It has been a protracted summer time, good and dangerous. It is now September, and FINALLY, it is about time we get our fingers on all-new iPhones and Apple Watches and kick off the most effective 4 months on the Apple calendar. So here is one remaining have a look at what to anticipate this week at Cupertino’s huge occasion.
When is the occasion and what to anticipate
Apple’s highly-anticipated fall occasion kicks off at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, September 7. As soon as once more, this shall be a pre-recorded occasion from the Apple Park campus streamed to the world on the Apple web site (opens in new tab), by means of Apple TV, and by way of Twitter. Consequently, you may count on a fantastically produced, tight occasion full of a couple of “wow” moments and detailed product introductions.
Because it did on the Worldwide Builders Convention in June, Apple invited choose media members to Cupertino to observe the occasion and get their fingers on the brand new merchandise after they’re introduced.
Wednesday’s occasion ought to primarily deal with iPhone and Apple Watch, though you may by no means depend Apple out for making a shock announcement. Final yr, Apple considerably stunned many by unveiling the latest iPad mini alongside its new telephones and watches. This yr to fill the void, we may see new AirPods debut, or maybe Apple will tease its long-rumored (however nonetheless not launched) VR product.
Regardless, do not be stunned if Wednesday’s occasion clocks in at lower than 90 minutes.
All about iPhone 14 — and iPhone 14 Plus
In current months, there have been loads of clues to recommend this yr’s iPhone lineup will not transfer the ball all that a lot by way of new options or designs. You possibly can learn all of the specifics concerning the iPhone 14 lineup on our official rumors web page.
Regarding what’s anticipated for Apple’s new handsets, here is what I am most excited to study extra about:
- As an alternative of an iPhone mini, Apple’s more likely to reveal a lower-cost 6.7-inch iPhone mannequin this yr. This iTelephone 14 Plus ought to be a part of the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Professional, and 6.7-Inch iPhone 14 Professional Max. It will likely be fascinating to see how Apple sells the common iPhone 14 lineup from the Professional line. Particularly, I am unable to wait to see whether or not the iPhone 14 Plus will get a bit extra air time than the opposite fashions.
- As soon as once more, Apple’s more likely to spend quite a lot of time exhibiting off the Professional lineup’s latest digicam options and all-new A16 chip. For the latter, this would be the first time Apple’s latest chip shall be a Professional-model unique.
- Promoting the value hike. These Professional options will price additional this yr, as Apple’s more likely to elevate costs on the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max by as much as $100 versus the iPhone 13 Professional collection.
- Lately, Apple has used new colours to promote its merchandise. The common iPhone 14 fashions are anticipated to supply essentially the most colour decisions, with at the least one new colour arriving on the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max. What is going to these colours be?
- Lastly, we’re about to see the top of the iPhone digicam notch. As an alternative, the iPhone 14 fashions are anticipated to characteristic pill-shaped and small round holes. Is the change going to be all that vital past the cool issue of getting an iPhone with out a notch? Maybe not.
Apple Watch: rugged for the primary time
There may very well be three new Apple Watch fashions introduced on Wednesday. Along with a standard Apple Watch Sequence 8, a second-generation Apple Watch SE may very well be within the providing. We’re additionally more likely to see the primary rugged or profession-graded Apple Watch.
Many within the media will in all probability deal with the latter’s greater price ticket, which may exceed $1,000. Nonetheless, do not forget the primary Apple Watch Version fashions price as much as $17,000, and the yearly Hermes fashions have at all times exceeded $1,000. The devilish particulars on this mannequin will come all the way down to the case supplies, show measurement, weight, and whether or not there are massive and small mannequin choices.
Different huge questions on the lookout for solutions:
- What are this yr’s latest Apple Watch colours?
- Are there any design adjustments between Sequence 8 and Sequence 7?
- Will the rugged Apple Watch assist older Watch bands? And if they do not, what is going to the brand new bands appear like?
- Will we see extra watch faces than those already introduced in watchOS 8?
- Lastly, will anybody at Apple want the Apple Watch Sequence 3 nicely because it FINALLY enters retirement after a too-long 4 years in the marketplace?
When you aren’t all in favour of new iPhones or Apple Watches, you are in luck, as Apple’s more likely to maintain a second press occasion within the coming weeks. The October occasion will virtually actually launch new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Professional fashions with M2 Professional and M2 Max chips. These will be a part of the just lately launched 2022 MacBook Air. As well as, a next-generation iPad can be anticipated.
New AirPods, HomePods, and perhaps a brand new Apple TV may be introduced on the second occasion.
See you on Wednesday
We at iMore cannot wait to supply protection of Apple’s iPhone 14 occasion subsequent week. Come again typically and see what develops. Till then, have a terrific weekend!