Apple has officially announced that it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, September 12. Much like last year, the event will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
While the event is expected to be prerecorded, Apple has invited members of the media to attend the event in person. This will allow them to not only watch the presentation live but also have hands-on time with the new devices that will be introduced.
Apple’s September event has always been focused on the iPhone, and this year is no different. We can expect to see four new iPhone models being unveiled at the event: the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max. All of these models are expected to feature the highly anticipated Dynamic Island display, an updated 5G chip from Qualcomm, and most notably, a USB-C port instead of the usual Lightning port.
The Pro models, namely the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, will come with additional feature updates that won’t be available on the standard iPhone 15 models. We can expect a minor redesign with slimmer bezels and slight changes to the curves of the corners. Additionally, the Pro models will have a titanium frame instead of the usual stainless steel frame.
Rumors suggest that the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max will also come with Apple’s first 3-nanometer chip, the A17. It is speculated that these models will feature an Action button instead of a mute switch, which can be customized similar to the Apple Watch Ultra.
In terms of camera upgrades, both the Pro models will receive enhancements. However, the iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to stand out with its periscope zoom lens, allowing for 5x or 6x optical zoom, an improvement from the current 3x zoom. It’s important to note that this specific feature will only be available on the Pro Max due to the required hardware size.
With all these new features and the upgraded 3-nanometer chip, it’s likely that the price of the Pro models will increase. The iPhone 15 Pro could start at $1,099, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max may be priced starting at $1,199. On the other hand, the pricing for the standard iPhone 15 models is not expected to change.
Apart from the new iPhone models, Apple is also expected to introduce the Apple Watch Series 9 and a new version of the Apple Watch Ultra.
For those who cannot attend the event in person, Apple plans to stream the entire event live on its website, YouTube, and on the Apple TV app. MacRumors will also be providing full coverage of the event on their website and Twitter account.
Excitement is building as Apple fans eagerly await the September 12 event to see what new devices and features will be revealed.