Apple is planning to hold its big iPhone 14 event on September 7, Bloomberg is reporting today. According to the report, the company has also told some of its retail store employees to prepare for a big product launch day on September 16.
Once again, Apple is expected to live stream the pre-recorded event, something Apple and many other tech companies have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic. The iPhone still represents more than half of Apple’s annual revenue, but this year’s iPhone 14 lineup should be quite different.
Previous reports revealed that Apple is planning to launch four iPhone 14 models this year: There will be two screen sizes to choose from for the standard iPhone 14, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches, and there will be no iPhone 14 Mini this year. The standard iPhone 14 is also expected to use the same design as last year’s iPhone 13 as well as its A15 chip.
The iPhone 14 Pro line should also be available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch flavors, but there could be some significant design changes. In addition to a smaller notch on the front, the iPhone 14 Pro is expected to introduce a larger camera bump on the back to welcome a new 48-megapixel sensor for the wide-angle camera.
Apple will likely use its iPhone 14 event to unveil new Apple Watch models. For the first time, Apple is expected to offer a larger “rugged” version of its new Apple Watch Series 8 with a larger battery. A cheaper Apple Watch SE is also in the pipeline according to Bloomberg.
Apple usually launches lots of new products in the fall, and this year should be no exception. In addition to its new iPhone 14 models coming in September, Apple is expected to launch an updated entry-level iPad with a USB-C port, as well as new iPad Pro and Mac Mini models using an M2 processor.
Lastly, the company will likely refresh its redesigned 14” and 16” MacBook Pro models later this fall. The first models introduced Apple’s more powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max chips last year, and the new versions are expected to ship with a more powerful version of the M2 chip that just made its debut in the 2022 MacBook Air and 13.3” MacBook Pro.