Apple’south annual iPhone-centric autumn event is set to begin on Wednesday, September 7, and unlike last yr, there volition be an in-person component with members of the media invited to test our new devices. We’ve been hearing rumors most the next-generation iPhones for many months at present, so we know the ins and outs of what to look.
This guide highlights everything that we’re expecting to meet (and some more distant possibilities) at the September issue based on rumors that we’ve heard so far.
The biggest alter to the iPhone 14 is the elimination of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini, which is being discontinued due to lackluster sales. The iPhone 13 mini will be the last iPhone at the 5.4-inch size, just at that place are even so four iPhones coming this year.
Apple is replacing the 5.iv-inch iPhone with a larger half-dozen.7-inch model, so we tin expect to come across the 6.ane-inch iPhone 14, the 6.vii-inch “iPhone 14 Plus” or “iPhone 14 Max,” the 6.1-inch iPhone xiv Pro, and the half dozen.7-inch iPhone fourteen Pro Max. For much of the rumor cycle, the standard vi.seven-inch iPhone in the works was assumed to be called the iPhone 14 Max afterward the Pro Max naming scheme, but rumors now propose that it could instead be called the iPhone 14 Plus.
Aside from the new size, the standard iPhone 14 models are going to look nigh identical to the iPhone 13 models, with most of the changes reserved for the more expensive Pro models. In that location will be no pattern changes and the Confront ID notch volition remain, nor are the iPhone 14 models expected to adopt ProMotion technology.
In fact, rumors propose the iPhone 14 and xiv Max aren’t fifty-fifty going to go an updated A-series chip, and volition go on to utilise the A15 that was in the iPhone 13 models. The iPhone 14 models are more of an iPhone 13S refresh, simply there are a few new features that are coming.
The iPhone 14 models are getting the upgraded Ultra Wide camera that came to last year’s iPhone 13 models, and they’ll besides have an upgraded front-facing photographic camera with wider f/i.nine aperture and autofocus capabilities.
We’re expecting 6GB RAM, up from 4GB, and all of the iPhone 14 models are rumored to feature an updated Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem from Qualcomm. The X65 modem enables some satellite connectivity features, and then there take been rumors that Apple is going to implement satellite-based emergency features that will let users ship texts in emergency situations and report major emergencies in areas where there is no cellular coverage.
WiFi 6E support is coming, and in that location’s rumored to be a new purple color that will join black, white, red, and blueish. Pricing is expected to stay the same, starting at $799.
iPhone 14 Pro
While minor changes are coming to the standard iPhone 14 models, the Pro line is getting a much more significant update. The half-dozen.1 and 6.7-inch sizes aren’t changing, just Apple is rumored to be getting rid of the notch.
Rather than the notch, Apple is implementing a pill-shaped cutout and a hole-dial cutout, both of which volition business firm the front-facing photographic camera and the TrueDepth system needed for Face ID. Though these are two distinct cutouts, Apple plans to combine them into one long pill-shaped notch using software.
The infinite between the two cutouts will be blacked out when the iPhone is in use, making the cutouts indistinguishable from one another. With this design, it will look similar 1 cutout rather than two different-sized cutouts, which will make for a more than streamlined expect.
Rumors suggest that Apple will use the space betwixt the cutouts for microphone and camera indicator lights, just the surface area between the cutouts will otherwise be blackness and will appear as a single cutout.
The iPhone fourteen Pro models are rumored to include a 1Hz to 120Hz ProMotion brandish, which will enable a long-awaited Ever-On Display part that’s expected to work similarly to the Apple tree Watch always-on display.
The front-facing camera will feature the same wider f/ane.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities equally the regular iPhone 14. There volition be a larger, more prominent photographic camera bump to accommodate a new 48-megapixel Wide lens with a 21 per centum larger sensor that supports higher-resolution images and 8K video recording, mark one of the biggest photographic camera updates we’ve seen on the iPhone line in years.
The telephoto lens will be upgraded from a 6-chemical element lens to a vii-chemical element lens, and nosotros could also see improvements to the Ultra Wide photographic camera. 6GB RAM is expected, the same equally the iPhone 13 Pro models, and we are counting on a faster Snapdragon X65 x Gigabit 5G modem, WiFi 6E, and up to 2TB storage space. A new purple color could join the graphite, gilt, and silver options.
With and then many upgrades, the iPhone fourteen Pro models could have a higher starting toll, with Apple tree perhaps increasing prices past approximately $100. If that happens, the iPhone fourteen Pro would commencement at $1,099 and the iPhone 14 Pro Max would starting time at $ane,199, just no specific details on pricing are known at this fourth dimension.
Apple Watch Series 8
The Apple tree Picket Serial eight is expected to await like the Apple tree Watch Series seven, with no notable design changes. Apple volition proceed to offer 41 and 45mm size options, and the S8 chip inside is expected to offer the same performance equally the S7.
What we may get is a new temperature sensing feature that’southward able to detect changes in body temperature. To start with, it’ll be used for fertility planning, merely hereafter versions of the Apple Lookout could alarm you lot if yous accept a higher than normal body temperature.
