On September 7, Apple will hold its traditional event. Although there are several products the company could be readying, two of them people are expecting the most: the iPhone 14 series and the Apple Watch Series 8. Here’s what Apple could announce at its “Far Out” September event.
iPhone 14 at the Apple September event
The iPhone 14 series will be the star of Apple’s “Far Out” September event. With four new models set to be introduced, expect a lot of hype from a new iPhone 14 Plus. Although the regular models won’t have much to differentiate from the current iPhone 13 generation, a bigger model will be a nice addition.
Expect great changes for the iPhone 14 Pro at the Apple September event, as reported by 9to5Mac. With a new design, a better processor, and huge improvements on the camera’s side, the iPhone 14 series will likely be one of the biggest Apple launches in years.
Latest rumors on the iPhone 14 models
In these past few weeks, 9to5Mac has reported that while there won’t be a price increase for the regular iPhone 14 models, Apple will likely raise iPhone 14 Pro prices by up to $100. In addition to that, a well-known iPhone case leaker shared identical silicon cases for the iPhone 14 line that Apple will likely announce alongside the new phones at its September Event, as you can learn more about it here.
Another leaker shared the iPhone colors he expects Apple to introduce in a few weeks from now:
- iPhone 14: Green, Purple, Blue, Black, White, and Red. Pink is replaced with Purple, according to his sources;
- iPhone 14 Pro: Green, Purple, Silver, Gold, and Graphite. He says purple takes the place of Sierra Blue.
In these past few days, 9to5Mac learned that the new, bigger iPhone 14 model will be called iPhone 14 Plus and the new hole-punch + pill on the iPhone 14 Pro will be, actually, a larger pill shape cutout, as you can learn more about it here.
Three new Apple Watches are coming
Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has been reporting that Apple will introduce three new Apple Watch models in 2022, which he’s calling the most important update for the watch in years.
These watches could be unveiled at the Apple September Event. The Apple Watch Series 8 will get at least a new body temperature sensor and a better battery life. The Apple Watch SE will likely see a second generation while Apple is also readying a rugged “Pro” version of the current watch with a different design and premium finish for extreme sports.
Below, we gathered everything we know about these upcoming Apple Watches that will likely be unveiled during the Apple September event.
AirPods Pro 2 at the Apple September event
Apart from the iPhone 14 series and new Apple Watch models, Apple could introduce at its September event the new AirPods Pro 2.
With a similar design to the current generation, 9to5Mac sources confirmed that the next AirPods Pro model – code-named B698 – will feature the next version of the H1 chip, Apple’s own audio processor. In addition, references for LC3 codec support on the AirPods Max beta firmware tease that AirPods Pro 2 could be the first to add Bluetooth 5.2 support.
This codec will bring more stability and efficiency to wireless earbuds. Not only that, but this new standard will help AirPods Pro 2 improve the sound quality for voice calls and songs with higher-bitrate support. Although low-energy Bluetooth and LC3 codec don’t promise “Lossless Bluetooth,” they will surely improve sound quality significantly.
Apple Mixed Reality Headset
Rumors about the Apple Mixed Reality Headset have been ramping up for this past year. During Apple’s September event, the company could revive Steve Jobs’s “One More Thing” phrase to tease the company’s upcoming Mixed Reality headset.
Rumors currently expect it to be unveiled as soon as late this year and start being sold in 2023. The Apple September event could be the perfect timing for Apple to disclose to the public that it’s entering a new market.
For example, early this year, the company teased it’s working on a new Mac Pro without further details.
Are iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 coming during the Apple September Event?
It depends. According to Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman, iPadOS 16 has been delayed for at least a month, as Apple is aiming for an October release – alongside macOS 13 Ventura. During the Apple September Event, its CEO Tim Cook will likely announce the release date for iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.
iOS 16 code hints at an Always-On Display on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro. With a new Lock Screen, more Focus Filter features, and Messages improvements, users will have much to take advantage of this operating system.
You can learn more about these upcoming OSs in the guides below:
New Macs and iPads could be coming a bit later
Apple is also expected to introduce several new Macs and at least two iPads in 2022. While the company unveiled a new MacBook Pro in October, Apple could be readying another keynote a month later to bring new Macs and iPads.
In his newsletter, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman said Apple has new Mac minis and high-end MacBook Pros for later this year. 9to5Mac sources have confirmed that Apple is working on the tenth-generation base-model iPad and a new iPad Pro.
When will Apple hold its September event?
Apple will hold its iPhone 14 event on September 7, a Wednesday. The invitation teases an in-person event at the Steve Jobs Theater, although Bloomberg has reported a few weeks ago that Apple was already recording its keynote.
With an earlier announcement, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple wants to report a stronger Q3, in addition, to avoiding supply constraints, as you can learn more about it here.
The “Far Out” message could mean that the company is aiming at an astrophotography feature or even the long-awaited satellite communication support. We’ll know in less than two weeks.
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