Apple’s Wonderlust event is taking place today (September 12) and it’s where we expect the iPhone 15 series to get its grand reveal.
Apple’s annual September event is typically its biggest of the year, as it has become the traditional release of the latest round of iPhones and other tech that works with it. We expect this year to be no different.
When is the Apple iPhone 15 event?
Apple’s iPhone 15 event, titled Wonderlust is taking place today (September 12) and it will be live-streamed on Apple’s site and via YouTube. It’ll kick off at:
- London – 6 PM
- San Franciso – 10 AM
What to expect?
Of course, the big news expected from the event tonight is the launch of the iPhone 15. Don’t just expect one phone though – there will likely be four.
The standard iPhone 15 and its larger iPhone 15 Plus counterpart are expected to inherit the Dynamic Island, up the megapixels in the camera and come in a range of new colours. While the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max look to be the bigger upgrades. with curvier designs, faster processors, a new titanium body and, if you plump for the larger model, optical zoom.
All models look set to swap from Lightning to USB-C, although the Pro models might get faster transfer speeds thanks to Thunderbolt support. There might even be a nice colour-matched UBS-C cable in the box for charging.
Away from the phones, rumours suggest we’ll see a duo of new Apple Watch models including the Series 9 and Ultra 2 announced. Expect to see new strap options, faster internals and possibly a few new sensors here. Finally, it looks like Apple will be bringing USB-C over to the AirPods Pro with a new case carrying the same port as the iPhone 15.
There could also be some talk of the M3 computing chips, however this is more likely to be saved for another event. The same goes for iPad updates.
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Nothing new for Macs or iPads
As expected, Apple didn't announce a new Mac or iPad today. They are expected to arrive either in October, or maybe even in 2024 instead.
And the Apple event is over!
That's the end of the Apple event. So we saw the reveal of the Apple Watch 9, Apple Watch Ultra 2, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
iPhone 15 Pro pricing confirmed
Apple has confirmed the pricing for the iPhone 15 Pro. The iPhone 15 Pro will cost $999, while the iPhone 15 Pro Max is priced at $1999.
iPhone 15 Pro can film Spatial Videos
The iPhone 15 Pro has the ability to shoot videos in 3D, which will be viewable via the Apple Vision Pro headset once it launches.
iPhone 15 Pro camera has improved zoom powers
Apple has made numerous upgrades to the iPhone 15 Pro camera, most notably a 12MP telephoto sensor that enables a 5x zoom.
iPhone 15 Pro is powered by new A17 Pro chip
The new 3nm processor has 19 billion transitors, with Apple claiming the CPU is 10% faster, and GPU 20% faster than the Apple A16 Bionic chip. Apple says this is the fastest chip on any smartphone.
iPhone 15 Pro has a new Action button
The silent switch is gone. Instead, there's a single Action button pn the iPhone 15 Pro with haptic feedback. This also allows you to trigger numerous features by simply tapping on the Action button.
iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max announced
Apple has confirmed that the new iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max will sport a titanium design. Black, White, Blue and Natural colour options are available.
iPhone 15 pricing confirmed
Apple has confirmed that iPhone 15 is priced at $799, while the iPhone 15 Plus will cost $899.
USB-C port confirmed for iPhone 15
Apple has finally ditched the Lightning port, with the universal USB-C charging connector coming to iPhone 15.
New iPhone 15 camera features
Want a breakdown of all of the iPhone 15 camera features? Then check out the image below:
First look at iPhone 15
Here's one of the first images of the new iPhone 15 design. It's available in multiple colours, including Black, Blue, Green, Yellow and Pink.
A16 Bionic chip confirmed for iPhone 15
As expected, Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 15 will be powered by the A16 Bionic chip. This is the same processor that was found inside the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Improved Night Mode for camera
Apple claims that it has improved the Night Mode for the iPhone 15, helping to improve the photo quality when taking snaps in low-light conditions.
12MP telephoto camera confirmed for iPhone 15
Apple has confirmed that the iPhone 15 will feature a 12MP telephoto camera, allowing up to a 2x zoom for enhanced images of faraway subjects.
48MP camera coming to iPhone 15
The iPhone 15 is getting a big camera upgrade, with a main 48MP sensor confirmed.
iPhone 15 Plus also revealed
Apple has confirmed that those who want a larger screen will be able to buy the iPhone 15 Plus instead. It features a 6.7-inch display.
iPhone 15 announced!
Now we're onto the iPhone. The base iPhone 15 is confirmed to feature the Dynamic Island, which was previously only available on the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Apple Watch pricing confirmed
The new Apple Watch Series 9 is available for $399, while the Apple Watch Ultra 2 is priced at $799. Both watches will be available to buy from 22nd September 2023.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 announced
Apple Watch Ultra 2 also has the new S9 processor, as well as precision finding and double tap features from the standard Apple Watch 9. The display comes in at 3000 nits, making it the brightest display yet on an Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Ultra up next
Now Apple is moving onto the Apple Watch Ultra. Let's see what Apple has in store.
Apple Watch 9 vs Apple Watch 8
Want to find out the key differences between the Apple Watch 9 and its predecessor? Check out our comparison guide below:
By 2030 all Apple products will have a net zero climate impact
Apple is now showing off a funny sustainability video, and had promised that all Apple products will have a net zero climate impact as soon as 2030.
What is the Apple S9 processor?
Fancy a deeper look into the new Apple Watch Series 9 processor? Then check out our explainer below:
Double Tap is a new Apple Watch feature
When wearing the new Apple Watch Series 9, you're able to tap your fingers together to navigate through the watch's features.
Apple Watch can now locate your lost iPhone
Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch Series 9 will be able to point you in the direction of your misplaced iPhone, while also alerting you to the approximate distance.
18-hour battery life on new Apple Watch
Apple has confirmed the new Apple Watch Series 9 will offer all-day battery life, coming in at up to 18 hours.
New Apple Watch Series 9 announced
Here we go! Apple has announced a new Apple Watch. It looks like the same design as before, but a new S9 processor will boost the performance.
iPhone and Apple Watch focus
Tim Cook has confirmed that Apple will mainly be focusing on the iPhone and Apple Watch lineup during today's event.
Apple Watch montage
Apple has kicked off the show with a montage of people speaking about how the Apple Watch has changed their lives by detecting irregular heart beats early. Could this mean a new Apple Watch will be revealed first?
Here we go! The Apple event is about to start. We'll be covering all the news right here.
We're under an hour away from the Apple Event
The final countdown is on and we're very close to the start of the iPhone 15 event. If you want to watch it, check out our How to Watch guide.
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According to a well-connected analyst, Apple won’t release new Apple Silicon processors within notebooks in 2023, meaning it’ll be 2024 before the first M3 MacBook arrives on the scene.
iPhone 15 Pro may not see a storage upgrade after all
The iPhone 15 Pro may not get the storage bump that many had been predicting, according to one late spec claim.
Apple might be holding its iPhone 15 launch event later on today, but don’t think that means the leakers and tipsters have called a cease-fire.
We're just hours away from the September iPhone event
With four phones, a duo of Apple Watch upgrades and possible new AirPods arriving tonight. Plus likely release dates for iOS 17, this could be a very busy showcase. We'll be bringing you all the news as it happens.