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Apple event 2022: Live updates on iPhone 14, Apple Watch Ultra, and more

Written by on September 7, 2022

Behold the brand new symbols of fall: Pumpkin spice and a brand new iPhone.

On Wednesday, Apple will host its annual September occasion from its California headquarters, the place it’s broadly anticipated the tech big will introduce the iPhone 14.

A number of different merchandise may additionally see updates, together with the Apple Watch and AirPods. Apple can even reveal particulars on the launch of iOS 16, the iPhone software program replace accessible on all iPhones going way back to the iPhone 8.

USA TODAY will present reside updates on this web page of all of the Apple bulletins.

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iPhone 14 Professional begins at $999, Professional Max at $1,099

Larger, extra highly effective telephones imply greater costs. The iPhone 14 Professional begins at $999, whereas the Professional Max begins at $1,099. Each telephones can be found for pre-order Sept. 9, and so they launch on Sept. 16.

What in regards to the iPhone 14 Professional digicam?

The brand new Professional fashions can have a 48-megapixel digicam with a quad-pixel sensor, which Apple says can higher adapt to the kind of photograph you are taking pictures. It is able to capturing high-quality images in any surroundings, the corporate claims. There’s additionally a 12 megapixel 2X telephoto digicam, and a brand new 12 megapixel Extremely Broad digicam. It turns into a lot simpler to seize skilled high quality images along with your iPhone. The flash has been up to date, and may adapt relying on the kind of photograph you’re taking. As for video, the Professional fashions get an improved Cinematic Mode and Motion Mode for extra steady movies.

Extra options on iPhone 14 Professional

The Professional and Professional Max fashions have new shows which are brighter and sharper than the earlier fashions. Additionally they embrace the always-on show that’s supposed to reduce battery use and stay environment friendly. Gadgets comparable to time, widgets and reside actions are at all times accessible. It boasts a brand new A16 Apple chip, centered on energy effectivity, show and digicam efficiency. Apple claims the chip is 40% quicker than competing telephones. 

Do not forget the iPhone 14 Professional

You thought there have been solely two iPhone 14s? The Professional fashions have surgical grade stainless-steel, 4 colours: house black, silver, gold and deep purple. There is a new entrance design. And so they ditched the larger notch! Granted it is nonetheless there, nevertheless it appears extra like a capsule. This capsule can change shapes in a characteristic referred to as the Dynamic Island. It supplies refined messages like your AirPods have linked or your telephone is charging. It could additionally show background exercise. Appears like a way more intelligent use of that house.

iPhone 14 begins at $799, iPhone 14 Plus at $899

The brand new iPhones begin at $799. They’re accessible for pre-order on Sept. 9. The iPhone 14 launches Sept. 16, whereas the iPhone 14 Plus launches Oct. 7.

So lengthy bodily SIM playing cards? Plus, new iPhone security options

Yep, Apple is transitioning to digital SIM playing cards (these tiny playing cards you get from wi-fi carriers). One other huge characteristic coming to iPhone 14: crash detection. The telephone will routinely notify emergency providers and contacts in a crash, like Apple Watch. The iPhone can even add emergency SOS through satellite tv for pc. The telephone can have particular expertise so iPhone 14 antennas can hook up with communication satellites when customers level their telephone within the satellite tv for pc’s course.

New iPhone 14 digicam arriving, too

The telephone has a brand new 12-megapixel important digicam with a bigger sensor and quicker aperture, together with enhancements to taking photos in low-light environments. The entrance of the iPhone will get a brand new 12-megapixel TrueDepth digicam. The telephone’s Deep Fusion expertise will assist enhance images in low-light areas, offering extra element and shade in your photographs. Video will get upgraded as properly. A brand new stabilization mode referred to as motion mode will make movies look extra steady when filming extra lively occasions.

Say hiya to the iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus

Now for the large information: Apple declares the iPhone 14. There’s an iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The iPhone 14 has a 6.1-inch display, whereas the Plus has a 6.7-inch display. It has an excellent retina customized OLED show, ceramic defend glass, aerospace grade aluminum physique, and is available in 5 colours: midnight, starlight, gentle blue, purple and crimson. It should run on the A15 Bionic chip, so naturally it should run quicker and higher than earlier fashions.

New AirPods Professional launch for $249

Prospects can pre-order AirPods Professional on Sept. 9, with launch on Sept. 23. They begin at $249, says Apple.

