Apple Event Recap 2022: iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, AirPods Pro, and more

This year Apple came up with pretty sweet features out of the box in the latest devices line-up. Read more for more details.

Apple Event 2022 Recap, with new products line-up, iPhone 14 and much more

If you are not living under a rock, then you are probably aware of the Apple event and the announcements of the new iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods, and much more. Keep reading to unveil what the event was all about and what this elite brand has brought us this time. 

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Apple Watch Series 8

Apple Watch Series 8 has a big, brilliant always-on display with narrow borders. It has four stunning watch faces including Lunar, astronomy, metropolitan and modular. 

Even when your wrist is down, the vivid watch faces look great and are simple to read thanks to the Always-On screen’s brightness. All the text complications fit on the huge display, which also makes tapping, typing, and swiping a breeze. It is exceptionally durable. It is swim-proof, dust-proof, and crack-resistant. Below listed are the amazing features. 

Fall Detection

If you’ve fallen hard, Apple Watch Series 8 can tell. In case you can’t move, it can connect you to emergency assistance. Additionally, it is optimized for use with the Workout app. 

Two New Temperature Sensors

There are two temperature sensors on the watch: one on the back, close to your skin, and one under the display. Due to this dual-sensor design, Apple claims to be able to reduce distortion from the outside environment. New health features for women are powered by temperature sensors. The Apple Watch Series 8’s new temperature-sensing features allow women to get estimates of their past ovulation. It makes this information simple and accessible by presenting these estimations in the Health app. 

This model of Apple Watch Series 8 will measure changes in wrist temperature as small as 0. 1°C every five seconds during sleep. 

Crash Detection 

Apple Watch Series 8 is also integrating a new Crash Detection capability. 

After a 10-second countdown following the detection of a car crash, the watch will check in with the wearer and call emergency services if they are not responsive. The location of the user’s smartphone will then be sent to emergency personnel. Also given access to that information are the user’s emergency contacts. 

Apple Watch Series 8 screen showing prompt of Crash Detection.
Credit: Apple

Low Power Mode

Low Power Mode increases battery life to up to 36 hours. Selected sensors and features, such as the Always-On Retina display, heart health notifications, and more, are momentarily disabled or limited by this feature. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 4, 5, 6, and 7 will also get this capability. 

Purchase

On the purchase of the Apple Watch Series 8, you can get 3 months of fitness plus free. The shipping will start on September 16. and the price in the USA is $399 for GPS and $499 for the GPS+cellular version. In India, its price will be 45,900 rupees. 

There are two sizes of the Apple Watch Series 8 available for purchase: 41mm and 45mm. Starlight, Midnight, Silver, and RED are among the colors available for the Apple Watch Series 8’s aluminum cases, while Silver, Graphite, and Gold are available for the stainless steel cases. 

Apple Watch SE

There aren’t many improvements in this new Apple Watch SE. There’s the latest S8 processor in it, the same one used in the Apple Watch Series 8. As a result, the brand-new Apple Watch SE is up to 20% quicker than the earlier model. It also implies that the Apple Watch SE supports Crash Detection. 

New Apple Watch SE 2nd generation showing different dial screens.
Credit: Apple

It has the same aesthetic as its forerunner. Only the complementing back case, which is now composed of a nylon composite material and is significantly lighter than before, has changed physically. 

The 40mm and 44mm aluminum Apple Watch SE cases come in midnight, starlight, and silver polishes. It is available to order, and the price is $249. In India, the price is 29,900 rupees. 

Apple Watch Ultra

In watchOS 9, the Compass app has undergone a massive revamp and now proposes different viewpoints and more detailed information.

Apple Watch Ultra on wrist
Credit: Apple
  • Marking a place or point of interest in the Compass app is simple and quick using Compass Waypoints. 
  • When a user gets stuck or misled and needs assistance recalling their travels, Backtrack uses GPS data to generate a path that shows where they’ve been. 
  • Should users become stranded or hurt, an embedded 86-decibel siren is intended for crises and can help call help to a spot. 
  • The Depth app on Apple Watch Ultra makes use of a new depth gauge to show the time, actual depth, temperature of the water, time spent submerged, and maximum depth attained. 
  • With a battery that lasts up to 36 hours while in typical use and up to 60 hours when using the low power option, the Apple Watch Ultra offers the greatest battery span of any Apple Watch. 

Apple Watch Ultra, which costs $799, is available for pre-order, and buyers get the delivery on September 23. In India, the price will be 89,900 rupees. 

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus

iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus showing the screen size of each device
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iPhone 14 and 14 Plus features details
Credit: Apple

Size

Of course, the inclusion of the iPhone 14 Plus is the major change here. This model, which has a 6. 7-inch display, substitutes for the lineup’s “mini” size. 

A15 Bionic Chip

The A15 Bionic CPU, a minor improvement over the iPhone 13 from a year ago, powers the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. It has a 5-core GPU. Like the Apple Watch, they also provide capabilities for crash detection. 

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Display

Both models have Super Retina XDR displays with OLED technology that offers 1200 nits of maximum HDR brightness as well as an upgraded internal architecture for stronger thermal performance. 

Camera Features

The enhanced 12MP Main camera on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus has a bigger sensor and sharper pixels. 

A new Photogenic Engine has also been added by Apple, which leverages hardware and software to increase all cameras’ low-light and mid-light performance by up to 2x on the Ultra Wide, 2x on the TrueDepth, and 2. 5x on the new Main cameras. 

