Expected products at Apple’s September event iPhone 15 Pro, Watch Ultra 2, and more.

Expected products at Apple's September event iPhone 15 Pro, Watch Ultra 2, and more.

Apple’s Fall Event: iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, and AirPods Updates

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June wowed audiences with the announcement of the highly anticipated $3,499 Vision Pro headset. However, it is the fall event in September that will truly capture the attention of consumers, as Apple is expected to unveil the latest iPhones, Apple Watches, and other gadgets that we all eagerly await.

iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro

The highlight of the upcoming keynote is undoubtedly the iPhone 15 series. Apple is likely to follow a similar approach as in previous years, introducing four models: the standard iPhone 15, a larger iPhone 15 Plus, the standard iPhone 15 Pro, and a larger iPhone 15 Pro Max. Excitingly, there are rumors of Apple rebranding the “Max” variant as “Ultra,” aligning it with the new Watch “Ultra” and potentially replacing the alert slider with a mappable quick-access button.

According to recent reports, Apple plans to replace the notch design with the Dynamic Island, a pill-shaped camera design that adapts to the software and apps running on the device. This change would standardize the Dynamic Island across all flagship iPhone models, not just the Pro versions. Additionally, the new iPhones will finally support charging and data transfer via USB-C, in compliance with the EU’s push for electronics makers to adopt this universal power format by 2024.

The iPhone 15 Pro and 15 Pro Max will feature a slimmer-bezel design, thanks to a new display technology called low-injection pressure over-molding (LIPO). With the shift to titanium material instead of stainless steel, these changes will not only enhance the display size but also improve the overall feel of the device. Expect a potential price increase, as Apple currently charges a premium for the titanium casing on the Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 9

Apple Watch enthusiasts may not see drastic changes with this year’s model, as Apple has focused on refining the WatchOS experience. The upcoming WatchOS 10 software will introduce redesigned apps, adaptive widgets through the Smart Stack feature, and new navigation options. Expect the Watch Series 9 to feature incremental upgrades, with significant attention given to the new S9 chip based on Apple’s A15 processor.

The keynote is likely to highlight the performance and efficiency improvements with the Watch Series 9, showcasing faster app loading times and enhanced battery life. While last year’s Watch Series 8 introduced features like Crash Detection, this year’s focus may revolve around day-to-day use cases, particularly in relation to fitness and health.

Apple Watch Ultra 2

The Apple Watch Ultra, a beloved product from last year, wowed users with its durable build and multi-functionality. Apple enthusiasts have their fingers crossed for a sequel, though details on the new features remain scarce. Apple has the opportunity to enhance the Watch Ultra’s capabilities, considering it fell short in certain aspects compared to competitors like Garmin and Samsung.

For instance, the current Watch Ultra lacks access to topographical maps, which are critical for hikers and explorers. However, the upcoming WatchOS 10 software may address this issue and also potentially introduce a built-in flashlight and/or solar charging. Apple Watch users yearning for adventurous updates may be in for a treat.

AirPods

New AirPods are expected to make an appearance at the keynote, albeit with some interesting twists. The major change may come in the form of USB-C charging, aligning the AirPods with Apple’s new iPhones. By transitioning from the Lightning-based charging standard to USB-C, Apple can maintain a seamless experience where both devices require only one cable type.

While the feature upgrades for the new AirPods may be minor, they will still be beneficial for those who haven’t yet upgraded to the previous models. It’s worth noting that the product unveiling this year may focus more on upgrading the AirPods’ charging case rather than the earbuds themselves, making it more of an accessory unveiling. However, Apple’s commitment to delivering a seamless ecosystem will ensure that the new AirPods integrate flawlessly with other Apple devices.

September’s Apple event promises an array of exciting updates across multiple product lines. Whether you’re eagerly anticipating the iPhone 15 series, Apple Watch Series 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, or the latest AirPods, be prepared for a showcase of innovation and exceptional design. Stay tuned for Apple’s official announcements on September 12th!