Apple today announced that it has scheduled its next fall launch event for September 7, 2012, U.S. time, so many people laughed and said they didn't expect Apple's event to be premature.
The event will take place in the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California, and will be broadcast live to the public on Apple's website and Apple TV.
This futuristic design and slogan can't help but fill people with all kinds of reverie and expectations for next week's launch. Many media speculate that in addition to the previously predicted iPhone 14 series phones and new Apple Watch, there may be an unexpected appearance of Apple's long-awaited One More Thing - Apple's AR/VR glasses device.
Since most of Apple will update a large number of hardware products in the fall event in September, this event has always been a pivotal event in the Silicon Valley technology circle, and has been regarded as an annual technology circle party by global technology fans.
According to the current roadmap, this conference can be considered a sincere family bucket full of updates. It is worth noting that although the media's dramatization has been quite accurate in the past, but the actual release of the product will likely have some discrepancies.
iPhone 14: new chip, bangs screen becomes exclamation point
In addition to the possible One More Thing, the most anticipated launch this fall is the release of the new iPhone 14 series.
According to current spoilers, Silicon Star people summarized the possible new models, as well as their size, price and performance.
The iPhone 14 series of phones may contain four versions of the phone. Notably, the iPhone 14 will likely no longer have a mini version. The possible models are iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro have a screen size of 6.1 inches, and the iPhone 14 Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max have a size of 6.7 inches.
The bigger cosmetic update will be the possible disappearance of the bangs screen on both Pro series phones. As you can see from the spoiler image, the bangs screen that Apple phones have been trolled for for years may become an exclamation point screen, thus making the screen design more integral and aesthetically pleasing. The screen material will use Samsung's M12 OLED panel, which supports the 120 Hz ProMotion feature.
In addition, in terms of color, the iPhone 14 series may have a purple color option that was not available in the previous generation of iPhones. However, there may be fewer blue and green options compared to the previous generation.
In addition to the cosmetic changes, the most anticipated aspect of the iPhone 14 series is its potential to be equipped with Apple's latest A16 chip. According to the current media drama, the two Pro models will be equipped with the A16 chip. However, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max may only be equipped with the A15 chip.
In terms of photo and camera features, we can expect a major update to the main camera on the new iPhone 14 Pro Max. There are many rumors that the iPhone 14 Pro will be equipped with a 48-megapixel main camera. Previously, the iPhone 13 Pro had only a 12-megapixel main camera. In addition, the new phone is likely to support 8K video capture feature.
What may break the hearts of fruit fans is that, according to the momentum of Apple products quietly increasing in price along with inflation in the past few years, the new iPhones will likely increase in price across the board. According to Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at Tianfeng Securities who has been successful in predicting Apple's new product launches almost every time, some models will cost around $100 more than the previous generation. However, as usual, the older iPhone 13 series is expected to see a wave of price cuts and discounts.
Finally, this model will also be expected to expand its operating memory to 6GB. The battery may not get a huge update.
Apple AR/VR headset - One More Thing
Although Apple has not officially announced the intention of this poster's starry sky design, many in the tech community have associated the design with the release of AR/VR headset.
According to MacRumors, Apple has an internal research department of about a few hundred people focused on augmented reality and virtual reality product development. Apple has also acquired a number of startups in the AR/VR space in the past. This includes the acquisition of VR startup Spaces, which was just revealed by Protocol this week. It can be said that Apple has made sufficient preparations in the field of virtual reality and augmented reality.
Apple is currently working on two simultaneous AR hardware development projects, including the AR/VR headset device that may appear at the launch event, and the possible launch of a sleeker-looking AR glasses product later. This summer, Apple showed the headset to its board members and said that the product is close to release.
According to the summary of the current media, the chip of this headset will be similar to the M1 Pro chip performance in the MacBook Pro.
In addition, this headset device will be equipped with more than 10 cameras to track hand movements, while equipped with two 8K displays and eye tracking capabilities. Because of its overheating reaction in late tests, it is speculated that Apple may install a cooling device in the headset to solve this problem. On the issue of battery life, the product may have a built-in battery unit.
Regarding its form factor, the new headset device may be similar to the Oculus, but will be more lightweight. However, Apple still has not disclosed more details to the public. However, the mockups once released by technology media The Information may give you some reasonable imagination of its appearance.
Apple Watch will have a new version
Apple Watch is likely to usher in the eighth generation of the product in this conference. Since February this year, media and various technology bloggers have been dramatizing some new information about the eighth generation of Apple Watch.
According to the current information, Apple is likely to launch Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE2 and a brand new version - Apple Watch Rugged at next week's event. Regarding the latest version, it will have a tougher case from the name. There is a lot of media speculation that this product will use a titanium case, while the battery life will be even better. This design will upgrade the Apple Watch for daily commuting use to a must-have for many outdoor enthusiasts.
In terms of appearance, the eighth generation product is expected to increase the screen size while carrying the S8 chip. In terms of functionality, it can track the user's activities in addition to more practical features in health monitoring will be expected. At the beginning of the year, some reports speculated that the watch would include body temperature monitoring and fertility tracking features, but such claims have not been confirmed.
AirPods Pro 2 and iOS16
In addition to some of the accepted speculation above, some media outlets have also predicted that next week's launch could feature AirPods Pro 2 wireless headphones. According to CNN, Apple is likely to officially announce the specific release date of its latest operating system, iOS16, at next week's event. As early as WWDC in June this year, Apple has announced several updates to iOS.
However, although spoilers and speculation have been flying, but in the end Apple will release what kind of products, may have to wait until next week to reveal.