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Charles Arthur of OneZero, however, has an absorbing theory on the update situation. “Apple did this to accroach tariffs on iPhones that were due to be activated in the U.S. from September,” he posited.

ved in consecutive betas. The affection has made a return in iOS 13.1. But if Apple does absolution iOS 13 as the gold master version, you’ll have to wait till Apple rolls out iOS 13.1 to get some of the other features.

Charles Arthur of OneZero, however, has an absorbing theory on the update situation. “Apple did this to accroach tariffs on iPhones that were due to be activated in the U.S. from September,” he posited.

The casework pivot

Services has been a focus area for Apple for a while. With the smartphone market crumbling and alternating artefact upgrades acceptable progressively less-than-revolutionary, Apple has been steadily attractive to offset shrinking revenues with a pivot to software-oriented casework like the App Store, iCloud, Apple Pay, and Apple Music.

Earlier this March, the aggregation took to the stage at Cupertino to unveil a trio of cable bundles for news, games and video, inserting itself as a agent in an ever-growing number of affairs that it hopes will lock loyal users into its walled garden, at the same time axis them into a recurring, steady source of revenue.

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The Apple Arcade experience

I wouldn’t be afraid if Apple takes some time to go over its roster of aboriginal programming for its video on demand account Apple TV . Bloomberg suggests TV could go live in November for $9.99/month, and game subscription account Apple Arcade is said to cost $4.99/month when it launches this fall.

What’s more, Apple Arcade will also be accordant with iPads, Macs, and Apple TV, adding fuel to the whispers of an imminent Apple TV update.

With Disney alms a cable re-bundle of Disney , ESPN , and Hulu, there are also possibilities that Apple could follow suit with an Amazon Prime-like discounted bundle absolute of Apple Music, News , iCloud (depending on storage), TV , Arcade, and Apple Care Plus. Frankly, that would be a steal!

A connected focus on privacy

Apple has again focused on the aloofness allowances of all-embracing its ecosystem, and has built an entire casework action with aloofness as a affairs point.

With Facebook and Google coming under the authoritative lens for their data scandals, the keynote gives Apple a belvedere to tout that it’s not in the business of accession claimed advice as its rivals do.

There’s every chance that Apple admiral will bring that up once again at the event tomorrow.

What else?

Then there are plenty of other rumors to chew on. References have been spotted in iOS 13 code to the effect of article called the Tag, a concrete tracking device that’ll help you track Apple accessories and items. Also said to be in the works are a new MacBook Pro with a 16-inch screen, a new iPad Pro, and entry-level iPad. It’s accessible the aggregation could shine light on these products.

Oh, and then there’s the $6,000 Mac Pro, a cheaper HomePod, and a declared AirPods refresh. Apple just appear a redesigned AirPods beforehand this year, so the news of a second update within a year needs to taken with a pinch of salt. But you never know.

That’s a wrap. We’ll be live tomorrow and bring you all the updates as the event unfolds starting 10:00AM PT/ 1:00PM ET/ 6:00PM BST/ 10:30PM IST. Apple is also live alive the keynote for the first time on YouTube, but we’ll keep this post adapted if any other news pops up in the hours arch up to the event. Stay tuned to Plugged for more.

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Published September 9, 2019 — 07:41 UTC

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