The iPhone 14 launch event is surprisingly happening on September 7! But why?
Life is uncertain and so is Apple’s iPhone event this year. Yes, you have heard it right. In the words of Mark Gurman, this year’s iPhone 14 launch event will be held on September 7—on a Wednesday.
What’s happening at the iPhone 14 launch event?
The much anticipated and awaited iPhone 14 launch event will be on September 7. According to a new report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple will begin the pre-order for the new iPhone 14 range on September 9. Following this, the company will start deploying the first orders on September 16.
According to the report, Apple has instructed some retail employees to “prepare for a major new product release on September 16.” As expected, the product launch event will be virtual. However, some members of the press may be invited for hands-on opportunities as well as private briefings.
The report read: “Apple Inc. is aiming to hold a launch event on Sept. 7 to unveil the iPhone 14 line, according to people with knowledge of the matter, rolling out the latest version of a product that generates more than half its sales.”
“The new iPhones will kick off a busy fall product season, which will also include multiple new Macs, low-end and high-end iPads, and three Apple Watch models.”
This time, Apple plans to stream the event online instead of holding an in-person gathering. Through this, the company will continue an approach it adopted during the beginning of the pandemic. Since Apple launches are highly polished affairs, employees have already started recording the presentation’s segments over the past few weeks.
It is rare and quite unlikely of Apple to hold an iPhone event on a Wednesday. However, this year’s iPhone 14 launch event makes sense. This is because, as we predicted, Monday (September 5) is a holiday in the US. Given the September 7 date, we can expect invitations to roll out on September 1.
What to expect from the iPhone 14 launch event
Given the September 7 date for new iPhones and Apple Watches, we can expect new devices available to buy toward the middle of the month. This year’s iPhone 14 launch event is also coinciding with the release of iOS 16. Moreover, Gurman adds that Apple Store employees have been told to prepare for a September 16 launch.
Oftentimes, Apple holds an iPad as well as a Mac event in October to complement the September event. In October, we can expect to see updates on those products including the release of macOS Ventura and the (delayed) iPadOS 16. According to Gurman’s predictions, we can expect to see a USB-C version of the lower-end iPad, new M2-based iPad Pros, and updated Mac Mini and MacBook Pro models before the end of 2022, alongside other major launches in the September event.
Major Upgrades we can expect from the iPhone 14 range
According to Gurman, we can expect the following upgrades or features in the upcoming iPhone 14 range:
1. The standard iPhone 14 will look similar to the iPhone 13. This time, Apple will discard the 5.4-inch mini version and replace it with a 6.7-inch screen. In Gurman’s words: “This will mark the first time Apple launches a non-Pro iPhone with a display of that size.”
2. Apple also has plans for bigger changes for the iPhone 14 Pro line. It will replace the notch. Instead, we will have a pill-shaped hole for Face ID sensors and a hole-punch-sized area for the camera. This will definitely help users with more screen space. Moreover, Apple is adding a faster chip to the iPhone 14 Pro. “Apple, meanwhile, will retain the A15 chip from the iPhone 13 in the regular iPhone 14 models,” says Gurman.
3. Gurman further adds, “The most significant changes to the iPhone 14 Pro will be to the camera system, which will appear slightly larger to consumers.” This time, the Pro models will have a 48MP wide-angle camera against a 12MP ultrawide and telephoto sensors. Simultaneously, Apple is also planning improvements to video regarding battery life.
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