Apple has set September 7 as the launch date for its rumored iPhone 14. There are no important points past the time and place: the “Far Out” event will take located at 10 a.m. local times in Steve Jobs Hall on the Apple Park campus. Streamed online at Apple Events (opens in new tab).
The announcement at least puts an end to Apple’s speculation but leaves the door open for what we’ll have to look forward to seeing and hearing on September 7. Anyway, it’s worth noting that the newest iPhone gets a rather unusual first Wednesday. In September launch date. Typically, Apple unveils its products on a Tuesday, and with the iPhone, it’s often in the second week of the month. But September starts at the end of the week and then it’s Labor Day weekend in the US, which essentially cuts off Monday as a travel day for the various analysts and press (like us!) who will be in attendance.
When Apple CEO Tim Cook takes the stage that Wednesday, he won’t be taking — well — anything with him. Cook will first talk about the state of the company and how Apple is overcoming the challenges of the pandemic and subsequent supply constraints. He’ll grace new store openings around the world and, we bet, beef up Apple’s “amazing team” to accompany everyone (opens in new tab) back to Apple Park and other Apple offices for at least three days. A week.
Cook may also tease new Apple TV shows as a way of showing the strength of its services – and reminding investors that Apple’s fortunes are not solely tied to its still highly profitable iPhone line.
At some point, Cook will start introducing the iPhone 14, which will actually be as many as four iPhone 14 models:
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Max
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
Most rumors point to the iPhone 13 mini being the last in a short-lived line of pint-sized iPhones.
Meanwhile, the new phone on the block, the iPhone 14 Max, will offer the size of the Pro Max but the features and affordability of the iPhone 14. Additionally, the Max and Pro lines will fork in the sense that the former will keep the screen appearance and feel of the previous-generation iPhone 13, while the latter will ditch the full-scale notch.
iPhone 14 ready for lunch on September 7
The iPhone 13 and anticipated iPhone 14 models are likely to have a lot in common (think the basic design and screen technology), but the cameras could be drastically different. Most rumors point to the Pro line getting 48MP cameras. That’s a big jump from the 12MP cameras on the 13 lines and, again, will help differentiate between the iPhone 14 and 14 Max and the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max. It’s worth noting that most people will probably end up shooing in some sort of “pixel binning” mode, which will combine four pixels at a time into an even better 12MP image.
We’re still hoping for at least one iPhone 14 model with 5x optical zoom (or higher).
There will be Apple’s new A16 Bionic chip in all iPhone 14 models, though aside from a potentially battery-saving 3nm process, the chip is unlikely to offer a major upgrade over the current A15 Bionic. Apple may not feel it needs it because, in most tests, the A15 Bionic still beats Qualcomm’s 1st Gen Snapdragon 8 mobile processors.
We’d be lying if we said we weren’t a little more excited than the rumored purple iPhone 14.
The expected launch of the iPhone 14 also begins the countdown to the full launch of iOS 16, which is currently in a public beta. The updated mobile platform and its new lock screen, notifications, and third-party widgets won’t launch until the launch of the new iPhone, which should be before the end of September, though iPhone 14 pre-orders may It should be done on Friday After launch.
More than just iPhones
There’s a stable chance that Apple will make use of this September seventh tournament as a launchpad no longer simply for a passel of iPhone 14 devices, but for a couple of different domestic and wearable gadgets, as well.
We would possibly see the rumored HomePod 2, one that hews extra intently to the unique HomePod design. This ability should be large than the HomePod mini but possibly nonetheless smaller than the unique design. More important, it should have some serious audio power.
Many expect the new Apple Watch 8 (or Series 8) to arrive along with the iPhone 14. Few are expecting a full-scale redesign, though Apple might flatten the sides and face to give it a more, almost, iPhone-style look. The big news in Apple wearables will be, um, bigger. There should be an Apple Watch 8 Pro, a larger and more rugged version of the Apple Watch designed for extreme sports and/or intensive outdoor use.
We might also see the new AirPods 4 or AirPods Pro 2 since they’re both perfect companions for the rumored iPhone 14. There’s a chance that just the next AirPods 4 show up. What’s not anticipated is that either version’s charge cases will come with USB-C charging ports. We may have to wait until next year for that update.
With every Apple launch event comes the hope (call it wishful thinking) that there will be “one more thing.” It’s a tradition that Apple’s co-founder, the late Steve Jobs, started more than a decade ago, and that current CEO Cook has only sporadically honored.
However, if that happens, we might finally get our first look at Apple’s AR glasses. Maybe. maybe no.
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