We’re almost halfway through September which means it is time for Apple’s annual fall event for the launch of the new iPhones. This year’s Apple launch event has been dubbed ‘Wonderlust’ and is scheduled to take place tomorrow, September 12. Apart from the new iPhone 15 Series, the Cupertino tech giant will also unveil the new Watch Series 9 and the AirPods Pro (Gen 3). Let’s take a quick look at what these new products have to offer and what else to expect from the Apple ‘Wonderlust’ event.
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iPhone 15 Series
As is tradition, Apple will unveil the new iPhones at its September event. The iPhone 15 Series will consist of 2 base variants and the two Pro variants. Some reports suggest that the ‘Pro Max’ variant will now be called the ‘Ultra’. However, we believe that the company will stick with the existing monickers.
Some new changes are expected across the entire lineup. The USB Type-C port will finally make its debut on the iPhone, ending the lightning port’s run. With this new port comes new charging capabilities. The new iPhones will be able to charge at much-improved speeds. It is rumoured that Apple will cap the charging speed at 35W for now. The Type-C charging cable will come in different colours as well.
The iPhone 15 base variants will get the features that were reserved for the Pro variants last year. The notch on the display will be replaced by the Dynamic Island. The 48MP main camera sensor that made its debut on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max will also make its way to iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus. No changes will be made to the 12MP ultrawide lens. There is a processor upgrade to look forward to as well. The A16 Bionic chipset will power the two base variants.
The two Pro variants will get the new A17 Bionic chipset, solidifying Apple’s new processor strategy for the iPhone lineup. The frame will now be made out of Titanium, which will also make the two Pro models lighter than their iPhone 14 series counterparts. The bezels on the display have also been trimmed down and are now slightly curved. While the rumours around touch-based volume controls are certainly not true, the alert switch will be replaced by an action button. Users will be able to program this action button to switch between different volume profiles, take pictures, trigger a Shortcut, or launch any app of their choice.
Apple Watch Series 9 and Watch Ultra 2
No radical changes to design are expected on the new Apple Watch Series 9 but it will get a key upgrade under the hood. The new S9 chip for Apple Watch Series 9 is based on the A15 Bionic processor. This is the biggest processor upgrade on the Apple Watch since Series 6. The new S9 chip will improve the battery life of the Apple Watch and will further hone its health and fitness tracking functionalities. Other changes include an updated optical heart sensor and a new pink colour option for the watch band.
The Apple Watch Ultra 2 will also feature the new S9 chip and the updated optical heart sensor. The titanium case of the Apple Watch Ultra 2 will have a darker shade and it may get some changes to its material. Not much else is known about the new Watch Ultra, which means either Apple is keeping a tight lid on something new or it will retain most of the specs and features of the previous generation product. Our bet is on the latter.
Apple AirPods Pro (Gen 3)
Apple will also unveil the new AirPods Pro 3 at its ‘Wonderlust’ event tomorrow. The changes expected here are very minimal. Like the iPhone 15 Series, the AirPods Pro 3 will also get USB Type-C charging. No other changes are expected to the design or feature list. While some rumours suggest that Apple could also launch a more affordable version of the AirPods, we don’t expect them to be unveiled tomorrow.
Apart from these new releases, Apple will also release dates for iOS 17 and watchOS 10 at the ‘Wonderlust’ event. iOS 17 was unveiled at WWDC23, earlier this year. To learn about our favourite iOS 17 features, check out this article. Those eager for the new 11th-Gen iPad and M3 Mac will have to wait some more as Apple will be introducing them in the coming months. You can watch the Wonderlust launch event on Apple’s official website at 10:30 PM (IST) tomorrow!
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