31 Aug Everything We Know About the iPhone 14 Launch in September
Apple has announced that the next event will take place on September 7th. It’s safe to assume that this will be the event for the launch of Apple’s alleged iPhone 14. There are no other details at this time beyond what we know, the time and the place. The event is called the “Far Out” event, and it will begin at 10 a.m. PT at the Steve Jobs Theater, which is located at the Apple Park Campus. You can stream the event online here or on the Apple TV app.
The announcement leaves the door open for a wide range of possibilities, as it always does. We can make the safe assumption that new iPhone models will be announced, but what else does the company have up its sleeve? First, we would like to mention that this date is a little unusual. This year’s event takes place in September, but on a Wednesday instead of Tuesday. From previous years we can see the common trend is that Apple reveals products on a Tuesday. Additionally, it’s often during the second week of the month. However, there’s the holiday, Labor Day weekend, and this year the month of September starts late in the week.
When Tim Cook, Apple CEO, walks on stage, he’ll be carrying nothing, as always. Instead, Cook will first discuss the state of Apple as a whole and how the company has overcome the challenges the pandemic has thrown at them, like supply constraints. Then, he’ll praise new store openings around the world and talk a little bit about Apple’s fantastic team.
We may even see Cook tease new Apple TV shows. This will be so Apple can show the strength of the services and remind investors that the company’s fortunes are not just tied to its highly profitable phone line.
iPhone 14 Models We Can Expect
At some point during the event on September 7th, the new iPhone 14 will be introduced. We can anticipate that there will at least four iPhone 14 models:
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- iPhone 14 Max
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14
The majority of rumors you can find at this point suggest that the iPhone 13 mini will be the last miniature phone in Apple’s short line of small iPhones.
In the meantime, the iPhone 14 Max will offer the affordability and features of the iPhone 14 with the size of the Pro Max. There will also be a branching of the Pro and Max lines in that the max line will retain the same screen feel and look of the previous generation, while the iPhone 14 Pro line will most likely see the end of the full notch.
I would like to mention that there’s a lot that probably won’t change between the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 models. The cameras are due for a significant upgrade. Most rumors point to the Pro line getting 48MP cameras. That’s a considerable jump from the 12MP cameras we saw on the 13-line. It’s worth noting that some sort of “pixel binning” mode is not too far-fetched. Pixel binning is a clocking scheme used to combine the charge collected by several adjacent CCD pixels. This reduces noise and improves digital cameras’ signal-to-noise ratio and frame rate. We’re still holding on to hope for 5X optical zoom or more on at least one of the iPhone 14 models.
Another important and exciting thing to mention is a new Apple silicon chip, the A16 Bionic. This silicon chip should be in all of this year’s models. However, aside from the 3nm process possible saving battery, a significant upgrade from the A15 Bionic should not be expected.
Arguably, one of the most exciting rumors is the colors. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t excited about the alleged purple iPhone 14. The colors for the previous iPhone generations have been phenomenal, so we expect nothing less from this year’s line. The anticipated iPhone 14 launch would also begin the timer for the official launch of iOS 16. Its new third-party widgets, lock screen, and notifications won’t launch until the new phones do. With this set event date, the release should be around the end of September.
What Can We Expect? Will We See More Than iPhones?
There’s a pretty good chance that Apple will use this September event for more than just the iPhone 14 models, but for multiple other wearable and home gadgets, also.
We could possibly see the reportedly HomePod 2, one that’s more similar looking to the first HomePod design. This means the HomePod 2 could be bigger than the HomePod mini but still smaller than the first HomePod design. Many are expecting the Apple Watch Series 8 as well. Few are expecting a complete redesign, however, Apple might level the face and sides to give it a look that’s similar to the newer iPhones. The big news in the wearables is that there could be a Pro Apple Watch 8 model, a more rugged and larger Apple Watch model. Its target audience is those who participate in intense sports and outdoor activities.
Lastly, we might also see new AirPods Pro 2 or AirPods 4. What’s not anticipated, though, is that the charging cases for the AirPods will come with USB-C charging ports. It’s possible that we’ll have to wait until the next launch for that feature change.
With every Apple launch event, all of us are always hoping for Cook t say “one more thing.” It’s a tradition that the late Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder, started over ten years ago. If it comes at this event, we may finally get to see the first of the Apple AR glasses.
It’s not uncommon for Apple to include a little AR easter egg on the event page, and this one is no different! You can visit the apple event page here. Then, on your iPad or iPhone, visit the event page and tap on the Apple star field logo. You’ll be taken to an AR experience that opens a dark space cloud with stars inside when you scan around your environment.