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Apple's 2020 Event Plans: New Products and Software Coming in 2020

In an average year, Apple holds three to four events. There's usually a spring event in March, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, a September event that's focused on iPhone and Apple Watch, and sometimes an October event if there are iPads or Macs expected in the fall.

In this guide, we're keeping track of all of the Apple events that are on the horizon and what we're expecting to see at each one, so make sure to check back in regularly.


Still Expected in 2019


2019 is nearly over and we're not expecting any additional events this year, but Apple is still planning to release the Pro Display XDR and the Mac Pro in December, so we can expect to see those devices then.

Early 2020 Event


Apple's first event of each new year typically happens in the spring, usually in March. We're expecting a spring event this year as there are a few products that seem close to launching.

iPad Pro


Apple is rumored to be working on a next-generation iPad Pro that would incorporate a rear time-of-flight camera system that would allow for 3D models to be captured using the iPad Pro and then edited with the Apple Pencil for an "all-new productivity experience."

So far, rumors indicate that we could see the new iPad Pro during the first half of 2020, and Apple has in the past released new iPad models in the spring.

"iPhone SE 2"


Apple is working on a low cost 4.7-inch device that's said to feature an A13 processor and an iPhone 8-style design with a Touch ID Home button and a single-lens rear camera.

Pricing on the new iPhone could start at $399, and despite the "iPhone SE 2" name it's been referred to in rumors, this device is likely to be more similar to an iPhone 8 than the original iPhone SE. Rumors suggest the new 4.7-inch iPhone will be launching during the first half of 2020.

WWDC


WWDC will see Apple previewing new software updates that will then launch in September 2020. We're expecting iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, watchOS 7, and macOS 10.16 to be introduced at the Worldwide Developers Conference in 2020.

There's no word on when WWDC will be held in 2020, but it usually takes place during the first two weeks of June.

September 2020


September always brings new iPhones and Apple Watch models, and September 2020 will be no exception. We're expecting three new iPhone models in 5.4, 6.7, and 6.1-inch size options, all of which are expected to feature OLED displays and 5G connectivity.

The 5.4 and 6.7-inch iPhone models will be priced higher than the 6.1-inch iPhone, which is expected to be a more affordable iPhone akin to the iPhone 11. September also often brings new Apple Watch models, so we're also likely to see the Apple Watch Series 6, perhaps with sleep tracking capabilities.

Other Products in the Works


There are several other products that have been rumored, but we don't know exactly when to expect them.

AirTags


Apple is working on an "AirTag" that will compete with products like Tile, offering up Bluetooth tracking for items like keys, wallets, cameras, and more. AirTags will integrate into the Find My app and will take advantage of offline tracking capabilities. There's no word on when AirTags will launch.

New Apple TV


Code found in an internal build of iOS 13 references a new Apple TV 11,1 model, suggesting Apple is working on an updated Apple TV. Little is known about the new device, but it could feature an A12 processor. There's no word on when we can expect a release.

Product Refreshes and Announcements in 2019


Apple released a number of updated products in 2019, with a list of the new and refreshed devices below, along with a link to a roundup where you can learn more information about each one.

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