Apple’s next big event is just around the corner, as on Wednesday, September 7th, the company holds its ‘Far Out’ event, where we expect to see the iPhone 14 lineup, among several other new products.
Yes, it will be a smorgasbord of new products, Tim Cook talking about Apple’s exploits (almost certainly including how much money developers are paid over the years) and general updates on where Apple is on issues like environmental issues, over the course of approx. 90 minutes.
But what about watching the Apple Far Out event for yourself, along with the time it actually starts… and what can you really expect to see there too?
From smartphones to wearables and beyond, it’s expected to be a sold-out show, so read on for all the info you need to make sure you don’t miss out.
What time is Apple’s Far Out event – including UK and Australia?
The Apple Far Out event is scheduled to start in 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on the 7th of September – that’s 03:00 on the 8th of September for those in Australia’s AEST time zone.
So it’s not the most sociable time for those in Australia, but it’s an ideal time for a post-work tune-up if you’re in the UK.
It will likely last between one and two hours (and as we expect to see up to eight new devices, it will certainly be very close to the top of that estimate).
So make sure you’ve settled in with some good snacks and a variety of hydration options… and spare a thought for those who have to blog the whole experience.
How to watch Apple’s Far Out event in September
If you want to watch Apple’s Far Out event, this is easy to do. The simplest way is to go to YouTube, where Apple will stream the show live.
with ease, the YouTube live stream page (opens in new tab) as this is already active, so you can set a reminder on the page or just bookmark it.
To make things even easier, you can watch the event in the YouTube embedded video below, so you don’t even have to leave this page.
You can also watch the event at Apple website (opens in new tab)which already has page up for the event, or through the Apple TV app – which still doesn’t have page up – or on Apple developer (opens in new tab) app, which we would say is the most specific way to tune in.
And remember, unlike in years gone by, this isn’t a locked event just for those on an Apple device with the Safari browser – it’s open to everyone now, so there’s no reason not to watch it.
What to Expect at Apple’s Far Out Event in September
We expect to see a lot at Apple’s Far Out event, but the iPhone 14 lineup is sure to be the star of the show. This is believed to include not just the iPhone 14 itself, but also an iPhone 14 Pro, an iPhone 14 Pro Max, and – new this year – an iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus.
This latest model is said to be basically a standard iPhone 14, but with a larger 6.7-inch screen, and is believed to be landing in the place of an iPhone 14 mini.
Most updates will be limited to Pro models, with rumors of a new 48MP main camera, a screen cutout instead of a notch, and a more powerful chipset. Most or all iPhone 14 models may have a larger battery than their predecessors.
We also expect to see the Apple Watch 8, Apple Watch SE 2 and an Apple Watch Pro. Leaks suggest the SE 2 might get a new chipset and not much else, while the Apple Watch 8 might also get some new features, topped off by a body temperature sensor.
The Apple Watch 8 Pro may have the same features as the Apple Watch 8, but combined with a larger screen and battery, plus a beefier, premium build, including a titanium case.
That’s not all, though, according to some sources, Apple will also introduce the AirPods Pro 2, complete with improved active noise cancellation and possibly Hi-Res Audio support, but there probably won’t be much change to the design of the original AirPods Pro. .
It’s not impossible that other things will also be announced, such as the HomePod 2 or AirPods 4, but these seem less likely these days. If anything comes in the HomePod world, it would likely be a new HomePod mini as it seems more popular.
Aside from the hardware, we’ll also likely see the release of iOS 16 in finished form (complete with the always-on display that will seep into the iPhone 14 Pro lineup) – although iPadOS 16 is confirmed to arrive a little later.
What We Probably Won’t See at Apple’s Far Out Event
While much is to be expected at Apple’s Far Out event, there are also some high-profile devices we don’t expect to see.
Chief among these are the new iPads, despite the fact that an iPad Pro (2022) and a new iPad (2022) are likely to arrive soon.
That’s because leaks currently suggest they’ll arrive in a separate event in October – which might make sense given that Wednesday’s launch already looks potentially overloaded.
These iPads can land next to a new Mac Mini, new Mac Pro, and new MacBook Pro, if Mark Gurman – a journalist and leaker with a great track record at Apple – is to be believed.
We probably won’t see the launch of the long-running Apple VR headset at any of the events – with 2023 currently looking more likely, although you’ll never know it might at least be teased this year.
Other devices like the upcoming iPad mini and iPhone SE 4 will also likely not arrive until 2023, or potentially even later in the case of the SE 4.