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How to watch Apple’s ‘Far Out’ iPhone 14 event on September 7

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How to watch Apple’s ‘Far Out’ iPhone 14 event on September 7

With very few exceptions, Apple’s big annual iPhone launch events land with such regularity that you can almost set your calendar by them — and this year is no exception. The season is upon us when Apple is once again poised to unveil its next-generation iPhone lineup, along with new Apple Watch models and possibly even a much-anticipated sequel to its 2019 AirPods Pro.

While there was some speculation that Apple might have chosen to be a bit whimsical and pick September 14 to herald the launch of the iPhone 14, this earlier date is more in line with Apple’s typical fall event schedule. In fact, last year’s iPhone 13 release, which did land on the 14th, was the latest September date that Apple has ever chosen for an iPhone event.

Invite for Apple's September 7, 2022 event.
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On the other hand, this year’s September 7 date is also the earliest that Apple has ever held a fall iPhone event, matching the announcement of the iPhone 7 in 2016. Except in 2020, where pandemic-related problems forced Apple to push its iPhone launch into October, every iPhone event of the past decade has been held between September 7 and September 14, generally on a Tuesday except where that follows the Labor Day weekend or falls on September 11.

How to watch Apple’s Far Out event

This year’s Apple event, which has the tagline “Far Out,” is being held on September 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET.

As with nearly all of Apple’s media events, a video version of the event will be shared live on Apple’s website. However, this upcoming event marks the first time Apple is also holding an in-person component where members of the press/media will get to see the new gadgets at a physical gathering.

If you’re going to be watching from home, tuning in via the Apple website is one of the best places to watch. But it’s also not the only place where you can tune in.

The most straightforward approach is Apple’s YouTube channel, where the live event has already been scheduled so that you can bookmark it now for easy access on Wednesday.

Apple Event — September 7

Since it’s YouTube, this will work on any device with a modern web browser or the YouTube app. However, if you want to watch on your Apple TV, iPhone, or iPad, Apple will also broadcast the event in its own TV app. It hasn’t appeared there yet, but if past events are any indicator, expect to see it prominently featured alongside your favorite Apple TV+ shows on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.

Following the event, you’ll be able to access a replay on Apple’s YouTube channel, the Apple Events page, or by searching out the event in Apple’s TV app or the Apple Events Podcast.

What to expect at Apple’s September event

While nothing is ever certain until Apple’s executives take the stage to show it off, there have been enough rumors and leaks circulating to give us the big picture of what’s coming next week.

Expect Apple to release four new iPhone 14 models. Three of these will be direct successors to the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, likely adopting the same naming standards: a 6.1-inch iPhone 14, a 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro, and a 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max.

However, this year we expect Apple to change things up a bit, scrapping the 5.4-inch iPhone 13 mini, a size that sadly turned out to be less popular than many hoped, in favor of a 6.7-inch base model to match up with the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Most folks have been speculatively calling this the “iPhone 14 Max,” but recent reports suggest Apple could go with “iPhone 14 Plus” instead, sort of as a nod back to the era of the iPhone 6 through iPhone 8.

Of course, this also brings up the point that nobody can be sure yet what Apple will call these next-generation iPhone models. While the safe money is on “iPhone 14,” that’s by no means guaranteed until Apple takes the stage and officially announces it. Apple has surprised us in the past, such as when the much-rumored “iPhone 8” turned out to be the iPhone X. That’s unlikely to happen this year, but we can’t rule it out entirely.

Alleged frontal look of the iphone 14 Pro

As for the new iPhone lineup, expect the iPhone 14 Pro to be the star of the show, with reports pointing to an always-on display, a 48-megapixel (MP) camera, and a new design that eliminates the notch in favor of a hole-punch front camera design.

