Apple hosted ‘Far Out.’ special event. During the presentation three product lines got major updates – Apple Watches, AirPods and iPhones.
Event is available for playback at Apple website.
New Apple Watch Series 8 has addition of wrist temperature sensor which could monitor ovulation cycles. At the moment, this sensor does not provide absolute temperature readings and could not be used to measure exact body temperature.
Also, Apple Watch now has crash detection which will trigger call to emergency services when it detects a crash.
watchOS 9 will introduce Low Power mode which will provide more battery life by sacrificing some of the features.
Apple also updated Apple Watch SE with new specs.
But main announcement is introduction of Apple Watch Ultra which adds new design and extra programmable action button.
Apple Watch Series 3 are now discontinued.
AirPods Pro 2 will feature better noise cancellation, improved transparency mode (marketed as “Adaptive Transparency”) which will silence some of the noises while keeping user within the environment.
Touch control on new AirPods Pro will allow volume control by sliding.
iPhone 14 will come in two models – regular and Plus matching screen sizes of Pro models. iPhone 14 models will use A15 Bionic chip introduced with iPhone 13, screen will also be similar to last year’s models.
iPhone 14 Pro models will have A16 Bionic chip and new pill shaped sensor area which will be used as Dynamic Island – this area will be used together with notifications and will be available for the third-party integrations.
All new iPhone 14 will feature satellite emergency SOS connectivity allowing users to send message through satellite connection. Service will be free for two years with all new iPhone 14 purchases.
Pro models will also feature significant upgrades to main camera – sensor is now 48MP. Typically camera will use 4 pixels together, however ProRAW format will allow to get full 48 megapixels for processing.
iPhone 14 US models will not have SIM tray and will rely on eSIM only.
Apple Fitness+ will no longer require purchase of Apple Watch.
Release candidates are published for iOS, watchOS and tvOS. Xcode 14 Release Candidate is also available.
Apple plans releases for September 12, 2022.
Note that iPadOS 16 will not be released together with iOS. It is assumed that iPadOS 16.1 will be released later in October.
Apple also published iOS/iPadOS 15.7 RC and macOS 12.6 Monterey RC.
Beta download: Operating Systems
- Xcode 14 RC Release Notes
- iOS 16 Release Notes
- watchOS 9 Release Notes
- tvOS 16 Release Notes (no notable changes are reported)
- Apple reveals Apple Watch Series 8 and the new Apple Watch SE
- Introducing Apple Watch Ultra
- Apple announces the next generation of AirPods Pro
- Apple introduces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
- Apple debuts iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Apple Fitness+ available to all iPhone users in 21 countries later this fall
- Apple Watch Series 8 officially announced with women’s health focus, international roaming, low power mode, Crash Detection, more
- Apple Announces Apple Watch Series 8 With New Body Temperature Sensor, Car Crash Detection, and More
- watchOS 9 Introduces New Low Power Mode on Apple Watch Series 4 and Later
- Apple Unveils Apple Watch Ultra With Large-Screen Design for Athletes and Explorers Starting at $799
- Apple Watch Ultra: Apple unveils new pro Series 8 for extreme sports, pre-order today for September 23 launch
- iOS 16 to Launch on September 12, Featuring Redesigned Lock Screen, Unsend and Edit in iMessage, and More
- Apple Announces New AirPods Pro With H2 Chip for Up to 2x Noise Cancellation and More
- watchOS 9 coming to Apple Watch Series 4 and later on September 12
- AirPods Pro 2: Apple updates premium earphones with H2 chip, touch control, more
- Apple announces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus: emergency satellite SOS, better battery life, upgraded camera, no SIM tray
- Apple Announces iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus With New Satellite Connectivity, Better Cameras, and More
- Apple Removes SIM Card Tray on All iPhone 14 Models in U.S.
- Apple Fitness+ Available to All iPhone Users Later This Fall, No Apple Watch Required
- Apple Unveils iPhone 14 Pro With Dynamic Island, Always-On Display, 48MP Camera, and More
- Here’s a First Look at iPhone 14 Pro’s New ‘Dynamic Island’ Notch
- iOS 16 to launch on September 12 for all iPhone users
- Apple Officially Discontinues Apple Watch Series 3
- Apple Confirms iPadOS 16 and macOS Ventura to Launch in October
- Apple Discontinues Apple Watch Edition
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Apple Watch Ultra
- AirPods Pro 2022
- Apple Watch Ultra band compatibility explained
- iOS 15.7 beta 1 now available after iPhone 14 event
- iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Apple Delays iCloud Shared Photo Library Feature for iOS 16
- iPhone 14 satellite connectivity, here’s how you can use it
- iPhone 14 Pro tidbits: Bluetooth 5.3 support, 4K Cinematic Mode, Emergency SOS Satellite cost
- iPhone 14 Pro Models Thicker Than iPhone 13 Pro Series Thanks to More Advanced Cameras
- Apple Continues to Sell iPhone 13 Mini at Lower $599 Starting Price
- AirPods Pro 2 Personalized Spatial Audio and Find My Features Won’t Work With iPad and Mac Until October
Developer:Try RC version, check for compatibility issues. Check Dynamic Island references, prepare for UI updates.
QA engineer:Try RC version, check for regressions.
PM/DM:Plan work on Dynamic Island support, update app release plans according to iOS release schedule.