Apple’s annual iPhone-centric fall event will be on Wednesday, September 7, and, unlike last year, there will be an in-person component, with members of the media invited to test our new devices.
For months, speculations have circulated regarding the next generation of iPhones, so we know all the details. Based on the beliefs that have surfaced so far, this guide details everything we hope to see (and some more far-fetched possibilities) at the September event.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro
Apple’s Pro smartphones distinguish by a triple-lens display and the latest processors, and the company has a history of releasing new iPhones with the latest technology. However, the corporation is changing its strategy for product differentiation this year.
Apple isn’t releasing a smaller “mini” iPhone as it has in the past; instead, it’s just selling regular and jumbo Max models. Apple’s diminutive iPhone mini, introduced with iPhone 12 and still available with iPhone 13, didn’t do well in sales.
As a result, Apple is saying goodbye to the 5.6-inch small and introducing the iPhone 14 with a 6.1-inch or 6.7-inch display.
Bloomberg reports that the display sizes for the iPhone 14 and 14 Pro will be 6.1 inches, while those for the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 13 Pro Max would be 6.7 inches. Given the new vocabulary, Apple will make a few adjustments to the design of its latest devices.
The A15 chip introduced with the iPhone 13 series is expected to power the iPhone 14 and the iPhone 14 Max. Meanwhile, who will Apple’s next-generation A16 chip will be included in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, claims expert Ming Chi-Kuo.
Even though the regular iPhone and iPhone Max still have more than enough processing power to handle any app or game, Apple appears to be trying to distinguish its Pro phones from its non-Pro smartphones.
The Pro versions will not have the usual notch for the front camera or Face ID but instead will have a smaller, pill-shaped cutout. There will also be a second circular cutout for the latter.
The Pro iPhones from Apple will have always-on displays that allow users to get app notifications without activating the screen. This functionality has been available on Android phones for a very long time.
Reportedly sporting double the resolution of the iPhone 14 and 14 Max’s 12-megapixel cameras, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will be available in two sizes.
The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will also include a triple camera lens configuration with wide-angle, ultra-wide-angle, and telephoto lenses. The standard versions of the iPhone 14 will consist of wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle cameras.
Apple Watch Series 8
New models of the Apple Watch will likely be introduced at this year’s iPhone presentation, as has been the case in prior years. The next wristwatch, which will most likely be called the Apple Watch Series 8, will feature an updated chipset and longer battery life.
Apple might make the watch an even more helpful health tool by including a temperature sensor. Even more rumor mill gold: Apple is reportedly developing a tough Apple Watch.
People like myself, who think that getting off the couch to grab another White Claw is excessive enough to require a particular watch, will be the target market for the new timepiece.
A new Apple Watch SE is also possible, which sits in the center of the company’s premium Watches and its entry-level Series 3 Watches.
More Products Possibilities
Apple’s new AirPods and iPads are in development, but it’s unclear whether we’ll see them unveiled during or after the September event, possibly during October.
AirPods Pro 2
The current generation of AirPods Pro was released in 2019, although a successor model is expected in 2022. Initial speculation claimed Apple would choose a more compact, stemless design. Still, more recent reports have pointed to a style that is remarkably similar to the present one, complete with silicone ear tips and a stem.
It speculates that the charging case will contain speaker holes to make a noise when the AirPods are misplaced, which would work in tandem with the enhanced Find My functionality. There will be an upgraded H1 processor with self-adaptive noise reduction capabilities, and the acoustics of the AirPods 3 will improve.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the next-generation AirPods will be able to play back Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio. Due to their Bluetooth-only design, Apple’s AirPods cannot play Lossless audio files; thus, the company must find another way to allow them to do so.
Although Apple thoughts to be switching to USB-C for all its products, the AirPods Pro, scheduled to release this year, will reportedly still have a Lightning port.
Apple is reportedly working on a new budget iPad that could look similar to the iPad mini 6. According to Apple rumors and renders that have surfaced online, the tablet will have flat sides and rounded corners but retain the Touch ID Home button and larger bezels than previous iPads.
There will be no headphone jack, but there will be a 10.5-inch screen, USB-C, a speedier A14 chip, a rear camera with a single lens, a 5G connection, and a front-facing camera. The price should stay low for the foreseeable future.
The iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 are slated to receive a makeover this year, with the main change being a speedier M2 chip. The M2 chip, which debuted in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, will deliver speed and efficiency gains over the M1 chip in the current iPad Pro versions.
Mini-LED displays speculate to be coming to the 11-inch iPad Pro, but it now appears that this won’t happen due to pricing and availability difficulties.
The iPad Pro may have a more prominent glass Apple logo that facilitates wireless charging, similar to the iPhone’s MagSafe charging system. The iPad might charge other devices via wireless charging in reverse.
There have been rumblings of an updated Apple Pencil, but there hasn’t been any new information on that front for quite some time, so it seems unlikely we’ll see a new Apple Pencil this year.
AirPods Pro 2
Although a new AirPods Pro isn’t expected until 2022, the current model has been updated since its 2019 debut.
Earlier reports claimed Apple was considering a more minor, stemless design; however, more recent reports have revealed a plan comparable to the present invention, complete with silicone ear tips and a stem.
As previously reported, the charging case is supposed to feature speaker holes that, in conjunction with the updated Find My integration, will allow it to produce a sound when the AirPods are misplaced.
AirPods 3 will have an upgraded H1 chip with self-adaptive noise canceling capabilities, and the acoustics will also improve.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the AirPods Pro will enable Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio. Considering that the AirPods’ Bluetooth connectivity prevents them from playing Lossless audio files, Apple would need to implement a method that isn’t Bluetooth for the AirPods to play these files.
There have been rumors that Apple will switch to USB-C for all its products, but this year’s AirPods Pro will likely use the Lightning connector.
Ultimately, it all comes down to the augmented reality/virtual reality headgear. The company has applied for trademarks including “Reality One,” “Reality Pro,” and “Reality Processor,” which has fueled the rumors that have been around for some time.
It is also speculated that the company already demonstrated the headset to its investors. The best that may happen is a preview will release to pique the interest of developers and get them to start working on the product.
A couple of odds and ends:
- Indeed it’s not the HomePod’s return. We could look at a product with a screen, like the Nest Hub or the Echo Show, or it could be a scaled-down version of the original full-size item. Having a proper hub for HomeOS is essential for Apple.
- A new Apple TV.
- Both iOS 16 and watchOS 9 will likely release this fall. We anticipate that the release of iPad OS 4.0 will delay for a bit longer. Although the release of macOS Ventura is a distinct possibility at this time, the previously reported, unannounced October event is a safer bet.
How To Watch The Event?
The Far Out event will stream live on Apple’s YouTube channel, website, AppleTV, and social media platforms, so anyone interested can tune in. Apple’s event will begin at 10:00 AM PDT on October 30, at 10:30 PM in India.