Welcome to CNET’s coverage of Apple’s big iPhone event, slated for start Wednesday September 7 at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. BST). We will be covering the event live from Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, Californiawhere Apple should announces its next big device, the iPhone 14next to new apple watches and potentially upgraded AirPods.
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iPhone, Apple Watch and iOS 16 could all receive updates
In the past two years, Apple’s biggest holiday season revenue and profit have built on the popularity of its iPhones, including the 2021 iPhone 13 and 2020 iPhone 12. Apple CEO Tim Cook has previously cited their advanced cameras, long battery life battery and their famous software as reasons why people choose iPhones. Much of the technology from the iPhone has seeped into the rest of its business as well, with related products such as the Apple Watch, AirPods headphones and iPad tablet becoming multi-billion dollar businesses.
The most dramatic change for the new iPhones, aside from the better cameras that Apple always tends to offer, would be the ability to make calls and send SMS in case of emergency when there is no cellular coverage. It’s something that was also rumored last year, but this time it looks like the technology can actually be advertised. As a general rule, however, they should always rely on 5G for day-to-day connectivity.
The iPhone 14 will also include Apple iOS 16 software update, a free update is released with new devices. The new software, which will also work on iPhones made in the last few years, will offer changing and undoing iMessage communications, new lock screen “widget” apps and additional security features such as Security controle and Lock mode.
Apple, meanwhile, is also expected to announce upgrades for its Apple Watch Series 8, which could include temperature monitoring. According to some rumors, Apple is also planning a more robust version toofor extreme sports enthusiasts.
There is always the possibility that Apple will announce its “Reality” headphones that have been talked about for a long timeor even his longest rumor apple car. But don’t hold your breath.