Despite the fact that Apple blocked out a full two hours for yesterday’s “Time Flies” event, it actually had the whole thing wrapped up in less than one. This may not be all that surprising in an era of virtual events, where segments are prerecorded and rebroadcast and there’s less of a need to fill an auditorium with journalists and make the event worth their time and travel expenses, but it was still brief even by these new standards.
Mind you, it didn’t necessarily feel that way, as Apple managed to pack quite a bit into that single hour, debuting not one, but two new Apple Watches along with a groundbreaking new Family Setup feature for the wearable device, a new Fitness+ service, the anticipated Apple One service bundle, and two new iPads with some significant upgrades.
In fact, yesterday’s event was actually quite a refreshing change in many ways, allowing Apple to spend a bit of more time talking about each product and letting folks walk away feeling far less overwhelmed by a whole slate of new stuff.
Despite some pretty big product announcements, however, there was also quite a bit that Apple didn’t unveil — or even mention — at the event, which was laser-focused on Apple’s wearable ecosystem and tablets; even Apple’s Fitness+ service was obviously tied to the Apple Watch, and Apple One was just a logical follow-up to share the fact that the new fitness service would be part of the bundle.
Don’t lose heart, however, since Apple is far from finished with rolling out new products this year. The world of virtual events means that the company no longer needs to hold an omnibus event that covers its entire fall lineup, and there will certainly be more to come. Read on for 8 things that Apple didn’t unveil yesterday that are still likely to appear in the next few months.