The standard iPhone 14 models are likely to be considerably less exciting. The notch is expected to remain, although there’s a possibility they could gain the 120Hz ProMotion display from last year’s iPhone 13 Pro. They’re also rumored to sport what will basically be the same A15 chip as that model, although Apple is likely to give it a new name, much like it does with the Apple Watch each year.

One possibility is that we’ll see an “A16” chip in the iPhone 14 and an “A16 Pro” in the iPhone 14 Pro, with the so-called “A16” chip being a repackaged version of the slightly more powerful five-core GPU A15 used in the iPhone 13 Pro, rather than the four-core version from the iPhone 13.

An iPhone 14 Pro in Gold.
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Despite rumors last year that some significant design changes were coming, the iPhone 14 is unlikely to look much different from its predecessor. Leaked CAD drawings and renders have shown a nearly identical design to the iPhone 13, although Apple will likely offer it in some new colors, as it typically does with each new iPhone release.

We’ll also see the other usual improvements, likely including some general camera upgrades across the entire lineup, likely with at least one or two new computational photography features, and of course, at least a slight boost to battery life and performance across the board.

While Apple’s September events are primarily about the iPhone, we’ll also very likely see the debut of the Apple Watch Series 8. This year, Apple’s annual wearable refresh should also be joined by a new “Series 8 Pro” version designed for more rugged outdoor use. A second-generation version of the Apple Watch SE that first debuted in 2020 is also expected to appear.

Beyond that, Apple may have a few other surprises up its sleeve. These September events revolve around the iPhone and Apple Watch, but Apple often takes the opportunity to announce a potpourri of other products. Some stronger possibilities include the second-generation AirPods Pro and a tenth-generation entry-level iPad.

Apple could also have a couple of wild cards up its sleeve, such as a new HomePod or HomePod mini; with Matter support coming in iOS 16, Apple will almost certainly have something to say about HomeKit and its living room ambitions, but whether that will include any new hardware products is an open question. Maybe we’ll just get some new HomePod mini colors like last year

While there’s a good chance we’ll also see a new M2-powered iPad Pro and possibly even some new Macs this fall, don’t expect those to get any stage time next week. Apple typically unveils these in entirely separate events held in October or November, and it’s even less likely that Apple will want to show off its flagship iPads now that iPadOS 16 has been officially delayed.

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Nothing announces official launch date for new Ear (stick) AirPods alternatives

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True to form, Nothing has just announced the full reveal date for its upcoming audio product, Ear (stick). 

So, an announcement about an announcement. You’ve got to hand it to Carl Pei’s marketing department, they never miss a trick.

What we’re saying is that although we still have ‘nothing’ conclusive about the features, pricing or release date for the Ear (stick) except an image of another model holding them (and we’ve seen plenty of those traipsing down the catwalk recently), we do have a date – the day when we’ll be granted official access to this information. 

That day is October 26. Nothing assures us that on this day we’ll be able to find out everything, including pricing and product specifications, during the online Ear (stick) Reveal, at 3PM BST (which is 10AM ET, or 1AM on Wednesday if you’re in Sydney, Australia) on nothing.tech (opens in new tab)

Any further information? A little. Nothing calls the Ear (stick), which is now the product’s official name, “the next generation of Nothing sound technology”, and its “most advanced audio product yet”. 

But that’s not all! Apparently, Ear (stick) are “half in-ear true wireless earbuds that balance supreme comfort with exceptional sound, made not to be felt when in use. They’re feather-light with an ergonomic design that’s moulded to your ears. Delivered in a unique charging case, inspired by classic cosmetic silhouettes, and compactly formed to simply glide into pockets.” 

Opinion: I need more than a lipstick-style case

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It’s no secret that I want Nothing’s earbuds to succeed in world dominated by AirPods; who doesn’t love a plucky, eccentric underdog? 

But in order to become some of the best true wireless earbuds on the market, there is room for improvement over the Nothing Ear 1, the company’s inaugural earbuds. 

