The Apple Fall event will take place on September 12, 2023. This is one of the most anticipated technology events of the year, and we look forward to the launch of the iPhone 15 lineup, as well as the new Apple Watch bundled with phones.
But what exactly are we hoping to see? Let’s break it all down right here!
iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus
The main star of the event, of course, will be the iPhone 15, as well as its older brother iPhone 15 Plus. For those waiting for the return of the mini iPhone, well…you better understand that it’s not.
The regular iPhone 15 will have a 6.1-inch OLED screen, while the Plus version will have a 6.7-inch OLED screen. Mind you, don’t expect a 120Hz ProMotion display, as the refresh rate on standard iPhone 15 models seems to stay at 60Hz, as it does on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
Inside the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be the A16 Bionic chip, which was originally introduced in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. Apple is ditching the Lightning port in favor of USB-C for charging, and Dynamic Island, previously exclusive to the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, will be coming to the entire iPhone 15 lineup, including base models. This may open up more options for use by third party applications.
Aesthetically, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will be very similar to their predecessors. The color scheme seems to include black, green, blue, yellow and pink. This may be the first time that Apple hasn’t released a base white color and colors seem to be more muted pastels. It also looks like standard iPhone 15 models won’t have the rumored Action button (which is likely exclusive to the Pro), so they’ll still have a mute option.
Pricing should stay more or less the same, with the iPhone 15 starting at $799 and the iPhone 15 Plus starting at $899.
iphone 15 pro
The iPhone 15 Pro will be the model that most people want as it will have better hardware and better features than the standard iPhone 15 models.
The iPhone 15 Pro will feature a 6.1-inch OLED display with 120Hz ProMotion Dynamic Display. The bezels may be thinner than before, so while the screen size will be the same as its predecessors, the physical size of the phone may be slightly smaller. .
The design of the iPhone 15 Pro is very similar to the previous iPhone 14 Pro, although with some differences. The bezel could have been titanium rather than stainless steel, which would have made the phone a bit lighter, though more durable. However, the titanium finish means that the color scheme will be a little lackluster as it looks like there will only be “space black”, “silver”, “titanium gray” and navy blue. Gold was dropped from the color palette due to titanium, much to the dismay of many fans.
The iPhone 15 Pro should also replace the Lightning port with a USB-C port, which will be standard across the line. The iPhone 15 Pro will also ditch the classic mute switch and replace it with an Action button that will work similarly to the button on the Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple will include the A17 Bionic chip in the iPhone 15 Pro, and the amount of RAM can also be increased from 6 GB to 8 GB. And while the iPhone 15 Pro’s camera will certainly get improvements, big upgrades may only come to the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max/Ultra, especially with the rumored periscope lens.
The iPhone 15 Pro could be priced slightly higher this year, starting at $1,100 or $1,200 for the base model. If the price goes up, the base storage is also reported to increase from 128GB to 256GB.
iphone 15 ultra
This year, Apple may be making changes to the iPhone 15 Pro Max by renaming it the iPhone 15 Ultra.
Like the regular iPhone 15 Pro, the iPhone 15 Ultra will feature a titanium frame, most likely in Space Black, Silver, Titan Gray, and Dark Blue. It will also ditch Lightning for USB-C like the rest of the lineup. We should also be getting an Action button instead of the mute button on the iPhone 15 Ultra like we did on the iPhone 15 Pro.
The iPhone 15 Ultra will feature a 6.7-inch ProMotion OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Rumor has it that it will have the thinnest bezels, allowing for a much larger screen than any previous model.
The biggest difference between the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Ultra will be the camera. It’s been talked about for months now, and Apple will add a periscope lens camera to the iPhone 15 Pro, but only in the Pro Max/Ultra version. This will allow you to get about 6x or even 10x optical zoom.
Unfortunately, the iPhone 15 Ultra could be the most expensive iPhone of all time. Given the potential price increase for the Pro model, this means the iPhone 15 Ultra could cost around $1,300. In the case of the model with the maximum storage capacity (at least 1TB), we will be talking about a phone costing around $2,000. In the smartphone market, that kind of money is mostly reserved for foldable devices (like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5), so that would be a pretty bold move on Apple’s part. Let’s see how they sell it to their audience…
Apple Watch Series 9
Along with the new iPhones, we can certainly look forward to the new Apple Watch. Specifically, the Apple Watch Series 9. From everything we’ve seen so far, the Apple Watch Series 9 is a fairly iterative upgrade from previous models.
The biggest change will be the internal A15 Bionic-based S9 chip from the iPhone 13 and iPhone 14. This new chip will deliver vastly improved performance and efficiency. Essentially, the new chip will provide better app launch speeds and arguably better battery life.
We saw a new pink color along with the current line of Midnight, Starlight, Silver and Product Red aluminum finishes. For stainless steel, the usual colors of gold, silver and graphite will continue to exist.
Price-wise, the Apple Watch Series 9 should be on par with the current Apple Watch Series 8, starting at $399.
Apple Watch Ultra 2
Surprisingly, the Apple Watch Ultra 2 could be coming, even though many of us think it’s such a great product that it doesn’t require an annual update.
In the Apple Watch Ultra 2, we can expect a processor upgrade to the same S9 chip found in the Series 9. This will also give the Apple Watch Ultra 2 a significant performance boost and battery life.
Another big thing to look forward to with the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is a new color: Titanium Black. This will be in addition to the natural titanium finish that the company originally introduced last year.
We don’t expect the Apple Watch Ultra 2 to go up in price, so it should go back to $799, just like the first generation. However, Apple may charge for a slightly more expensive dark titanium variant.
AirPods Pro with USB-C
While this rumor seems to have only surfaced in the past few weeks, it’s possible that Apple will release a slightly updated version of the AirPods Pro with a USB-C charging case.
That would make sense as the rest of the iPhone lineup will move to USB-C this year. However, it’s unclear if regular AirPods will get this change or if we’ll only see it on Pro models.
But don’t expect any major hardware changes to the AirPods Pro. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, the only change seems to be that the charging case switches to USB-C with Lightning.
In terms of software, iOS 17 will bring some changes to AirPods that will become available after the release of the iPhone 15 line. One of these changes is a new hearing test feature that can help detect possible hearing problems in users. user.
AirPods Pro with USB-C charging will continue to be priced at the same price as the current version, which is $249. Those who already own an AirPods Pro 2 can buy it separately if Apple decides to only sell the USB-C charging case.
Source: Digital Trends