While there are no guarantees, reliable analysts and leakers have given us a good notion of what to anticipate, and this year’s September launch event appears to be packed. This live blog will keep you informed of any announcements made by the Cupertino-based tech behemoth as they happen. Looking for the most recent information on everything that will be taking place at the event? We have you covered here for everything from last-minute rumours to possible announcements. There are several sites to watch the livestream of Apple’s “Far Out” launch event, which begins today at 10 a.m. PT/6 p.m. BST/1 p.m. EDT.
Another year, another highly anticipated flagship iPhone. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro are about to be released, so as Apple begins its “Far Out” September event today, we’ll finally discover what the company has been hiding. Since this is an Apple event, you can be sure that many eagerly awaited product announcements will be made. We’re talking about the Apple Watch Series 8, a brand-new Apple Watch Pro model, and the AirPods Pro 2 at long last. Who knows, Apple’s AR/VR headset might even make an appearance.
Recently, we’ve heard that Apple may have already given the headset some names: “Reality Pro,” “Reality One,” and “Reality Processor.” Not sure which I like best, but if we don’t see it at the event, Apple will have plenty of time to work on a fitting name. Under an hour to go! We’re hearing the folks at Apple Park are being let into the Steve Jobs Theater, meaning the “Far Out” event is gearing up to kick off soon.
Fancy watching the action unfold with us? Find the special YouTube broadcast below. We’re in the 30-minute-or-so countdown now, and the hype is real. We’ll be churning out everything announced as soon as it happens, and no need to keep that clicker on the refresh button, as this page will do it all for you. As a side, shout out to @MKBHD on Twitter for going against the grind and taking a shot of the Apple pass with a Pixel 6 Pro. Apple, you’re going to have to impress in the camera department in the iPhone 14 Pro. A drawing of Apple’s possible mixed-reality device by The Information. So, will Apple pull out a One More Thing? I certainly hope so. There aren’t many indications of what it might be, but we have been hearing a lot about the Apple AR/VR headset for a while. I know, it’s a bit of a long shot, but it would make sense with the “Far Out” event.
The iPhone 14 Pro is set to be the star of the show — not just because of the upgraded 48MP camera or the revamped display design, but also because of the always-on display. That’s a first on any iPhone, even though we’ve had more than enough Android phones already pulling off an always-on display for a while. We’ve already got a tease of how it will look, and it’s expected to make the most of the extra information on your customized iOS 16 lockscreen. If you put widgets on there, you’ll see them in stripped-back detail on the always-on display mode, too.