Aside from this official ‘news’ from Nothing, leaked images and videos of the Ear (stick) have been springing up all over the internet (thank you, developer Kuba Wojciechowski) and they depict earbuds that look largely unchanged, which is a shame. 

For me, the focus needs to shift from gimmicks such as a cylindrical case with a red section at the end which twists up like a lipstick. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of theater, but only if the sound coming from the earbuds themselves is top dog. 

As the natural companions for the Nothing Phone 1, it makes sense for the Ear (stick) to take a place similar to that of Apple’s AirPods 3, where the flagship Ear (1) sit alongside the AirPods Pro 2 as a flagship offering. 

See, that lipstick case shape likely will not support wireless charging. That and the rumored lack of ANC means the Ear (stick) is probably arriving as the more affordable option in Nothing’s ouevre. 

For now, we sit tight until October 26. 

Becky is a senior staff writer at TechRadar (which she has been assured refers to expertise rather than age) focusing on all things audio. Before joining the team, she spent three years at What Hi-Fi? testing and reviewing everything from wallet-friendly wireless earbuds to huge high-end sound systems. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, Becky freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 22-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance starts with a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo and The Stage. When not writing, she can still be found throwing shapes in a dance studio, these days with varying degrees of success.  

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YouTube could make 4K videos exclusive to Premium subscribers

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You might soon have to buy YouTube Premium to watch 4K YouTube videos, a new user test suggests.

According to a Reddit thread (opens in new tab) highlighted on Twitter by leaker Alvin (opens in new tab), several non-Premium YouTube users have reported seeing 4K resolution (and higher) video options limited to YouTube Premium subscribers on their iOS devices. For these individuals, videos are currently only available to stream in up to 1440p (QHD) resolution.

The apparent experiment only seems to be affecting a handful of YouTube users for now, but it suggests owner Google is toying with the idea of implementing a site-wide paywall for access to high-quality video in the future.

So, after testing up to 12 ads on YouTube for non-Premium users, now some users reported that they also have to get a Premium account just to watch videos in 4K. pic.twitter.com/jJodoAxeDpOctober 1, 2022

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It’s no secret that Google has been searching for new ways to monetize its YouTube platform in recent months. In September, the company introduced five unskippable ads for some YouTube users as part of a separate test – an unexpected development that, naturally, didn’t go down well with much of the YouTube community. 

A resolution paywall seems a more palatable approach from Google. While annoying, the change isn’t likely to provoke the same level of ire from non-paying YouTube users as excessive ads, given that many smartphones still max out at QHD resolution anyway. 

Of course, if it encourages those who do care about high-resolution viewing to invest in the platform’s Premium subscription package, it may also be more lucrative for Google. After all, YouTube Premium, which offers ad-free viewing, background playback and the ability to download videos for offline use, currently costs $11.99 / £11.99 / AU$14.99 per month.

Suffice to say, the subscription service hasn’t taken off in quite the way Google would’ve hoped since its launch in 2014. Only around 50 million users are currently signed up to YouTube Premium, while something close to 2 billion people actively use YouTube on a monthly basis. 

Might the addition of 4K video into Premium’s perk package bump up that number? Only time will tell. We’ll be keeping an eye on our own YouTube account to see whether this resolution paywall becomes permanent in the coming months.

Axel is a London-based staff writer at TechRadar, reporting on everything from the newest movies to latest Apple developments as part of the site’s daily news output. Having previously written for publications including Esquire and FourFourTwo, Axel is well-versed in the applications of technology beyond the desktop, and his coverage extends from general reporting and analysis to in-depth interviews and opinion. 

Axel studied for a degree in English Literature at the University of Warwick before joining TechRadar in 2020, where he then earned a gold standard NCTJ qualification as part of the company’s inaugural digital training scheme. 

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Europe sets deadline for USB-C charging for (almost) all laptops

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Michael is a former graphic designer who’s been building and tweaking desktop computers for longer than he cares to admit. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

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