The complete list of camera improvements:

  • A new Main camera that has a larger ƒ/1. 5 aperture and 1. 9 m pixels allows for higher quality photos and videos in all lighting conditions for greater details and motion freezing, less noise, quicker exposure times, and sensor-shift optical image stabilization. 
  • A new front TrueDepth camera with an f/1. 9 aperture for improved low-light photo and video capabilities. It can focus even more quickly in low light and take group photos from a greater distance thanks to the introduction of autofocus. 
  • A brand-new “Action” mode that produces flawless video now when it is being recorded amid intense movements and shaking. 
  • The Ultra Wide camera provides a distinctive viewpoint for broader views and enhances low-light images with the Photonic Engine. 
  • A 10 percent brighter and more uniform True Tone flash with greater precision for more reliable lighting. 
  • Cinematic mode is now accessible in 4K at 30 and 24 frames per second. 
  • Dolby Vision HDR. 

Emergency SOS via Satellite

iPhone 14 and 14 Plus' Emergency Satellite connect feature in action
Credit: Apple

The Emergency SOS via satellite feature, which combines specialized parts that are tightly connected with software to enable antennas to connect directly to a satellite and enable communications with emergency services when outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage, is introduced with the iPhone 14. Sending a message through a satellite can take minutes because they are airborne objects with minimal bandwidth. 

With Emergency SOS via satellite, the iPhone front-loads a few crucial questions to evaluate the user’s position and instructs them on how to point their phone to connect to a satellite because every second counts. The initial survey and any subsequent communications are then forwarded to support offices staffed by Apple-trained professionals who can make support calls on the user’s behalf. 

Users in the US and Canada will be able to access Emergency SOS via satellite in November, and the facility will be free for two years. 

Price Range

The finishes for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and RED. Pre-orders open on September 9, and the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available starting on September 16 and October 7, respectively. 

In the USA for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus prices are $799 and $899 respectively. In India, it is 79,900 rupees for iPhone 14 and 89,900 rupees for iPhone 14 Plus. 

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iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max

Deep Purple iPhone 14 Pro with new notch on display
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Display

There are major advancements in display technology featured in the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The bezels are smaller, and HDR brightness is now 1600 nits with the highest outdoor brightness of 2000 nits. The larger upgrade to the screen, though, is the new Always-On Display. The clock, widgets, and Live Activities are displayed on the Always-On Display. 

A16 Bionic Chip

The new A16 chip, which is designed on a revised 4nm process for better functionality and effectiveness, is what powers the iPhone 14 Pro in terms of performance. 

Camera

The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max’s cameras are just as spectacular as we anticipated. A 48MP lens with a quad-pixel sensor and an f/1. 78 aperture has been added to the main camera. Every four pixels on this quad-pixel sensor are combined into one as it adjusts to the photo being captured. In doing this, Apple says users may capture “amazing low-light” photographs as well as keep the image photo size low. 

In addition, the quad-pixel sensor allows for a 2x Telephoto option, which employs the center 12 megapixels of the sensor to produce 4K films and full-resolution images without the use of digital zoom. Professional photographers can now capture images at the full 48MP resolution utilizing the ProRAW function. 

Total Worth

Moreover, the iPhone 14 Pro has the previously mentioned features, such as Crash Detection and Satellite Emergency SOS. 

Space black, deep purple, silver, and gold are the four colors offered for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. For the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, the starting price is $999 and $1099 respectively. Pre-orders start on September 9 and the product will be available on September 16. In India, the prices will be 129,900 for iPhone 14 pro and 139,900 rupees for iPhone 14 Pro Max.

 

AirPods Pro 2

New Apple  AirPods Pro 2nd Generation on showcase
Credit: Apple

Apple’s new H2 audio chip, which boasts a multitude of improvements over the H1 chip that initially debuted in 2019, powers the AirPods Pro 2. According to Apple, the AirPods Pro 2 will suppress up to twice as much noise as their predecessor. For a rich background and crisper sounds, there is also a powerful low audio driver and bespoke amplifier. 

Apple has added a new Adaptive Transparency feature to its Transparency mode. This feature utilizes on-device processing to suppress loud external noise, such as that from construction equipment, moving automobiles, or show loudspeakers. 

Apple has included an additional touch-sensitive layer of control system on the stem of the AirPods Pro. You can change the volume right away by swiping up or down on these controls. The playback and pausing controls still employ the same force touchpad as previously. 

The charging case now features precision tracking for Find My, built-in speakers for beeping it if lost, and built-in connectors for wrist straps. Additionally, the Apple Watch charging puck can now be used to recharge it. 

Pre-orders of the AirPods Pro 2 can be made starting on Friday, September 9. The cost is $249. The arrival will be on September 16. In India, the price is 26,900 rupees. 

iOS 16

iOS 16 to be launched on September 12, 2022

Apple announced that the latest operating system, iOS 16, will be released on September 12th, 2022. There will be plenty of new features. 

The lock screen gets several improvements, including the ability to add widgets and customize its look, as well as a revamped notification display. Messages can be edited and recalled (with some limitations), photos can be shared with your family using the updated iCloud Shared Photo Library, and you can use Live Text to extract text from videos and photos. 

Conclusion

The theme was space, and the event name was Far out. Apple has definitely made a positive impact with the brand-new features, has given convenience a whole new level, and made enhancements that are ahead of years from its competitors. Let’s see how the users will reciprocate this promising and bewitching announcement.

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