Apple’s annual iPhone event of the year is quickly approaching. And aside from the strong likelihood that the iPhone 14 will headline the show, Apple is expected to announce some other products during its second hardware-focused event in 2022.
We’ll provide 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 on what could appear during the event.
When is the Apple event?
Apple’s Far Out event will be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 10am PT / 1pm ET. Like WWDC, which was held in June, Apple is hosting a hybrid event, where it will stream the event but will also have a small, invite-only event at its Apple Park, where it will stream the show online.
Where can I watch the event online?
What to Expect at Apple’s Far Out Event
While we don’t know much about what hardware Apple plans to announce, we have a good idea of some products that will appear, but I would not expect any new MacBooks or Apple’s long-rumored mixed reality headset to appear at the event, sadly. The most obvious one is the iPhone 14 family. Rumors suggest the iPhone 14 will not include a “Mini” model, like the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 line.
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 Pro Max.” The iPhone 14 Pro line is rumored to introduce three big features: an always-on display, a 48-megapixel rear camera, and a hole-punch selfie camera.
While the iPhones will likely headline the show, Apple is also set to unveil an Apple Watch. Rumors indicate that the tech giant is prepping to launch three models: the Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch SE (Gen 2), and a “Pro” wearable that is more rugged with a titanium chassis and designed for “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 purchase now that is confirmed not to support WatchOS 9 when it releases this fall.
One other product that has a strong possibility of appearing is the second-generation AirPods Pro. While the design is expected to remain largely the same, the AirPods Pro Gen 2 might be the first AirPods model to support lossless audio, a feature that not even the $549 AirPods Max supports.
Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @TayNixster.