Apple's annual hardware event has been scheduled for September 7. Alongside the customary unveiling of new iPhones, Apple is expected to introduce a host of other devices at its 'Far Out' event this Wednesday. From new features on its iPhone, to a new variant of its wearable, the Apple Watch, here's looking at everything that the company is expected to launch this week.
iPhone 14 series
The headlining launch of the event — like every year — is expected to be the iPhone 14 series. This year, Apple is tipped to redo the design of its 'notch' on the smartphone's display — which houses its face recognition apparatus alongside the front camera. Reports on the matter suggest that the iPhone 14 series will no longer have a 'Mini' variant — but instead come with a 'Plus' or 'Max' variant for the regular iPhone 14.
However, according to most reports, Apple will seemingly reserve most of its new features for its 'Pro' iPhones this year — which include a new A16 Bionic SoC, up to 48MP triple rear cameras, a pill-and-dot notch design, and possibly even more storage even on the base variant of the purported iPhone 14 Pro. The standard iPhone 14 and 14 Plus/Max are tipped to be incremental upgrades, which means that the new, base variant of the iPhone 14 should remain similar to the iPhone 13 series.
New Apple Watch lineup
Industry reports have suggested that this year, it is the Apple Watch that would get the most significant overhaul. For the standard version of the Apple Watch, tipped to be Watch Series 8, this would mean an incremental upgrade over 2021's Watch Series 7. The latter is tipped to use the new S8 chipset for better performance. Apple is also expected to launch a new variant of the Watch SE, which could finally replace the old Apple Watch Series 3.
More importantly, Apple could launch a new rugged smartwatch this year, called the Apple Watch Pro. The latter could offer a larger display with rugged casing, and a body temperature sensor for reading fluctuations.
AirPods Pro 2
Apple's new generation flagship AirPods 2 is tipped to come with a new generation audio processor. This could bring support for Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, along with Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) — which in turn can reduce the power consumption for audio streaming and improve battery life.
Moreover, the new chip could also offer more stable connectivity, which may improve the quality of audio streaming.