Wonder if it’s coming to the 12

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          September 14, 2021 10:52 AM

          At one point they said it’s coming “to iPhone” which is either just shorthand or maybe a way to say it’s coming to iPhone 12 as well but that’s not the thing they’re trying to sell right now.

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            September 14, 2021 10:53 AM

            It usually means coming to every phone that the newest iOS supports, yes?

            I assume we get iOS 15 soon.

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              September 14, 2021 10:55 AM

              They’ve had things in the past they tie to new hardware for no technical reason (the 4 could do Siri but they limited it to the 4S) but they usually go out of their way to point it out, doesn’t feel like they’ve done that here.

              So… probably.

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        September 14, 2021 10:52 AM

        I can't think of something I can less about in a phone than 5G. But maybe that's just because I never leave wifi these days

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        September 14, 2021 10:52 AM

        Apple's hardware keeps getting so much faster but there's such diminishing returns on it for iPhone/iPad use cases until they ship a real mobile AR/VR device

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          September 14, 2021 10:55 AM

          Well, have you seen how much power it takes to open a crazy excel file in the office app? 🤣

          Scoble and his buddies have been talking about an apple ar device for years. I wonder what’s holding them back from releasing it.

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          September 14, 2021 10:57 AM

          If not for the pandemic I bet we would have seen the first gen AR setup this year. Maybe late next year now? The power of the phones will be super useful for those kits but yeah until then....meeeeh.

          Though I'm always happy to get a better camera feature set at least...but phone upgrades for me are now more like every 4 years.

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        September 14, 2021 10:54 AM

        I hate this "X longer than the previous model." Just say what number of hours the battery will last!!!

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        September 14, 2021 10:55 AM

        holy shit, 128GB starting capacity

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        September 14, 2021 10:56 AM

        Yeah 128GB low end storage on iPhone

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          September 14, 2021 10:57 AM

          Maybe that's how they found out about the issue. cause their event production team started making the film and then ... they went through and broke 25+ iphones just to make that footage you just saw...

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            September 14, 2021 10:58 AM

            totally wouldn't be surprised. it takes a lot of takes for these kinds of promo shots.

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        September 14, 2021 10:57 AM

        Commercial maker didn’t get the memo about motorcycles and cameras.

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        September 14, 2021 10:57 AM

        Didn't they say not to strap it on the handle bar a few days ago???

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        September 14, 2021 10:57 AM

        lol this promo for the iPhone, like a courier could ever afford this thing

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          September 14, 2021 10:59 AM

          lol, my 16 year old Pizza Hut working nephew has a 12 Pro Max he bought himself. Its possible.

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            September 14, 2021 11:00 AM

            well sure, he’s making Pizza Hut money

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        September 14, 2021 10:57 AM

        long story short, iPhone 13 is like the iPhone 12 but better

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        September 14, 2021 10:58 AM

        No 13 pro?

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          September 14, 2021 11:01 AM

          13 Pro and Pro Max, same as the 12, but faster

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        September 14, 2021 10:59 AM

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        September 14, 2021 10:59 AM

        Odd choice to make a big deal about showing off the three cameras that look identical to the 12 Pro

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          September 14, 2021 11:01 AM

          Haha, I actually held my blue one up to compare them and it's identical. Even looks the same as the 'all new blue we just invented'

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            September 14, 2021 11:02 AM

            What are cell manufacturers going to do when a so-called better camera isn't enough to move units anymore?

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          September 14, 2021 11:56 AM

          I think 13 has bigger sensors, more light etc

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            September 14, 2021 11:59 AM

            Oh I’m sure they’re better cameras, just saying that their slick animation there was showing off something that looked identical to what I had in my hand.

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              September 14, 2021 12:00 PM

              yeah that's right hah

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        September 14, 2021 11:01 AM

        I don’t like the new Pro blue.

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          September 14, 2021 11:02 AM

          but they just invented a whole new color and process! it's gorgeous! breath taking! revolutionary!

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          September 14, 2021 11:03 AM

          Yeah I'd prefer a darker blue.

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            September 14, 2021 11:07 AM

            The 12 Pro blue is perfect.

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        September 14, 2021 11:02 AM

        FUCKING YESS PRO MOTION OMG

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          September 14, 2021 11:03 AM

          Yeah that's cool stuff. VRR on phones with a huge range, great for power and quality. Even if I don't upgrade this round, very much looking forward to that in the future.

