(CNN) – Apple will likely unveil its latest lineup of iPhones next week.
The company sent out invitations to the press on Tuesday for a virtual event – with the slogan “California Streaming” – which will take place on Tuesday, September 14 at its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Apple is expected to add four new smartphones to its lineup: iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. It is also reportedly gearing up its Apple Watch Series 7 – with new health features and better battery life – and its next-gen AirPods 3, with a design more in line with its high-end AirPods Pro, a plug support spatial audio and touch controls.
As usual, the iPhone will be in the spotlight next week. The annual September event is typically Apple’s most watched event of the year, as the iPhone remains at the heart of its business. (Apple last year postponed the launch of its iPhone 12 until October due to production delays due to the global pandemic.)
This year, Apple will make changes to its camera system. The more budget iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini will likely have dual rear camera lenses placed diagonally for the first time, potentially to make room for a larger sensor, according to Apple’s rumor mill. Meanwhile, the three rear camera lenses on iPhone 13 Pro models could be different sizes and sit inside a thicker bump, apparently for stabilization progress. Other new camera features could include portrait mode for videos and support for astrophotography for taking pictures of the night sky.
New iPhones could also have a smaller “notch” at the top of its screen, which contains its TrueDepth camera, speakers, microphone and other sensors, to allow a clear view of the touchscreen, according to Bloomberg. . Devices can also boast an always-on display, Touch ID sub-display, support for satellite technology for sending messages in emergencies, faster refresh rate for better gaming, 5G chip improved and a bigger battery that promises to last all day. .
Earlier this year, Apple announced upcoming software updates to iOS 15, including a Do Not Disturb mode that users can activate when they need to focus, missing messages in iMessage, the ability to share screens in FaceTime and the driver’s license and vaccine checker app. Support for digital wallet. The software is typically rolled out in September.