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What you need to know

  • Apple's California Streaming event starts today at 1 p.m. EST.
  • Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 during the event.
  • The 9th generation iPad and 3rd generation Airpods may also be announced today.
  • You can follow our sister site iMore for coverage of everything Apple announces.

It's that time of year again. Apple is set to make major hardware announcements during its California Streaming event. It kicks off today (September 14, 2021) at 1 p.m. EST. Apple is expected to announce the iPhone 13 and Apple Watch Series 7 at the event. Our sister site iMore will cover every announcement from today, so make sure to check them out for the latest Apple news.

There's also a chance that Apple will unveil the 3rd generation AirPods and the 9th generation iPad during the California Streaming event, so there will be plenty to catch up on.

There are a few ways to watch the event live. First, you can tune in through the Apple TV app. You can also watch it through the Apple Events website (opens in new tab). Alternatively, you can watch Apple's event through YouTube. This may be easier for people who don't already have Apple hardware.

If you miss the event or just want more in-depth coverage of today's announcements, make sure to check out our sister site, iMore. Their team of Apple experts will take a deep dive into everything announced at the event.

If, like many of us, you prefer to use Apple events as an opportunity to troll Apple, you can join us in the Windows Central Discord for some friendly snark. Prepare yourself for jokes about Apple inventing things and people spamming the meme of Steve Ballmer claiming a Surface is better than an iPad.

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    Same design as the iphone 12
    A little faster
    a little brighter
    A higher refresh rate
    a little better battery life.
    Rearranged the cameras in the bump on just one model. (according to the comments they're the same cameras since the iphone 6s. He even compared the cameras to a Lumia 2021!)
    similar colors. They should have called it the iphone 12.1
  • It should be 12S
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    Now, looking forward to what MS has in store next week at the Surface event.
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