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        September 14, 2021 11:02 AM

        There it is! 120hz. Take my money!

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        September 14, 2021 11:02 AM

        120Hz Pro Motion on the Pros

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        September 14, 2021 11:05 AM

        people don't really create art like that on an iPhone do they? VRR looks great for general use and gaming though.

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          September 14, 2021 11:09 AM

          no, and I think it's safe to say pro photographers aren't using iPhones for their work either

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        September 14, 2021 11:08 AM

        i'm bored of these yearly iphone/ipad announcements. :\

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          September 14, 2021 11:08 AM

          Stop watching?

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          September 14, 2021 11:10 AM

          On years wheee I’m not planning on upgrading (just got the 12 last year) I’m definitely just watching these things just to know what’s going on.

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            September 14, 2021 11:14 AM

            I wonder which of there features are coming to the 12. Probably few, even though I’m sure they could be supported

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            September 14, 2021 11:19 AM

            the articulating hand gestures are entrancing.

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              September 14, 2021 11:19 AM

              meant to reply to Tripps above.

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        September 14, 2021 11:09 AM

        Sooo....~45 mins left after this camera stuff? Bring forth my 14/16 MBP pleeeease!

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          September 14, 2021 11:10 AM

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            September 14, 2021 11:18 AM

            That was already my assumption. Just surprised they were done so early.

            Oh well, it fits with the latest rumors to expect MBP shipping in 'coming weeks.' Announce in Oct, have it shipping by early Nov.

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          September 14, 2021 11:10 AM

          You might prep for disappointment. Thought they said there was another fall event and this one was iOS and watchOS only.

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          September 14, 2021 11:12 AM

          I believe that will be next month.

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          September 14, 2021 11:14 AM

          Analyst consensus is that Mac announcements will be at a later event.

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        September 14, 2021 11:12 AM

        The new cameras really do look much better, a worthy update for photography.

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        September 14, 2021 11:15 AM

        Hey guys this iPhone Pro is totally Pro, it’s the most Pro Pro phone ever. Only for Pros.

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          September 14, 2021 11:15 AM

          To read this post, you must be in Pro mode.

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          September 14, 2021 11:16 AM

          I’m ready to preorder!!

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            September 14, 2021 11:17 AM

            Step up your game! You should be ready to proorder!!

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          September 14, 2021 11:22 AM

          I have no idea what "pro" means coming from them. The "non-pro" certainly means "bare bones" to me. I'm typing on a 16 inch Macbook Pro, and it certainly is nice.

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        September 14, 2021 11:15 AM

        1TB storage on a Pro! that's impressive

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        September 14, 2021 11:15 AM

        1TB storage LOL

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        September 14, 2021 11:17 AM

        Going for a Professional

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        September 14, 2021 11:17 AM

        Shipping on the 24th? Hot damn!

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        September 14, 2021 11:18 AM

        PRO

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        September 14, 2021 11:19 AM

        No AirPods, wow. The Apple news sites all said that was a lock for this event.

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        September 14, 2021 11:19 AM

        Any info on iOS 15?

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        September 14, 2021 11:20 AM

        I've been on the "new iphone every year" plan for the last few years. This is the first year since the iPhone 8 that I'm not super pumped to get a new phone. Should I just get it anyways? (it may be the last one with a lightning cable).

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          September 14, 2021 11:29 AM

          Unless you want the Pro for the 120 hertz display, this stick with what you have.

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            September 14, 2021 12:22 PM

            I have a 12 max pro now. My battery health is 92%. The only reason to get it is because I “can” and the chip shortage means this is one of the few things I can buy at MSRP.

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          September 14, 2021 12:27 PM

          I generally update every two years and I’m slightly bummed I upgraded last year. I haven’t watched anything yet but based on what I read this is a solid set of upgrades to the display and cameras

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        September 14, 2021 11:22 AM

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        September 14, 2021 11:23 AM

        These things worked because Jobs had charisma.

        The last time somebody was this unimpressed was my wife the last time we had sex

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          September 14, 2021 11:26 AM

          But they use these hands 🤗 to make more of an impact when they speak!

