On September 7, Apple held an event dubbed 'Far Out' to officially unveil its iPhone 14 lineup together with a bunch of other hardware novelties – new versions of Apple AirPods and Apple Watch.
Here's everything Apple unveiled during its annual September iPhone event:
iPhone 14 Lineup
Apple has unveiled the new iPhone 14 lineup that includes four new models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus with 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch displays, respectively, are available in five colors and visually retain the design of their predecessor – the iPhone 13.
The company claims that the iPhone 14 Plus features the best battery life of all other iPhones while being powered by the A15 Bionic chipset.
Both models support new Emergency SOS via Satellite service.
The standard model of the iPhone 14 starts at $799, and the 14 Plus starts at $899. While the standard model will be available from September 16, the Plus version will go on sale on October 7.
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
The first notable design change to the iPhone 14 Pro models can be seen on their displays. The iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have swapped the 'notch' for a 'Dynamic Island' – a pill-shaped space for Face ID that will expand when you receive calls, alerts, or notifications.
Both the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will have an always-on display that dims the wallpaper for a lock screen with information such as reminders, calendar events, and the weather.
The new iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max feature 6.1 and 6.7-inch displays, respectively, with brightness levels reaching an incredible 2000 nits at their peak, and screen refresh rates ranging from 1Hz to 120Hz.
The new models are equipped with a faster A16 Bionic 6-core chip that features improved energy efficiency. The Cupertinians assure that it is up to 40% faster than its competitors.
For the first time ever, the iPhone will have a 48-megapixel camera. It includes an f/1.78 aperture and a 24mm focal length.
The iPhone 14 Pro will cost $999, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max – $1,099. Both models will start shipping on September 16.
Apple unveiled its next-generation wireless headphones AirPods Pro that feature the new H2 chip, which the company claims can deliver enhanced sound quality and more effective active noise cancellation.
Apple claims that the new AirPods Pro offer up to six hours of listening time without recharging as well as up to 30 hours of listening time with the charging case.
The new AirPods will be sold for $249, and sales will start on September 23.
Apple Watch Ultra
Apple has finally announced the Apple Watch Ultra, a rugged premium smartwatch tuned for athletes. They introduce a new design with a large display geared towards exploration and outdoor activities.
The Apple Watch Ultra has a 49mm titanium case, and its screen is protected by sapphire glass. The watch runs for a minimum of 36 hours on a single battery charge. The Apple Watch Ultra also features a dedicated Action button that allows you to mark the next segment of a race, start your workout, and the like.
The Apple Watch Ultra will be available for $799, and the shipping will begin on September 23.
Apple Watch Series 8
In addition to the Ultra watch, Apple has also announced the new Watch Series 8 smartwatch. It has the same design as its predecessor, but features a bigger screen.
The watch comes with a number of health and safety features, such as a temperature sensor, advanced menstrual cycle tracking, crash detection, etc.
The watch also offers an 18-hour battery life and is swim-proof, dust-proof, and crack-resistant.
Apple Watch Series 8 will start at $399 for the GPS model, while the GPS + Cellular model will start at $499. It will ship on September 16.