As you are studying this, I am most likely sitting on the seashore ingesting 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 principally quiet, final week nonetheless provided information and compelling predictions about our favourite know-how firm and what’s to return. Here is all the pieces that went down in Apple land this week.
What’s essential about September sixth?
As famous on our iPhone 14 prediction web page lately, we’re nonetheless most likely a month away from what’s going to doubtless 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 Collection 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, many of the motion can be recorded and streamed worldwide on Apple TV, Twitter and the Apple web site. This type 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 will anticipate an announcement every 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 acquired some information concerning the iPhone 14 collection that should not come as a shock. Based on Apple insider Ming-Chi Kuo, the value of Apple’s iPhone 14 Professional collection handsets is predicted to extend by about 15%.
At the moment, within the US, the bottom iPhone 13 Professional is $999, whereas the least costly iPhone 13 Professional Max is $1,099. These numbers can enhance to $1,150 and $1,265 respectively. Even with at this time’s file 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 word, the flagship iPhone 14 isn’t anticipated to function a value hike. Just like the iPhone 13 (at the moment the perfect iPhone available on the market) 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 exchange the iPhone Mini with a brand new iPhone 14 Max within the lineup. Based on the most recent iPhone 14 rumours, the iPhone 13 Mini begins at $699, whereas the brand new Max mannequin is predicted 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. Typically, within the course of, Apple has stopped making important adjustments to software program updates. And but, iOS 16 developer beta 5 (and iOS 16 public beta 3) stunned us. These betas function the return of the battery indicator quantity on the iPhone dwelling display, which Apple faraway from the iPhone X. Sadly, early evaluations have been blended.
It may show tough to seek out any long-term iPhone consumer upset by Apple’s resolution to reverse course and embrace the battery share quantity on the iPhone dwelling display. However, sadly, the facelift is not essentially spectacular. Because of 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 Middle:
Some iOS 16 beta testers have additionally mentioned that the brand new battery icon seems to be bizarre with a particular background or darkish mode. I have not run into these points, though I have not completed many checks to show it.
One remaining level has been introduced up relating to 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 doable (even doubtless) 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, a minimum of for just a few days. In brief, 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 recent 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 look ahead to. Nevertheless, maybe the costs of the brand new iPhone 14 should not that prime.
Anyway, in my absence, as all the time, you should definitely keep tuned to iMore for the most recent Apple information and pleasure.