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What Missed and What Apple Killed at Yesterday's Special Event

Past the euphoria of yesterday's Apple special event, the moods turn to the state prior to the keynote, which makes us think of all the things we hoped to be released that were not mentioned at all.

As many of you may have been following, for some time now we have been talking about a possible (subjectively treated again) 16-inch MacBook Pro, which is apparently not yet ready. In addition, the company was expected to present other gadgets (an indito), as we will see below.

16-inch MacBook Pro

Concept of how the 16-inch MacBook Pro can be

The infamous new 16 ? MacBook Pro began to be speculated in February this year after TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo aired a series of Apple releases (some of which have already happened) for this year.

After much thought, rumors settled in the idea that this MacBook Pro could be launched in October this year. As we have seen, Apple did not introduce anything new to its notebook lineup during yesterday's special event, so it contributes to the possibility of a new event later this year, who knows next month.

iPads Pro

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The only addition (or rather update) line of iPads announced during yesterday's special event was just the entry version of the tablet, which now features a 10.2 ? (formerly 9.7 ?) model.

This has caused any rumor about the launch of a new iPad Pro for now to break down, pushing that possibility into a likely event next month (when third-generation iPad Pros will be one year old).

Linked to the launch of a new iPad Pro would be the possibility for Apple to add a triple camera system to the tablet, similarly to the iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. However, this is unlikely as the same rumors pointed out that the new iPad of 10.2 ? could win two cameras, which did not happen.

Apple tv

Apple TV 4K

THE set top box da Ma was last updated in 2017, exactly two years ago, with the release of its 4K version. More than the lifecycle of this model, Ma was expected to announce a new version of Apple TV in time for the release of Apple TV +. streaming of company videos, which did not happen either.

As we reported, the focus of the possible Apple TV upgrade would be performance, with Apple including an A12 (or A12X) chip in the set top box. In addition, this update was expected to bring an HDMI 2.1 port to Apple TV, which would reduce the lag in games.

?AirPods 3? and ?Apple Pencil 3?

There were also expectations that Apple would introduce a third generation of AirPods later this year, but Apple's headphones certainly lost their timing from yesterday's presentation. According to some rumors, the next generation of earphones are expected to gain water resistance and further integration with Siri and perhaps include noise cancellation.

Second generation AirPods with open case

In addition, the second generation of Apple Pencil will also be a year old next October, which makes us wonder if a new smart pencil could be launched in a new event later this year, which could be announced with the possible new iPads. Pro.

Second Generation Apple Pencil

Still with regard to the Apple Pencil, some rumors realized that the iPhones 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max could count on stylus support, which also did not leave Samsung Galaxy Note10 and Note10 + in front of the iPhone in this regard.

Apple Tags

Here, a rather unusual rumor that got out in the last few weeks after the MacRumors investigate the guts of iOS 13. As we reported, codes from the new Apple OS point to a somewhat curious device capable of reporting the location of personal items, called ?Apple Tags?.

According to the news, Apple was expected to introduce a new "R1" chip in the iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max that would allow them to be matched with such "Apple Tags", which would be nothing more than a new device. , small, capable of being carried as a keychain along with your main items (wallets, purses and keys).

They worked similarly to the new Search app feature (Find My), allowing the user to find their belongings in the same way as others gadgets. The implementation of the chip even came under the name of U1, but the release of the "Apple Tags" has not yet happened that does not mean, of course, that such news will never see the light of day.

Sleep Watch on Apple Watch Series 5

The Apple Watch Series 5 features an array of trackers that allow the user to track various health data on a daily basis, but Apple could have gone beyond and implemented the long-awaited sleep monitoring on the new watch.

Earlier this year, we commented that such a feature could arrive in the 2020 model of the wearable, but soon some rumors began to pop up about the implementation of this novelty already released yesterday, but this did not happen. Even codes discovered on iOS 13 pointed to the existence of this feature, as well as a "School Time Mode", which also didn't land on the Apple Watch Series 5.

According to Consumer Business Senior Vice President Eric Cohen, the absence of sleep monitoring is more business-related than technological, as many companies have tried to implement this function in their business. gadgets wearable and the users experience was not positive.

Mac Pro and XDR Pro Display Launch

Announced earlier this year, Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR caused a lot of commotion among users. So it was expected that Apple would release at least one information about the release of their new professional display and machine, but not even that taste they gave us.

On the other hand, if the possible October event happens, Ma may have booked all the Mac family news for that event, hopefully including the details of the latest generation of Mac Pro.

R.I.P: iPhones 7, 7 Plus, XS and XS Max

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Yesterday's event not only failed to bring all of the aforementioned "news", but it was also responsible for the end of the sales cycle of some prestigious Apple devices: iPhones 7, 7 Plus, XS and XS Max, which entered the story.

Smartphones launched in 2016 and 2018 left the forefront of Ma's smartphones due to the introduction of iPhones 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max that add to the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and XR for another year. Meanwhile, the remaining units of the iPhones 7 and 7 Plus were laid out on Apple's settlement page.

R.I.P: Apple Watch Series 4

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As for the watch, the Apple Watch Series 5 "kicked" its predecessor of the lineup in gadgets wearables and took the lead in sales next to the Apple Watch Series 3, released in 2017.

R.I.P: 3D Touch

As we also reported, it was time to say goodbye also to 3D Touch, a feature deployed on the iPhone 6s that combined hardware and software to offer even more options for accessing iOS features.

This task will now be accomplished by the so-called Haptic Touch, present on iPhones from the XR model, which offers ?the same functions? as 3D Touch, but without the option of pressing on the screen (but with a longer touch).

via MacRumors: 1, 2, 3