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Now that Apple has officially announced it will hold a special in-person event on September 7, widely expected to be for the iPhone 14 and the brand new Apple Watch Series 8, we can begin to map out all the important dates for Apple customers for September.

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The Event Itself

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The event, which is expected to be a hybrid between a digital and in-person event, will take place on September 7 at 10 AM PT. The event, which will run for around two hours, will include the announcement of the iPhone 14, the standard Apple Watch Series 8, a new Apple Watch SE, and a new Apple Watch "Pro." Apple may also announce other products during the event, including the second-generation AirPods Pro.

iPhone 14 Pre-Orders

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Bloomberg's Mark Gurman was the first to report Apple was planning an event for September 7 earlier this month. In that same report accurately reporting the event date, Gurman also said the iPhone 14 would go on sale on September 16.

With a release on Friday, September 16, and pre-orders typically happening a week before launch, customers can expect to be able to pre-order the new iPhones on Friday, September 9. Due to possible supply constraints, pre-order and launch dates for the Apple Watch Series 8 remain unknown, so we'll have to wait and find out.

iOS 16 Launch

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iOS 16 was previewed during Apple's WWDC in June of this year with major new features, including a completely redesigned Lock Screen, the ability to unsend and edit messages in iMessages, and so much more. iOS 16 has been in testing over the summer, and the new iPhone 14 will ship with the new iOS version pre-installed.

Like in previous years, Apple will release iOS 16 to the general public before the new iPhones begin shipping, which means we could see iOS 16 launch between Monday, September 12, and Wednesday, September 14. Apple will confirm iOS 16 and watchOS 9's release date during the event in two weeks. macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 will be released later in October.

iPhone 14 Arrives to Customers

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According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, who accurately reported an event on September 7, the iPhone 14 will be available to customers on Friday, September 16. Learn more about what we're expecting for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro with our roundups.

Back to School Promotion Ends

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Towards the end of the month, on September 26, Apple's annual back-to-school promotion will come to a close. The promotion, which started in late June, gives students a free Apple gift card with certain purchases.

Recap

To recap, here's a quick rundown list of all the important dates for the month of September to mark off your calendar:
  • iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Event - Wednesday, September 7
  • Most Likely Date for iPhone 14 Pre-Orders - Friday, September 9
  • iOS 16 Public Release with watchOS 9 - Monday, September 12 to Wednesday, September 14
  • iPhone 14 Launches - Friday, September 16
  • Back to School Promotion Ends - Monday, September 26

Article Link: Mark Your Calendars: iPhone 14 Launch, iOS 16 Release, and Other Important Apple Dates Coming Up
 

nutmac

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AirPods Pro is what I am most anxious for. After 2.5 years of service, mine has died. The right one refuses to charge and the left one crackles. I am definitely paying $29 for AppleCare+ next time and replace them before 2 year anniversary.
 

iStorm

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The real question is... When will the iOS 16 GM/RC drop? (Yes, I know they don't call it GM anymore.)
 

SSDGUY

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AirPods Pro is what I am most anxious for. After 2.5 years of service, mine has died. The right one refuses to charge and the left one crackles. I am definitely paying $29 for AppleCare+ next time and replace them before 2 year anniversary.
Mine had the crackle and I got them replaced for free after having them over a year.
 

SSDGUY

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Mine were 2 years and 9 months old, still buying new Pros when released.
Might be worth a call/trip to the Apple store anyway? If they replace them then you a got a back up, or give/sell to others? The crackle is known defect issue.
 

mansplains

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AirPods Pro is what I am most anxious for. After 2.5 years of service, mine has died. The right one refuses to charge and the left one crackles. I am definitely paying $29 for AppleCare+ next time and replace them before 2 year anniversary.

Apple has a service program for the crackling issues. I have had my AirPod Pros since preorder, and I had them serviced when the program came out, and I had AC+. You could send them in and they'd let you know if they're unable to service due to battery etc and try to charge you for that, or they could resolve the audio issues free of charge (which means replacing the AirPods themselves, negating any lack of battery charge.) At least it would give you peace of mind. The program is for up to three years from purchase.
 
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webbuzz

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Might be worth a call/trip to the Apple store anyway? If they replace them then you a got a back up, or give/sell to others? The crackle is known defect issue.
They were replaced under the AirPods Pro service program, since they were manufactured before October 2020.

My local Apple Store is pretty busy, I was asked to drop them off, and come back in an hour. I was given new AirPods (not the case).
 

yegon

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I think this the first time in a long time I’m going to stick to the previous iOS version for a while. In past times I’ve usually jumped on the PB a few versions in but there is literally nothing about iOS16 that interests me. Well, the only thing would be the battery %, but that’s pretty irrelevant given my 13 Pro Max usually has 50% battery left end of day.

Similar story with iPadOS, although I put the beta on M1 iPad for stage manager, didn’t think much of it, and haven’t used it since. Finder is better though admittedly.
 
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