Apple continues its cadence of yearly releases. iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura are packed with a slew new features.

The biggest change for iOS is the new customizable Lock Screen complete with widgets. For iPadOS and macOS there is a new window management feature called Stage Manager. Health gets some improvements with new medication tracking, including scheduling and notifications. If you use Photos there is now a new Shared Photo Library option.

Sometimes you need to quickly escape a situation. If that is the case the new Safety Check feature will quickly remove access to your apps, location, and Apple ID account.

For those who like to run there are new measurements as well as ways of racing against yourself with a new Race Route function. If you like to compete in Triathlons, you can use the new Multisport exercise to seamlessly move between sports.
For developers is a whole new WeatherKit Framework that utilizes the existing Async/Await features, and has a REST API. SwiftUI, Apple’s Swift-only UI framework, continues to evolve with a whole framework of its own, Swift Charts.

These topics are just some of the topics covered in iOS 16, iPadOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS Ventura. The information contained within provides details about all of the new features of each operating system and has something for everyone, no matter what level of expertise.

Apple September 7th “Far Out” Event Wish List

Watch the September 7th, 2022 "Far Out" event

Apple’s ‘Far Out’ event is on Wednesday, and with that I have some ideas of what I think we will see at the event.

iPhone

One of Apple’s Fall events is usually about the iPhone. I expect that we will see four phones, The same as the previous two years. There have long been rumors that the iPhone mini would not be in this year’s line up of phones. And my guess is just that. The iPhone mini will leave the . In its place will be a larger iPhone. This will result in two 6.1-inch iPhones and two 6.7-inch iPhones.

I am presuming we will see the iPhone 14 (6.1-inch), iPhone 14 Pro (6.1-inch), and iPhone 14 Pro Max (6.7-inch). The name of the remaining phone is likely to be the “iPhone 14 Plus”, with the ‘Max’ name being reserved for the highest end phone.

The other thing that I think the phones may have is an always-on screen. It is possible that this might only be on the “Pro” line of phones, but it is also possible that it will be on all of the phones.

The Apple Watch has had an always on screen for a couple of years, and it is likely that the iPhone will get the same feature.

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch was introduced in September 2014 and released in April of 2015. I expect a new Apple Watch Series 8 to be released in the same 41mm and 45mm configurations. I also think it is possible that there might

There are rumors of an “Apple Watch Pro”, and it is possible that Apple will release one. I suspect if this is introduced it will be a larger screen, and the larger screen means a larger battery and loner battery life.

If there is a larger Apple Watch, I suspect that existing Apple Watch bands will not work with the new Apple Watch.

Along with the Apple Watch Series 8, I think there is also going to be a new Apple Watch SE model. The last one was introduced in September of 2020, so it is about time for a new model, and this event makes the most sense for that to happen.

AirPods Pro

I am suspecting that we will see a new version of the AirPods Pro. The first generation AirPods Pro were introduced in October of 2019, so it definitely time for a second generation of the AirPods Pro.

No new iPads

Apple officially made a statement to TechCrunch indicating that iPadOS 16 would be delayed until ‘later this fall’. With that, this means that there are no iPads. Any new iPads will be released would likely be closer to the release of iPadOS.

No Macs

I do not expect there to be any Macs announced at this event. Similar to the iPads, it is likely that any new Macs will be released later in the fall, probably the same time as any new iPads.

Recap

Here is a recap of what I think we will see.

Prediction/Wish List
Four new iPhones, with no iPhone mini
Always On Screen for some, if not all, iPhone 14 models
No new iPads
No new Macs
New Apple Watch Series 8
New Apple Watch SE
Possible Apple Watch Pro
Second generation AirPods Pro

Overall, I think it will be a packed event, but a good one regardless. You can watch the event live at 10 am. Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 7th, on the Apple Events page, or on your Apple TV.