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Apple keynote: What to Expect from the big iPhone 14 event

This year’s iPhone event will take place on Wednesday, September 7. Apple invites you to present the iPhone 14 family under the motto “Far Out”. In addition to the iPhone, other new devices are expected. We’ve rounded up the rumors. But first, a look at the September 2021 event.

At that time, in addition to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, the Apple Watch Series 7, a new iPad, and a new iPad mini were also due to be launched. This year expects significantly more new hardware. Macs will be showcased at a second event in October at the earliest.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro

Apple could have another surprise in store for the iPhone lineup this year. The iPhone mini would be history, replaced instead by a larger model of the budget iPhone 14. According to reports, a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 will be added and presented under the name Max or Plus.

The iPhone 14 Pro models receive special attention. The changes that have been leaked so far are extensive. Like Samsung, Apple could now introduce a front camera with holes and a wide-angle camera with 48 megapixels. In addition, the previous notch has been replaced with a smaller, pill-shaped design. One of the hottest rumors is the launch of an always-on display for the Pro models.

An always-on lock screen would fit in well with the planned changes in iOS 16 to the widgets and customization options. In terms of performance, only the Pro models get Apple’s new A16 Bionic chip. The standard iPhone 14 models, on the other hand, are likely to get last year’s A15. There are rumors about new features such as support for satellite connections.

Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Pro

There should also be a fundamentally new model for the Apple Watch this year – the Apple Watch Pro. This must be equipped with a 47-millimeter display and therefore have a robust titanium housing, which is significantly larger.

Particularly interesting: this Pro model is said to offer a significantly improved battery life of up to two days. The Apple Watch Series 8, on the other hand, is only getting minor revisions. We are talking about a temperature sensor (which is also expected in the Pro model) and an improved display. Apple may be sticking with the same dual-core S7 chip as its predecessor.

AirPods Pro 2

You’ve been waiting for a new version of the AirPods Pro for over three years – now the time has come. Rumor has it that the improvements in the AirPods Pro 2 are correspondingly extensive. When it comes to design, not too much should change. Only the charging case gets noticeable improvements with a microphone, speaker, and the ability to attach a lanyard to the case.

In terms of sound quality, the second generation would support Apple’s Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC). An updated H1 chip and driver improvements similar to the AirPods 3 should also be noticeable. However, other features, such as heart rate or body temperature sensors, are not yet ready for the market.

iPad and iPad Pro

A big blow is expected for the larger tablets. The 10th generation iPad should also have a USB-C connection as an entry-level model. Among the improvements, especially the A14 Bionic chip should promise a speed boost. In addition, 5G support and an improved front camera would be conceivable. But there are hardly any details.

Externally, the iPad needs to be revised – but the home button remains. In the case of the iPad Pro models, upgrades to the M2 chip are pending for the two versions with 11 and 12.9-inch screens. The current iPad Pro models have been available since April 2021, so an update is high time. However, there are not many rumors about the planned improvements and the information that has been leaked so far is also quite contradictory. So it will be exciting what will be presented on Wednesday.