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Apple Event Rumors Live Blog – Last minute iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8 and AirPods Pro 2 leaks

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Based on the rumored iPhone 14 Pro specs, it looks like the next iPhone, the only question is whether 6.1 inches is enough, or if you want a bigger 6.7-inch display.

However, We don’t think you should ditch the standard iPhone 14 completely.

As editor-in-chief and phone expert Philip Michaels discusses: “The importance of getting all the valuable things the iPhone 14 promises – great camera, solid performance, great design – without having to pay more for the privilege It cannot be overemphasized, especially in an age where prices are skyrocketing all around us.

“The iPhone 14 Pro may get some impressive improvements, but in this environment, the iPhone 14’s attractive price may end up being the most compelling feature.”

Speaking of options and specs, we’ve put together a spec sheet for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max based on what’s been rumored so far.

Aside from the screen and battery size, the two phones look very similar.This is the same as the 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max, but the same as the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Proit has different camera functions.

Check out the list of specs below.

iPhone 14 Pro iPhone 14 Pro
screen size 6.1 inches 6.7 inches
refresh rate 1-120Hz 1-120Hz
CPU Apple A16 Bionic Apple A16 Bionic
Memory 6GB (LPDDR5) 6GB (LPDDR5)
storage 256GB, 512GB, 1TB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
camera 48MP main, 12MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto, 3x optical zoom 48MP main, 12MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto, 3x optical zoom
battery size 3,200mAh 4,352mAh
color Purple, Green, Silver and Graphite Purple, Green, Silver and Graphite

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

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But at least one way Apple could justify the iPhone 14 Pro’s price hike could be a new entry-level storage tier. According to some rumors, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max storage will start at 256GB instead of 128GB.

However, Haitong International analyst Jeff Pu denied the iPhone 14 Pro’s storage boost in a report, claiming that Apple will keep the same storage as the iPhone 13 Pro, which means sticking with 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB of storage options.

iPhone 14 Pro renders

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Camera upgrades are all good, but one of the worrisome rumors is how the iPhone 14 series will be more expensive than the iPhone 13 series, with the Pro phones going up $100.

But market intelligence firm TrendForce (opens in new tab) It had been predicted that the price increase would not be too dramatic, and instead the price increased by $50. Presumably this will be a way for Apple to be more cautious about pricing as global inflation rises. We’re not sure how much we’re buying for this, but we’d rather not raise prices at all, especially if the standard iPhone 14 doesn’t change much.

iPhone 13 Pro in iPhone 14 Pro case

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Just got in! A new iPhone 14 Pro rumored. This time around, it’s an image of an alleged iPhone 14 Pro case rather than an iPhone 14 Pro, and the big takeaway is that the next iPhone’s camera lens will likely be much larger than that of the current Pro phone.

What does this actually mean? A larger lens lets more light in, which means a phone’s camera can capture more detail. The iPhone 14 Pro is ready to feature a 48MP main camera that lets in more light and enhances low-light photography, and it could top our list of the best camera phones; though we’ll need to dig a little bit at it before drawing any conclusions test.

Alleged case/band for Apple Watch 8 Pro

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As for the Apple Watch 8 itself, we don’t expect to see many major changes, but the Pro model is already here.

Judging by some allegedly leaked case photos, it looks like the Apple Watch 8 Pro will be a very rugged smartwatch that will withstand the elements and the rigors of the outdoors, while still offering a range of watchOS 9 features. That’s probably thanks to extra buttons and titanium construction by default.

Apple Watch 3 on the wrist

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Away from the iPhone, we expect to see at least two new Apple Watch models on Wednesday. But there’s also a possible Apple Watch SE 2.

This will replace the Apple Watch SE, Apple’s cheapest smartwatch, but could also spell the end of the Apple Watch 3, which looks set to be phased out this week.

Split image with iPhone 14 Pro concept render and portless iPhone concept

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If you’re wondering if you should be ready to buy the iPhone 14 when it’s released, or if you should wait 12 months for the iPhone 15, cellphone writer Richard Priday has taken a closer look at the iPhone 14 vs. the iPhone 15.

It looks like the iPhone 14 Pro will be the phone. But if you’re using the iPhone 13 Pro, you might want to consider waiting, as the 2023 iPhone model could bring some 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 main iPhone 14 rumors is that the standard model will continue to use the current A15 processor, but the Pro model will get the new A16 Bionic chip.

However, we are now hearing a new twist on this theme – namely that the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 will be an enhanced version.

This is according to the Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab), citing “people familiar with the plan”. There’s no indication how the A15 will be enhanced – but we’re guessing it will offer slightly more performance than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, offering an extra GPU core compared to the A15 used in the base iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

The two-chip approach is one we’ve heard a lot about. For example, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also recommends that the regular iPhone 14s stick with the A15, while the Pro model gets an upgrade.

On the one hand, that’s going to be disappointing — Apple almost always puts new chips into new phones. But on the other hand, you could argue that the A15 Bionic is so powerful that using it in the iPhone 14 isn’t a bad thing by any means. If you’re using a more powerful version of the A15 than the iPhone 13, don’t worry.

iphone 14 pro rendering

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

That’s according to Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who wrote in his Power On newsletter (opens in new tab) “Apart from the notch, I’ve been told to expect the iPhone 14 Pro models to look slightly larger overall and include slimmer bezels. They’ll also have bigger batteries.”

Narrower bezels are nice, but the battery boost could help the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro max earn a spot on our list of the best phones for battery life, replacing the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro, respectively.

Good morning and welcome to our Apple Event Rumors Live Blog. We’ll be updating this regularly the day before the event, which starts tomorrow (September 7) at 1pm ET/10am PST/6pm BST.

There’s sure to be no shortage of last-minute leaks and speculation about the various devices coming tomorrow, so read on for our thoughts on each.

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