Apple’s annual iPhone event has been dated. The company sent out invites last night for a “Far Out” event taking place on 7 September. This year’s event marks the first in-person Apple launch since 2019 and will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s Cupertino campus.
Of course, Apple will stream the event to the world on 7 September. You can tune into the stream kicking off at 19:00 on the day in South Africa. That’s 10 am ET for those in the US.
It goes without saying that the September Apple event will play host to a number of new device announcements with the flagship iPhone 14 being the highlight. Apple is reportedly working on four new iPhone models for this year. The iPhone 14 range will include a 6.1-inch, 6.7-inch flagship Pro device and a 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch standard iPhone 14.
Reports claim that Apple is dropping the notch on this iPhone 14. Instead, the new phones will include a punch selfie camera and a pill-shaped cutout for Face ID. Apple is also adding an always-on mode to the display that will be exclusive to the Pro phones.
When it comes to the camera tech, the iPhone 14 Pro range is expected to get a new 48-megapixel sensor and the whole lineup will get a new autofocus-enabled front-facing camera.
Apple’s event invitations usually hint at some features of the new hardware. This year’s invites are set in space. Many believe this could hint at a new astrophotography feature on the iPhone 14 Pro range.
When it comes to the new Apple Watches, the Watch Series 8 is rumoured to look the same as the Watch Series 7. However, Apple will reportedly add a temperature sensor to the device. The company is also working on a revamped Watch SE with a faster chip. There are also rumours of a “pro” Apple Watch featuring a bigger screen and much longer battery life.
So far it all sounds rather exciting. You can watch it all unfold on 7 September at 19:00 SAT.
— Greg Joswiak (@gregjoz) August 24, 2022