Apple has sent invitations for a special event dubbed “Far Out”. which will take place on September 7. The company’s track record over the years and all rumors suggest that the event will focus on Apple’s latest iPhone, the iPhone 14, among other versions.
Below we’ve covered what we expect Apple to reveal on the day and how you can watch the event online.
1. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro
We expect Apple to announce its newest line of iPhones, the iPhone 14. This should come as no surprise as Apple’s events in September have always revolved around the iPhone since 2012. Experts industry believe that Apple’s iPhone 14 series will come in four different versions: a 6.1- a 14-inch iPhone, a 6.7-inch iPhone Max, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and an iPhone 14 Pro Max 6, 7 inches.
Various iPhone 14 rumors have been circulating for a while now. Although nothing concrete can be said until Apple announces the iPhone itself, some changes are expected. iPhone 14 Pro models are expected to have a new pill-shaped cutout and a punch-hole cutout to replace the notch. Pro models can also get a new A16 chip, 48MP camera, and other upgrades.
Other rumors suggest that the iPhone and iPhone Max will unfortunately continue to feature the notch for now, alongside the current-gen A15 chip. We may also see an increase in storage from the base model of 128GB to 256GB for some models, but take all of this information with a grain of salt.
2. Apple Watch Series 8 (and SE)
Apple is expected to release a new Apple Watch, as it has in previous years. According to industry experts, the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature an updated low power mode, longer battery life and temperature sensing, among other features.
Rumors also suggest the launch of a new high-end Apple Watch Pro, which is expected to feature a new design, larger screen size and improved durability thanks to premium materials. This model seems to be aimed at those who use their connected watches a lot more than regular users, such as athletes.
3. Deployment of iOS 16 and watchOS 9
Apple’s September event is when the company usually announces the exact release dates for the latest version of iOS and iPadOS. Apple originally announced iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 at WWDC 2022 in June, and developers and public beta testers have been beta testing the software ever since.
We hope for an imminent release for iOS 16, so that we can use all the latest features. But if you don’t have the patience to wait, you can also install the iOS 16 public beta on your iPhone to test out the new software and see if you like it.
Unfortunately, Apple has confirmed that iPadOS 16 will not ship with iOS 16. The company has had several delays in beta testing iPadOS, apparently due to changes to the Stage Manager experience. According to Apple’s statement to TechCrunch:
This is a particularly important year for iPadOS. As a clean platform with features built specifically for iPad, we have the flexibility to deliver iPadOS on its own schedule. This fall, iPadOS will ship after iOS, as version 16.1 in a free software update.
However, you can expect Apple to release watchOS 9, the latest software for Apple Watch. It features new watch faces, updated sleep tracking capabilities, and a Medications app designed to help you keep track of your medications, vitamins, and supplements.
4. Other announcements possible
Along with the products we’re anticipating, we might also see some surprise launches during Apple’s “Far Out” event. We’re expecting a second-generation AirPods Pro, and it makes sense that Apple would announce them with the iPhone 14.
The company could also launch a new 10th generation iPad, but the chances of that happening are slim; there’s a better chance that Apple will schedule a separate event for its iPads.
How to Watch the Apple Event Online
If you want to watch the “Far Out” event, it will air on Apple’s website, Apple’s YouTube channel, and Apple TV app on September 7 at 10 a.m. (PST). Although the event will be streamed online, it will be a real in-person event, which we haven’t seen from Apple since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
We’re not expecting any Macs at this event since Apple’s events in September have always been iPhone focused. Stay tuned to our website as we’ll be here to cover and fill you in on the details of Apple’s most anticipated event of 2022.