iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, AirPods Pro 2, Apple Watch Series 8 launch live updates: It’s time for Apple’s biggest launch of the year. Tim Cook and Co. are all set to announce a slew of hardware today, September 7, during Cupertino’s “Far Out” event straight from their spaceship campus, aka Apple Park.
From swanky new iPhones to up-to-date Apple Watches and possibly, the next gen AirPods Pro, too, there will be a lot to unbox if rumour mills are anything to go by. More details on general availability of iOS 16, other Apple software are also expected.
Apple iPhone 14 Series Launch Event Live Updates: How to watch Apple’s Far Out 2022 event
There will be in-person media attendance for those who can make it, this year, contrary to the last such event which was completely virtual in the wake of a global pandemic. Obviously, you will be able to attend the launch virtually as well. There are multiple ways to do that.
Livestream of the Apple event will be available to watch on Cupertino’s website, YouTube channel for all and Apple TV app, provided you have a compatible device like the Apple TV 4K. The event will kick-off at 10am Pacific Time which translates to 10:30pm in India. You can watch the stream through the link embedded below:
For more on how and where to watch Apple’s September 7 Far Out iPhone 14 launch event online, be sure to read our detailed coverage report below:
Apple iPhone 14 Series Launch Event Live Updates: 4 new iPhones expected
Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones at the event. These are the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Eagle-eyed readers would be quick to point out, there is no iPhone 14 Mini in the list. There’s a very high possibility that the mini-iPhone could get the axe this year in lieu of lacklustre sales— relatively to other sizes— which also means the vanilla iPhone 14 would become the cheapest in the lot. That’s one reason why we’re hearing that iPhone 14 price increase may not be as much as what it was in the case of the iPhone 13 last year. We’ll know soon enough.
There is another big new update if you’ve noticed. Apple is –reportedly—launching a “plus” iPhone after years. The last such iPhone was the iPhone 8 Plus even as Apple transitioned to making bigger, bolder iPhones with Pro and Pro Max monikers, which continues to this day. Bringing back the plus in naming also probably has something to do with the mini getting an early retirement.
And, of course, to further differentiate the more regular iPhone 14s from iPhone 14 Pro models. It’s going to be a big year for the pro iPhones, rumour has it. Apple has some big updates in the offing, apparently. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected to be torchbearers of Apple’s latest and greatest technology in 2022. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus may be more incremental in comparison.
We’re talking more powerful screens with smaller notch design, faster processing power courtesy the brand-new A16 chip, improved cameras with big, higher-res sensors to the tune of 48MP, and longer-lasting batteries with hopefully faster charging.
For more on everything we know so far about the iPhone 14 series, be sure to read our detailed coverage report below:
Apple iPhone 14 Series Launch Event Live Updates: Apple Watch Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch SE 2
All signs leading into today’s Apple event suggest Apple is coming for Garmin’s turf with a new Apple Watch model it’s set to call Apple Watch Pro. Apple Watch Pro, which will be different from the seemingly more regular Apple Watch Series 8 which is also expected to launch today by the way, will be squarely directed towards athletes and sports enthusiasts.
A rugged design for extreme environments and scenarios is all but confirmed. It is only obvious to expect better battery life, too, in comparison to Apple’s other watches. This year’s headlining Apple Watch feature is said to be a body temperature sensor. Looks like it won’t be exclusive to the pro model. Apple Watch Series 8 is also expected to get it.
Alongside the Apple Watch Pro and Apple Watch Series 8, Apple is also likely to update the affordable Apple Watch SE line-up with a second-gen model. The Apple Watch Series 3 may be discontinued.
For more on everything we know so far about the Apple Watch Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch SE 2, be sure to read our detailed coverage report below:
Apple iPhone 14 Series Launch Event Live Updates: AirPods Pro 2
AirPods Pro have been around for a while and a successor is duly awaited. AirPods Pro 2 are almost confirmed to drop at the Apple event today alongside the iPhone 14 series and new Apple Watch models. For those unaware, AirPods Pro are the most premium wireless earbuds that Apple makes and even though very few can compete with them, even today, this would be a good time to see a fresh batch.
