- The introduction of three new Apple Watch models and improved AirPods Pro headphones.
- The next-generation watch will include a new S8 CPU. It is expected to feature the same S8 processor as the 2020 SE model, which is a major upgrade over the S5 chip.
- Apple may update the AirPods Pro 2 charging case.
- Apple may announce three new smartwatches with watchOS 9, which it may release alongside iOS 16.
There won’t only be an iPhone 14 shown at Apple’s next launch event; other new products are slated to be shown out. There are rumours of not one, but three new Apple Watch models, as well as updated AirPods Pro headphones.
Similarly to what it did with the WWDC in June, Apple will have a small in-person event at its Apple Park facility and broadcast it live online. Apple’s hardware-focused event is scheduled for September 7, 2022, at 1:00 PM ET, and the following is a preview of what we may see.
The iPhone 14 Pro and the Max Receive Explicit Upgrades
Apple will definitely release the iPhone 14 in September, but the base model probably won’t be the highlight. Most of the interesting new capabilities are likely to be found in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max.
Both the 14 Pro and the 14 Pro Max are said to sport a 48-megapixel back camera with a bigger sensor, an always-on display (a feature Android phones have had for years), and a screen that eliminates the notch in favour of smaller camera cutouts. The A16 chip used by the phone should also be improved. Apple could use this great list of features to support rumours that the price will go up.
On the other hand, the 14th-generation iPhone’s base model doesn’t seem to be getting any big upgrades. The most significant change to the standard version will likely be the addition of 6.7-inch screen size. An analyst named Ming-Chi Kuo has said in the past that the iPhone 14 (including the Pro and Pro Max versions) would have a better selfie camera that could focus on its own. We expect the same A15 processor used in the iPhone 13 series to power the entry-level iPhone 14.
Furthermore, in line with the report, there will not be any mini variant model of the series for Mini fans.
Three brand-new Apple Watch models, Called the Series 8, the Series 8, and the Series 8 “Pro”
Apple is getting ready to release not one, not two, but three new Apple Watch models: the Watch Series 8, an updated Apple Watch SE, and a new rugged Apple Watch “Pro” model made for athletes who do extreme sports.
Series 8 is where we’ll begin. A new S8 processor will be included in the next-generation watch, but Bloomberg writer Mark Gurman claims it won’t significantly improve performance over the S7 or S6 CPUs. There has been no word on whether or not the new Apple product will contain a blood pressure monitor, but it might include a temperature sensor to tell you if you’re running a fever.
As for Apple, the new Apple Watch SE will likely replace the cheaper Watch Series 3. It’s anticipated to include the same S8 processor as the 2020 SE model, which is a significant improvement over the S5 chip. The size of the screen is projected to remain the same as the current SE, so it seems like there won’t be any other major changes.
There have been rumours that the next tough Apple Watch “Pro” would include a bigger, “almost 2-inch display” that is “more shatter-resistant.” Unlike the previously implied rubberized appearance, it may possibly come with a “strong metal” casing. However, Gurman estimates that the price of this timepiece will be between $900 and $999.
The New Airpods Pro: The Next Generation
Since their 2019 release, the AirPods Pro has not been updated. Nearly three years later, the AirPods Pro 2 might be released.
To start, you should anticipate a visual distinction. The upcoming AirPods Pro may mimic the Beats Fit Pro, maybe with an in-ear wingtip design that drops the stem. They might also have an emphasis on fitness monitoring because of the possibility of enhanced motion sensors.
Kuo also hinted at the prospect of the AirPods Pro supporting lossless audio, enabling higher-quality music. If true, the AirPods Pro 2 would be the first version of Apple’s wireless headphones to support the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC), which is not included in even the most expensive AirPods Max. It would be fascinating to see how Apple gets over the restrictions of Bluetooth, which usually entails compression audio quality if the AirPods Pro 2 do wind up supporting the Apple Lossless Audio Codec.
It’s possible that Apple may improve the charging case for the AirPods Pro 2. It might include a built-in speaker that plays a sound when the Find My app is used to track it down. Currently, only the AirPods themselves produce a sound, so adding the functionality to the case may be useful if the AirPods were ever to get separated from the case.
The three new Apple smartwatches may be introduced along with watchOS 9, which Apple may release in addition to iOS 16. Several months into its availability, the watchOS 9 betas have already been rumoured to include significant upgrades to the Apple Watch. Some examples are the ability to change the watch face more easily, passive AFib monitoring, better running stats, and tracking of sleep stages.
The release dates for iOS 16 and watchOS 9 may soon be revealed
Apple unveiled iOS 16 in June, and the public beta has given us a solid indication of what to anticipate since then. Gurman says that Apple finished making iOS 16 last week and that the final version of the operating system will probably come out about a week after the iPhone 14 is shown off.
The ability to edit and unsend messages, as well as a fully customised lock screen, are just a few of the new features included in iOS 16. It also has a Live Activities lock screen widget that displays real-time information, such as sports scores or the status of your food delivery, and relocated alerts that show at the bottom of your lock screen. Not to mention, the battery percentage is back, but not in the manner you’d expect (or like).