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There's just about a month to go until Apple holds its annual September event focusing on new iPhone and Apple Watch models. We thought we'd take a quick look at everything that's rumored for Apple's September event to give MacRumors readers a rundown on what to expect when the first fall event rolls around.

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iPhone 14

The iPhone 14 can probably be described more as an "iPhone 13S" because it's not expected to get a whole lot of changes. We're expecting the same design and the same A-series chip, but camera improvements are a possibility. Note that Apple is getting rid of the 5.4-inch iPhone mini in the 2022 iPhone lineup, with the standard iPhone 14 series to consist of a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 and a larger 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max.

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  • 6.1-inch iPhone 14, and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Max. No mini.
  • No design changes, Face ID notch remains.
  • No ProMotion display.
  • New purple color, which joins black, white, red, and blue.
  • Improved Ultra Wide camera.
  • Upgraded front camera with wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities.
  • A15 chip, which was previously used in the iPhone 13.
  • 6GB RAM.
  • Updated Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem and antenna system.
  • WiFi 6E.
  • $799 start price.
For full details on everything we've heard so far about the iPhone 14, we have a dedicated iPhone 14 roundup.

iPhone 14 Pro


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Though the iPhone 14 is more of an iPhone 13S, the same isn't true for the iPhone 14 Pro models. Apple has bigger changes in store for its higher-tier and more expensive iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models.
  • Same general flat-edged design with 6.1 and 6.7-inch size options.
  • ProMotion display technology, but with 1Hz to 120Hz upgrade that enables Always-On display technology.
  • No notch. Notch replaced with pill-shaped and hole-punch cutouts for camera and Face ID hardware.
  • Larger rear camera bumps and increased lens size.
  • Graphite, gold, silver, and purple color options.
  • Faster A16 chip.
  • Updated Snapdragon X65 10 Gigabit 5G modem and antenna system.
  • Vapor chamber thermal system to accommodate A16 chip and 5G modem.
  • 48-megapixel Wide lens with 21 percent larger sensor that supports higher-resolution images and 8K video recording.
  • Upgraded 7-element telephoto lens.
  • Improved Ultra Wide lens.
  • Upgraded front camera with wider f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities.
  • 6GB RAM.
  • WiFi 6E.
  • Up to 2TB storage.
  • Possible price increase.
Full details on what to expect from the iPhone 14 Pro are available in our iPhone 14 Pro roundup.

Apple Watch Series 8


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The Series 8 is expected to get an iterative update that largely focuses on a few new features like temperature sensing, but there are some surprises to be had as Apple is also introducing a pro version of the Apple Watch.
  • Same general design as Series 7.
  • 41 and 45mm sizes.
  • S8 chip, which basically offers the same performance as the S7.
  • Low power mode for improved battery life.
  • Temperature sensor, which can let you know if your temperature is up. May be used for fertility tracking.
  • Possible car crash detection.

Apple Watch Pro


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The Apple Watch Series 8 isn't the only new Apple Watch that we're getting this year. Apple is refreshing the Apple Watch SE and introducing a new higher-end Apple Watch that could be called the "Apple Watch Pro."
  • Updated design that's an "evolution of the current rectangular shape," possibly with a flat display, but no flat edges.
  • Rugged, more durable build for extreme athletes.
  • More durable titanium alloy casing with shatter-resistant display.
  • Larger size with 2-inch diagonal screen that provides seven percent more display area.
  • 410 x 502 resolution.
  • Larger battery and longer battery life, could be as long as multiple days with new low power mode.
  • All Apple Watch Series 8 features.
  • Could be priced at around $900 to $1,000.
AirPods Pro 2


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An updated version of the AirPods Pro is on the horizon, but it's not entirely clear if the refreshed earbuds will come out alongside the new iPhone and Apple Watch models or if Apple will introduce them later in the year.
  • Same general design as current AirPods Pro with silicone ear tips and stem.
  • Improved Find My integration.
  • Charging case with speaker holes to play sounds when lost.
  • AirPods 3 acoustics for improved sound.
  • Updated H1 chip with self-adaptive noise cancellation capabilities.
  • Possible Lossless audio (ALAC) support.
  • Lightning port.
Our full AirPods Pro 2 guide has even more information about everything we've heard about the AirPods Pro so far.

Potential September Event Date

There's no word yet on when Apple will hold its annual September event, but given that the events almost always happen within the first two or three weeks of the month, we can make some educated guesses. September 5 is Labor Day, so that's out, and most events are on Monday or Tuesday, though Wednesday is sometimes a possibility.

Most likely target dates:
  • September 7
  • September 13
  • September 14
  • September 20
  • September 21
September 12 and 13 are the two most likely dates, and if Apple does indeed plan to hold the event on one of these days, we could get an announcement the week before.

Past event dates:
  • 2015 - September 9
  • 2016 - September 7
  • 2017 - September 12
  • 2018 - September 12
  • 2019 - September 10
  • 2020 - September 15
  • 2021 - September 14
October Event

Apple's September event isn't the only event we're going to get before the end of the year. We're also counting on an October event that will see the launch of new iPad Pro models, a new low-cost iPad a revamped Apple TV, and an Apple silicon version of the Mac Pro.

