It’s that time of year again for Apple to reveal its latest gadgets before the holiday season.
On Tuesday, the iPhone manufacturer is holding its annual product event – virtual, due to the coronavirus pandemic – and presenting its latest line-up. The new products – including iPhones and Apple Watch – will have a heavy focus on screens at a time when people are more and more attached to them.
The company plans to broadcast a video presentation starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time to showcase new iPhones with improved displays and Apple Watches with slightly larger screens, according to those briefed on the event who weren’t allowed to speak publicly about the products. Apple declined to comment.
The aesthetics of the new iPhones will be that of last year’s modelssaid the people. The biggest change will be the screen, which will have what is known as a higher “refresh rate” that makes videos and motion look smoother. The camera is also being improved, people said.
The new Apple Watch will also look similar to last year’s models, but include slightly larger displays that can show more pixels, said people who were briefed on the products. This will make the images and text displayed on the watch face more appealing.
All in all, this year’s upgrades are expected to be modest compared to last year’s introduction of the iPhone 12, which has a redesigned design and support for. would have 5G, the new, faster cellular technology. This generation of iPhones helped Double Apple’s profit in the last few quarters.
Apple announces its latest products amid antitrust and privacy concerns.
On Monday the company did emergency software updates issued after security researchers discovered a bug that caused the highly invasive spyware of Israel’s NSO group infect people’s Apple devices without even a click.
Last week, a federal judge ruled that Apple did not have any monopoly behavior under a Verdict in an antitrust lawsuit by Epic Games, the maker of the popular game Fortnite. But she also said Apple must allow app developers to communicate with their customers and promote payment methods outside of the app store, which would allow developers to dodge Apple’s commission.
Apple had already agreed several concessions to app manufacturers in recent weeks and also said it would be $ 100 million under a Billing with small app developers. The judge’s decision is expected to be appealed.