Apple’s Far event is over and there’s a bunch of new stuff to digest: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Series 8, SE 2 and Ultra, and AirPods Pro. Here’s everything we have as it happened.
Far Out Event: New Products and Announcements
iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus: Features and Hands-on
Apple Watch Ultra: features and practicality
iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: Features
Apple Watch Series 8 and SE 2: Features
Far Out Event: Live Updates
12:55 PM ET: The livestream kicked off with a sea of stars and the song “Dream Slow” by Milkblood followed by “Who Are You” by Kislo.
1 o’clock in the afternoon: Video descends on Apple Park and Tim Cook is outside, but not on stage.
13:02: Apple introduces three new products: iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch.
13:03: First Apple Watch!
13:07: Today we’re introducing our best Apple Watch lineup yet – by far!
13:08: Apple Watch Series 8 has a temperature sensor for women’s health as part of a suite of advanced cycle tracking features. Detects changes as small as 0.1 degrees.
1.12 pm: Female users are notified of cycle abnormalities.
1.12 pm: All data is encrypted from start to finish.
1.13 pm: Apple Watch Series 8 has crash detection with. new accelerometer to accurately detect moment of impact. Can detect if you have been in a serious car accident, alert emergency services, provide location information and notify loved ones.
1:16 PM: Same battery life of 18 hours, but power saving mode can give you 36 hours of battery life by disabling some features. Available for all Series 4 watches and later.
1:19 PM: Same starting price of $399. Colors: Midnight, Starlight, Silver, Product Red. Available Sept 16.
1:20 p.m.: Apple Watch SE 2: Basically the same with crash detection, S8 chip, new colors, lower price of $249.
1.25 pm: APPLE WATCH ULTRA: 49mm titanium case, shock resistance, action button, larger digital crown, designed to be used with gloves on. Second loudspeaker for more volume, three wind-resistant microphones, mobile only. Up to 36 hours of battery life. Up to 60 hours with a new battery optimization setting coming soon.
1:26 pm: New tires for Alpine Loop, Ocean, Trail Loop.
13:29: New Dual Frequency Accurate GPS (L1+L5) for the most accurate GPS of any smartwatch.
13:31: Redesigned compass with accurate displays and new capabilities. Built-in 86db emergency siren.
13:32: Twice the water resistance of Series 8. Certified EN 13319 for diving. Oceanic Plus App.
13:36: The most rugged and capable Apple Watch ever, starting at $799, available September 23.
1:41 PM: Next AirPods Pro
1:43 PM: New H2 chip, higher bandwidth connectivity for ‘breakthrough audio experiences’, personalized spatial audio.
1:45 PM: Touch control with capacitive sensing layer for multi-touch swipes. Same price of $249
1:49 PM: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus
1:55 PM: A15 chip with 5-core GPU, improved camera system with faster aperture and larger sensor on the main camera, 49 percent improvement in low-light images. It also has a new TrueDepth camera with autofocus for better low-light shots.
1:57 pm: US eSIM only
14:01: Emergency SOS via satellite in the US and Canada. Two years free with all iPhone 14 purchases.
14:05: iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, $799 and $899. iPhone 14 Plus won’t ship until October 7.
2:11 pm: iPhone 14 Pro: Space Black, Silver, Gold, Deep Purple.
2.12 pm: Dynamic Island: New camera bar gets bigger and smaller to show alerts and updates.
2:16 pm: Always-on display shows time, widgets and dimmed photo on the lock screen.
2:17 pm: A16 processor: 16 billion transitions, 4nm process
2:20 pm: 48MP camera with a quad-pixel sensor, 2nd generation optical image stabilization 2x zoom option.
2:23 pm: 2x brighter flash, improved ultra-wide camera with larger sensor
2.30 pm: iPhone 14 Pro: $999, iPhone 14 Pro Max: $1,099, pre-order September 9, shipping September 16
14:34: Shut up, that’s all folks!
Far Out Event: How To Watch
The Far Out keynote begins at 10am PT (1pm ET) at the Steve Jobs Theater. It will be held in front of a live audience for the first time since September 2019, although it is not clear whether parts of the presentation will be pre-recorded. You can watch the event streamed live on YouTube or Apple’s website and watch it again after it’s over.
Far Out event: the latest news and rumours
Here and wow: Apple’s new tagline for the Far Out event suggests some impressive announcements are on the way.
Apple Store Offline: As always, Apple has closed its online store in anticipation of new products launching today. The message reads: “We are updating the Apple Store. Check back soon.” with an image of the Far Out logo. We expect the new products to be live around noon PT. CEO Tim Cook has tweeted that he’s “watching a great Apple event.”
Apple Watch Pro: Apple’s new high-end Apple Watch is expected to measure 49mm and have an excellent tab for the Digital Crown and side button. It is also rumored that there is a new second button on the right. Below you can see the renders made by Ian Zelbo.