Feedback

What product are you most looking forward to from Apple this fall? Let us know in the comments below.

Article Link: Everything Rumored for Apple's September Event: iPhone 14, Apple Watch Pro and More
 

dantracht

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I love this time of year! It's the everything to expect article. Followed by the everything apple is expected to release at the Tuesday after labor day event, followed by everything apple released at that event....

No snark intended. My favorite time of year, it means cooler weather and the holidays.

Bring it on! 14PM and APP2 for me, possibly a new iPad as well.
 
September- My Favorite month of the year is almost here. I cannot wait! Rest assured, It is going to be one expensive month for this whole entire year. Get your wallets ready, folks!

iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Pro (All topped out/top tier models) Let's go!!! My soul and the bank account are more than ready for this. 🔥
 

BootsWalking

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I've been tracking the iPhone 14 rumors here and compiled my own list:

Storage:
  • iPhone 14 Pro base model 128GB
  • iPhone 14 Pro base model 256GB
  • iPhone 14 Pro base model 128GB
Sales Expectations:
  • iPhone 14 sales to exceed expectations
  • iPhone 14 sales below expectations
  • iPhone 14 sales to match expectations
 
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I'm going to say this is unlikely.
Anything is possible with Apple. Last year, late September report was out that Apple engineers were focused on spending more time on the upcoming iPhone 14. They've had plenty of time to make the best iPhone ever.

 

ct2k7

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Anything is possible with Apple. Last year, late September report was out that Apple engineers were focused on spending more time on the upcoming iPhone 14. They've had plenty of time to make the best iPhone ever.

It’s always the best iPhone ever.
 

sdf

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The iPhone 14 can probably be described more as an "iPhone 13S" because it's not expected to get a whole lot of changes.
But you don't get to decide that.

(Also, the biggest internal change to the iPhone was the 5S.)
 
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Chrjy

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I used my first Apple machine around the mid eighties, never looked back, even when others laughed at me and my so called toy! I've spent enough money on Apple products to run a small country. However, since around 2014/15 I never get that excited about announcements anymore. I'm not sure if that's age or just innovation has slowed....perhaps a bit of both.

Either way, it makes me feel a little sad.
 

contacos

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I used my first Apple machine around the mid eighties, never looked back, even when others laughed at me and my so called toy! I've spent enough money on Apple products to run a small country. However, since around 2014/15 I never get that excited about announcements anymore. I'm not sure if that's age or just innovation has slowed....perhaps a bit of both.

Either way, it makes me feel a little sad.

Same! I used to get so excited about the keynotes! Nowadays I end up on my phone by the middle of it, because it doesn’t hold my interest. Same old stuff, slightly faster with a better camera. Lately I get more excited to buy stuff for the kitchen or the apartment. Bought an air fryer recently, changed my life lol #old
 

q64ceo

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I used my first Apple machine around the mid eighties, never looked back, even when others laughed at me and my so called toy! I've spent enough money on Apple products to run a small country. However, since around 2014/15 I never get that excited about announcements anymore. I'm not sure if that's age or just innovation has slowed....perhaps a bit of both.

Either way, it makes me feel a little sad.
You didn't get excited for the M1 Macbook Air keynote at WWDC 2020?

That was incredibly exciting in my book.
 

GubbyMan

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I'm going to say this is unlikely.
We need a better way to cool the phone. Not only for gaming and other intensive tasks but also because of overheating while video recording. As an iPhone X owner that likes to shoot 4K60 I recently got to try doing the same thing with an iPhone 12 Pro. At first it was just dimming the screen but 4 minutes of recording later and the phone automatically stopped capturing video and I had to cool it down. This has never happened to me on my iPhone X. Apple likes to push everything they can out of these new chips so hopefully they'll figure out a way to cool them.
 

Chrjy

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You didn't get excited for the M1 Macbook Air keynote at WWDC 2020?

That was incredibly exciting in my book.
Unfortunately not. I think I've experienced so many iterations over the years, Apple's own chips, the Intel switch and then back again.

The keynote was a whole ritual for me, I'd need to make sure there were no disturbances, get a cup of tea ready, get comfy and feast on all the innovation and 'Just one more thing' announcement. It was so exciting and then trying to figure out how I was going to pay for it all!

I just don't get that buzz anymore.....so annoying!
Glad to see others getting a buzz from it though.
 

temende

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September- My Favorite month of the year is almost here. I cannot wait! Rest assured, It is going to be one expensive month for this whole entire year. Get your wallets ready, folks!

iPhone 14 Pro Max, Apple Watch Pro (All topped out/top tier models) Let's go!!! My soul and the bank account are more than ready for this. 🔥
Just curious if you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living? And is your industry hiring? 😭
 

zakarhino

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It's all about the camera upgrades for me. If the camera upgrades are significant enough I'll consider pre-ordering. If not it's another skip year. 48MP sounds very promising off the bat but I'm really interested in what camera software tricks they'll show off this year because so far we haven't heard much.
 
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