New AirPods, 16-inch MacBook and more: What we didn't get at Apple's September event
Apple unveiled an impressive iPhone 11 trio, the Apple Watch Series 5 and even a new iPad. But plenty of other rumored products didn't materialize.
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annual iPhone launch event is in the books and, as usual, the company announced a solid, if expected, round of product updates: new iPhones that Apple wants to make must-haves, a new entry-level iPad and the Apple Watch Series 5. But there were a bunch of rumored new items in the Apple pipeline that didn't make their debut today. Here's a look at some of the stuff we didn't get at the Tuesday event. Many of the missing items here, of course, could materialize if Apple also holds an October event, as it has in many (but not all) years past.
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New details on the
: We're still waiting for an exact shipping date, config pricing (we only know it starts at $5,999) and how much the optional wheels cost for Apple's upcoming powerhouse desktop computer.
AR headset: There's been some chatter about Apple being at work on a wireless AR (augmented reality) headset or glasses. We didn't get anything new on that, not even a little tease -- Apple didn't mention AR at all.
have a feature called bilateral charging that allows you to charge your
or any Qi-enabled device simply by placing it up against the back of the phone. The new iPhones were rumored to have this feature (so you could charge your AirPods, and maybe your Apple Watch), but it didn't make it into this generation of iPhones.
Bundle pricing for all Apple services: Apple announced that its new gaming and Apple TV Plus services would each cost $5 a month. But it didn't offer some sort of bundle pricing for all its subscription service offerings, one that would include News Plus and