Bloomberg: Apple Watch Series 6 With SpO2 Tracking and All-Screen iPad Air Coming at 'Time Flies' Event, Apple Silicon Macs by November

Apple is set to host a virtual event on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and ahead of time, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has outlined his expectations for new product announcements both tomorrow and in the months to follow.


Gurman, who has a very strong track record, reiterated that this Tuesday's event will be focused on the introduction of new Apple Watch Series 6 and iPad Air models, adding that Apple does not plan to introduce its rumored iPhone 12 lineup until October.

In line with rumors, the report claims that Apple Watch Series 6 models will come in the same 40mm and 44mm size options as Series 5 models, with the addition of blood oxygen (spO2) monitoring as the health features of the device continue to expand. A new lower-end Apple Watch model will also be announced at the event, according to Gurman.

Gurman also expects a new iPad Air model to be introduced with a similar all-screen design as the iPad Pro. As a mid-range device, the new iPad Air will apparently not feature Apple's latest A-series processor or a ProMotion display.

The report adds that the first Apple Silicon Macs with custom processors will be unveiled by November, in line with Apple's promise of an announcement by the end of the year. Apple's rumored over-ear headphones and AirTags item trackers could follow as soon as the end of this year, and a smaller HomePod also remains in the pipeline, according to Gurman.

Related Roundups: Apple Watch Series 6, iPad Air

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2 weeks ago
So basically nothing new & what we already know ?
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2 weeks ago
Why not 7 digital events?
I hope all those "leakers" are wrong and we will see iPhones.
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2 weeks ago
Hey Apple, when you announce your new services bundles... can you also double each iCloud packages amount of storage :) It's been a while and my photos take up more space than they did a few years ago.
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2 weeks ago
It’s probably just me, but there’s too much speculation and wild guesses this year. It’s almost taking the fun out of this. We will find out most everything we need to know tomorrow. I really hope Macrumors keeps tabs on all these leakers as far as accuracy is concerned.
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2 weeks ago


the new iPad Air will apparently not feature Apple's latest A-series processor

Not looking good. This basically means no chip improvements at all. The current Air is already on A12, cant be A12X/Z cuz that would cannabalize the Pros, no A13 cuz the average consumer would be confused about A13 and A12X/Z. This leaves the current same old A12.

Really, Apple is slacking off again. The didnt bump the chip for iPad 7 (still A10), and if they do the same for Air, then it's stagnation at its best. Apple should have made A13X for the iPad Pros released in March 2020, so as to give themselves room to upgrade the chips in other ipads
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2 weeks ago
Nice to be confirmed by bloomberg also that we can expect 3 digital events, tomorrow, the iphone event in October and the Mac event in November
Beautiful time to be alive and a tech enthusiast , but i expect some girl will disagree with me.
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