As we near September 12, Apple lovers all over the world eagerly anticipate the unveiling of the next iPhone and Apple Watches. What is Apple releasing in September 2023?. The online rumor mills have been churning out speculations about the iPhone 15 launch at the Apple event 2023. Some suggest a typical round of annual upgrades, while others hint at a potentially upgraded fairly large model, the iPhone 15 Ultra. We’ll delve into all we can expect from this year’s upcoming Apple event. But first, what was released at the Apple event 2022?.
At the Apple Event 2022, the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus devices were unveiled. Along with rebuilt AirPods Pro, three all-new lineups of Apple Watches, and cool updates to the Apple Fitness+. Before that, there was the WWDC event in June of the same year where Apple introduced iOS 16. As well as the new MacBook Air, 13‑inch MacBook Pro, iPadOS 16, macOS Ventura, and watchOS 9. Then the March event heralded the unveiling of Mac Studio and Studio Display, the new iPad Air, the new iPhone SE, and iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.
At WWDC 2023, Apple unveiled; the Apple Vision Pro, the 15-inch MacBook Air, Mac Studio and Mac Pro, the M2 Ultra chip, and new updates to iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma, watchOS 10, tvOS 17, and AirPods.
Apple Event 2023 – iPhone 15 Lineup
The focal point of this year’s unveiling will undoubtedly be the iPhone 15 series. Much like its predecessor, the iPhone 14 series, the iPhone 15 series is predicted to comprise four models—iPhone 15, 15 Plus, 15 Pro, and 15 Pro Max. The iPhone 15(6.1-inch), iPhone 15 Plus (6.7-inch), iPhone 15 Pro (6.1-inch), and iPhone 15 Pro Max (6.7-inch) respectively. We don’t have all the details of the iPhone 15 features, but we do know that the iPhone 15 design will be the coolest thing ever.
According to some rumors from the tech community and various sources privy to Apple’s product launches, we anticipate all four phones to feature the Dynamic Island, an enhanced 5G modem, and a USB-C port.
The Dynamic Island, currently integrated into the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, is an interactive notification system. For the entire iPhone 15 series, this hardware will transition from display notches to the Dynamic Island cutout introduced with the 14 Pro series. Apple ingeniously incorporated display pixels and software harmonization to develop Dynamic Island.
On iPhone 14 Pro models, Dynamic Island offers a gamut of functions, from low battery notifications to validating Apple Pay transactions. From unlocking the Apple Watch to displaying connected AirPods and their battery status. And even providing privacy alerts when the camera or microphone is in operation.
Revamped 5G Modem/Universal USB-C Standard
While Apple is diligently working on its proprietary 5G chip, it seems the development is still in the pipeline. The iPhone 15 models are slated to come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 chip. Which promises augmented speeds, extended coverage, superior signal quality, and heightened energy efficiency. This is an amazing upgrade from the preceding X65 chip present in iPhone 14 models.
Qualcomm’s announcement of the X75 chip earlier this year, though promising, will take effect before the year ends. Which is slightly lagging behind the iPhone 15’s development timeline. Hence, the speculations that Apple will still use the earlier X70 chips.
The most substantial transformation across all four models will be the departure from the Lightning connector. Likely influenced by EU regulations favoring USB-C, the iPhone 15 series is set to feature a USB-C port. This transition could impact the global market, heralding a new era of USB-C-compatible accessories.
The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max are poised for a significant overhaul. They will bid farewell to stainless steel, adopting titanium frames for a lighter feel. These models are slated to house the groundbreaking A17 chip, boasting a minuscule 3-nanometer processor. We’re also to expect thinner display bezels. Solid-state volume and power buttons may redefine the Pro models’ tactile experience, distinguishing them from the standard 15 and 15 Plus.
While there’s been talk of an iPhone 15 Pro Max rebranding to Ultra, it’s wise to take this with a pinch of skepticism. Rumors suggest the potential addition of an action button, similar to the Apple Watch Ultra. Only time will reveal the truth.
New Chips and OS for the Apple Watch
The September event will introduce the Apple Watch Series 9, accompanied by an innovative Ultra variant. Foremost among the new updates is the incorporation of faster chips, which Apple claims to upgrade the performance of their new watches. Additionally, we’re to expect a palette of new color options for the watch casing.
Apple is equally set to publicly unveil watchOS 10, the latest addition to the Apple Watch operating system. Notable features include a widget interface that dynamically displays the most frequently accessed information based on the time of day. Also, the updated OS incorporates novel functionalities for health and fitness tracking.
Wonderlust: What time is the Apple event 2023?
The Wonderlust Apple event’s timing varies depending on location. For those in California, all the action begins at 10 a.m. Those in India will have a late night, with a 10:30 p.m. start. London will witness the event at 6 p.m., while New Yorkers can catch it at 1 p.m. Across many parts of Europe, the event commences at 7 p.m. South Korean and Japanese viewers can join by 2 a.m. In Melbourne, Australia, the event kicks off at 3 a.m., and for those in South Africa, 7 p.m. The venue of the Apple event is Apple’s headquarters, Apple Park, in Cupertino, California.