New iPad Air, Apple Watch 6 but no iPhone 12; here’s what to expect from Apple’s #TimeFlies event; how to watch the livestream

The Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to do away with the Force Touch feature.

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Apple Watch being displayed during the opening of Mexico's first flagship Apple store at Antara shopping mall in Mexico City.
It’s that time of the year again when the temperature is falling, autumn is knocking at our doors and the tech giant Apple is all set to unveil an exciting line-up of high-end products at its much-awaited annual September event.

The rumour mills are running overtime and there’s a lot of speculation online about the products the tech-giant is expected to drop at the event. While the Cupertino-based company has managed to keep almost everything under wraps, barring the name of the event, #TimeFlies, tipsters and insiders have an inkling about what we can expect from the event tonight.

Here’s a comprehensive round-up of all the rumoured products and gadget launches that we can expect to see at the event tonight.


New iPad Air
According to the website 9to5mac, iPad Air is expected to get a major redesign this year, which will make it look similar to iPad Pro.

It is expected to have an edge-to-edge display without a home button. Instead of a Face ID, the iPad Air is expected to have a Touch ID built into the side button.

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The new iPad Air, says Bloomberg, is expected to be the focal point of the September 15 event.

Apple Watch Series 6
According to a code found in the new iOS14 by the website 9to5mac, the new Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to add a blood oxygen level detector this year.

Apple, as per reports, could also be working to improve the electrocardiogram (ECG) feature in Apple Watch Series 6 as the ECG detector in Series 5 and Series 4 yielded somewhat inconclusive results.

The Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to do away with the Force Touch feature which allows users to firmly press on the device’s display to access additional content and controls, such as changing watch faces or clearing all notifications.
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In watchOS 7, Apple deprecated the Force Touch feature, and Apple Watch Series 6 is likely to remove the hardware component of the functionality as well.

Apple Watch Series 6 is expected to have the same design as that of Series 5, however, new finishes, colours and bands are possible.
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In a break from tradition, reports from a variety of sources indicate that the iPhone 12 will not be announced during Apple’s September event this year.
In a break from tradition, reports from a variety of sources indicate that the iPhone 12 will not be announced during Apple’s September event this year.

AirPods Studio
Since quite some time, rumours about Apple coming up with over-the-ear headphones have been doing rounds on the Internet. In the leaked iOS14 beta code, 9to5mac has found evidence which suggests that AirPods Studio could be launched as early as this year.

New Apple TV
It is possible that Apple might launch a new TV along with a new Siri remote at the #TimeFlies event. It is expected that the new Apple TV will have a faster chip for improved performance.

As for the new Apple TV remote, Bloomberg has suggested that one of the upgrades will be support for the Find My application. This will make it easier for people to locate a remote when it goes missing in the house. Whether or not other improvements are also in store for the controversial Siri remote remains to be seen.

No iPhone 12?
In a break from tradition, reports from a variety of sources indicate that the iPhone 12 will not be announced during Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone 12 has faced delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and Apple itself confirmed in July that this year’s iPhones would arrive “a few weeks” later than the iPhone 11 lineup did last year.

How to watch the livestream?
Apple’s #TimeFlies event will take place on September 15. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event will be held virtually.

The event starts at 10 AM PDT i.e. 10:30 PM IST and will be streamed live from Steve Jobs Theatre in Cupertino, California. You can watch the livestream at 10:30 pm live on Apple.com or on Apple’s official YouTube channel.

A Sigh Of Relief: Apple iOS 13.3 Released, Reportedly Fixes The Most ‘Annoying’ Bugs
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Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of the features it had promised with iOS 13.2 which was rolled out on October 30.

However, to fix the problems that users are facing, Apple has released iOS 13.3 to those who had signed up for beta testing. Reportedly, iOS 13.3 has fixed quite a few bugs, including the one which is being dubbed as the most ‘annoying’ problem till date.

Back when Apple announced iOS 13 at the last WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), probably no Apple user had expected so many bugs and issues to creep into their phones. Apple delivered most of ..
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A large number of users had raised issues with iOS 13 because the apps were apparently refreshing on their own which lead to users losing data. iPhones were automatically refreshing the apps which were previously accessed, a problem which users didn’t face with the previous versions of iOS.

“I was watching a video on YouTube [sic] on my iPhone 11 Pro I pause the video to respond to a text message. I was in iMessage for less than one minute. When I returned to YouTube it reloaded the app and I lost the video I was watching,” stated one of the forum members called Rogifan

After iOS 13.3 release, one of the beta testers took to Twitter to share that Apple had reportedly fixed the issue. He said that he had 32 apps open on his iPhone 11 Pro Max and none of them refreshed.

A large number of users had raised issues with iOS 13 because the apps were apparently refreshing on their own which lead to users losing data. iPhones were automatically refreshing the apps which we..
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iOS 13.3 comes with a new feature called ‘Communication Limits’. The iPhone will now have an app called Screen Time which allows users to limit texting, calling and FaceTime for their children.

Additionally, parents can also limit the usage time for different apps on the phone such as FaceTime, Phone app and Messages.

Previously, Screen Time could not block specific contacts but it has been fixed now. What’s more? Parents can also set limits on call duration depending upon whom their children are talking to.

iOS 13.3 comes with a new feature called ‘Communication Limits’. The iPhone will now have an app called Screen Time which allows users to limit texting, calling and FaceTime for their children.Additi..
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iOS 13.3 also comes with another minor update. It allows users to control when they want to see Memojis and Animojis.

In Settings > General > Keyboard, you can now turn off Animoji and Memoji Stickers from being displayed on the emoji keyboard.

For the uninitiated, Animojis are 3D, animated emojis that transform familiar emojis to animated messages. Memojis, on the other hand, are personalised Animojis, akin to Snapchat’s Bitomji, that look exactly like the user.

iOS 13.3 also comes with another minor update. It allows users to control when they want to see Memojis and Animojis.In Settings > General > Keyboard, you can now turn off Animoji and Memoji Stickers..
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It seems like a good time to own an iPhone because almost all the problems that users have been facing are now being resolved. Twitter, too, has released an iOS bug fix that stops the timeline from auto-scrolling.

If the Twitter app has been acting up on your iPhone lately, you are not alone. The frustrating auto-scroll issue in iOS has been fixed by the good folks at Twitter with the latest 8.1.5 version of Twitter on the Apple App Store.

It seems like a good time to own an iPhone because almost all the problems that users have been facing are now being resolved. Twitter, too, has released an iOS bug fix that stops the timeline from a..
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To get iOS 13.3, go to beta.apple.com and sign up for beta. Then, go to Settings > General > Profile to select the beta profile.

Once you’ve done that, you’ll download beta updates just like regular iOS updates: by heading to Settings > General > Software Update

To get iOS 13.3, go to beta.apple.com and sign up for beta. Then, go to Settings > General > Profile to select the beta profile.Once you’ve done that, you’ll download beta updates just like regular ..
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