iPhone 14, Watch Pro, AirPods Pro 2… Apple’s keynote program is getting more and more precise. Here’s a full recap ahead of the official presentation, which will take place on our Twitch channel on Wednesday, September 7 at 19.00.
As every year, rumors abound about the vintage of new iPhones. A few hours before the keynote, which takes place on Wednesday 7 September at 19:00 in France – and which you can follow on our Twitch channel – the conference program is being refined. Let’s check in.
The iPhone 14s has been gradually revealing itself for months, so much so that there should be few surprises. As three years ago, four iPhone models are expected in 2022: two Pro versions of course, but also two more classic versions. However, this list does not include an iPhone Mini, but rather an iPhone 14 Max, possibly dubbed Plus, as more and more sources indicate.
If we summarize the information we have on the eve of the keynote, the two basic models would evolve very little, except at the level of the image. The screen would be identical to that of the iPhone 13, the notch would be retained and the processor would be last year’s. Apple would not plan to offer the A16 for the iPhone 14 and 14 Max (or Plus), but would simply integrate the Apple A15 Bionic currently found in the iPhone 13 Pro. The biggest changes should be reserved for the iPhone 14 Pro. The notch would disappear in favor of a punch, which, however, would house the technology necessary for the operation of Face ID. The photo island at the back would also be enlarged to make room for an even more efficient photo section. To know everything about these next iPhones, we have a completely dedicated article.
The back-to-school keynote is also an opportunity to repeat what was announced at WWDC last June. Conference dedicated to the iPhone requires, iOS 16 should therefore point towards the end of its code. Apple’s annual smartphone update will take advantage of this to get a release date that should match that of the iPhone 14s on sale.
On the other hand, iPadOS 16 will not be there because the Cupertino company has announced that they will postpone the release of the tablet OS until the month of October. One month delay due to some problems with Center Stage, the main news of this version.
Apple Watch Series 8
As with its iPhones, Apple shouldn’t be satisfied with a single connected watch. In addition to an 8 model, a Pro version could see the light of day, accompanied by an SE variant. Rumors point to a new design on the apple tocantes, but this is information that we already had for the Series 7 in 2021… which did not experience a design change. Chances are that everything will be the same again, but we are never immune to a surprise.
The Series 8 should integrate a new sensor, at the bottom, that is planned for the Series 7. The measurement of the temperature could indeed make its appearance on the new model of watch, but also on its Pro variant. This could be the only big news about this model, apart from the addition of a chip that we hope is newer. All eyes should be on the Pro version, which should assume a larger size, increasing to 47 or 49mm. A nice increase would almost offer a 2-inch panel, which is big enough for a connected watch.
It is also rumored that it could be flatter in its design, at least at the level of the screen. Rounded contours could be preserved. Mention Pro commits, this edition would be more resilient, more adventurous. She would get new features, new buttons and a bigger battery.
The third watch model could be a new SE version or even a watch dedicated exclusively to children. A bet for Apple, which, however, is not in its first attempt with the launch in 2020 of the family configuration that allows the creation of a special child account – which allows to follow him or to block his access to certain elements. Both options should be priced fairly low, usually under $300.
AirPods Pro 2
The sound should not be surpassed during this September keynote. If from 2021 it was the subject of the announcement of the AirPods 3, the AirPods Pro 2 should arrive in 2022. The new model should be born with a small aesthetic overhaul as well as some new functions. The first would be support for ALAC (Apple Lossless), a lossless compression format notably available on Apple Music. Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity would be included, as would a new chip (probably Apple H2). At the level of the charging case, very little change would be expected. Also, the abandonment of the Lightning port doesn’t seem to be planned for this generation.
Follow the Apple keynote Digital
In the absence of being able to broadcast the images of the conference, we implement a unique device. The preparation of Digital will be on hand to comment with you on the various announcements during a broadcast on our Twitch channel on Wednesday, September 7 from 18.30. Lâm Hua will host this special program together with editorial experts: Kevin Hiot, head of the mobility section, and Romain Challand, head of the news section. They will be accompanied by streamer Daz and CronoTK.