iPhone 14, Watch Pro, AirPods Pro 2… The Apple keynote program is becoming more and more accurate. Here is the complete recap before the official presentation that will take place on our Twitch channel, this Wednesday, September 7 at 7 pm.
Like every year, rumors about the harvest of new iPhones are rife. A few hours before the keynote, which will take place on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 pm in France — and you can follow on our Twitch channel —, the conference program was refined. Let’s check in.
The iPhone 14s have been gradually revealing themselves for months, so there should be some surprises. Like three years ago, four iPhone models are expected in 2022: two Pro versions of course, but also two classic versions. However, this list does not include an iPhone Mini, but an iPhone 14 Max, possibly called Plus, as indicated by several sources.
If we summarize the information we have on the eve of the keynote, the two basic models are very small, except at the photo level. The screen will be the same as the iPhone 13, the notch will be retained and the processor should be from last year. Apple does not plan to offer the A16 in the iPhone 14 and 14 Max (or Plus), but only integrate the Apple A15 Bionic currently found in the iPhone 13 Pro. The biggest changes should be reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro. The notch will disappear in favor of a punch, which will nevertheless accommodate the technology required for the operation of Face ID. The photo island at the back can also be increased in size to make room for a more efficient photo section. To know everything about the next iPhones, we have a fully dedicated article.
The back-to-school keynote is also an opportunity to repeat what WWDC announced in June. The conference dedicated to the iPhone requires, iOS 16 must focus on the end of its code. Apple’s annual smartphone update will take advantage of this to get a release date, which should correspond to the sold iPhone 14.
On the other hand, iPadOS 16 is not there, because the Cupertino company announced that it will postpone the release of the tablet OS for the month of October. One month delay due to some problems with Center Stage, the main innovation of this version.
Apple Watch Series 8
As with its iPhones, Apple should not be satisfied with a connected watch. In addition to an 8 model, a Pro version will see the light of day, along with an SE variant. Rumors point to a new design of apple tocantes, but this is the information we already have for the Series 7 in 2021… without experiencing a change in design. Chances are that everything will once again be the same, but we can never avoid a surprise.
The Series 8 should integrate a new sensor, in the base planned for the Series 7. In fact, the temperature measurement may appear in the new model of the watch, but also in its Pro variant. This may be the only major innovation in this model, in addition to the addition of a chip that we hope will be more innovative. All the eyes must be in the Pro version, which must adopt a larger size, rising to 47 or 49 mm. A nice increase almost offers a 2-inch panel, which is enough for a connected watch.
It is also rumored to be flatter in its design, at least at the display level. Circular contours can be maintained. Speaking of Pro obligatory, this edition will be more resistant, more adventurous. He will have new functions, new buttons, as well as a bigger battery.
The third model of the watch could be a new version of the SE, or even a watch completely dedicated to children. It is a bet for Apple that although not in the first attempt to launch in 2020 the configuration of the family that allows the creation of a special account of the child – which makes it possible to follow him or block his access in some elements. Either option should be affordable, usually under $300.
AirPods Pro 2
The audio should not be outdone in this September keynote. If that in 2021 was the subject of the AirPods 3 announcement, that in 2022 should see the AirPods Pro 2 arrive on the scene. The first is support for ALAC (Apple Lossless), a lossless compression format that can be used in particular with Apple Music. Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity will be included, as will a new chip (probably the Apple H2). At the level of the charging case, little change is expected. In addition, the departure of the Lightning port does not seem to be planned for this generation.
Follow the Apple keynote at Digital
When it is not possible to broadcast the conference images, we deploy a unique device. The drafting of Digital is in a battle to comment with you on various announcements in a broadcast on our Twitch channel on Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30 pm Lâm Hua will host this special program with editorial experts: Kevin Hiot, Head of the Mobility section, and Romain Challand, Head of the News section. They will be joined by streamer Daz and CronoTK.