Today, during Apple's "Far Out" keynote, Tim Cook and company unveiled a treasure trove of new devices, including the next generation of iPhones, AirPods Pro, and Apple Watches. We streamed the whole 90-minute presentation so you wouldn't have to. Here's everything that was announced at today's big event.
Three years after the original AirPods Pro debuted, Apple announced the next generation of AirPods Pro at today's big event. The second-gen earbuds will feature Apple's new H2 chip, which purportedly will provide improved audio quality over its predecessor, twice as much active noise cancellation, and will enable the all-new "Adaptive Transparency" feature. Those highlights and more make the AirPods Pro an attractive upgrade for Apple users looking to level up their current headphones sitch.
Apple also unveiled a horde of new Watches, including the Series 8 lineup, the latest Watch SE, and the all-new Apple Watch Ultra. The Series 8 arrived with several quality-of-life and health-and-fitness updates, including a new temperature sensor designed to improve women's health features and a "Crash Detection" feature for severe car crash response.
As with generations past, the new Watch SE delivers the "core" Apple Watch experience at a more affordable price point—in other words: most of the bang, less of the buck. The Apple Watch Ultra, meanwhile, is an all-new wrist-worn wearable Apple describes as "inspired by the most extreme activities." The Watch Ultra shows off a bold, new, big-boy design that includes a massive 49mm titanium case and sapphire front crystal, as well as a host of features aimed at a more "extreme" and "adventurous" crowd.
Of course, the headliner of today's event was the new iPhone 14, which includes four different variants: the iPhone 14, the 14 Plus, the 14 Pro, and the 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 14 and 14 Plus are more incremental updates to last year's iPhone 13, while the Pro and Pro Max offer some serious upgrades, including the first-ever 48MP on iPhone and the very-cool "Dynamic Island" feature.
Pre-orders for today's announcements begin this Friday, September 9. Availability will vary depending on the device and participating store.
Today's "Far Out" event was definitely a big one, with three major product announcements and a whole slew of product variants making their debut. Are you planning on picking up any of the new Apple products or will you wait one more year? Tell us why or why not in the Comments section, below.