On September 12, Apple is set to unveil its latest innovations at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. Scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (10:30 pm IST), the event, themed “Wonderlust“, will be live-streamed on Apple’s website, its official YouTube channel, and the Apple TV application.
iPhone 15 Series
Apple enthusiasts can anticipate the introduction of four new models: the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and a model speculated to be named either iPhone 15 Pro Max or Ultra. Notable features include a solid-state mute button, enhanced processor and camera, and an array of new colors. Specifically, the Pro models might be available in green, yellow, pink, and dark red.
The Pro Max variant is rumored to house a new chipset, a periscope camera, and titanium edges. There’s also chatter about a potential price hike for this model. Both the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus might boast a 48-megapixel main camera. A unique addition is the action button, designed for swift access to apps and features.
Apple Watch: Time for an Upgrade
The event may spotlight the Apple Watch Series 9 and a second-generation Apple Watch Ultra. The Series 9 is expected to deliver improved performance and extended battery life. People are talking about a special 10th-anniversary “Apple Watch X”. It might have a clearer screen and a tool to check blood pressure.
Charging Transition: Lightning to USB-C?
In compliance with the EU’s common charger law, Apple might transition from its signature Lightning to a USB-C charging system. This change could also reflect in the AirPods, although no major model revamp is anticipated. However, a new USB-C charging case might be in the pipeline.
Vision Pro Headset and Software Updates
While significant updates for the Vision Pro Headset are not expected, given that the XR device launch is slated for next year, attendees might get a hint about the iOS 17 rollout date and other software enhancements.
Availability and Future Events
Preorders for the new products are likely to commence by September 15, with in-store availability projected from September 22. Rumors also suggest another Apple event in October, possibly spotlighting iMac and laptop devices.
In conclusion, Apple’s ‘Wonderlust’ event promises a blend of innovation and refinement. As always, it’s best to wait for official announcements to confirm speculations.