Wednesday’s Apple annual flagship presentation, which has been offline for the past two years due to Covid-19, will include a new iPhone 14 lineup. The cost of Cupertino’s newest models is still a significant unknown, especially at a time when skyrocketing inflation has sparked concerns about an impending recession. Insiders anticipate a price increase for the most recent iPhone 14 series, albeit it is unclear by how much. However, one argument contends that even if Apple raises the price of its most recent iPhones, the effect on consumers’ wallets will be negligible. According to certain estimates, Apple will raise the cost of the iPhone 14 Pro series by $100.
Consumer spending isn’t as strong as it was before the pandemic, but Apple is saved by its devoted, wealthy consumers who can afford the higher sticker prices of new iPhones.
Apple reportedly instructed suppliers to produce at least 90 million units, despite analysts’ worst predictions for the economy. This indicates Cupertino anticipates the same level of demand for the iPhone 14 as there was for the iPhone 13 last year. Wedbush Securities analysts estimate that 240 million out of 1 billion iPhone customers worldwide have not changed their phones in more than three and a half years, which suggests that there will be considerable demand for the iPhone 14.
Four iPhone 14 Models
When Apple introduces its new lineup at Apple Park, we anticipate seeing four iPhone 14 versions. According to estimates, Apple will probably stop making the “small” model with a 5.4-inch screen this year. The new “Max” or “Plus,” or whatever name Apple decides to give the gadget, will probably replace the “mini.” Between the less priced “Pro” variant and the ordinary iPhone will be the 6.7-inch model. Expect the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max to include an enhanced front-facing camera, a longer battery life, and a slightly improved version of the current A15 CPU.
A16 CPU upgrades, a 48-megapixel wide-angle lens (up from 12-megapixels), an enhanced ultra-wide angle lens with bigger pixels, and possibly a new telephoto lens with a greater zoom are all anticipated for the Pro versions. According to rumours, Apple may include an astrophotography feature in the upcoming iPhone 14, which appears to be hinted at in the “Far out” invitation. Instead of the notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will both have a pill-shaped cutout on the display.
A feature that has been available on Android phones for years could possibly be added by Apple to the Pro lineup for notifications. The high-end iPhone 14 may also get a satellite connectivity option from Cupertino, but it would only be useful in an emergency.
Three Apple Watch models
This week, Apple plans to introduce three new Apple Watch models. The Apple Watch Series 7 had a slightly bigger display last year, but the rest of the device’s appearance and feel stayed the same. The Series 8 will be its successor, and it will have the same layout. Apple may include a new body temperature sensor in the upcoming watches, which could be useful for tracking sleep and fertility.
However, a new high-end “Pro” model with a larger screen, more durability, and more physical controls may be the focus of the greatest Apple Watch event. With the Apple Watch Pro, according to insiders, Apple will compete with Garmin, a company recognised for producing high-end smartwatches targeted at professional sports and hikers.
Along with the Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Pro, an upgraded Apple Watch “SE” might also be revealed. The pricing of the upcoming device may be much lower than that of the current Apple Watch SE, which starts at $329. The upgraded Watch SE model may be targeted by Apple under the new approach, especially for young people.
What else is coming?
At its “Far out” event, Apple is also most likely to unveil the second-generation AirPods Pro. There’s a chance that the AirPods Pro 2 will have new styling, lossless audio capabilities, and other improvements. Since the initial AirPods Pro model debuted in 2019, Apple hasn’t released a new version. True wireless earbud sales are soaring, but Apple is under pressure from both well-known brands like Sony and Bose and low-cost competitors like BoAt and Noise in India.
Apple will also discuss iOS 16, which was first revealed in June and has been in testing for months, during the event. In the middle of September, Apple usually releases the most recent iOS update concurrently with the launch of new iPhones.
Cupertino might see the new subscription services in addition to new iPhones and Apple Watches. Apple’s services division experienced the fastest growth during the most recent quarter. Over 860 million people have paid for services offered by Apple, including Apple Music, iCloud, and Apple TV+.