As anticipated, Apple has simply despatched out invitations for its massive fall particular occasion to be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
As with final 12 months, the occasion is being held on the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, the place Apple is nearly sure to announce this 12 months’s iPhone 15 lineup and certain a brand new sequence of Apple Watch fashions.
Particularly, we’re anticipating the usual 6.1-inch iPhone 15 and 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus fashions as sequels to final 12 months’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, together with an iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max that can take issues up a notch, with rumors of a brand new design that can substitute the normal stainless-steel body with titanium, function even slimmer bezels, and add a brand new haptic motion button to interchange the sleep/wake swap.
Your entire lineup will nearly actually be switching to USB-C, with some reviews suggesting that Apple will even embrace color-matched braided USB-C cables within the containers this 12 months.
The iPhone 15 Professional Max can be anticipated to achieve a brand new periscope digital camera system that would take the optical zoom degree to new heights. Whereas it’s unlikely to succeed in that of its rivals simply but, most reviews are suggesting an enchancment of as much as 6X — double the 3X supplied by the telephoto lens on the iPhone 14 Professional fashions.
By way of chips, the iPhone 15 lineup is anticipated to proceed the pattern that began final 12 months, with the usual iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus getting an improve to the A16 chip that was beforehand unique to the iPhone 14 Professional fashions, whereas the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max transfer on to Apple’s newest A17 Bionic.
The A17 Bionic is reportedly Apple’s first 3-nanometer (3nm) chip, which ought to enhance efficiency and effectivity, serving to Apple eke much more battery life out of its highest-end Professional fashions, that are additionally anticipated to get bigger batteries this 12 months.
In the meantime, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will undertake the Dynamic Island, bringing the consumer expertise of the complete iPhone 15 lineup into alignment, not like final 12 months’s iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, which retained the notch from earlier fashions. If rumors are true, the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus will even achieve the 48-megapixel sensor from final 12 months’s Professional fashions, which might permit them to supply a 2X optical zoom with out the necessity for a 3rd telephoto lens.
With the transfer to titanium, the iPhone 15 Professional fashions are additionally anticipated to ditch the normal Gold end, changing it with a “Titan Grey” that’s anticipated to enhance the brand new body. The Silver and Graphite colours will stay within the lineup, whereas the distinctive 2023 end is rumored to be a darkish blue that follows within the footsteps of the Pacific Blue of the iPhone 12 Professional. Apple additionally appears to be hinting at these colours within the animated metallic emblem on its official web page for the occasion, which was additionally shared in a tweet by Apple Senior VP Greg Joswiak.
As with earlier occasions, the entire thing will likely be live-streamed beginning at 10 a.m. PT, with just some members of the media invited to attend in particular person. Nevertheless, it is going to nonetheless be a pre-recorded occasion, following a format just like what Apple has executed for the reason that COVID-19 pandemic prevented giant in-person gatherings and stage shows. Those that attend in particular person will likely be watching the identical livestream however will probably have entry to a hands-on demo space following the occasion.
Along with the iPhone 15 lineup, which can undoubtedly be the star of the present, Apple will even probably use the chance to unveil the Apple Watch Sequence 9 and a second-generation Apple Watch Extremely. By all reviews, these will likely be minor refinements over the present fashions, though each are anticipated to pack in a sooner S9 chip, which might mark the primary actual efficiency improve to return to Apple’s wearables in years.
The occasion also needs to herald the general public launch of iOS 17, iPadOS 17, watchOS 10, and tvOS 17. These received’t probably drop the identical day, however Apple usually publicizes a selected launch date per week or so out from the occasion. If previous years are any indicator, macOS Sonoma will probably stay a couple of weeks additional off.
Following the occasion, Apple will probably open pre-orders for the brand new iPhone 15 fashions on Friday, September 15, with not less than some arriving in shops (and in buyer’s fingers) on Friday, September 22. There have been rumors that some fashions, such because the iPhone 15 Professional Max, could also be delayed by a couple of weeks, nevertheless it’s unclear whether or not Apple will push off the pre-orders for these or just the supply occasions.