A September 7th event for the iPhone and Apple Watch is apparently planned by Apple.
It’s possible that new CPUs, new cameras, and the iPhone small will all be discontinued.
Death, taxes, and new iPhones in September are the only three things that are certain in life. According to Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, this year’s iPhone event will take place on September 7th.
Gurman claims that the 5.4-inch small display size that Apple has marketed for the past two generations will be eliminated from the non-pro iPhone 14 lineup. Instead, a large-screen 6.7-inch variant will join the existing 6.1-inch model, mirroring the display size of the current iPhone Pro Max model. But these phones will also maintain the use of the existing Apple A15 Bionic CPU and share the iPhone 13’s exterior design.
According to rumors, the iPhone 14 Pro will feature a more eye-catching design by ditching the present camera notch in favor of two pinhole cuts for the front-facing camera and FaceID scanner. Many Android phones have already made the same screen-saving conversion to comparable pinhole cutouts. A speedier CPU and an even bigger three-lens camera assembly, centered by a 48-megapixel wide-angle sensor and 12-megapixel ultra-wide and telephoto cameras, are also expected to be included to the Pro phones.
It’s also rumored that Apple will release new Apple Watch models. In addition to a long-said larger, more “rugged” titanium model with better battery life and other fitness tracking functions, the Series 8 watches are rumored to have a regular model that resembles the current Series 7 watches.
The basic Apple Watch SE is also rumored to get a speedier processor; the SE now utilizes an Apple S5, but a future, as-yet-unannounced SE might employ an S6, S7, or another newer chip. The long-lived Apple Watch Series 3, which the firm still sells despite not receiving the watchOS 9 update this fall, will hopefully come to an end with the release of this new SE model.
According to Gurman, Apple Store employees have been instructed to get ready for a September 16th launch. If the new iPhones and watches are announced on September 7th, at least some new devices will likely become available for purchase toward the middle of the month, roughly coinciding with the release of iOS 16.
In addition to its September event, Apple frequently has a Mac and iPad-focused event in October. At that time, we would anticipate improvements to those products as well as the release of macOS Ventura and the rumored delayed iPadOS 16. Before the year is up, according to Gurman, we’ll finally get a USB-C version of the entry-level iPad, new M2-based iPad Pros, and upgraded Mac mini and MacBook Pro versions.