Tired of advising folks to hold off on getting the iPhone 14? You’re not alone. But here’s some refreshing news: Apple’s yearly September showcase has a confirmed date. It’s the moment we’ve been anticipating, where we’ll get the scoop on the iPhone 15 series and updates on other Apple devices. Mark your calendar for September 12th at 1 PM ET, and join us here at Engadget for the live broadcast.
Speculation about the iPhone 15 started almost immediately after the curtain fell on last year’s event. The buzz is that all the new models, perhaps except a fresh SE version, might say goodbye to the traditional notch in favor of the Dynamic Island cutout, which first made its appearance in the iPhone 14 Pro series. Those hoping for WiFi 6E might have to gravitate towards the iPhone 15 Pro. Additionally, sources hint that the 15 Pro and Pro Max might sport slimmer bezels and a robust titanium frame. As for the much-whispered-about iPhone Ultra, it seems we might be in for a bit of a wait, possibly until next year.
Perhaps the most tantalizing rumor of all is Apple’s potential move away from the Lightning port in its iPhone 15 series, embracing the long-anticipated USB-C instead. This transition seems inevitable, especially considering the European Union’s mandate requiring all smartphones and tablets to adopt this charging port starting from next year. For Apple, it would make logistical sense to standardize the connector across its devices globally, rather than sticking with the Lightning port exclusively in certain regions.
The suspense won’t last much longer as we’re close to unveiling the details of this year’s iPhone batch. Alongside the iPhone buzz, updates regarding the Apple Watch are also expected. And as Apple has been known to do, they might just have an unexpected “one more thing” reveal. Rest assured, we will provide real-time insights and coverage of Apple’s autumn iPhone showcase.