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          September 14, 2021 11:43 AM

          It was because Jobs was announcing new stuff and technologies that were actually excitable due to the fast pace evolution of the product. The problem is that we've all kind of hit technology fatigue because the technology isn't rapidly evolving like it used to be. Most people don't give a flying fuck about at least 80% of these features. They're nice, but most of your friends don't know what the fuck 120hz actually means. They don't really give a shit if the battery life lasts 17 hours or 19 hours - they'll say they do, but the truth is the 3 year old device in their pocket is just "fine" and it only did 15 hours or whatever. They're not fucking Steven Spielberg so they don't give a shit about filming cinematic quality on their phone. Most of them aren't even photographers and even if they were they'd use a real camera, not an iPhone. Again, nice features, but nobody understands enough to care and Apple focuses on these things immensely as if some rando off the street who is looking to buy an iPhone really understands what a 1.6 aperture is. But it fucking works so they keep doing it and maybe once every 3 years they really knock out a new feature that is useful or a new design that people actually get excited about which again just makes everyone think they'll do it on the next presentation too.

          Something like that.. :D

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        September 14, 2021 11:24 AM

        my work phone is an iPhone XR, so hopefully if I wait a few months and request an upgrade, I can get a 13 instead. Looking at how often our laptop inventory refreshes though, I'll probably still end up with a 12.

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          September 14, 2021 11:30 AM

          When I used to have a work provided phone, it was always whatever the lowest end iPhone was available.

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            September 14, 2021 11:37 AM

            I got this one in summer 2019, before the iPhone 11 came out. I'm just not sure how quickly they'll catch up to the new models. I guess I'd be fine with a 12 anyway, it's not my main phone.

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        September 14, 2021 11:31 AM

        Was really hoping for a fingerprint reader but no joy

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        September 14, 2021 11:59 AM

        What the fuck, you have to pay $30 more to buy an unlocked non-pro. Pro is not any more expensive to buy an unlocked version. That’s some upsell bullshit.

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      September 14, 2021 9:56 AM

      I just got some homepod minis so if they announce a new model I'm going to strangle something

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      September 14, 2021 11:46 AM

      Pro men’s what’s the difference between pro max and pro.

      Is it basically dollhands size and maybe slight better life? Everything else seems the same even the camera apt*

      Last year it was like f2.2 vs f2.4 for camera.

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      September 14, 2021 11:50 AM

      Well time to upgrade; have iPhone 11 purchased on release day two years ago. Might as well jump now since there's no clue if they'll have chip stock six months from now.

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      September 14, 2021 11:58 AM

      I think it's finally time to move on from my pixel2 XL. I was looking at the mini but I wasn't expecting the Pro form factor to be smaller than the pixel 2 I have by over 1cm...

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      September 14, 2021 12:01 PM

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      September 14, 2021 12:12 PM

      iPad mini 5G is their new flag ship phone with USB C and Touch ID back. Shame the iPhone is so far behind

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        September 14, 2021 12:17 PM

        the ipad mini is basically the equivalent of an android phablet phone.

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        September 14, 2021 12:36 PM

        Wi-Fi + Cellular models do not support cellular phone service—they support cellular data transmission only. To make phone calls on any iPad model, you need to use Wi-Fi Calling and an iPhone. Also no vibration.

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          September 14, 2021 1:30 PM

          Yah you can get by with Skype with external number, and /or Google voice with external number, or Line and/or WeChat

          The word has progressed

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        September 14, 2021 1:38 PM

        Too small for a phone tbh

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      September 14, 2021 12:37 PM

      Have an iPhone 11 Pro Max now. Dunno if I want the 13 Pro or Pro Max.

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      September 14, 2021 2:21 PM

      How is the 13 Pro battery upto 3 hours longer than the 13? Is it the new VRR display that helps this much?

      https://www.apple.com/iphone/compare/?modelList=iphone11,iphone13,iphone13pro

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        September 14, 2021 2:40 PM

        Comparing the 13 pro max vs the 12 pro max the 13 gets 8 hours more out of it's battery, which is insane.

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          September 14, 2021 6:59 PM

          Bigger battery. The iPhone 13 Pro is slightly larger than the 12 Pro because of that. Unless they add a gob of demanding features we'll also see another boost when they transition to 3nm chips.

