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Apple will hold its traditional September event in a few weeks. If the Cupertino tech giant follows past trends, we can expect it to unveil the star attraction of the next generation iPhone during the event. Although Apple is expected to introduce several devices at once, the iPhone 14 series and the Apple Watch Series 8 are the most anticipated devices that could be launched. Here’s what you can expect from the event.
iPhone 14 series
The iPhone 14 lineup is expected to be the main attraction at Apple’s rumored September 7 event. Apple is expected to introduce four new models this year. However, according to rumors, only the Pro models will get Apple’s next-gen A16 bionic chip for the first time, while regular variants will come with either the A15 chip (which is included in the iPhone 13) or a modified variant. The iPhone mini is also expected to be replaced by the iPhone max, which will have the same internals as the base iPhone with a bigger screen and battery.
Apple could also keep the same camera array on the iPhone 14 lineup that was present on last year’s iPhone 14. This means the cheaper iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max could come with two rear cameras, while the Pro models will have three cameras and a sensor LiDAR. . Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman claims that the Pro models will get a 48-megapixel sensor, while the regular models will have a 12-megapixel sensor. This is in line with Apple’s trend of reserving major camera upgrades for its Pro models.
There have also been many rumors of a price hike for the Apple iPhone 14 series due to rising inflation and production costs. It is likely that the iPhone 14 will start at $899 (approx. Rs. 71,776) and the iPhone 14 Max will start at $999 (approx. Rs. 79,665). The iPhone 14 Pro could start at $1,099 (roughly Rs. 87,640) and the iPhone 14 Pro Max could start at $1,199 (roughly Rs. 96,706). Of course, these prices are exclusive of local taxes, and the iPhone 14 series could cost a lot more when it reaches our shores.
Apple Watch Series 8
There have been many rumors that Apple’s upcoming smartwatch could feature a new design language with angular edges like the company’s phones. However, the latest leak suggests that the Apple Watch Series 8 will not stray far from the path set by the Series 7. Twitter user ShrimpApplePro (@VNchocoTaco) shared an image of what is said to be a leaked render of the next Apple Watch.
In a Twitter thread, a user said that not only will the next-gen Apple Watch come with the same design as its predecessor, but that it won’t come with any new sensors. The user also claimed that there will be no titanium variant of the watch and that it will come in aluminum and stainless steel variants instead. The aluminum variant will be available in midnight, starlight and Product (RED) color variants, while the stainless steel variant will be available in silver and graphite colors as per the user. Note that these rumors are for the base model of the Apple Watch and not the “Pro” model that Apple is expected to reveal.
AirPods Pro 2
Apple’s AirPods Pro were launched in 2019 and have been long overdue for an update. The new headphones could be revealed during the company’s September event. Bloomberg previously reported that AirPods Pro and improved AirPods will launch in 2022. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that the next-generation AirPods will also come with a Lightning connector.
According to reports, the AirPods Pro 2 could come with an improved H1 chip that has self-adaptive noise cancellation, better performance and improved power consumption. It is also rumored that the headphones could come with heart rate detection, although it is unclear how Apple will implement this if the rumors are true.