Contact controls on AirPods Professional

New controls on the earbuds will now let customers alter quantity by swiping up and down alongside the facet of the stem of the AirPod. The brand new AirPods Professional help as much as 30 hours of listening time whenever you issue within the recharging case. A speaker has been added to the AirPod case to point once they’re misplaced or on low battery. The AirPods Professional case can cost utilizing an Apple Watch charger.

Pay attention up: New AirPods Professional are coming

Mark one other sq. in your Apple occasion bingo playing cards. Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner introduced up to date AirPods Professional, which he stated are the corporate’s hottest AirPods. The brand new Professional earbuds characteristic an up to date processing chip for higher sound high quality. There is a new low distortion audio driver and customized amplifier to supply extra sound element and readability. Then there’s spatial audio, which gives the look the sound is coming from throughout you. Customers can personalize it to current sound as precisely as doable. The favored lively noise cancellation characteristic is twice pretty much as good as the unique AirPods Professional, in response to Apple. The earbuds will now embrace an extra-small earbuds tip for consolation. Transparency mode helps cut back high-decibel noise close by.

Apple Watch Extremely begins at $799

Yep, not low cost. The Apple Watch Extremely begins at $799. Preorders can be found Wednesday, and the watch will launch on Sept. 23.

Why the Extremely is healthier for athletes

Apple says one of many greatest options of the Apple Watch Extremely is improved GPS accuracy. In dense circumstances comparable to areas with excessive skyscrapers or tall timber, the watch has particular expertise to take care of correct GPS outcomes. The watch’s motion button permits for extra exact exercises, and a brand new characteristic will routinely detect whenever you hit a operating observe. Apple stated it is constructed for excessive temperatures. There’s additionally a redesigned Compass app with higher views of your places and methods to mark key factors. Plus there’s an 86-decibel siren constructed into the watch in case of emergency. 

Apple Watch Extremely unveiled

One of many first huge rumors confirmed: the Apple Watch Extremely. The case is comprised of titanium to deal with extra rugged actions with flat sapphire entrance crystal and the biggest show on an Apple Watch. There’s additionally a brand new button in shiny orange for added features. The watch has a second speaker for extra quantity and further microphones. Each Extremely watch is constructed with mobile, and as much as 36 hours of battery life on one cost. It could even go as much as 60 hours with a brand new battery optimization setting launching this fall. The watch’s Evening Mode can flip the interface shiny crimson for higher visibility at midnight.

A brand new Apple Watch SE beginning at $249

The budget-friendly intro to the Apple Watch can be getting an improve. Will probably be accessible in silver, midnight and starlight colours. It boasts a lot of the security options of the primary Apple Watch. The show is 30% bigger of the Sequence three watch, and it is 20$ quicker than the earlier SE mannequin. It should additionally help crash detection. Apple clearly is pitching this as an incredible mannequin for teenagers. It begins at $249 or $299 or a mobile mannequin. Preorders open Wednesday, and the watch launches Sept. 16.

Apple Watch Sequence Eight begins at $399, or $499 with mobile

The watch will launch in a number of colours and kinds, together with midnight, starlight and product crimson for the aluminum fashions, and silver, gold or graphite for stainless-steel fashions. Watches from manufacturers Nike and Hermes will get updates too. It is accessible to preorder Wednesday, and launches Sept. 16.

Apple Watch provides low energy mode

The Apple Watch will get a low energy mode to reduce battery-intensive options and add as much as 36 hours of battery life. It is accessible for the Watch Sequence four or later by means of the WatchOS 9 replace.

Apple Watch Sequence Eight Crash Detection

The brand new watch will add a characteristic that detects whenever you’re in a extreme automobile crash. As soon as detected, the watch routinely contacts emergency responders, sends off your location, then reaches out to emergency contacts. New tech can sense the pressure and timing of an influence to find out whether or not you’ve got been concerned in a front- or side-impact crash, a rear-end crash or a rollover.

Apple Watch Sequence Eight confirmed

The brand new Apple Watch Sequence Eight introduced by COO Jeff Williams encompasses a brighter, always-on show. It is also swimproof and crack-resistant. Well being sensors within the watch nonetheless embrace the power to learn blood oxygen ranges and ECGs. There is a new temperature sensor as a part of superior cycle monitoring options for girls’s well being. The sensor will present an estimate of ovulation, in addition to test nighttime wrist temperature to detect modifications as small as 0.1 levels Celsius. Apple notes all well being knowledge is encrypted finish to finish, managed solely by customers.

