The wait is almost over. what to expect on September 7th, from iPhone 14 to Apple Watch Series 8.
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As most of us are aware that Apple typically hosts three to four events per year. A spring event is often held in March, the Worldwide Developers Conference in June, an event in September that is centred on the iPhone and Apple Watch, and occasionally an event in October if iPads or Macs are anticipated in the fall.
We weren’t shocked to receive an invitation revealing September 7 as the date of the upcoming Apple event because Apple often hosts an event in September. The invitation has an astronomical feel to it, with the Apple logo silhouetted by cosmic stars. This Apple event will have the same concept as previous ones: Far Out.
There are a few goods this year that feel like lock-ins, including the iPhone 14 and the Apple Watch Series 8. However, the iPad and AirPods product lines might also receive some love, and there might even be a few surprises in store.
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The obvious choice is this. Since Apple has always released a new iPhone in September (with the exception of 2020, when the pandemic delayed things by a month), we do not anticipate that this will change in 2022. And just like every year, there have been a tonne of rumours about Apple’s upcoming smartphone that have been circulating nonstop.
The iPhone 14 rumours are hotter than ever, with the most recent information indicating that the 2022 iPhone will feature some significant changes. The iPhone 14 Pro is expected to have the most improvements, such as a new 48MP camera and an always-on display. However, the most significant rumoured design change for the iPhone 14 Pro is the removal of the now-infamous display notch to make way for a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID as well as a punch hole. Check out our rundown of what to expect from the iPhone 14 notch for a more detailed look at the notch design changes. The A16 Bionic chip is expected to be found only in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. That’s just one of the reasons why one of our editors believes the iPhone 14 Pro Max will be Apple’s best phone yet.
Another exciting development is that Apple may discontinue the iPhone 14 mini in favour of a new model known as the iPhone 14 Max. It will reportedly have the same large 6.7-inch display as the iPhone 14 Pro Max but will be significantly less expensive. In fact, both the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max are expected to see a $100 price increase.
So, can Apple justify a $100 price increase for the iPhone 14 Pro models? We’ve discussed what Apple is likely to do to ensure the iPhone 14 Pro’s success.
With the iPhone 14 Max being touted as the smaller phone’s replacement, it appears that the iPhone 14 tiny is doomed. However, we’ve got a list of the top iPhone 14 mini competitors if you’re looking for a smaller phone, with the iPhone SE 2022 taking the lead.
Apple Watch Series 8
While the iPhone 14 is the most obvious lock for Apple’s recently announced “Far Out” event on September 7, the Apple Watch Series 8 is also a strong possibility. And if rumours are to be believed, Apple’s extremely successful wristwatch will be released in more than one new iteration.
It appears that the Series 8 will include both the normal model and the “Pro” model, which is a more durable Watch. Furthermore, it makes sense that 2022 would be the year for certain changes. In comparison to the Series 6, the Apple Watch Series 7 was a very incremental improvement that added a larger screen while keeping everything else largely the same. It’s safe to say that the impending Apple Watch Series 8 is generating a lot of curiosity.
The Apple Watch Series 8 may be able to measure body temperature, which would allow users to check their temperature by simply looking at their wrist, according to seasoned Apple leaker Ming-Chi Kuo(opens in new tab). He asserts that although this was cancelled “because the algorithm failed to qualify,” it was planned for the Series 7. New sleep monitoring capabilities, such as the capacity to recognise complex sleep patterns and sleep apnea, are rumoured to be coming next year.
Although there isn’t any official information available just yet, based on past trends — or perhaps we should start calling it tradition — we can forecast that the Apple Watch Series 8 release date will occur in the final quarter of 2022. There is no reason to believe that this year will be any different from previous years when Apple releases new Watch models at the same time as iPhone updates in September. We may assume that it will most likely start at roughly $399 / £369 if the pricing matches that of the 7, and really any other recent Apple Watch. Although the rumoured new model would certainly have a different price point, it seems doubtful that Apple would deviate from that
AirPods Pro 2
The long-rumoured Apple AirPods Pro 2, a replacement for the well-liked AirPods Pro, some of the best wireless earbuds we’ve ever tried, may finally be unveiled at the September Apple Event.
According to a recent source, the AirPods Pro 2 might support Bluetooth 5.2 with LE Audio. Leveraging Bluetooth Low Energy radio technology, LE Audio makes it possible to use electricity more effectively, extending battery life (which is an area where current AirPods models lag behind newer models recently introduced by rivals). The Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3), which enhances audio handling and increases wireless range with a stronger and more stable connectivity, is also introduced.
Since Apple unveiled new noise-cancelling headphones, a number of years have passed. The Apple AirPods 3 arrived in 2021, but the AirPods Pro 2 is expected to come with significant improvements. They are believed to receive voice recognition technology, fitness monitoring features, and more compatibility for third-party apps.
Although we haven’t heard anything about the AirPods Pro 2’s battery life and charging capabilities, we don’t anticipate many changes to those specifications. The AirPods 2 Pro will probably continue to use Lightning charging as well.
What else is on the horizon, except rumoured Apple devices?
We don’t know what else Apple has planned for the September event except the iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, and AirPods Pro 2. Nevertheless, it’s thought that other Apple products are in the works such as Apple VR/AR headset and Apple Car, Mac mini, iPad Pro 2022
Apple Glasses or a mixed reality and virtual reality headgear from the company are still in the works. Additionally, an Apple Car might appear in the future.
At least one of those improvements may not be available for another few years because Tim Cook is thought to be aiming to retire after “one more” major product announcement between 2025 and 2028.