Tim Cook will headline Apple annual September launch event on Wednesday (September 7). Recent history suggests we’ll see Cook and Company again this fall.
Apple has many items that are updated regularly. Apple loves to have its consumer goods on store shelves in time for the holidays. That’s too many product announcements for one event. We’re used to many Apple product announcements in the fall, not just one in September.
When you’re one of the world’s largest firms by market valuation, people tend to attend press events. Given Apple’s recent history, we don’t expect that to change soon.
Even with a September Apple event this week, it’s not too early to guess what else is in store. Here’s why Apple may have multiple product events in the coming months and what it may disclose.
What we already know
One Apple event is already scheduled, and it’s soon. Apple’s Far Out event starts at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, September 7. Apple will live stream the September 7 event, so don’t worry if you didn’t get an invite.
Expect new iPhones to headline product announcements. Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 series, with the biggest upgrades predicted for the Pro models. It has a new processor, enhanced wide and ultrawide cameras, faster charging speeds, and no notch. Apple may replace the iPhone small with a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max that’s cheaper than the iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Wednesday won’t be all phones. Apple could show off the Apple Watch 8, among other models. Apple may release a high-end Apple Watch 8 Pro and an entry-level Apple Watch SE 2.
AirPods Pro 2 are a possible accessory Apple may show out. The original AirPods Pro came out about three years ago. Another speculated feature is the Apple Watch’s ability to track exercises.
Four new phones, three new watches, and improved wireless earbuds should fill Apple’s hour-long product events.
What to expect on the launch event
New iPhones, Apple Watch, and AirPods should make for a jam-packed presentation, but there are also new iPads in the works. It’s unclear if Apple will announce them in September or at a second event in October.
iPad 10th gen
Apple is building a new low-cost iPad that could look like the iPad mini 6. Leaked renders reveal the tablet will feature flat sides and rounded corners, but a Touch ID Home button and larger bezels than earlier iPads.
It will have a 10.5-inch display, USB-C port, A14 CPU, single-lens rear camera, 5G connection, and front-facing camera, but no headphone jack. Expect cheap pricing.
The 11- and 12.9-inch iPad Pros will have a speedier M2 chip this year. The M2 chip, previously utilised in the MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro, will boost performance and efficiency in iPad Pro versions.
Cost and supply constraints may prevent the 11-inch iPad Pro from getting a mini-LED display.
The iPad Pro may have wireless charging like the iPhone through a bigger glass Apple logo. The iPad can also charge other gadgets wirelessly.
There have been rumours of a new Apple Pencil, but no new information has surfaced in a while.
How to watch livestream
Wednesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. Pacific is the iPhone 14 event. Apple’s website and YouTube will live stream the event.