You’d naturally expect a more streamlined design, more stable connectivity and improved noise cancellation paired with longer battery life. We’ll see how much of that happens— if at all it happens—in a few hours from now.
For more on everything we know so far about the AirPods Pro 2, be sure to read our detailed coverage report below:
Financial Express Online is bringing you every Apple announcement as it happens from the Far Out event 2022 live.
So, lots of new hardware. Lots to unbox. We will, of course, talk more about all these devices including impressions and reviews, in due time, so stay tuned. For now, thanks a lot for reading. Stray safe and for all things tech, you know where to find us!
iPhone 14: Rs 79,900
iPhone 14 Plus: Rs 89,900
iPhone 14 Pro: Rs 1,29,900
iPhone 14 Pro Max: Rs 1,39,900
Apple Watch Ultra: Rs 89,900
Apple Watch Series 8: Rs 45,900
Apple Watch SE 2: Rs 29,900
AirPods Pro 2: Rs 26,900
iPhone 14 Pro starts at $999 and iPhone 14 Pro Max at $1099, available from September 16.
iPhone 14 Pro has a new 48MP (65% larger sensor than iPhone 13 Pro) camera for 2x improved low-light, 12MP ultrawide which is said to be up to 3x better in low light, and another 12MP telephoto.
iPhone 14 Pro has a new notch that Apple is calling “dynamic island” which is said to be adaptive through transitions and animations.
iPhone starts at $799 and iPhone 14 Plus at $899.
iPhone 14 series supports satellite SOS connectivity as widely rumoured. You can send text and live location without cellular connection. Apple says it will offer the service for free for two years. It will be available in the US and Canada from November.
iPhone 14 is 6.1-inch, iPhone 14 Plus is 6.7-inch. No iPhone 14 Mini as rumour mills foretold.
iPhone 14 gets the A15 Bionic with 5-core GPU and 6-core CPU, improved 12MP dual cameras on the rear and a selfie camera with autofocus.
AirPods Pro have the H2 chip for enhanced connectivity, new low distortion driver, personalised spatial audio for more immersive audio, 2x better noise cancellation, adaptive transparency, capacitive touch, precision finding, and up to 6 hours of listening time (33% longer than last model).
Apple Watch Ultra starts at $799 and will be available starting September 23.
Apple Watch Ultra is official with 49mm Titanium case, front Sapphire, customisable action button in orange, larger digital crown , two speakers, 3 mics, and up to 36 hours of battery life.
Designed for sportsmen and athletes.
Apple Watch SE second-gen is here with more durable build materials, has the same chip as Series 8, crash detection feature and more.
Price starts at $249 for GPS and $299 for cellular, available starting September 16.
Apple Watch Series 8 starts at $399 for GPS and $499 for cellular, available starting September 16.
Apple Watch Series 8 has all-day 18-hour battery life, Apple claims. It is introducing a new low-power mode (for iPhone Series 4 and above) that stretches battery life to up to 36 hours by temporarily disabling auto workout and always-on with least impact on vital features.
Apple Watch Series 8 has a unique crash detection feature.
Apple Watch Series 8 has a temperature sensor for more granular cycle tracking for women. It samples wrist temperature every 5 seconds.
Apple Watch Series 8 brings upgrades in three areas: health, safety and connectivity.
There are so many ways Apple Watch improves lives, says Tim Cook.
It is the number one smartwatch 7 years running.
We're starting off with the Apple Watch.
Less than 15 minutes to go for event to kick off.
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Key takeaways: There's more confirmation that Apple is likely to bring the “plus” iPhone moniker back from the dead this year with iPhone 14 Plus.
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As is customary, Apple's Online Store is down at the time of writing. This usually happens ahead of hardware announcements, so Apple can essentially update it with new product pages and listings. Stay tuned for more.
A quick heads-up: Apple's Far Out iPhone 14 launch event kicks-off at 10:30pm in India (10am Pacific Time).
Tim Cook setting the stage for Far Out event.
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