Apple Event Rumors Live Blog – Late-Breaking iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8 and AirPods Pro 2 Leaks


And here’s editor and videographer extraordinaire Kate Kozuch with a rundown of all the AirPods Pro 2 rumors you’ll want to pay attention to.

Check it out below.

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OK, so let’s talk AirPods Pro 2 for a moment. We’re expecting a fresh design and a whole suite of new features, but should you be ready to buy them if they’re announced at the Apple event?

Well, take a look at our AirPods Pro 2 vs. AirPods Pro preview to get an idea of ​​the biggest updates to expect. Instead, we’re hoping the AirPods Pro 2 really shake things up on the wireless earbuds front.

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If these rumors got you excited about the Apple Watch 8 and you already have an Apple Watch you want to upgrade from, then we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at our guide on how to trade in your Apple Watch, and how to get credit for a new smartwatch.

There are plenty of Apple Watch 8 rumors to dissect and rationalize. And that’s exactly what editor-in-chief Kate Kozuch did.

Check out the Apple Watch 8 rumors explained video below for what to expect, as well as what not to expect.

iPhone 14 Pro concept art

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One of the most compelling rumors that have come to the surface lately is the claim that the iPhone 14 Pro will feature an always-on display.

Why is this a big problem? Well, that would give the iPhone 14 Pro the ability to further challenge some of the best android phones around, as well as providing a much clearer way to see information at a glance. Phones writer Richard Priday chewed all iPhone 14 always-on display rumors so far.

To help bust some late-breaking iPhone14 rumors, editor Kate Kozuch has put together a video that pulls together some of the best information we’ve gotten our eyes on.

Take a look below. Oh, and like and subscribe!

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Based on the rumored iPhone 14 Pro specs, it looks like the next-gen iPhone to get – the only question being whether 6.1-inches is enough or you want a bigger 6.7-inch screen inches.

However, we don’t think you should reject the standard iPhone 14 entirely.

As editor and phone expert Philip Michaels explains, “The importance of getting all the valuable things the iPhone 14 promises — great cameras, solid performance, stellar design — without having to pay more for privilege cannot be overstated, especially in a time when prices are exploding all around us.

“The iPhone 14 Pro may have some impressive upgrades, but in this environment, the attractive price of the iPhone 14 might end up being the most compelling feature of all.”

Speaking of options and specs, we’ve put together a specs chart for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max based on the rumors so far.

Except for the screen size and battery, the two phones look very similar. It’s the same as with the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, but unlike the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Maxwhich had different camera capabilities.

See the specification list below.

iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro Max
Screen size 6.1 inches 6.7 inches
Refresh rate 1-120Hz 1-120Hz
CPU Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
Storage 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB
Cameras 48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom 48MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 12MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom
battery size 3200mAh 4352mAh
Colors Purple, green, silver and graphite Purple, green, silver and graphite

A photo of five iPhone 14 Pro dummy units, in silver, graphite, gold, blue and purple

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But one way for Apple to at least justify a price hike for the iPhone 14 Pro could be a new entry-level storage tier. According to some rumours, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max will start at 256 GB of storage space rather than 128 GB.

However, that iPhone 14 Pro storage boost was shot down in a report by Haitong International analyst Jeff Pu, who claims that Apple will keep the same storage as with the iPhone 13 Prowhich means sticking with the 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage options.

iPhone 14 Pro renders

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Camera upgrades are great, but one of the disturbing rumors going around is how the iPhone 14 range will be more expensive than the iPhone 13 rangewith Pro phones expected to go up by $100.

But market intelligence company trend strength (opens in a new tab) predicted that the price hike won’t be too severe, with prices rising by $50 instead. Supposedly, this will be a way for Apple to be more careful with prices when global inflation rises. We don’t know how much we’re buying there, but we’d much rather there wasn’t a price hike at all, especially if the standard iPhone 14 doesn’t change much.

An iPhone 13 Pro in an iPhone 14 Pro case

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Justin! A new iPhone 14 Pro rumor. This time it’s a picture of what’s claimed to be an iPhone 14 Pro case on an iPhone 14 Prothe big plus being that the camera lenses of the next-gen iPhone could be significantly larger than those of current Pro phones.

What does this mean concretely? Much larger lenses can let in more light and that can mean more detail is captured by a phone’s cameras. With the iPhone 14 Pro already tipped to get a 48MP main cameraletting in more light and also improving low light photography, could see it top our best camera phone listing; though we’ll have to put it through some testing before drawing any conclusions.

An alleged case/strap for the Apple Watch 8 Pro

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As for the Apple Watch 8 itself, we don’t expect to see a host of major changes, but a Pro model has been announced.

And from some leaked alleged case photos, it looks like the Apple Watch 8 Pro will be a very rugged smartwatch capable of withstanding the elements and rigorous outdoor activities while still providing access to a suite of watch OS 9 Features. This will likely be thanks to additional buttons and a titanium build by default.

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Moving away from iPhones, we expect to see at least two new Apple Watch models on Wednesday. But there is also the Apple Watch SE 2 which may appear.

It would be a replacement for the Apple Watch SEApple’s cheapest smartwatch, but it could also spells the end of the Apple Watch 3who should be killed this week.

A split image with an iPhone 14 Pro concept render and a portless iPhone concept

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If you’re wondering if you should be ready to buy the iPhone 14 when it launches, or if you should wait 12 months and get a iPhone 15then phones writer Richard Priday chewed the iPhone 14 vs. iPhone 15.

It looks like the iPhone 14 Pro will be the phone to get. But if you’re on a iPhone 13 Proyou might want to consider waiting as the 2023 iPhone model could bring major changes, such as USB-C connectivity and a periscope camera.

iPhone 14 Pro design vs iPhone 14 design

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One of the keys iPhone 14 rumors are that the standard models will stay with the current A15 processor, but the Pro models will get a new one A16 Bionic Chip.

However, we have now heard a new variation on this theme — namely, that the The A15 chip in the iPhone 14 will be an upgraded version.

It is according to the wall street journal (opens in a new tab), citing “people familiar with the plans”. There’s no indication of how the A15 will be improved – but we suspect it would offer slightly better performance than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Maxwhich offered an additional GPU core over the A15 used in the base iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

The dual-chip approach is one we’ve heard a lot about already. For example, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also reported iPhone 14s standard to stick with A15while the Pro models get an upgrade.

On the one hand, that would be a disappointment – Apple almost always puts new chips in new phones. But on the other hand, you could say that the A15 Bionic is so powerful that having it in the iPhone 14 won’t be a bad thing In any event. And if the version of the A15 used is more powerful than that of the iPhone 13, there is even less reason to worry about it.

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One of the latest rumors to surface ahead of the Apple event concerns a battery boost for the iPhone 14 Pro range.

That’s according to well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who writes in his Power-Up Bulletin (opens in a new tab) that “beyond the notch, I’m told to expect the iPhone 14 Pro models to appear slightly larger overall and include slimmer bezels. They will also have bigger batteries.

Thinner bezels are nice, but a battery boost could help the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max earn a spot on our better phone battery life list, replacing the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro respectively.

Hello and welcome to our Apple Event Rumors live blog. We’ll be updating this regularly over the next few days and shortly before the event itself, which is due to start at 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm BST tomorrow (September 7).

There’s certainly no shortage of late-breaking leaks and speculation surrounding the various devices set to launch tomorrow, so read on for our thoughts on each.

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