Apple confirmed today that it will be holding its fall iPhone event on September 7.
The meeting, which will likely include the launch of the iPhone 14 and the next-generation Apple Watch, is scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. It will stream live on Apple.com and on Apple TV, but the company will also host a few at its Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino.
The tagline for this year’s event is “Away,” so bet on what that means. Camera zoom? The long-rumored satellite connectivity? We’ll have to wait until next month to find out.
The event takes place a little earlier than usual; last year’s iPhone 13 event took place on september 14. The previous year, the pandemic pushed the presentation of the iPhone 12 until October. But as Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman points out, announcing the phone on September 7 and launching it on September 16 gives Apple “an additional week of iPhone 14 sales in its fiscal fourth quarter.”
Q4 2021 sales are up 21% from 2020, which may be hard to beat this year, Gurman says, so “another week of iPhone 14 sales should help the company easily break the mark.” of $83 billion last year.
As for what the new iPhones will include, we’ve got a full rundown of rumors here. On the Apple Watch 8 front, reports suggest more color options for the Apple Watch 8, an all-new design, and more.
We’ll probably also get a date for the release of iOS 16, although iPadOS 16 was reportedly delayed to fix some technical issues.