Everything you need to know about Apple’s “Far Out” event
iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, iOS 16 and more.
Apple announces a September 7 event called “Far Out” that will include the iPhone 14, the Series 8 Watch, and other products.
On September 7, 2022, Apple will host a media event called “Far Out” where it is anticipated that the company will introduce the iPhone 14 lineup, the new Apple Watch Series 8 models, iOS 16 and possibly more announcements.
New iPhones are anticipated to be unveiled at Apple’s press event set to start at 1 p.m. ET, the company has just announced. On Apple’s website, the launch event will be streamed live. Since the COVID pandemic began in 2020, Apple has held virtually pre-recorded launch events.
Additionally, Apple is inviting guests to the Cupertino, California, campus to watch the launch. At the event, Apple may also reveal new Apple Watch and AirPods models. New iPad and Mac models are also reportedly being prepared by the company, but those are occasionally announced at a different October event. Four new iPhone models are anticipated from Apple, which will probably be called the iPhone 14.
The new phones will have better cameras, and the more costly iPhone 14 Pro models might have a smaller pill-shaped cutout on the top of the device’s display instead of the “notch” that existing iPhones have. They may also, according to reports, have always-on displays. Analysts will be closely observing Apple’s new product pricing to determine if the company has increased prices in the face of uncertain supply chains and high inflation. Additionally, Apple might reveal new Apple Watch models, most likely termed the Series 8. Bloomberg reported in July that Apple also intended to release a more pricey and durable “pro” model. According to reports, Apple may integrate a body temperature sensor.
After its September event, Apple will also release the newest version of iOS for iPhones. This year, the software allows users to edit or delete iMessages and customize the phone’s lock screen. When Apple’s executives and product managers take the stage at the Steve Jobs Theater for their upcoming product launch event on September 7, it’s a safe bet that we’ll see the next generation of flagship iPhone models. The announcements that we anticipate seeing during the event are listed below, along with a few that we believe you should have realistic expectations for. This year, the iPhone 14 Pro will receive some exciting new features, including two long-requested ones.
These significant adjustments include the addition of an always-on display, similar to what users of Samsung Galaxy flagship devices and several high-end Android smartphones have long enjoyed, and also the removal of the camera notch at the top of the screen in favor of a design that resembles a punch hole. Additional enhancements could come in the form of a quicker A16 system-on-a-chip (SoC), a larger and better 48-megapixel rear wide camera with 8K video recording capabilities, and additional features in the front-facing camera. Unfortunately, one leak suggests that all of that might cost $100 more than the iPhone 13 Pro phones. The regular, non-Pro iPhone 14, on the other hand, is anticipated to be a bit of a non-story.
The relatively low-selling mini size that we saw in the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups is anticipated to be discontinued by Apple, which is unfortunate for those who enjoy using their phones. Instead, the company will offer a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max, both of which match the sizes of the Pro models exactly. Big changes to the Apple Watch Series 8 or its less expensive sibling, the Apple Watch SE, haven’t received much attention. But both are probably going to get a slight spec bump and some small improvements. If that doesn’t pique your interest, perhaps the launch of a third Apple Watch model will: Numerous reports from various sources claim that Apple has been working on a rugged “Apple Watch Pro.”
The new iPhone 14 models will be the main focus of the September event, and we anticipate seeing the 6.1″ iPhone 14, 6.7″ iPhone Max, 6.1″ iPhone 14 Pro, and 6.7″ iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple chose to release larger devices this year rather than the 5.4-inch iPhone “mini.”
The standard iPhone 14 models won’t see any significant changes, but the iPhone 14 Pro models will receive an A16 processor, a new 48-megapixel camera, and other improvements. Full details are available in our iPhone 14 Pro roundup.
Although the iPhone 14 models won’t have the same impressive camera technology and will continue to run on an A15 chip, they will get new colors, an upgraded Ultra Wide lens, faster 5G, and WiFi 6E. Our iPhone 14 roundup provides a detailed overview of the upcoming features for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max.
Apple is developing new Apple Watch models to go along with the new iPhone models. An updated low power mode, longer battery life, temperature sensing, a S8 chip, and other potential features like car crash detection could all be included in the new Apple Watch Series 8 that is currently under development. A more expensive “Apple Watch Pro” will also be released by Apple; it will have a new design, a bigger size, and a much more durable display and build. Athletes and people who abuse their watches more than the average user are the target market for the “pro” Apple Watch. Beyond the iPhone 14 models and the Apple Watch, we will probably see the second-generation AirPods Pro, a new 10th-generation iPad, a refreshed iPad Pro, an Apple silicon Mac Pro, and more at a second October event.