As you are studying this, I am in all probability sitting on the seaside consuming a mojito, having fun with one of many final weeks of summer season. Once I get again, we’ll all transfer on to essentially the most thrilling 4 months on the Apple Calendar. Though largely quiet, final week nonetheless provided information and compelling predictions about our favourite expertise firm and what’s to come back. This is every little thing that went down in Apple land this week.
What’s essential about September sixth?
As famous on our iPhone 14 prediction web page not too long ago, we’re nonetheless in all probability a month away from what is going to possible be two Apple fall occasions. That occasion, which is probably going on Tuesday, September 13, ought to see the reveal of the iPhone 14 collection and Apple Watch Sequence 8, with bulletins concerning the new iPad and Mac someday later in October.
Though Apple might invite some press members to each occasions, because it did for the Worldwide Builders Convention (WWDC) in June, a lot of the motion can be recorded and streamed worldwide on Apple TV, Twitter and the Apple web site. This sort of setup means Apple can take its good candy time and never even announce the September occasion for just a few extra days.
Assuming an iPhone occasion on September thirteenth, we are able to anticipate an announcement per week earlier on Tuesday, September 6. Pre-orders for the iPhone 14 and the brand new Apple Watch collection ought to start on Friday, September sixteenth. 23 launch date.
The nice and unhealthy information about iPhone 14 costs
This week, we obtained some information concerning the iPhone 14 collection that should not come as a shock. In accordance with Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the value of Apple’s iPhone 14 Professional collection handsets is anticipated to extend by about 15%.
At present, within the US, the bottom iPhone 13 Professional is $999, whereas the least costly iPhone 13 Professional Max is $1,099. These numbers can improve to $1,150 and $1,265 respectively. Even with at this time’s report inflation charges in lots of elements of the world, these numbers appear extreme. Nevertheless, Apple has by no means elevated the value of the iPhone Professional lineup for the reason that iPhone 11 Professional collection was launched in 2019, so I assume that is justified.
On a extra optimistic observe, the flagship iPhone 14 isn’t anticipated to characteristic a worth hike. Just like the iPhone 13 (at present the most effective iPhone in the marketplace) earlier than it, this mannequin ought to begin at $799. Nevertheless, Apple will nonetheless see a rise in income over the common iPhone 14 collection as it’s more likely to change the iPhone Mini with a brand new iPhone 14 Max within the lineup. In accordance with the most recent iPhone 14 rumours, the iPhone 13 Mini begins at $699, whereas the brand new Max mannequin is anticipated to launch at $899.
iOS 16: It is Getting Bizarre
With new iPhones anticipated to launch in a matter of weeks, we’re virtually completed with the iOS 16 beta cycle. Usually, within the course of, Apple has stopped making vital modifications to software program updates. And but, iOS 16 developer beta 5 (and iOS 16 public beta 3) stunned us. These betas characteristic the return of the battery indicator quantity on the iPhone dwelling display, which Apple faraway from the iPhone X. Sadly, early critiques have been blended.
It might show troublesome to search out any long-term iPhone person upset by Apple’s determination to reverse course and embrace the battery share quantity on the iPhone dwelling display. However, sadly, the facelift is not essentially spectacular. Attributable to spacing points, the brand new design is considerably awkward, because it has a battery quantity (not an icon) on the high of the icon.
Right here you possibly can see the distinction between the battery indicator on the iPhone dwelling display and Management Heart:
Some iOS 16 beta testers have additionally stated that the brand new battery icon seems to be bizarre with a particular background or darkish mode. I have never run into these points, though I have never achieved many checks to show it.
One remaining level has been introduced up concerning the brand new iOS 16 battery indicator: Some early customers have reported that it doesn’t work on sure iPhone fashions, together with the iPhone 11 Max, iPhone 12 Max, and iPhone 13 Mini.
All of those issues are warranted, although it is attainable (even possible) that Apple will change the brand new design earlier than the official iOS 16 launch, so keep tuned.
out the door…
That is all for me, not less than for just a few days. Briefly, we have rather a lot to see within the coming months as Apple prepares to formally debut iOS 16, macOS 13 Ventura, watchOS 9, and extra, together with a slew of latest merchandise. Some won’t be too comfortable concerning the battery share icon, however there are nonetheless tons of different thrilling updates coming to the brand new model of iOS that all of us sit up for. Nevertheless, maybe the costs of the brand new iPhone 14 should not that prime.
Anyway, in my absence, as at all times, make sure to keep tuned to iMore for the most recent Apple information and pleasure.