Apple’s October event: Here are the products we can see


September is the most important month in the Apple calendar. At the “Far Out” event on September 7, Apple introduced the iPhone 14, Apple Watch Series 8, Apple Watch Ultra and the second-generation Airpods Pro. In addition, IOS 16 and Watch OS 9 were launched.

Apple still has more products in the works. There is still an iPhone 14 left to launch, potential Ipads, Macs and possibly more products. We’re expecting some really important OS updates too, as the iPad and Mac haven’t had their big annual update yet.

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New hardware

Apple still has hardware to release this year. It could be an event in October, or maybe just a steady stream of press releases. Here’s what we think will launch in October.

iPhone 14 Plus: The only product we know for sure will launch in October is the iPhone 14 Plus, the 6.7-inch version of the standard iPhone 14. It’s already available for pre-order and will hit store shelves on Friday, October 7.

M2 Mac Mini: The Mac Mini hasn’t been updated since the M1 chip launched in 2020, and for some reason Apple still sells the Intel version. New models should be on the way with the M2 and M2 Pro, and possibly new designs.

M2 Macbook Pro: The 14-inch and 16-inch Macbook Pros are only a year old, but are expected to get the M2 treatment.

M2 iPad Pro: The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro still have the M1 processor. Now that the M2 has been out for months, it’s time for an upgrade. The only other update we can think of for the iPad Pro is possibly wireless charging, but the battery size of the iPad speaks against such a feature.

Apps and software updates

The iPhone received a major upgrade through IOS 16, which was accompanied by Watch OS 9 and TV OS 16. But Ipad OS, which is usually released at the same time, was skipped. Ipad OS 16.1 will be the first version for Ipad. It’s not unusual for Mac OS to lag behind the iPhone, and we expect Mac OS Ventura to be released in October.

iOS 16.1: The first major iOS update will add some important features, such as Live Activities, improvements to the battery percentage indicator, a “Clean Energy Charging” feature, support for Matter for smart homes (maybe), and more. It is so far in beta and will probably be released in October.

TV OS 16.1: There aren’t many new features in TV OS 16.1, other than maybe support for Matter, but it will be updated to keep up with iOS.

iPad OS 16.1: Will be the first official version of Ipad OS 16. Apple completely skips Ipad OS 16.0. The biggest news is the new Eye Catcher feature, which Apple continues to improve in hopes of getting it working in time for launch.

Mac OS Ventura: Also known as Mac OS 13. Ventura has several fun features, such as using your iPhone as a wireless webcam, shared iCloud photo library, exposing subjects from photos like on IOS 16 and more. We believe that Ventura will launch alongside IpadOS 16.1.

Translated and edited by Petter Ahrnstedt