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      September 14, 2021 2:50 PM

      Who’s done an Apple trade in? My XS has a minor screen scratch. Not a crack…you can feel the scratch with a fingernail but other than that, not really visible. I’m concerned they’ll dock my trade in value.

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        September 14, 2021 3:35 PM

        If you go into a store they can appraise it on the spot for you.

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        September 14, 2021 3:53 PM

        lol i would love to trade in my XS Max but I don't think they will take it with a shattered glass back :( I think a minor scratch won't hurt the value too much.

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        September 14, 2021 3:59 PM

        You’ll get much more by selling it yourself on marketplace or whatever.

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          September 14, 2021 4:55 PM

          $700+ in credit if I trade in to Apple and re sign with Tmo for 24 months. So, doubtful you get that much for a 3 year old phone.

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            September 14, 2021 4:56 PM

            $200 trade in value and $500 incentive from TMo

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              September 14, 2021 4:57 PM

              Does that mean Tmo is back to the old path of subsidized hardware with a contract?

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                September 14, 2021 4:58 PM

                Every carrier offers trade in incentives like this.

                It’s 24 months of bill credit, it’s not really a contract. That’s how they get you to stay.

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                  September 14, 2021 5:02 PM

                  Ah got it. But not that lease nonsense where the carrier actually own the hardware right? You just pay outright up front to Apple, own the device yourself (for future trade in value) and the monthly bill credit trickles in across however many months/years.

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                    September 14, 2021 9:01 PM

                    Yeah. Financing options in the US these days usually are:

                    Buy outright and after a few billing cycles start making it up as bill credit via trade in or other promotions.

                    Just buy outright

                    Finance through the carrier with payments added to your monthly bill.

                    Or finance it through Apple using their iPhone upgrade program which works either with an Apple Card with 24 months no interest or as basically a 24 month loan through Citizens One using the exact same program and terms Microsoft uses for all access purchases including upgrade options.

                    Very few carriers do leases or subsidies anymore and use bill credits or financing to keep you hooked as a customer with clauses indicating if you terminate your contract you’ve got to pay off the credits or if financing have to finish paying off the phone.

                    I’ve done a mix of both. If I can’t just buy it outright and need a new phone, I usually prefer Apple’s route because it’s carrier agnostic and unlocked. But every now and then a carrier will have too spicy a deal to turn down.

                    Always the best answer is to buy it outright if you are able though.

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                      September 14, 2021 10:03 PM

                      $700 in credits is hard to pass up, pretty much all the carriers are offering it. The phone should still be unlockable and sellable afterward.

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        September 14, 2021 5:33 PM

        I sold mine and got apple credit, they were offering more than most places. I have never sold it to a human though, seems sketchy.

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      September 14, 2021 6:35 PM

      I missed the presentation - did they kill the iPad Air?

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        September 14, 2021 8:49 PM

        Nope. They just didn’t announce an update yet to it. The iPad announcements today were actually a surprise as they were expected to be later this fall.

        The iPad Air is still sporting last year’s A14 which is no slouch at all. Most of the A15 benefits aside from a minor speed boost mostly come in neural processing and power efficiency. Air refresh could be coming later this fall as a staggered release or they might hold until next year to avoid shortage impacts due to all the other new products coming out that will likely strain the already taxed factories.

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          September 14, 2021 8:56 PM

          They don't need to update the iPad Air yet. It already has a newer processor than the two models they updated and already has the in button TouchID. It is an awesome tablet.

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            September 14, 2021 8:56 PM

            Sorry meant to respond to the post above you.

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              September 14, 2021 9:10 PM

              Haha no worries. And actually the new mini has an A15, air has an A14. So technically the mini has a more powerful processor than the air. But looking at the specs it looks more like the A15 is really just being used to drive the center stage FaceTime feature and for extra power efficiency, not additional processing power over the air.

              You are right though the base iPad is using an A13 so two years back(iphone 11 processor).

              Also keep in mind the iPad pro’s M1 is really just a heavily modified A14 with some extra bells and whistles added in just because it’s there from the macs like thunderbolt support.

              But I absolutely agree, the air doesn’t really need an update yet aside from it lacking the center stage and high res FaceTime camera the mini and pro have. At most you’d probably just see a minor battery life boost to the Air if it had an A15. It doesn’t really have a fancy rear camera which is where most of the A15’s processor speed boosts are going towards.

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