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Everything MISSING from iPhone 13 launch as Apple fans mourn ‘lost gadgets’

APPLE’S big September event has come and gone – but not everything gadget fans wished for appeared.

A number of rumoured products weren’t unveiled at the special event.

Apple announced the iPhone 13, but didn't introduce updates for the MacBook Pro (left) or AirPods (right)


Apple announced the iPhone 13, but didn’t introduce updates for the MacBook Pro (left) or AirPods (right)Credit: Apple

There was plenty to enjoy with the iPhone 13, a new iPad and 2021 iPad Mini, and the Apple Watch 7.

But a few gadgets that were tentatively mooted for the big day didn’t appear.

Thankfully, Apple has previously held extra events in October or November – so there’s still hope.

Here’s what was “missing” from Apple’s September showcase, according to some gadget fans.

Apple AirPods 3

One of the biggest rumours was that a new pair of Apple AirPods was on the way.

This would be a revamped version of the entry-level AirPods, but with a new design.

They currently use the original 2016 exterior, but it was expected that Apple would release a new design that looks like the smaller (and pricier) AirPods Pro.

However, they would miss out on the noise-cancelling of the AirPods Pro, allowing for a lower price point.

New MacBook Pro

We’re also expecting new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this year.

These beefy screen sizes would reportedly be made possible thanks to an edge-to-edge display.

And they’d be running on Apple’s exceptional custom-built M1 chip – or maybe a souped-up version called the M1X.

Better yet, these rumoured laptops are tipped to feature an SD card slot, which had previously been abandoned from MacBook Pro models.

Apple AR/VR headset

Apple has shown an interest in augmented reality – and to a lesser extent virtual reality – for years.

And rumour has it that Apple is working on a pair of goggles, glasses or a headset that makes use of this technology.

It’s looking increasingly likely that we could see something on this front in 2022 or 2023.

Sadly, no mention of such a product camera at the September event.

Apple Watch 7 release date

In the run-up to the September event, there were rumours that the Apple Watch 7 would be delayed.

It was ultimately revealed, but without a release date.

So when the iPhone 13 goes on sale on Friday, September 24, it won’t be available alongside an Apple Watch 7.

Instead, we’re looking at a vague autumn window.

That means the watch should still be out in time for Christmas, but we don’t know exactly when.

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