- This year’s annual iPhone launch.
- Unlike last year’s online form,
- This year’s event will give journalists hands-on experience with the new device.
- But before articles about the new product experience came out, rumors of what to expect at the upcoming event had already surfaced.
- Not only information about the new iPhones, but also other devices that may be introduced at the event.
The focus of the event iPhone 14
The biggest change for the iPhone 14 is the removal of the 5.4-inch iPhone Mini line,
when sales of the previous 2 generations were too weak.
Its replacement will be a version with a large screen of 6.7 inches
This also means that this year’s iPhone generation may have 4 versions: 2 versions with 6.1-inch screens, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, and 2 versions with 6.7-inch screens including iPhone 14 Plus and iPhone. 14 Pro Max.
Despite having the same screen size, the iPhone line will often have many differences in features compared to the Pro series.
Rumors show that the regular iPhone line will still use Face ID with a notch like the iPhone 13 and continue to use last year’s A15 chip.
In other words, the iPhone 14 series is often the same as the remastered iPhone 13 series and adds a number of new features, including:
- Ultra Wide camera and selfie camera also have a wider aperture with f/1.9
- capable of autofocus
- RAM can also be increased from 4GB to 6GB
- equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem.
- This modem will provide satellite communication in case of an emergency
Rumors also suggest that the iPhone 14 series usually supports Wifi 6E and will have a new purple color appear, in addition to the basic colors such as black, white, red and blue.
It is expected that the price of this device line will remain the same from 799 USD.
iPhone 14 Pro
While the iPhone 14 series usually gets only minor upgrades, the iPhone 14 Pro series gets bigger upgrades. The large notch on the screen will likely be replaced by a pill-shaped cutout and a circular hole – used to house the front camera and TrueDepth system for Face ID.
Another rumor said,
Apple plans to use software to merge these two cuts into a single, elongated pill-shaped punch.
Another upgrade to the iPhone 14 Pro series is the ProMotion display from 1Hz to 120Hz, which brings another long-awaited Always-On Display feature.
It is expected to work similar to the Apple Watch screen
- The front camera also has a wider aperture with f/1.9, similar to the regular iPhone 14 series.
- The rear camera cluster will be larger when it contains a wide-angle camera with a 47 Mpx sensor, 21% larger than before, helping to take higher-resolution photos and record 8K movies.
- The telephoto lens has also been upgraded from 6 elements to 7 elements
- The same upgrade will also come for the Ultra Wide camera.
- It can be said that iPhone 14 Pro is the generation with the biggest upgrade in camera hardware on iPhone in recent years
Meanwhile, the configuration only has minor upgrades with 6GB of RAM similar to the iPhone 13 Pro, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem,
Wifi 6W and maximum storage memory up to 2TB.
Purple will be added alongside graphite white, gold and silver white.
In addition, this year’s iPhone Pro series is also equipped with a newer processor than last year
- With many notable upgrades, it’s no wonder that the iPhone 14 Pro series costs more
- Starting at $1,099 for iPhone 14 Pro
- and $1,199 for iPhone 14 Pro Max
Apple Watch Series 8
According to rumors, it is expected that the Apple Watch series 8 will be similar to the Series 7 with not many noticeable changes.
The 41 and 45mm size options remain the same with the S8 chip inside which is said to have the same performance as the old S7 chip.
Some new features are expected to appear on Apple Watch Series 8 such as
Temperature sensor to detect changes in body temperature.
It can initially be used for pregnancy planning, but in the future it can also warn you of a higher than normal body temperature.
However, the temperature measured through the skin will not be as accurate as the real temperature so,
It seems that this feature only helps the Apple Watch Series 8 detect changes in body temperature rather than providing an exact number.
The Apple Watch Series 8 can also include car crash detection, thanks to an accelerometer that can detect peaks in gravity and alert emergency services if needed.
There are also rumors that Apple is working on a low-power operating mode that allows many functions to be maintained when battery life is about to run out, rather than being limited as it is usually.
Apple Watch Pro
In addition to Apple Watch Series 8, Apple also plans to launch a more advanced Apple Watch Pro series,
Although it may have a different name.
This version will be “an evolution of the current rectangle,” as described by Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman.
It will be 45mm larger than the Apple Watch series 7 series, and the screen will be 2 inches longer diagonally.
Slightly better than the 1.9-inch Apple Watch 45mm.
The screen resolution is 410 x 502, and the extra screen portion can be used to display additional fitness metrics on the screen
not just more advanced versions,
Apple Watch Pro is more rugged for those who need a more durable device for extreme sports and more strenuous activities.
Rumor has it that this version will be made of titanium and feature a shatterproof screen and a larger battery.
In low power mode, the device can even work for more than 1 day before it needs to be recharged.
Apart from a new design and larger size, the Apple Watch Pro is expected to have the same features as the Apple Watch Series 8. As a higher-end version, expect the device to cost between $900 and $1,000.
Apple Watch SE
A new, more affordable version of the Apple Watch is in the works and is expected to launch alongside the Apple Watch Series 8.
However, there is not much information about what new features it will come with.
Perhaps it will have a faster processor and an always-on display, features from the Apple Watch Series 6.
There may be other new devices, including new AirPods and new iPads.
However, it’s unclear whether the devices will be launched during this September’s event or at another event in October.
AirPods Pro 2
AirPods Pro series hasn’t been updated since 2019
But a new version may be developed in 2022.
Recent rumors suggest that the design of the new earphones will be similar to the current one with silicone eartips.
Rumor has it that the new AirPods charging case will have an extra speaker hole for playback if lost, as well as an upgraded Find My feature.
According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the new AirPods Pro will support Apple Lossless (ALAC) audio.
While AirPods are Bluetooth headphones, Apple needed another wireless connectivity solution to listen to these lossless audio files.
iPad 10th generation
Apple is working on a new low-cost iPad version with a refreshed design to match the iPad Mini 6 series.
Rumors and leaked designs suggest the new tablet has flat edges and rounded corners.
Like other iPads, Touch ID and thick bezels remain the same
- Most likely this iPad will have a 10.5-inch screen,
- USB-C charging port
- more powerful A14 chip and single camera on the back
- 5G . connection
- selfie camera and no headphone jack.
It is expected to update the iPad Pro 11 and 12.9-inch 2 versions this year,
The main upgrade is the faster M2 chip.
There are many rumors that the 11-inch iPad Pro series may also be equipped with a Mini-LED screen.
But it seems cost and supply shortages may make that unlikely.
The iPad Pro line is also rumored to be equipped with the same MagSafe wireless charging feature as on the iPhone,
seems to be charged through the glass located on the Apple logo on the back.
Another possibility is reverse charging, so the iPad can be used to charge other devices as well.