Far Out! iPhone 14 with satellite connectivity COMING?

    Apple will launch the iPhone 14 alongside a host of other new products at its “Far Out” Event scheduled for Wednesday. Here's what you can expect.
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    | Updated on: Sep 07 2022, 19:23 IST
    Apple Event 2022: iPhone 14, Watch Series 8, AirPods Pro - what to expect at Far Out
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    1/5 The iPhone 14 series is just weeks away and leaks suggest that there will be four models - the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max or Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. (FrontPageTech)
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    2/5 But the star of the show will be the Pro version and the specs-boosted iPhone 14 Pro Max, which are expected to carry exciting and major upgrades. The new A16 Bionic chipset, 48MP primary camera, an always-on display feature, new notch-less design, and much more. (iUpdate / YouTube)
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    3/5 It is not just the iPhone 14, but the new Apple Watch series too which is expected to be unveiled with three new models: the Apple Watch Series 8; a refreshed Apple Watch SE, and a new rugged “Pro” model of the series aimed for athletes. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    4/5 Will there be a new Airpods Pro? Some leaks say so. We haven't seen an updated version since their initial launch in 2019, and this year, Apple may finally introduce a new AirPods Pro 2 with some notable upgrades in the charging case, Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), and more. (HT Tech)
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    5/5 We all have seen the preview of the latest iOS 16 in September. Now, Apple may finally announce the stable version of iOS 16 for all eligible iPhone users along with the release of iPhone 14. In addition to iOS 16, Apple could also release watchOS 9, but iPad users may have to wait a little longer for the iPadOS 16. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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    Apple's “Far Out” Event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California. (REUTERS)

    Apple Inc will likely unveil a new line of iPhones, Watch Series 8 and other products on Wednesday at an event awaited by Wall Street and its legions of customers.

    The event, "Far Out", will begin at 1700 GMT at the Steve Jobs Theater in Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. It is the company's first indoor event since the pandemic.

    Based on reports, here are some of the expected announcements:

    IPHONE 14

    Apple usually launches new iPhones at the September event. The latest device is expected to include updates to the camera, storage and design, as well as satellite network connectivity.

    The "mini" version of the iPhone may be discontinued, according to reports.

    Pricing and bundling options for Apple's flagship product will be watched closely as decades-high inflation batters demand for all, but the most premium smartphones.

    "Apple could choose to increase the price of the Pro models and leave the lower end models unchanged," BofA Securities analyst Wamsi Mohan said.

    SATELLITE NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

    Satellite network connectivity was one of the test features for iPhone 14 before mass production, said TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, known for his accurate predictions related to Apple's product launches.

    The possible feature would allow users to send emergency text messages in situations where they are without a network.

    APPLE WATCH

    The Watch Series 8 is expected have a bigger display and more health features, including a body-temperature sensor.

    The company may also launch a Pro version of the Watch.

    AIRPODS PRO 2

    The new model will likely feature enhanced sound quality and more sensors. Its case is expected to be water and sweat resistant, with support for magsafe wireless charging.

    Some reports suggest the case could have a type-C port.

    AUGMENTED REALITY/VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSETS?

    There has been curiosity among investors and fans about a mixed reality headset, but analysts do not expect the product to be launched until next year because of ongoing supply chain bottlenecks.

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    "There could be some clues around a new AR/VR product although unlikely to be launched before 2023," BofA Securities' Mohan said.

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    First Published Date: 07 Sep, 19:22 IST
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