Measuring body temperature from peel is not as accurate equally getting a core body temperature reading so the Apple Lookout man Series 8 is not likely to provide a specific temperature number, instead just monitoring changes over fourth dimension.
Car crash detection may arrive into the Apple Watch Serial 8, with the feature mirroring fall detection. The accelerometer would find a fasten in gravitational force and would then warning emergency services if necessary.
At that place could be updates to activeness tracking, though what specifically we don’t know, and Apple tree is working on an updated depression power manner. The updated depression power mode would allow more functions to work while battery life is being preserved, rather than simply limiting all features.
Apple tree Lookout Pro
Alongside the Apple Sentry Series 8 models, Apple is planning to launch a higher-end “Apple Watch Pro,” though information technology may sport a different proper noun. The “pro” version of the Apple Watch will have an updated pattern that
Bloomberg‘southward Mark Gurman has described as an “development of the current rectangular shape.”
It will be larger than the current 45mm Apple Spotter Series 7, and will feature a display that measures in at two inches diagonally, up from the 1.9-inch diagonal screen size of the 45mm Apple Watch. The display will accept a resolution of 410 x 502, and the actress display area could be used to show additional fitness metrics on a single screen.
The Apple Watch Pro isn’t just a higher-stop version of the Apple Sentinel, it’southward also more rugged and is aimed at those who demand more protection for farthermost sports and other intensive activities. It will be made from a titanium blend that is better able to concur up to abuse, and information technology will have a shatter resistant brandish.
Because the Apple Watch Pro is expected to exist larger than the Series viii models, it will adjust a bigger battery and could thus back up longer battery life for longer conditioning times. With the depression power mode, it could even last for more than ane twenty-four hours earlier needing to be recharged.
Aside from the new blueprint and the larger body, the Apple Sentinel Pro is expected to include all of the aforementioned features equally the Series eight. It will be more expensive, perhaps priced somewhere in the range of $900 to $1000.
Apple Sentinel SE
A new version of the affordable Apple Watch SE is in the works and is expected to debut alongside the Apple Watch Series 8, but there’s no word on what new features it might include. Nosotros can perhaps look a faster processor and an always-on display, a feature originally introduced with the Series 6.
There are new AirPods and iPads in the works, but it is non articulate if Apple will innovate these devices at the September issue or save them for a second effect that could potentially happen in October.
AirPods Pro ii
The AirPods Pro oasis’t been refreshed since their 2019 launch, but a new version is in the works for 2022. Early rumors suggested that Apple might go with a smaller, stemless design, but more than recent information has indicated a design that’s similar to the current design with silicone ear tips and a stem.
The charging instance is rumored to have speaker holes so it is able to play a sound when the AirPods are lost, and that will become along with improved Notice My integration. The AirPods three acoustics volition bring improved audio, and there’s going to be an updated H1 chip with self-adaptive noise cancellation capabilities.
Apple tree analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has said the AirPods Pro will feature support for Apple tree Lossless (ALAC) sound. No AirPods have Lossless audio back up because the AirPods function over Bluetooth, so for the AirPods to play higher-quality Lossless audio files, Apple would need a non-Bluetooth solution.
Apple is rumored to be transitioning to USB-C across its production lineup, just this year’s AirPods Pro are expected to continue to feature a Lightning port.
Apple is developing a new low-cost iPad, which could have an updated design that brings it more in line with the iPad mini 6. Rumors and leaked renders advise the tablet will take apartment edges and rounded corners, though it will continue to have a Touch ID Home button and thicker bezels than other iPads.
A mockup of the potential tenth-generation iPad design by Renders Past Shailesh
It will include a 10.5-inch brandish, a USB-C port, a faster A14 flake, a single-lens rear camera, 5G connectivity, and a front-facing camera, but no headphone jack. Pricing is expected to remain affordable.
The xi and 12.nine-inch iPad Pro models are expected to see a refresh this year, and the main update will be a faster M2 chip. The M2 scrap was showtime used in the MacBook Air and the 13-inch MacBook Pro, and it will bring speed and efficiency improvements over the M1 in the current iPad Pro models.
There were rumors that the eleven-inch iPad Pro might go a mini-LED display, but information technology doesn’t sound like that’s going to happen because of cost bug and supply constraints.
The iPad Pro is rumored to feature a version of MagSafe wireless charging much like the iPhone, mayhap through a larger drinking glass Apple logo that could facilitate the charging feature. Opposite wireless charging is also a possibility, so the iPad could be used to accuse other devices besides.
Rumors of a new Apple Pencil accept popped upwardly here and there, merely it’south non looking similar nosotros’re going to go a refreshed Apple Pencil this year as there hasn’t been new information on that front for quite some time.
How to Watch
The iPhone 14 event will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Apple tree will alive stream the issue on its website and on YouTube.
For those unable to sentry, MacRumors volition accept alive coverage of the event both on MacRumors.com and through the MacRumorsLive Twitter account.