Here are some of the features coming to the iPhone 14 this year: Live Text is integrated with video so you can select text and translate it, as well as convert it into a different currency. In Settings, you can now manage Wi-Fi passwords and synchronize website-specific settings with Safari Reader. Spotlight will also have more actions and surface content from more apps. Handoff for FaceTime will allow you to take FaceTime calls while using another app.
Apple is expected to unveil its iPhone 14 lineup at its September keynote event at its Cupertino, California, headquarters. The event will be streamed live online. The company has been sparse with details, but a recent invitation reveals the new iPhone in the shape of a constellation of stars. The new iPhone will be available in both the U.S. and Canada, and the company expects it to debut sometime around September 16.
The new iPhone will support emergency SOS via satellite, which is helpful for users in remote areas. Emergency SOS uses satellites to send texts to emergency personnel in an emergency situation. The service is free for two years and is available in the U.S. and Canada. It will also allow users to share their location with friends.
As for the next iPhone model, there are several rumors claiming that Apple is developing a “portless” iPhone. However, the company has not ruled out using Lightning for the iPhone 14. Apple is expected to increase the data transfer speed of Lightning to USB 3.0, a significant upgrade over USB 2.0. USB 3.0 supports data transfer rates of up to 5 Gbps. The higher speed is vital for 8K video recording, which requires large amounts of data to be transferred.
AirPods Pro 2
Apple is expected to unveil the second generation of AirPods Pro at an event in September. The new headphones will cost $249 (or EUR299, CA$329, AUS$399) and will launch on September 23. The current AirPods Pro were introduced three years ago. The new version of the headphones is expected to come with a new chip and an improved battery life. It is also expected to offer improvements to Active Noise Cancellation and touch controls. Both sizes may be released.
Apple claims the new AirPods Pro will cancel twice as much noise as their predecessor. The new headphones also feature a new “H2 chip” for enhanced noise cancellation and personalized spatial audio. The H2 chip is a big leap over the H1 processor and promises to improve audio quality.
The next generation of AirPods Pro is expected to be code-named “B698.” They will also be the first earbuds to support Bluetooth 5.2. They could also support the LC3 codec, which will improve the sound quality of songs and improve battery life.
Augmented Reality glasses
Apple is currently working on an AR/VR headset prototype, which is a step closer to a commercial release than previous rumors have indicated. According to a recent report from DigiTimes, the headset is expected to enter mass production in the early fall of next year. According to the report, Apple may stagger the launch of its AR devices, releasing a prototype for creators first, and then introducing everyday wearable models at a later time. While the prototypes haven’t been revealed to the public, the report suggests that the glasses will likely come to market in early 2023 with an updated industrial design and lighter weight than their competitors.
The upcoming augmented reality glasses will be similar to regular glasses but will include displays that interact with gestures and other input devices. They will be available with prescription lenses or without, and cost $499. The glasses will use Sony OLED microdisplays that boast high-luminance, low-reflection, and ultra-fast response times. They will also feature integrated drivers and a thin and light design.
Apple has a new smart home device in the works: the HomePod. Its supply chain expert, Ming-Chi Kuo, has said that the company will announce the new HomePod model in late 2022 or early 2023. But he hasn’t revealed what those new features will be.
Apple’s next HomePod is expected to have improved audio quality. It will support Lossless and Dolby Atmos audio formats. It is also expected to include the same U1 chip that powers the HomePod mini. With this, users will be able to handoff music from their iPhone to the speaker.
The HomePod mini uses AirPlay and will need to be paired with an Apple device to work. Apple should also include a feature that allows the HomePod to playback music directly through Bluetooth, which would be ideal for a portable version. Additionally, multiple HomePod units could be connected to create a surround sound system.