In an eagerly awaited event titled “Wonderlust,” Apple is all set to unveil a host of exciting new products and updates. The event, scheduled for September 12 at 10 AM PT, promises to showcase the latest innovations just in time for the holiday season.
You can catch all the action live through the Apple Event live stream right here as we bring you the confirmation or debunking of various rumors and reports, including the much-anticipated USB-C support for the iPhone 15.
Here’s a sneak peek at what we can expect from this year’s Apple Event:
iPhone 15: ‘A New Era’
The star of the show is undoubtedly the iPhone 15. What makes this iteration particularly intriguing is that Apple’s hand was forced to adopt USB-C. The European Union’s push to standardize ports across devices by the end of 2024 compelled Apple to make this change sooner rather than later. Goodbye, Lightning connector – a move that many have been eagerly awaiting. This change aligns with other regional governing bodies aiming to reduce electronic waste.
Notably, the higher USB 3.2 data speed is expected to be reserved for the pro models, while the standard iPhone 15 will feature USB 2.0, still a common spec in the Android world. Wireless charging is also getting an upgrade, with a universal 35W charging rate, and the adoption of the Qi2 standard, combining wireless charging with magnets.
Moreover, the Dynamic Island feature, first introduced on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, is likely to make its way to the more affordable models.
Rumors are also swirling about the possibility of an iPhone 15 Ultra, replacing the Pro Max. This model is said to sport a 6.7-inch display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, slimmer bezels, and an innovative “Action” button, inspired by the Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple Watch Series 9:
While details about the Apple Watch Series 9 have been relatively scarce, it’s possible that this year’s release will focus on incremental improvements, with Apple potentially saving the big surprises for next year’s 10th-anniversary celebration. Rumors suggest updates to processors, colors, and even 3D printing for case design, following in the footsteps of the Vision Pro.
AirPods: A Long-Awaited Update:
The AirPods lineup might also receive some attention at the event. Although a significant overhaul with the H2 chip could be reserved for 2024, Apple may introduce a stand-alone USB-C charging case. It’s worth noting that it’s been nearly three years since the release of the AirPods Max, so a new iteration here wouldn’t be surprising.
Other Anticipated Announcements:
Beyond the flagship products, we can anticipate a closer look at the Vision Pro headset, although the specifics of its content remain uncertain. This event could be more of a demonstration year, considering the headset’s market release early next year. Given the availability of the SDK and Unity’s development platform, gaming-related announcements are also a possibility.
Additionally, we might get more information on the release dates for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, and watchOS updates. While new Macs might not be in the spotlight this time, the M3 chip could be on the horizon for 2024.
The Apple Event promises to be an exciting showcase of the tech giant’s latest innovations. Tune in at 10 AM PT on September 12 to witness it all live, right here. We’ll be covering every moment to keep you informed and up to date.