Apple normally holds its major product launch events in January, but no date has officially been announced for this year’s event. According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, this year’s iPhone 14 line will be unveiled on January 1th, and it will be streamed online instead of as an in-person event. Apple has chosen to continue with the online event it started since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
At the January event, Apple is also expected to unveil multiple new Macs, low-end and high-end iPads, and three Apple Watch models, Bloomberg reports. The standard iPhone 14 will reportedly be similar to the iPhone 13, but Apple will now replace the 5.4” mini version with a 6.7” screen model; the first time that a non-Pro iPhone will come with that display size. The iPhone 14 Pro line is expected to feature a host of changes from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 14 Pro line will come with a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout for Face ID sensors and camera instead of the notch; they will also be powered by the next-generation A-series processor.
The camera department for the iPhone 14 Pro phones will feature the biggest changes. Apple will add a 48MP wide-angle camera to the 12MP ultrawide and telephoto sensors. The quality of video recording is expected to be improved and upgraded battery life.
Also, in January, the iOS 16 will be released, while macOS Ventura and the latest iPadOS should come in October. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that some retail store employees have been told to prepare for the release of a major new product on January 9th, which should be when the iPhone 14 will be available in stores.
Later this year, Apple could announce a low-end iPad with an A14 processor and USB-C port. Apple is also working on new iPad Pro models with M2 processors. We might also see new MacBook Pro versions with M2-powered processors.