On September 7, Apple held its Far Out event, where it launched its iPhone 14 lineup, three new Apple Watches, which includes the long-rumored Apple Watch Ultra, and the next generation of AirPods Pro earbuds. Besides these hardware announcements, the company also revealed rolling out iOS 16 and watchOS 9 from September 12.
The iPhone 14 Lineup
Apple released four models in the iPhone 14 series – the iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 14 Pro, and 14 Pro Max.
The iPhone 14 retained its predecessor’s A15-series chip and a notch. In addition, the Cupertino tech giant introduced a new Plus model that sports a bigger 6.7-inch screen and enhanced battery life. Also, the 14 Pro and Pro Max models come with a few upgrades – a pill-shaped cutout that houses the camera and under-display Face ID system. Additionally, both models will have a more powerful A16 chip under the hood, a brighter display, and better battery life. Apple is also introducing the always-on display in the Pro and Pro Max models.
Furthermore, Apple announced including only an eSIM with the iPhone 14 lineup in the US. In addition, the company is bringing satellite connectivity to the new iPhone 14 and 14 Pro for emergencies in the US and Canada.
Apple introduced three new Watches – the Watch Ultra, Watch Series 8, and the next-generation Watch SE.
The new Apple Watch Ultra flaunts a more rugged design for extreme sports athletes. Consequently, it has a larger 49mm titanium case and a new customizable action button to transition between sports.
Additionally, Apple Watch Series 8 boasts two new temperature sensors on the back and underneath the display to help with fertility tracking. Apple claims it checks users’ temperature every five seconds and can detect temperature changes as minor as 0.1 degree Celsius. In addition, the iPhone maker included a new crash-detecting feature and a low-power mode.
Finally, Apple introduced the next-generation Watch SE with an upgraded S8 chip. Hence, it is 20% faster than its predecessor. In addition, it also has a crash-detecting feature.
Second-generation AirPods Pro
The Cupertino tech giant also announced an upgraded, second-gen AirPods Pro at its Far Out event. It comes with a new H2 chip and spatial audio. Plus, its noise-canceling capabilities are superior to its predecessor’s. Lastly, it boasts increased listening time and speakers installed on each earbud and the charging case.