Apple’s September 7 event is nearly upon us, with the iPhone 14 reveal just hours away and rumors of an Apple Watch Pro to boot.
Apple is continuing with pre-recorded events, which were such a success during the early days of the pandemic that Apple has stuck with them ever since.
How to watch
Despite not being a live show, it will be streaming live around the world via Apple’s website or YouTube channel at 10 am PT (that’s 6 pm BST for any Brits reading). You can watch it via apple.com/events from almost any device with internet access, or you can find it feature in the TV app on an Apple TV.
Of course, if you can’t give up two hours on a weekday morning for a press event, stick with us for a full recap soon after things wrap up. We’ll give you all the big talking points in a nice 5-minute read.
What to expect
This late in the day, it’s perhaps not worth your while re-reading the rumors – we’ll know exactly what’s up Apple’s sleeve later today anyway. But if you do want a refresher on what to expect, here’s the event preview we wrote last week:
iPhone 14 expectations
Plenty of rumors have been flying around about the details of the upcoming iPhone 14 series, many of which seem as good as gospel at this point. Over the past few years, pre-release leaks have been pretty accurate with their iPhone spoilers, but Apple still likes to keep a few secrets where it can. This year, we’ve seen suggestions of always-on displays, titanium finishes, and a redesigned notch. It’s likely some features will be exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro, with Apple keen to further differentiate its premium offering from the regular model.
A galactic event
Apple’s invites usually contain a subtle hint at what to expect from its event, and this year a space-themed Apple logo accompanied the tagline “far out.” Opinion is split on what this means, but we’re pretty sure it will have something to do with the iPhone camera and its ability to capture shots at night. Some Android phones offer camera modes specifically for shooting stars, and with the incredible Webb telescope in the news lately, it would be an appropriate time to beef up the iPhone camera to take space shots. That could spell better low-light photos and a more competent telephoto zoom.
It’s not just the iPhone 14 we’ll be tuning in for, however. The next generation Apple Watch is almost nailed on to be a part of the presentation, and we wouldn’t rule out any sneaky “one more thing” announcements either. That said, don’t get your hopes up about seeing Apple launch its long-rumored AR Headset this September.