Apple Watch as lifesaver

Earlier than detailing modifications to Apple Watch, the corporate performs a montage that includes customers of the Watch and the way it has impacted their lives. Most focus on the assorted well being eventualities together with falls and fast heartbeats. In some circumstances, customers dialed 911 to contact rescuers or household to hunt assist to save lots of their lives.

All iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner begins the occasion, saying it should give attention to three merchandise: iPhone, AirPods, and Apple Watch. “Collectively, they supply a magical expertise,” stated Prepare dinner.

Subscribe to your iPhone?

One scorching rumor that might clear up after Wednesday’s occasion: does Apple have plans to introduce a subscription choice for iPhone? Earlier this yr, Bloomberg reported Apple was engaged on a subscription service for the iPhone and different merchandise, a lot like Netflix, Apple TV+ or different month-to-month providers, you’ll subscribe to your iPhone for a month-to-month price.

How excited are iPhone homeowners for a brand new mannequin?

About 14% of iPhone homeowners plan to improve to the most recent iPhone when it releases, says a survey from website Savings.com. By comparability, solely 10% of iPhone homeowners had deliberate to change to iPhone 13 when it launched final yr.

Amongst individuals who stated they deliberate to improve, the characteristic they’re most enthusiastic about is improved, quicker processors, adopted by higher storage and an upgraded digicam.

The net survey carried out final month is predicated on 1,504 iPhone customers within the U.S. ages 18 and older.

iOS 16 launch: When can we anticipate it?

Even for those who do not buy an iPhone 14, you’ll be able to benefit from the phantasm of getting a brand new telephone with the arrival of iOS 16

This yr’s iOS provides some fairly key options, together with the power to unsend messages or edit them after they’re despatched. As soon as somebody has despatched a message within the Messages app, they’ve 15 minutes to edit or unsend it. Essential caveat: Each the sender and receiver of the messages should have iOS 16 put in to benefit from the characteristic.

iPhone homeowners can also customise their lock screens with new fonts and smaller widgets just like what’s accessible on Apple Watch.

Final yr, Apple launched iOS 15 the Monday earlier than the iPhone 13 went on sale. If Apple follows that development this yr, iOS 16 would launch on Sept. 12.

How will iPhone 14 have an effect on older telephone costs?

Whereas the arrival of a brand new iPhone and its options is a giant deal, simply as vital is how will the brand new machine have an effect on how Apple costs all its older fashions.

The worth of the iPhone ought to go up, particularly for Professional fashions that may have higher chip efficiency, stated Thomas Husson, principal analyst at Forrester. With inflation rising and provide chain points lingering, the pricing of older iPhones might be vital.

“The important thing level to take a look at is how Apple will evolve the pricing of the iPhone 13 and older ranges to take care of progress in a declining smartphone market and to maintain the momentum in quicker rising markets like India or Indonesia,” stated Husson. 

Apple retailer: ‘Be proper again’

As is custom forward of an Apple occasion, the corporate’s on-line retailer is down. “Be proper again,” reads the message. “We’re making updates to the Apple retailer. Verify again quickly. In fact, you didn’t want to buy an iPhone today any way.

What time is Apple occasion?

The occasion begins at 1 p.m. ET, or 10 a.m. PT for those who’re on the West Coast.

Tips on how to watch Apple occasion reside

If you wish to watch it your self, Apple will stream both on its website and thru the Apple TV app. It should additionally stream on Apple’s official YouTube channel.

What merchandise can we anticipate from Apple occasion?

iPhone 14. Clearly. Studies counsel the brand new telephone will obtain a giant digicam improve and an always-on show. No extra waking your telephone to test the time. The query is what number of fashions? Final yr, shoppers selected between iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Professional and the iPhone 13 Professional Max.

Apple Watch Professional. The brand new smartwatch can have an even bigger show and titanium casing, reports Bloomberg. It should even have a bigger battery, stated the report.

AirPods Professional 2. An up to date model of Apple’s high-end earbuds are additionally anticipated, studies Bloomberg.

Who’s keynote speaker of Apple occasion?

Consider Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner as a ringmaster of the Apple occasion circus.

Prepare dinner guides viewers by means of the myriad of machine updates throughout its portfolio, as different Apple executives and workers break down how these new devices will change your life.

And do not be shocked if Prepare dinner thinks iPhone 14 is the very best iPhone ever.

When will the iPhone 14 go on the market?

Apple will reveal this Wednesday. But when historical past provides any clues, final yr Apple launched iPhone preorders the Friday after the occasion, with telephones formally going on the market the week after. If Apple follows this sample, anticipate preorders to open Sept. 9 with the brand new iPhones happening sale Sept. 16.

Comply with Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.