WWDC sounds interesting, but what about Apple's September event? The Worldwide Developers Conference will take place in a bit less than a month. I have always said that Dub-Dub is my favorite Apple event, and it continues to be – but I am starting to get bored of all the articles repeating over and over what we will see this year, and that's why today I want to talk to you about Apple's September event. I have been asking my sources for the last few days if they know anything about this, and oh boy, they do! Get ready for a long and informative article. It will be worth it, believe me. Continue reading to learn everything we know so far about Apple's September event.
Apple Event Date and Format
From what I understand, Apple has something planned internally for "Week 37." The Cupertino-based company usually holds all of its events on a Tuesday. That means something will take place on September 13, 2022. Of course, I can not guarantee that this will be the event, but it sure looks like it.
In-person or online, you ask? According to my sources, this has not been decided yet. Apple does not want to make a rash decision and then have to back down because COVID cases are on the rise, so the company will decide as close to the date of the event as possible which path it will take.
I should be able to confirm the format with you around mid/late August because that's when Apple usually starts recording its September event if it's online.
I would say that there is a chance that Apple will return to an in-person event for the first time since 2020, but we will have to wait a bit to know for sure. I'll keep you posted on what happens.
Now, on to products, starting with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max. This is when things get interesting. Continue reading to learn about all the devices that could be announced during the event and those already confirmed by my sources.
iPhone 14 + iPhone 14 Max
The iPhone 14 will be disappointing for some people in many ways, although I understand why. For starters, it will look identical to the iPhone 13. That's right, even if you were to put those devices next to each other, you wouldn't notice the difference unless you went into its settings. Think of it like the iPhone X and the iPhone XS.
It'll have the A15 processor, although my sources suggest this chip could receive the A16 name.
There won't be a mini version. Instead, we'll see 6.1 and 6.7-inch devices. You'll need to pay $799 for the iPhone 14 and $899 for the iPhone 14 Max. They will start at 128GB and come in a variety of colors.
Something tells me that while the first won't sell a lot, the latter will be a success, but that's just my opinion.
iPhone 14 Pro + iPhone 14 Pro Max
I can not wait to get my hands on this phone. It will be a real game-changer.
- The camera system will be much-improved thanks to a new 48MP sensor.
- The notch will be replaced with a pill and hole system, and I hear the screen will be brighter too.
- This device will feature the A16 chip, although it may be called "A16 Pro."
However, there is a catch to this device: the prices will go up. Apple plans to raise the price of the iPhone 14 Pro to $1099, while the iPhone 14 Pro Max will start at $1199.
Apple might have considered offering a starting storage of 256 GB, but my sources do not know if that will finally happen or not, so I can not give you any confirmation on that just yet.
AirPods Pro 2
There is a possibility that Apple will announce these during the September event, though it depends on whether it is an in-person or online event.
The reason is that online events offer the ability to hold multiple events within a couple of months, and that's something Apple can not do in an in-person format.
The AirPods Pro 2 will be the biggest innovation in wireless earbuds since the original AirPods were introduced in 2016. They support lossless audio thanks to a new codec, have a stemless design, and state-of-the-art noise-canceling technology.
I will 100% buy them. Apple might even include a USB-C connector instead of the Lightning port. Although it's not certain yet, I can confirm the existence of prototypes with this connector.
I expect them to be available in white and cost around $299.
Apple Watch 8 + SE + Extreme Edition
I understand Apple plans to launch three models in September: The Apple Watch Series 8, the SE, and an Extreme Edition. You should not expect a redesign or flat edges, just a simple internal update. I have not heard many details about the Extreme Edition yet, but do not expect it to be cheaper than the Series 8, which will be priced at $399.
I do not want to give you false hope, so I'll try to be as direct as possible.
- In-person event = Macs
- Online event = No Macs
At this time, I do not have any specifics on what Macs we will be seeing, but I have heard that Apple plans to launch at least two Macs this fall. I'll update you with more information as soon as I can, but for now, that's all I know.
If I had to guess, I'd say we could see a MacBook Pro and an M2 Mac mini Pro. These will technically be ready by then, and I had previously heard that Apple was going to launch them in the fall, but due to the current supply chain issues and some manufacturing issues, there have been some changes and I will try to get the information as soon as possible.
This is going to be a very interesting event, no doubt about that, and I can not wait to see all the things Apple engineers have been working on. I think the iPhone 14 Pro will be amazing, although the regular 14 might be a bit boring and not worth upgrading if you have a 13.
In my opinion, the AirPods Pro 2 will be the best wireless earbuds on the market and will be a strong step forward for the brand.
The Apple Watch, on the other hand, is also getting a little boring. Apple needs to work on something that can truly be called innovative. I have the Apple Watch Series 7, and if the Series 8 turns out the way most sources are reporting, I will definitely skip this device and use my current Apple Watch for another year. I may buy the Series 8 to review it for you, but I do not plan on keeping it unless Apple has something up its sleeve. We will see.
By the way, I know most of you will say "Hey dude, you forgot the iPads." For the record, I did not, but I don't know enough details about those iPads to write about them today. You should expect a new iPad and a new iPad Pro, but I'll leave that for another article when I know more about the topic.
Let me know in the comments below what you think about this. I hope you found this article helpful. As always, have a fantastic day!