Apple Event Rumors Live Blog – Late-Breaking iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8 and AirPods Pro 2 Leaks

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If you’re wondering whether you should be ready to buy the iPhone 14 when it launches, or whether you should wait 12 months and get an iPhone 15, then phones writer Richard Priday has chewed up the iPhone 14 against the iPhone 15.

It looks like the iPhone 14 Pro will be the phone to get. But if you’re on an iPhone 13 Pro, you might want to consider waiting because the 2023 iPhone model could bring major changes, such as USB-C connectivity and a periscope camera.

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One of the main iPhone 14 rumors is that the standard models will stick with the current A15 processor, but the Pro models will get a new A16 Bionic chip.

However, now we’ve heard a new variation on this theme, which is that the A15 chip in the iPhone 14 will be an upgraded version.

It is according to the wall street journal (opens in a new tab), citing “people familiar with the plans”. There’s no indication how the A15 will be improved, but we assume it would deliver slightly better performance than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, which offered an extra GPU core over the iPhone. A15 used in base iPhone. 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

The dual-chip approach is one we’ve heard a lot about already. For example, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman also advised the standard iPhone 14s to stick with the A15, while the Pro models get an upgrade.

On the one hand, that would be a disappointment – Apple almost always puts new chips in new phones. But on the other hand, you could say that the A15 Bionic is so powerful that having it in the iPhone 14 won’t be a bad thing anyway. And if the version of the A15 used is more powerful than that of the iPhone 13, there is even less reason to worry about it.

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One of the latest rumors to surface ahead of the Apple event is about a battery boost for the iPhone 14 Pro line.

That’s according to well-connected Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, who writes in his Power-Up Bulletin (opens in a new tab) that “beyond the notch, I’m told to expect the iPhone 14 Pro models to appear slightly larger overall and include slimmer bezels. They will also have bigger batteries.

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

Hello and welcome to our Apple Event Rumors live blog. We’ll be updating this regularly over the next few days and shortly before the event itself, which is due to start at 1pm ET / 10am PT / 6pm BST tomorrow (September 7).

There’s certainly no shortage of late-breaking leaks and speculation surrounding the various devices set to launch tomorrow, so read on for our thoughts on each.

Joseph K. Bennett