Apple’s annual iPhone-centric fall event is expected to begin on Wednesday, September 7, and unlike last year, there will be an in-person component with members of the media invited to try out new gadgets. The next-generation iPhones have been rumored for months, so we know what to anticipate.
This guide outlines everything we expect to see at the September event (and some distant possibilities).
The 5.4-inch iPhone mini has been discontinued due to poor sales. The iPhone 13 small will be the last 5.4-inch iPhone, but four more are coming.
We can expect the 6.1-inch iPhone 14, the 6.7-inch ” iPhone 14 Plus” or ” iPhone 14 Max,” the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max. The 6.7-inch iPhone was thought to be dubbed the iPhone 14 Max following the Pro Max naming strategy but reports now say it could be called the iPhone 14 Plus.
Standard iPhone 14 units will look remarkably identical to iPhone 13 models, with most changes reserved for Pro variants. The Face ID notch will remain, and the iPhone 14 won’t have ProMotion.
The iPhone 14 and 14 Max may not get a new A-series chip and instead use the A15 from the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 models are an update of the 13S, but there are new features.
The iPhone 14 models receive the updated Ultra Wide camera from last year’s iPhone 13 models plus a front-facing camera with a wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus.
All iPhone 14 variants are believed to contain Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem. The X65 modem provides satellite communication, thus there are reports that Apple may integrate satellite-based emergency features that will let users send messages in emergency circumstances and report significant emergencies in locations without cellular coverage.
WiFi 6E is coming, and purple will join in black, white, red, and blue. Starting price is $799.
iPhone 14 Pro
The standard 14-inch iPhone will not see many changes, but the Pro variants will. The 6.1- and 6.7-inch sizes of Apple’s phones won’t change.
Apple will use a pill-shaped cutout and a hole-punch cutout to house the front-facing camera and Face ID TrueDepth system. Apple aims to merge these two notches using the software.
The iPhone will black out the space between the two cutouts, making them indistinguishable. This design makes it look like one cutout rather than two, which is more streamlined.
Apple will use the space between the cutouts for the microphone and camera indicator lights, but it will be dark and seem like a single cutout.
The iPhone 14 Pro variants are reported to contain a 1Hz to 120Hz ProMotion display, enabling a long-awaited Always-On Display function.
The front-facing camera will have a similar f/1.9 aperture and autofocus as iPhone 14. There will be a larger, more visible camera hump to accommodate a new 48-megapixel Wide lens with a 21 percent larger sensor that offers higher-resolution pictures and 8K video recording.
The telephoto lens will be updated from a 6-element lens to a 7-element lens, and we could also see upgrades to the Ultra Wide camera. We expect 6GB RAM, the same as the iPhone 13 Pro models, a faster Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem, WiFi 6E, and up to 2TB storage. Purple might join graphite, gold, and silver.
With so many enhancements, Apple may raise iPhone 14 Pro costs by $100.The iPhone 14 Pro would start at $1,099 and the Pro Max at $1,199.
Apple Watch Series 8
For Apple’s upcoming Series 8, the watch’s design isn’t likely to alter. Apple will provide 41 and 45mm sizes, and the S8 chip should be as fast as the S7.
It will be larger than the 45mm Apple Watch Series 7 and include a 2-inch diagonal screen, up from 1.9 inches. The 410 x 502 display can offer more fitness metrics on a single panel.
The Apple Watch Pro is a higher-end version of the Apple Watch that’s also more durable for severe sports and other activities. It will be composed of a durable titanium alloy and have a shatterproof screen.
The Apple Watch Pro will be larger than the Series 8 versions, thus it will have a bigger battery and longer battery life for longer workouts. With low power mode, it might survive more than a day.
The Apple Watch Pro is likely to have the same functionality as the Series 8. It’ll cost $900 to $1000.
A new Apple Watch SE is likely to arrive alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, although no details have been released. We might see a speedier processor and always-on display, a Series 6 characteristic.
New AirPods and iPads are in the works, but it’s unclear if Apple will debut them in September or October.
A new AirPods Pro is planned for 2022. Early speculations stated that Apple’s would opt for a smaller, stemless design, but more recent information has indicated a design that’s identical to the present design with silicone ear tips and a stem.
The charging case may contain speaker holes to play a sound when the AirPods are missing, improving Find My integration. AirPods 3 will have enhanced sound and an upgraded H1 chip with noise cancellation.
AirPods Pro will support Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple would require a non-Bluetooth solution for the AirPods to play Lossless audio files.
Apple’s may be migrating to USB-C, but this year’s AirPods Pro will have a Lightning port.
There have been rumors of a new Apple Pencil, but no new information has surfaced in a while.
Apple is developing a new low-cost iPad that could look like the iPad mini 6. Leaked renders reveal the tablet will feature flat sides and rounded corners, but a Touch ID Home button and larger bezels than earlier iPads.
It will have a 10.5-inch display, USB-C port, A14 CPU, single-lens rear camera, 5G connection, and front-facing camera, but no headphone jack. Pricing is projected to stay affordable.