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)