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How to watch Apple's 'Far Out' iPhone 14 event on September 7

Apple’s September 2022 “Far Out” event is over, and it’s packed with announcements. During the 90-minute episode, we saw updates to various Apple products, including the iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as some software features that allow you to use Apple products more seamlessly than ever. Here’s everything Apple announced at its September 2022 event.

However, some announcements are missing, so be sure to put together our roundup of everything Apple hasn’t announced.

Apple Watch Series 8

We saw the Apple Watch Series 8 right at the start of the show. It will be released on September 16, and pre-orders are already live on Apple’s website. You’ll pay $399 for the base model with GPS, and you can go up to $499 for the model with cellular connectivity. It’s a new Apple Watch, and it comes with a ton of new features. Collision detection is the most impressive, utilizing the built-in gyroscope to detect car crashes and immediately call emergency services and determine your location. Apple Watch Series 8 also includes two built-in temperature sensors to help monitor your sleep and ovulation cycles with a sensitivity of 0.1 degrees Celsius for the most accurate temperature data. These features come from a combination of hardware inside Apple Watch Series 8 and WatchOS 9, which will be unveiled alongside Apple’s latest wearable.

Apple Watch SE 2

Apple Watch SE 2 with 8 colorful watch bands.

WatchOS 9 will also be available in the $250 Apple Watch SE 2. Apple also revealed the cheaper option at its September presentation, priced at $249 and $299 for the GPS and cellular versions, respectively. It will be available with the Apple Watch Series 8 on September 16. While it doesn’t have the same tech under the hood, the SE 2 looks like a big improvement over the original. According to Apple, it’s 20 percent faster than the previous-generation model with the new S8 processor, and has the same collision detection capabilities as its more expensive sibling.

Apple Watch Ultra

Perhaps the most exciting addition is the Action Button, which allows you to track your race while you run , set waypoints for hiking, and even use GPS data to track your steps.

AirPods Pro 2

We’ve been waiting for the AirPods Pro 2 for a while, and Apple is finally showing them off at its September 2022 event. They look very similar to the original and still have active noise cancellation (ANC) and Bluetooth, but they come with a new H2 processor. This updated processor supports Personalized Spatial Audio, a feature that allows iPhone to use its True Depth camera to observe your ears and build a personalized spatial audio profile. Other improvements include redesigned audio drivers and up to 6 hours of battery life (you get a total of 30 hours without the case). The case’s battery life has also been upgraded with the addition of Apple’s popular Find My feature. AirPods Pro 2 will launch on September 23rd for $249. Pre-orders begin on September 9.

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

Three iPhone 14 Pro models showing the Dynamic Island, being presented by Apple's Alan
Apple focused the second half of its event on the upcoming iPhone 14 series, kicking off its announcements with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The base model retains the 6.1-inch screen, while the new Plus model offers a slightly larger 6.7-inch option. The iPhone 14 is priced at $799 and the Plus is priced at $899, and they will be available on September 16 and October 7, respectively. Both feature Apple’s A15 Bionic processor, the chip behind the previous-generation iPhone 13 Pro. They also both feature upgraded 12-megapixel cameras and aluminum bodies with ceramic shielding glass on the screen.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

For flagship chasers, Apple also introduced the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Both phones feature an upgraded A16 Bionic processor, the first to use a 4nm manufacturing process to achieve more power in a smaller package. Compared to the previous generation, prices remain the same at $999 for the Pro and $1,099 for the Pro Max, both of which will be available on September 16. More features are welcome, but Apple has made other improvements as well. The new 48MP camera sensor is 65% larger than the previous model for better low-light performance. You also get a set of 12MP cameras for telephoto and ultra-wide shots, and motion sensors in the Apple Watch Series 8 for collision detection and reporting. Compared to the base model, the phones also feature thinner bezels, as well as Super Retina XDR displays, which Apple says can reach 2,000 nits of peak brightness. Additionally, the Pro models feature an always-on display that dims the screen and drops to a 1Hz refresh rate.

iPhone no longer has a SIM card

Apple does not No fuss, but we learned that the iPhone 14 doesn’t support SIM cards in the US, relying entirely on eSIM technology. eSIMs are virtual SIMs that have been optional in phones for years, but with the launch of the iPhone 14, Apple is trying to kill the SIM, forcing the rest of the market to take its place.

Bye Gap, hello Dynamic Island!

A close up of the crown on the side of the Apple Watch Ultra.

A successful conclusion to the program is the announcement of the dynamic island. Instead of the notch, the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max have a small pill-shaped cutout that Apple calls the Dynamic Island. Apple says it’s designed to make the integration between software and hardware more seamless, and it acts as a small hub for background apps. You can use Dynamic Island to access a range of controls, such as answering calls, viewing sports scores and tracking the progress of your carpooling service. It may not be as revolutionary as Apple advertises, but Dynamic Island appears to be a key feature on the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max that makes multitasking easier.

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