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September is just around the corner, which means that Apple fans will be eager to see if their iPhone 14 speculations are correct.
Apple will have a launch event at the Cupertino headquarter in California on September 7, a recurring event since 2012.
Since 2020, COVID-19 restrictions prompted Apple to use pre-recorded videos for its launch events.
This year marks the first in-person event since 2019 while also streaming the event on the Apple website and YouTube.
The Apple event typically draws millions of viewers on YouTube, garnering the attention of millions worldwide.
For the 2022 edition, the event is using the tagline “far out,” which could indicate new features like night-sky photography.
The Apple event is likely going to launch the iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch, and iOS 16.
It remains to be seen if the iPads and Macs will be ready for the launch due to the software being incomplete.
The iPhone is Apple’s biggest seller, and the past year has seen people make a number of speculations.
According to reports, the iPhone 13 lineup is the last to include the mini in its lineup as Apple will be adding a bigger model in its place.
Several media outlets and analysts also expect the Pro models to get more upgrades, replacing the notch with a pill and punchhole cutout.
The Pro models are also tipped to carry the new A16 bionic chip while the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max will still use 2021’s A15 chipset.
The biggest iPhone 14 news is its price, which many expect to see a $100 increase.
2022 will see Apple add major upgrades to its Watch with more features added to give the redesign a run for its price.
Wall Street Journal reported that the company is considering a body temperature sensor in the new Apple Watch, helping with fertility and sleep tracking.
The Apple Watch Series 8 could also add a “Pro” model with a bigger screen and a more durable finish.
The company previously released Watches with pricey case materials like gold, ceramic, and titanium.
The new “Pro” model could pioneer the first high-end Apple Watches with additional features that the less-expensive models lack.
Apple is also likely to launch an updated version of the Apple Watch SE as the entry-level Watch model.
Earlier this year, the Beta version of the iOS 16 made waves, packing new and noticeable features.
The software update includes the ability to customize the iPhone’s lock screen and change the font for the lock screen clock.
iOS 16 also allows users to unsend or edit iMessages within minutes of sending.
It introduces short-term loans from Apple called Apple Pay Later, allowing them to buy things online with Apple Pay.
The catch is that they would have to pay for the item in four installments without interest.
iOS 16 allows users to transform their iPhone as high-definition web cameras for their Mac laptops or desktop.
The software is available for other iPhone models but it remains to be seen which can still update its system.
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