Apple Watch Ultra, iPhone 14 Plus and AirPods Pro 2: Everything New Coming to Apple

Apple iPhone 14 range

Overnight, Apple announced a slew of new products, including three new Apple Watches, an iPhone 14 range and AirPods Pro second generation.

The products were announced at an online event livestreamed from the Steve Jobs Theatre on Apple’s Cupertino, California campus. The event took place September 7 in the US and September 8 early morning here in Australia.

Ahead, we round up everything new that was announced.

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iPhone 14 Range

Like the iPhone 13 range, the iPhone 14 line-up will include four models. This time, however, Apple is doing away with its Mini version and replacing it with a Plus model that has all the benefits of a Pro’s size, but without the extra features and heftier price tag.

The iPhone 14 range will have four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The iPhone 14 will be 6.1 inches, while the iPhone 14 Plus will be 6.7 inches. They’ll both feature camera upgrades, better battery life and new safety capabilities.

Available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, both the Pro and Pro Max will feature an Always-On display (for the first time ever on iPhone), a 48MP camera and a Dynamic Island that adapts in real-time to show important alerts, notifications and activities.

Apple Dynamic Island
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iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in midnight, blue, starlight, purple and red in 128GB, 256GB and 512GB storage capacities.

iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in deep purple, silver, gold and space black in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB and 1TB storage capacities.

New Apple Watches

Apple also announced three new Apple Watches: Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and Apple Watch SE.

Apple Watch Ultra is designed for sportier consumers and is the largest Apple Watch yet, while Apple Watch SE is the lightest and most affordable Apple Watch to date.

The design of the Apple Watch Series 8 isn’t too dissimilar to Series 7, but it includes new features like temperature sensing, which can help to track your ovulation cycle, and Crash Detection.

New Apple Watch
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The Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Watch Ultra use two sensors — one on the back that presses against the wearer’s skin and a second on the front, just beneath the surface of the touchscreen — to measure the temperature of the surrounding environment for improved accuracy.

The data is then used to provide info for fertility tracking and ovulation cycles, including when your next ovulation cycle will begin based on when you had your last one. And if you’re worried about any privacy issues, Apple promises that when the data is synched to your iCloud, the info is completely encrypted, even from the company.

AirPods Pro 2

Also announced was a second generation of AirPods Pro. They feature improved sound and “double” the noise-cancelling of the original AirPods Pro.

Battery life from a single charge is up to six hours, from five. And the case gives you an additional four charges. Helpfully, the case now also has Apple’s Find My feature, meaning it’ll play a sound when you’re trying to locate it, as well as an anchor you can use for attaching a lanyard.

Apple AirPods Pro 2
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The new AirPods are powered by Apple’s new H2 chip, which delivers more processing power while being more energy efficient.

New iOS Software

Finally, we knew Apple was testing out its new software iOS 16 (you know, the one with the unsend and edit message feature), and at the event, the brand announced that the new software will be available as a free update for all Apple device users on Tuesday, September 13.

Apple confirmed users can edit a message for up to 15 minutes after sending it and can unsend a message for up to two minutes after sending it. Users can make up to five edits to a given message and recipients will be able to see a record of edits made to the message.

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