Today Apple hosted its big “Far Out” launch event where it announced several new products like it does every year. The company introduced an exciting new iPhone 14 lineup with numerous notable changes, along with Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch Ultra, and the latest AirPods Pro.
Apple kicked off its end-of-summer event by instantly diving into its new watch, then diving into why we’re all here; iPhone 14. These products offer enhanced features to improve users’ lives, such as fault detection, SOS emergency satellite support, and much more.
If you didn’t have time to follow the live stream, we quickly put together all the details for you. So here’s everything Apple unveiled at today’s event and when you can buy them.
The iPhone 14 is here!
The new iPhone 14 Pro marks the beginning of the end for Apple’s Face ID notch, sort of. There are four devices in the iPhone 14 lineup. We still have the iPhone 14, a new iPhone 14 Plus, and the luxurious iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. These phones use an eSIM and have a new emergency satellite mode. And no, Apple didn’t release another Mini phone.
First, the regular iPhone 14 is not a radical change from previous years, even if the new iPhone 14 Plus has a larger 6.7-inch screen. iPhone 14 offers a new front-facing autofocus camera, an improved camera system, longer battery life, and a new Action mode for ultra-smooth video capture. It still has the notch, but it’s a much improved phone and promises the best battery life of any iPhone yet.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro line brings Apple up to date with several of Android’s competitors in terms of software features, and then tops them with a few new ones. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max feature the A16 Bionic chip, which powers a new always-on display and variable refresh rates.
Always-On Display (AOD) is a popular feature on Android phones. The screen enters a low-power state and constantly displays the time, date, notifications, battery life, and other important information. Throughout an 8-hour day, you will probably use less than 5% of the battery.
However, the notch is the most significant change in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max. It moved. With this new phone, Apple’s notch is smaller and more rounded, and the company calls it “Dynamic Island” because iOS 16 makes full use of the notch. Apple essentially turned the notch area into a notification hub, which is pretty clever.
With payments, Apple Music, notifications and more, the notch transforms and animates into a notification hub of sorts.
The new iPhone 14 Pro has a variable refresh rate display that’s brighter than ever, sharp, and looks great. On the back, it received a much-improved 48MP main camera, a new 12MP ultra-wide lens, and improvements to the Pro camera system with four zoom options.
All four new iPhone 14 models, along with the new Apple Watch Series 8, have a new flaw detection feature that’s pretty amazing. Thanks to new sensors, internal microphones, gyroscopes and accelerometers, these devices can detect when you’re in an accident and instantly alert key contacts, emergency services and more.
- iPhone 14 (6.1 inches): $799
- iPhone 14 plus (6.7 inches): $899
- iPhone 14 Pro (6.1 inches): $999
- iPhone 14 ProMax (6.7 inches): $1,099
Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 lineup start on September 9 at the price listed above. Phones start shipping to customers from September 16. However, the iPhone 14 Plus doesn’t ship until October 7. Get your new Pro from the link below.
Apple Watch Series 8
Unsurprisingly, Apple also introduced a new and improved Watch Series 8. At a glance, the Apple Watch 8 looks a lot like its big brother, but underneath and inside, there are several new tricks.
For starters, the Apple Watch Series 8 has two new temperature sensors for health, fitness, and ovulation features. It also has the same sensors as the iPhone 14 for flaw detection, plus a host of other goodies.
Apple introduced a new Low Power Mode that promises up to 36 hours of battery life when needed, international roaming options, updates to advanced cycle tracking features, new watch faces, and several fun watch strap options.
Apple Watch Series 8 will start at $399 for the GPS model or $499 for the GPS + Cellular watch. Like the new phones, shipping starts on September 16. Grab yours from the Apple Store link below.
apple watch ultra
Finally! Apple made the watch everyone wanted, but instead of calling it “Pro,” Cupertino decided to go with the Apple Watch Ultra.
The new Apple Watch Ultra stole the show, at least in my opinion. While the new iPhone is great, the Apple Watch Ultra is a brand new product. Take everything you love about Apple Watch, then make it better and tougher, then add all sorts of software to make the most of its outdoor good looks.
We’re talking a titanium frame that fully protects the brighter sapphire crystal-covered screen, a more powerful speaker, and even new sports-focused bands, like a woven band called “Alpine” for climbers, a band that will fit a wet suit, and several others.
The Apple Watch Ultra has a larger digital crown with deeper grooves that’s easier to use, even with gloves, plus there’s a dedicated “action button” for starting workouts, bike tracking, water diving functions and much more. It’s louder, thanks to a second speaker that you can see in our image above. That speaker also doubles as an 86db siren that will help people find you out in the wild on a hike or bike trail, also in an emergency.
The Ultra is even certified for “recreational diving” and can dive to depths of around 130 feet. And it will even show you the depth of the water on the screen.
Honestly, the Apple Watch Ultra looks pretty impressive. That said, it’s a stunning price of $799, and you can get yours starting September 23.
AirPods Pro (2nd generation)
Last but not least, Apple has finally released an update to its most popular wireless headphones. We are talking about the new and improved second generation AirPods Pro.
Apple’s new AirPods Pro come with the same general design, only now offering a new SX ear tip option for those with smaller ears. Aside from the looks, everything else has changed inside and with the charging case. The biggest improvement is twice the active noise cancellation, which should put them on par (or beat) the current competition.
The new AirPods Pro 2nd Generation offer double the ANC, which promises to help prevent noise from the outside world from interrupting your music or podcast. A new “Adaptive Transparency” mode will allow you to hear the outside world when needed and still block out extremely loud noises like a passing train.
These new Pro earbuds have custom spatial audio, talk boost mode, and the controls on the side are now capacitive touch, so you can slide a finger across the case to increase the volume. And finally, the AirPods Pro 2nd Gen charging case now works with Apple Watch chargers, has a built-in speaker to help you find a misplaced or misplaced case, and there’s even a lanyard loop.
Apple’s new AirPods Pro will cost $249 and will be available to order starting September 9. Then, they will be officially available on September 23. Get yours from the following link.
There is. That’s all Apple announced at its event today. Don’t forget to sign up for our daily newsletter to stay up to date on the latest Apple products.