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Apple will be hosting a special event at Steve Jobs Theater today starting at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. As usual, the latest iPhone and Apple Watch models are expected to be unveiled, but there will likely be several other announcements as well.

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Below, we've put together a list of four announcements to expect today beyond the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, and Apple Watch Pro.

New AirPods Pro

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Apple plans to announce its long-awaited second-generation AirPods Pro at its event today, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

Rumors suggest the new AirPods Pro will have many new features, including improved audio quality, longer battery life, a revamped charging case with Find My support and water resistance, improved in-ear detection, fitness tracking capabilities, and more. The new AirPods Pro might also feature support for Bluetooth LE Audio, which would have several benefits, such as allowing AirPods Pro to connect to an iPhone and Mac simultaneously.

New iPhone Cases and Apple Watch Bands

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As usual, it's likely that new iPhone cases and Apple Watch bands will be released in a variety of fresh colors. The new cases and bands sometimes become available to order on Apple's online store just minutes after the event ends.

There could also be new colors for some other iPhone-related accessories, such as the MagSafe Wallet and the AirTag Key Ring.

iOS 16, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16 Release Dates

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iOS 16 for the iPhone, watchOS 9 for the Apple Watch, and tvOS 16 for the Apple TV are all expected to be released in September following several months of beta testing, and Apple will likely provide exact release dates for these software updates today.

Apple previously announced that iPadOS 16 will be released at some point after iOS 16, with Bloomberg's Mark Gurman having reported that the update will be released in October alongside macOS Ventura. It's likely that Apple delayed iPadOS 16 to give the company more time to improve Stage Manager following widespread criticism of the feature.

Apple One News

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There could be at least two announcements related to the Apple One bundle of services today.

As reported by MacRumors last week, Verizon is planning to become the first U.S. carrier to offer Apple One as a free perk with an eligible smartphone plan — likely it's most expensive 5G Get More plan, which costs $90 per month for one person. Verizon may announce this news at some point today alongside the iPhone 14 reveal. Apple One includes services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+ storage.

Second, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said in his newsletter that Apple is "gearing up to launch an iPhone subscription service tied to Apple One" by the end of the year. It would be fitting for Apple to announce this service at its annual iPhone event.

Article Link: Apple Event: Four Announcements to Expect Today Beyond the iPhone 14
 
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CarAnalogy

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Honestly just want to get my hands on iOS 16 for improved Focus Modes. Hopefully release is on Monday and the inevitable .0.1 just a week after that.
 

CarAnalogy

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Also astonished at how quickly opinion turned around on the pill. First three posts here all praising the pill.

I guess once it was established that it was not in fact going to be "an i Phone" after all and that it would get some functionality, it made more sense.
 

MrDerby01

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This is it.. This will be a life changing event for a lot of people. Some may take the bridge.. others will just spill more money for status and to say they have the latest apple tech. I can't think of anything else that matters. Just to hold the latest.
 

JPack

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Combined with AOD, this is probably the most noticeable change since iPhone X.

And I'd also expect Apple to announce something related to the App Store and Apple TV+, even if it's just patting themselves on the back with stats.
 

jessebkr87

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Apple One News

As reported by MacRumors last week, Verizon is planning to become the first U.S. carrier to offer Apple One as a free perk with an eligible smartphone plan — likely it's most expensive 5G Get More plan, which costs $90 per month for one person. Verizon may announce this news at some point today alongside the iPhone 14 reveal. Apple One includes services like Apple Music, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and iCloud+ storage.

Verizon already launched the plan today. It is its own plan not compatible with Mix and Match.
 

abowlby

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If you had to pick one, the new iPhone, the new Apple Watch or the new AirPods Pro which would it be and why?

For me it depends largely on the sensors/features in the Apple Watch but other than that these OG AirPods Pro have fought a good fight and are ready to rest...AirPods Pro 2 for me.
 

w5jck

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LOL, the Verizon "expensive 5G Get More plan". If there was truth in advertising, all of Verizon's and AT&T's plans could be labeled simply as the Get Bent Plan! They are vultures who make up fake charges and taxes and overcharge for everything....
 

magicschoolbus

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Prediction of nfl Sunday ticket will be announced. Expect to see Rodger godell as the one more thing.
 
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