The annual Apple event in September is one of the most anticipated events of the year in the world of tech. This is the day when Apple unveils its latest iPhone series, Apple Watch, and a couple of surprise products. This is Apple’s second event of ...Read More
While the physical event will be hosted at Apple Park, there will be a limited number of attendees invited, which will largely include people from the media, popular tech reviewers, as well as other dignitaries.
Others will be able to watch the event online. Apple typically live-streams its events on its website, YouTube channel, and other social media platforms. Interested people will see the video popping up around 24-48 hours before the event on the channel’s homepage. Viewers can open it at the designated time (to be announced) to watch the event. We will share a link to the event here once it goes up.
As per various leaks and reports, the Apple September event can launch four new iPhones — the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, the iPhone 15, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Alongside, the Apple Watch Series 9 can also be launched. Some reports have mentioned that no Apple Watch Ultra or Apple Watch SE will be announced this year, however, if things change, we will keep you updated. An updated AirPods with USB-C changing case has also been leaked. There are no leaks about new HomePod devices, but Apple is known for the surprise element, so they might be launched as well.
Unlike the iPhone 14, this year’s non-Pro models are expected to get a number of upgrades from design to the camera. On the design front, both devices are expected to ditch the notch in favor of the hole-and-the-pill cutout to finally feature Dynamic Island. Another design change for the duo could include the addition of the USB-C type charging port instead of the lightning port. Some rumors have claimed that the non-Pro models can be featured in black, green, blue, yellow, and pink colors.
Apart from this, both the iPhone 15 and the iPhone 15 Plus are believed to get the 48MP camera that was added to the iPhone 14 Pro models. A new stacked sensor design is also expected to be added for the non-Pro models. Both models can also get the Apple A16 Bionic chipset this year.
No pricing increase is expected for the non-Pro iPhone 15 models, and the standard iPhone 15 can start at $799 while the iPhone 15 Plus can start at $899.
This year, the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max may get a titanium frame, that is intended to make the smartphones lighter and stronger. Additionally, they are expected to get thinner bezels and a slightly more curved display. The Pro models can also feature a programmable Action button, that is touted to replace the ‘mute switch’. Additionally, they can also feature the USB Type-C charging port, but with faster charging speeds compared to the non-Pro models.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is also expected to get a periscope zoom lens that can allow 5x to 6x optical zoom - some have even hinted at 10x. However, this upgrade will not be available for the iPhone 15 Pro model this year.
Both the Pro models are expected to get the Apple A17 Bionic SoC, which will now feature 3nm chipset technology. TSMC is making these chipsets exclusively for Apple, as per a leak.
Some reports have claimed that the prices for the Pro models can be hiked this year. The iPhone 15 Pro can start from $1,099 while the iPhone 15 Pro Max can start from $1199 or $1299.
With the Apple Watch Ultra 2 unlikely to make an appearance this year, the Apple Watch Series 9 is believed to largely come with iterative updates. The biggest update for the smartwatch is likely to be in the processor department. It is rumored that the S9 chipset for the upcoming Apple Watch will be built on the same technology as the A15 chip. This can result in improved performance, better battery life, and faster load times. One leak has suggested that the Apple Watch Series 9 can be launched in a light pink colorway.
Some more obscure leaks have also stated that some of the Apple Watch Ultra features may get handed down to the Apple Watch Series 9. Apple is reportedly also working on adding a blood glucose monitor and blood pressure sensor for the Apple Watch, but it is unclear whether they will be introduced this year or the next.
It should be noted that all the information is based on unofficial reports and should be taken with a pinch of salt until official information from Apple.
The leaks around the updated AirPods do not reveal if the product itself will get any new features or hardware updates, just the lightning port can be replaced with a USB-C type port.