The nine most significant announcements from Apple’s iPhone 14 event
Apple has just concluded its Far Out event, unveiling its iPhone 14 lineup, three new Apple Watches, one of which is the much anticipated Apple Watch Ultra, and the latest generation of AirPods Pro headphones.
If you cannot attend the performance-in-person, you can review all the essential information presented in this article.
The iPhone-14 gets a revived “Plus” model with a bigger-size
The iPhone-14 and 14-Plus Image: Apple
The iPhone 13 and the iPhone 14 feature a notch on display and a chip from Apple’s A15 family. As a result, the iPhone 14 does not include many significant improvements over the iPhone 13. However, Apple released a new Plus variant with a larger display (6.7 inches) and improved battery life. This model is called the iPhone XS Max.
Both devices come equipped with the primary camera sensor that has been increased to 12 megapixels and a TrueDepth selfie camera with 12 megapixels and autofocus.
The starting price for the iPhone-14 is $799, while the starting price for the iPhone 14 Plus is $899. You will be able to preorder them beginning on September 9, and the iPhone 14 will be available beginning on September 16, while the iPhone 14 Plus will be available starting on October 7.
The iPhone-14-Pro has a notchless design with a “”Dynamic-Island.”
The iPhone 14-Pro and Pro-Max Image:- Apple
The iPhone 14-Pro and Pro-Max come with a few significant enhancements, one of which is a design that eliminates the notch-in-favor of a pill-shaped cutout. This cutout serves to house the camera as well as the Face ID system that is located underneath the display. Apple refers to this area as the “Dynamic-Island” because notifications will emerge from this region and move around.
In addition, the Pro line features a more powerful chip (the A16), a brighter display, a battery that lasts longer, and a rear camera that is 48 megapixels and has a quad-pixel sensor. Always-on displays will also be available on the iPhone Pro and iPhone Pro Max when Apple releases them. When activated, these displays will cause the wallpaper on your lock screen to become darker so that alerts will continue to be shown without excessively draining the battery.
Prices for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max have been set at 999 and 1099 dollars, respectively. Both of these products will-be made available for purchase on September 16 after they may be preordered beginning on September 9.
Apple has declared that it will no longer ship iPhone 14 models in the United States with physical SIM card trays. An eSIM, commonly known as a digital SIM card, will be used instead of the traditional SIM card in the iPhone 14. Apple claims that e-SIMs are more secure and should make it easier for consumers to transfer between carriers. However, it may be more difficult for users who are accustomed to the ease of pulling their SIM-card out of their phone and swapping it to another phone to change their service.
Messages of urgent nature can be transmitted via satellite using the iPhone 14.
The iPhone 14’s new emergency SOS feature. Image: Apple
For use in critical situations across the United States and Canada, Apple is integrating satellite connectivity into its newest iPhone models, the 14 and 14 Pro. As long as the sky remains clear, Apple claims that you should be able to send an SOS-message to a nearby-emergency-service by pointing your phone in the direction of the nearest satellite if you need assistance but do-not-have service. The capability will come standard for the next two years on all new phones at no further cost.
Apple introduces the new Apple Watch-Ultra for extreme-sports
The Apple Watch Ultra Image: Apple
The brand new Apple Watch Ultra features a more robust design and is intended for athletes who participate in extreme sports. It has a more significant titanium case measuring 49 millimeters designed to protect it from wear and tear. Additionally, it has a new action button that can be customized to transition between different types of sports. Oceanic Ultra users can now keep track of their dives underwater thanks to the newly released Oceanic Plus app.
Apple is planning to release a battery optimization feature later this year that will give the Apple Watch Ultra an enhanced battery life of up to 60 hours on a single charge. Currently, the Apple Watch Ultra has a battery life of up to 36 hours on a single order.
Preorders for the Watch Ultra can be placed today for $799, and delivery is scheduled to begin on September 23.
The Watch-Series-8 comes with new temperature sensors
The Apple Watch Series 8 Image: Apple
Apple’s next-gen Two new temperature sensors have been added to the Apple Watch Series 8, one on the rear and one beneath the display. These sensors are intended to assist with fertility tracking. Apple claims that the watch can detect temperature changes as slight as 0.1 degrees Celsius and does so at a rate of once every five seconds.
In addition, a brand new crash-detection tool may determine if you have been involved in an automobile accident and then provide you with the choice to contact for assistance. Apple also revealed a low-power mode, which can be used to assist conserve battery life by turning off some capabilities, such as an always-on display.
The Watch Series 8 begin at $399 for the GPS version and $499 for the cellular version. Starting today, preorders can be placed, and customers can expect to get their copies on September 16.
The Apple Watch SE Image: Apple
Apple has unveiled the newest iteration of the Apple Watch SE. It is equipped with an improved S8 chip, which makes it twenty percent quicker than the device from 2020. Additionally, it has some of the same characteristics as the Watch Series 8, such as crash detection.
Before it sells on September 16, you can place a preorder for it for $249 with GPS or $299 with cellular service.
The second-generation AirPods Pro is here with better noise cancellation
The new AirPods Pro Image: Apple
Apple has revealed an improved version of its AirPods Pro headphones, which Apple CEO Tim Cook referred to as the company’s “most advanced” model. They are equipped with a new H2 chip and spatial audio and can block out twice as much background noise as the model they replace.
In addition to an extended listening time of six hours on a single charge (or thirty hours with the charging case), speakers are fitted on both the earbuds and the charging case. This allows you to use the Find My app to locate the earbuds whenever you misplace them.
On September 9, you’ll be able to preorder the AirPods Pro for $249, and they will become available on September-23.
iOS-16 and watchOS-9 are coming on September 12
The release of iOS-16 and watchOS-9 is scheduled to begin on September 12. The update for iOS 16 enables new features for the lock screen, such as widgets and notifications that roll-up from the bottom of the screen. At the same time, the upgrade for watchOS 9 includes a package of new fitness tracking data.