Apple’s annual iPhone of the Year event is fast approaching. And aside from the strong likelihood of the iPhone 14 headlining the show, Apple is expected to announce a few other products during its second hardware-focused event in 2022.
We’ll give you everything you need to know to watch Apple’s Far Out event, including when it starts, where you can stream the show live, and predictions about what might appear during the event.
When is the Apple event?
Apple’s Far Out event will take place on Wednesday, September 7, at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. Like WWDC, which was held in June, Apple is hosting a hybrid event, where it will stream the event but also have a small invitation-only event at its Apple Park, where it will stream the show online.
Where can I watch the event online?
Apple is streaming the event live on its official website and on its YouTube channel.
What to expect at Apple’s Far Out event
While we don’t know much about what hardware Apple plans to announce, we do have a good idea of some products that will appear, but sadly you wouldn’t expect new MacBooks or Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset to show up at the event. . The most obvious is the iPhone 14 family. Rumors suggest that the iPhone 14 will not include a “Mini” model, like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineup.
However, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kou expects four models to be included in the iPhone 14 lineup. In July, MacRumors spotted some images of third-party cases for the iPhone 14 series, which included four models under the labels “14”, “14 Pro”, “14 Plus” and “14 ProMax”. The iPhone 14 Pro lineup is rumored to feature three major features: an always-on display, a 48-megapixel rear camera, and a hole punch selfie camera.
While iPhones are likely to headline the show, Apple is also set to introduce an Apple Watch. Rumors indicate that the tech giant is preparing to release three models: the Apple Watch Series 8, the Apple Watch SE (Gen 2), and a “Pro” wearable that’s tougher with a titanium chassis and designed to ” extreme sports athletes.
Should a new Apple Watch SE model be announced, it will likely replace the Series 3, the only model still available to buy now that was confirmed not to support WatchOS 9 when it launches this fall.
Another product that has a strong chance of appearing is the second generation AirPods Pro. While the design is expected to remain largely the same, the AirPods Pro Gen 2 could be the first AirPods model to support lossless audio, a feature not even the $549 AirPods Max supports.
Taylor is IGN’s Associate Technical Editor. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.