Apple is gearing up to launch a new bunch of iPhones tomorrow at Apple’s annual flagship event which is going offline after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus. Here’s what to expect from the event.
Four iPhone 14 models
We expect Apple to announce four new iPhone devices to see four iPhone 14 models. According to leaks, Apple will kill the “mini” model with a 5.4-inch screen size and replace it with a new “Max” or “Plus”.
The new 6.7-inch iPhone will be positioned between the standard iPhone and the more expensive “Pro” model. We also expect the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max to feature a slightly improved version of the existing A15 chip, longer battery life, and an upgraded front-facing camera.
On the other hand, the Pro models are expected to get a maximum number of new features, including an upgrade to all new A16 processors, a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens (up from 12-megapixels), an improved ultra-wide angle lens with larger pixels, and maybe a new telephoto lens with a better zoom. We might also see an astrophotography mode in the iPhone 14, which seems to be teased in the “Far out” invite.
Apple might also finally bring an always-on-display mode to the Pro lineup for notifications, a feature that’s been there on Android phones for years. Rumors also point to a satellite connectivity option for the high-end iPhone 14, though the feature would be intended for emergency use.
Three Apple Watch models
Apple will most likely launch three Apple Watch models at the event. The Apple Watch Series 8 will undoubtedly follow its predecessor’s same design but may have new features like a new body temperature sensor to could help with fertility and sleep tracking.
The new high-end “Pro” model will have a bigger screen, extra durability, and more physical controls. Insiders claim Apple will take on Garmin, which is known for making high-end smartwatches aimed at professional athletes and hikers, with the Apple Watch Pro.
An updated Apple Watch “SE” could also be announced alongside the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Pro.
Apple will also probably introduce the second-generation AirPods Pro at its “Far out” event. The AirPods Pro 2 might get a refreshed design, and lossless audio support.
The new iPhones will bring the all-new iOS 16, which was first announced in June and has been in testing for months.
Apple could also announce new subscription services given the services business was the fastest growing segment for Apple during the last quarter. Apple has over 860 million paid subscribers across its services, which includes Apple Music, iCloud, and Apple TV+.