Apple’s Far Out September event: what to expect from the likely iPhone 14 . launch

Apple’s next big event is just around the corner, as the company is holding its “Far Out” event on Wednesday, September 7, where we expect to see the iPhone 14 line, among a host of other new products.

Yes, it’s going to be a hodgepodge of new products, Tim Cook talks about Apple’s exploits (almost certainly including how much money it’s paid developers over the years) and general updates on where Apple stands on things like environmental issues, in the walk of about 90 minutes.

But what about how to watch the Apple Far Out event for yourself, along with what time it actually kicks off… and what can you expect there too?

From smartphones to wearables and more, it’s expected to be a packed show, so read on for all the info you need to make sure you don’t miss out.

What time is Apple’s Far Out event – including the UK and Australia?

The Apple Far Out event starts at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST on September 7 – that is 3 o’clock on September 8 for those in Australia’s AEST time zone.

So not the most sociable time for those in Australia but an ideal time for an after work reunion if you are in the UK.

It will probably take between one and two hours (and since we expect up to eight new devices, it will certainly be very close to the high end of that estimate).

So make sure you have some good snacks and a range of hydration options… and don’t think about those who have to live blog the whole experience.

The successor to the iPhone 13 is almost here (Image credit: Ditching)

How to watch Apple’s Far Out September event

If you want to watch Apple’s Far Out event, it’s easy to do. The easiest way is to just head over to YouTube, where Apple will stream the show live.

Handy, the YouTube livestream page (opens in new tab) as this is already underway so you can set a reminder on the page or just bookmark it for use.

To make things even easier, you can watch the event via the embedded YouTube video below so you don’t even have to leave this page.

You can also view the event on Apple’s website (opens in new tab)who also already has a page for the event, or from the Apple TV app – which doesn’t have a page yet – or on the Apple Developer (opens in new tab) app, which we would say is the most niche way to tune in.

And remember, unlike previous years, this isn’t an event reserved just for those on an Apple device with the Safari browser – it’s now open to everyone, so there’s no reason not to watch it.

What to Expect at Apple’s Far Out September Event

We expect to see a lot at Apple’s Far Out event, but the iPhone 14 line will definitely be the star of the show. This is believed to include not only the iPhone 14 itself, but an iPhone 14 Pro, an iPhone 14 Pro Max and – new this year – an iPhone 14 Max or iPhone 14 Plus.

The latter model is said to be basically a standard iPhone 14, but with a larger 6.7-inch screen, and is supposed to land in place of an iPhone 14 mini.

Most of the upgrades will reportedly be limited to the Pro models, with rumors of a new 48MP main camera, a screen cutout instead of a notch, and a more powerful chipset. Most or all iPhone 14 models may receive a larger battery than their predecessors.

We also expect the Apple Watch 8, the Apple Watch SE 2 and an Apple Watch Pro. Leaks suggest the SE 2 may get a new chipset and not much else, while the Apple Watch 8 may also get some new features, headlined by a body temperature sensor.

Apple Watch Series 7 images of watch on test

The Apple Watch 7 won’t be the top model for long (Image credit: Ditching)

The Apple Watch 8 Pro may get the same features as the Apple Watch 8, but combined with a larger screen and battery, along with a more robust and premium design, including a titanium case.

That’s not all though, as according to some sources, Apple will also unveil the AirPods Pro 2, complete with improved active noise cancellation and possibly Hi-Res audio support, but it’s likely not much will change in the design of the original AirPods Pro.

It’s not impossible that other things will be announced as well, such as the HomePod 2 or AirPods 4, but those currently look much less likely. If anything came into the HomePod world, it would probably be a new HomePod mini, as that has proven more popular it seems.

As well as hardware, we’ll also likely see iOS 16 launch in finished form (complete with the always-on display that will seep through the iPhone 14 Pro lineup) — although iPadOS 16 is confirmed to land a little later.

What we probably won’t see at Apple’s Far Out event

iPad Pro

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While much is expected at Apple’s Far Out event, there are also some high-profile devices that we don’t expect to see.

Chief among these are new iPads, despite the likely release of an iPad Pro (2022) and a new iPad (2022) soon.

That’s because leaks are currently suggesting these will land at a separate event in October — which might make sense given Wednesday’s launch already sounds potentially overcrowded.

These iPads could end up alongside a new Mac Mini, a new Mac Pro and a new MacBook Pro if Mark Gurman — a journalist and leaker with a stellar track record of Apple intelligence — is to be believed.

We probably won’t see the long-rumored Apple VR headset launch at either event – with 2023 looking more likely right now, though you never know, it could at least be teased this year.

Other devices like the next iPad mini and the iPhone SE 4 are also unlikely to land before 2023, or possibly even later in the case of the SE 4.