Breaking News: Apple Expectations for iPhone 15, Apple Watch and Other Devices

by the staff at MacRumors

The calendar has flipped to September and a new iPhone season is upon us! Apple will announce the iPhone 15 series at an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 12 at 10 a.m. PT, with a livestream available on YouTube and Apple's website.

Read below for all the details on what we're expecting (and not expecting) next week, and tune in on Tuesday when MacRumors reveals always at your fingertips to see what Apple has in store.

What to expect from Apple's September 12 event: iPhone 15, Apple Watch Ultra 2, AirPods with USB-C and more

Ahead of Tuesday's event, we've rounded up everything we can expect to see on Tuesday, including the iPhone 15 lineup, the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2, and more.

The iPhone 15 lineup will headline the show, with all four models expected to feature USB-C and Dynamic Island, while the Pro models are rumored to have a host of additional features, including a custom titanium frame. Action button, A17 Bionic chip, Wi-Fi 6E support and more.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 15 camera specs

MacRumors published this week detailed camera specs for the entire iPhone 15 lineup ahead of the devices' unveiling next week.

Expected key camera-related features include a combined camera sensor for the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus, and a periscope telephoto lens for the iPhone 15 Pro Max that delivers up to 6x optical zoom. These camera features are expected to be the star of the show at the Apple event.

Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2 will feature a new heart rate monitor, more accurate sensors, a U2 chip and More

While we don't expect significant design changes for future Apple Watch models, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman says there will be quite a few internal changes brought about by the new S9 chip, which will provide the first real update in this regard since the Apple Watch Series 6.

In addition, there should be some updates to various sensors and other components with ” focus on speed, efficiency and productivity.” accuracy.” The new ultra-wideband “U2” chip will expand location tracking capabilities to improve the Find My ecosystem.

Apple Stores will update information overnight after the “Wonderlust” event in preparation for the release of iPhone 15 Launch

Apple retail stores will post updates the evening after next week's Apple event, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

It's likely that stores will distribute marketing materials for new products announced at Apple's event, including the iPhone 15 series. Other products expected to be unveiled include the Apple Watch Series 9, the new Apple Watch Ultra, and a USB-C AirPods case .

Prices of iPhone 15 Pro models are rumored to rise again by $100

The upcoming iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models may increase slightly in price compared to with current models, although rumors are unclear exactly how things will pan out.

Wedbush analyst Dan Ives and others believe each will cost $100 more than current Pro models in the US . This means the iPhone 15 Pro will start at $1,099 and the iPhone 15 Pro Max at $1,199.

Research firm TrendForce, however, believes price increases will be limited to the Pro Max model, with smaller the iPhone 15 Pro will still start at $999.

What not to expect at Apple's “Wonderlust” event

To set expectations ahead of Apple's “Wonderlust” event, We've compiled a list of products that Apple is unlikely to announce during the keynote.

For example, the first Macs with the M3 chip are not expected to be announced until October. Other products, such as the second-generation HomePod mini and iPad Pro models with OLED displays, are not expected to launch until 2024.

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