Apple's September occasion was full of new hardware and software upgrades. The company launched three new iPhones, a new Apple Watch, new AirPods wireless headphones, and an updated Apple TV. There was also plenty of behind-the-scenes action happening on stage too. Here's everything Apple just announced at its iPhone 14 event.
Apple unleashed four new iPhones: the iPhone 14, Phone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Plus, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 Plus and Pro Max are larger than last year's models, with screens ranging from 6.5 to 6.8 inches, resulting in a bigger display that takes up most of the phone's front surface. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus run the A15 Bionic chip first seen in the previous iPhone 13 Pro. With a 12MP front camera and sensors for facial recognition, the iPhone 14 Plus has a TrueDepth camera system, including an infrared camera, a flood illuminator, a proximity sensor, and a dot projector. The last of these components is the structured light emitter used to generate the 3D map of your face that's used in facial recognition. With eyes into your soul and face tracking technology everywhere you go, it's no surprise Apple introduced iPhone 14 Pro with its A-brand chip — A16 Bionic chip with eight cores. iPhone 14 will cost $799, iPhone 14 to cost $899.
iPhone 14 has a slightly faster chip and emergency connection to satellite due to a new barometric altimeter. This means it can know its location without access to GPS or cell towers and deliver that info to 911 dispatchers. iPhone 14 has a single lens camera on the back, while iPhone 14 Plus has a dual-lens camera. Both sport a new A13 Bionic chip. iPhone 14 has a 5.8-inch screen; the Plus comes in at 6.5 and 6.8 inches, depending on the model selected.
The Pro sports the same dual-lens camera Apple used for its last two iPhone models, which sported only one lens — an ultra-wide camera and a telephoto camera in a vertical alignment that looks very similar to the back of an iPhone 13 with two lenses in horizontal lines. iPhone 14 also gets support for QuickType font, intelligent tracking of keystrokes, and a new Time Travel feature — which lets you replay a video 30 days after you shot it by simply tapping on an object in the video.
The iPhone SE (for "special edition") is also getting revamped. It's a new glass design that's smaller and thinner with rounded corners, an Apple logo at the top of the rear, and six colors, including gold, silver, space grey, and red.
New Apple Watches
Apple Watch Series 8 will be available in two sizes. Both models will have 15 percent larger displays, improved heart rate monitoring and electrical heart sensors, the ability to listen for a heartbeat even if the Watch isn't on your wrist, and a new electrocardiogram app called Apple Heart Study. Improved battery life will let you go from morning to night without having to recharge most of the time. As before, all models have built-in GPS for outdoor workouts and a faster dual-core processor that makes apps launch up to twice as fast. Apple Watch Series 8 will cost $399 for one with a GPS model and $499 for one with GPS + Cellular model.
Apple Watch Ultra was also launched. It is a new gold model with a ceramic case and ceramic bezel that looks gorgeous. The screen is incredibly high-resolution at 390 pixels per inch and supports the same electronic heart signal sensing and haptic feedback as the rest of the Apple Watch family. The battery life of up to 48 hours on a single charge will also remain unchanged. Apple Watch Ultra will cost $ $799.
Apple is doubling the wireless range in AirPods Pro with a wireless charging case. So you can charge your AirPods Pro case separately and use your AirPods wired. Here is what the new Airpods Pro entails:
-An improved sound with a low amplifier and distorted audio driver ensures clarity.
-Apple H1 chip for seamless wireless connectivity, stability, and better performance.
-Fast pairing with Apple devices and Apple watch.
-Siri supports playing tracks, managing your tasks, booking rides, etc.
- Touch-based controls for your volume and playback
- Hold place alert to take calls and get notifications
- Double the battery life with up to 5 hours of talk time or 7 hours of music playback
- The new AirPods Pro will cost $249.
A new iPhone without a headphone jack is likely to be met with resistance from the industry, but Apple has done its best to make it easier for people to adapt. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have wireless charging, so you can charge your phone case separately and use your wired headphones. The new Airpods Pro will be obvious competition for Apple's Beats Solo 3 Wireless, which will also be available for non-Apple owners this fall.