We always count on Apple Inc. to announce the newest iPhone model every September and this year, the company is widely expected to reveal the next iPhone, Apple Watch models, and iOS 16 at its “Far Out” event on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 AM Pacific Time (8 PM East African Time). The “Far Out” event will be the company’s first in-person launch event since 2019.
Apple has been seen sending out a cryptic invitation to the press, with an Apple logo seemingly set in aApple logo seemingly set in a suggests potential camera improvements or last year’s rumored satellite emergency calling.
The iPhone 14 lineup will be the big draw for the “Far Out” event. While the standard iPhone 14 won’t be all that different from last year’s model, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max is expected to receive several upgrades, including a smaller Face ID cutout. Apple is also rumored to ditch the iPhone Mini for a new iPhone 14 Max, which offers a size upgrade for just $100 more than the basic iPhone 14.
Apple is also expected to unveil at least two updated models of its Apple Watch —Apple Watch Series 8 should be a modest design upgrade from the Series 7, but the big change might come in the form of the rumored “rugged” outdoor design.
Besides the iPhone and the Apple Watches, Apple will probably launch the iOS 16 software update and the macOS Ventura and watchOS 9 software updates.
How to watch the “Far Out” event
You can watch it live on Apple’s events website and the company’s YouTube channel. You can also view it on any Apple TV or streaming box — just go into the Apple TV+ app to find the livestream. When you open the app on Wednesday morning, the event should be displayed prominently right at the top of the page. This method works even if you don’t subscribe to Apple’s streaming service.
Apple’s “Far Out” event airs Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 10 AM Pacific Time (8 PM East African Time).