The Apple 2023 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog (Starts at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

The Apple 2023 Fall iPhone Event Live Blog (Begins at 10am PT/17:00 UTC)

It is that point of the yr once more – Apple’s fall iPhone occasion, the place the Cupertino firm to unveil its latest era household of iPhones. This yr’s theme is “Wonderlust,” and would be the backdrop for the launch of iOS 17 in addition to what must be the iPhone 15 sequence.

This yr is extensively anticipated to see Apple change from their proprietary Lightning connector to the newer USB-C connector, largely to adjust to EU cellphone charger rules. Moreover the compatibility advantages that entails, the Lightning connector itself is developing on 11 years outdated – fulfilling Apple’s promise for 10 years of help and then-some. And whereas Lightning is the progenitor to the fashionable reversible connector, its decrease general pin depend is limiting its performance in some ways in which the denser USB-C ought to assist with.

Internally, it is all however assured that Apple will introduce a brand new era processor within the type of the A17. Fab associate TSMC’s manufacturing schedule has their first-generation 3nm node, N3B, properly in to quantity manufacturing at this level, so we’re anticipating to see our first delivery 3nm smartphone SoC. TSMC has by no means revealed generalized efficiency figures evaluating N3B to N4 (used on the A16 SoC), so there’s little foundation for making particular efficiency estimates upfront. However as a full node enchancment from the N5/N4 household, N3B ought to present a perky punch, particularly if Apple invests their features in energy consumption as an alternative of efficiency.

Apparently, Apple will be the solely sport on the town for some time as a consequence of different chipmakers choosing the forthcoming N3E node as a consequence of prices – however that is a narrative for one more time. Regardless, Apple’s SoC silicon has a robust historical past of delivering trade main efficiency and a few sudden improvements, and we count on the brand new chip to as soon as once more push the envelope in efficiency and effectivity, as Apple is wont to do.

The stay weblog will begin together with the occasion at 10am PT / 17:00 UTC / 19:00 CEST.

12:55PM EDT – Thanks, as all the time, for becoming a member of us for this yr’s Apple iPhone occasion

12:55PM EDT – Apple’s presentation ought to kick off right here in a couple of minutes

12:57PM EDT – As with their final couple of occasions, Apple is doing hybrid occasions as of late, with the press gathering in Cupertino. We’re anticipating this will probably be one other recorded presentation, which means a lot of flashy transitions and a fast tempo, however no stay demos on the printed

12:57PM EDT – Becoming a member of me for this stay weblog is the all the time superior Gavin Bonshor

12:58PM EDT – As famous in our introduction, this yr is extensively anticipated to be Apple’s large transition from Lightning to USB-C

12:59PM EDT – I, for one, shall miss the Lightning connector. But it surely’s had a very good run. It will be higher for everybody in the long term to be on a standard port customary

12:59PM EDT – And right here we go

01:00PM EDT – Opening with a trailer

01:00PM EDT – Apparently the theme is birthdays?

01:01PM EDT – A number of completely different folks celebrating birthdays

01:02PM EDT – And now itemizing some varied cases the place Apple’s i-device emergency tech (SOS, Apple Watch bio monitoring, and so forth) saved somebody

01:03PM EDT – “This yr all of them celebrated a birthday they thought they by no means would have”

01:03PM EDT – And on to the precise presentation

01:04PM EDT – Beginning with a sweeping view of the Apple Park campus

01:04PM EDT – Massive bulletins about two important merchandise: Apple Watch and iPhone

01:04PM EDT – However first, a Mac replace!

01:04PM EDT – Recapping the newest Mac Studio and Mac Professional, finishing the Apple Silicon transition

01:05PM EDT – Quoting Tom’s Information (congrats to a fellow Future model)

01:05PM EDT – Additionally recapping the Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional headset announcement

01:06PM EDT – Apple is already getting builders engaged with the Imaginative and prescient Professional

01:06PM EDT – Imaginative and prescient Professional is on monitor to ship early subsequent yr

01:06PM EDT – Now on to in the present day’s information

01:07PM EDT – “When you left both one at dwelling, I wager you’d return and get it”

01:07PM EDT – Beginning issues with Apple Watch

01:07PM EDT – At present Apple is introducing the following era of Apple Watch

01:08PM EDT – Rolling a fast trailer

01:08PM EDT – Now on to Apple Watch Sequence 9

01:08PM EDT – New options, and a brand new Apple Silicon SoC

01:08PM EDT – S9 SiP

01:09PM EDT – “Strongest watch chip but”

01:09PM EDT – 5.6B transistors

01:09PM EDT – 30% quicker GPU

01:09PM EDT – 4 core neural engine; 2x as quick ML processing

01:09PM EDT – 18 hour battery life

01:09PM EDT – Siri requests are actually being processed on gadget

01:10PM EDT – “Making them quicker and safer”

01:10PM EDT – So frequent requests must be quicker

01:10PM EDT – Dictation also needs to be extra correct on S9 than S8

01:10PM EDT – Siri can now be queried about well being knowledge

01:11PM EDT – Sequence 9 has a second-gen Extremely Wideband chip

01:11PM EDT – So you should utilize the Watch to search out iPhones or different wayward UWB-equipped gadgets

01:12PM EDT – The show on Watch Sequence 9 can now go to 2000 nits of brightness, and all the way down to 1 nit

01:13PM EDT – “At present we’re including one thing actually cool”

01:13PM EDT – Including a brand new gesture that makes use of simply your watch hand

01:13PM EDT – Introducing: Double Faucet

01:13PM EDT – Faucet your index finger and thumb collectively twice

01:14PM EDT – Double tapping does a number of completely different actions, relying on what is going on on with the Watch

01:14PM EDT – Makes use of the gyroscope, coronary heart sensor, and different sensors to find out if the person is deliberately making the gesture

01:14PM EDT – Now rolling a trailer of Double Faucet in motion

01:15PM EDT – (Sadly, I do not assume they will be placing a Zombieland shot on this one. All the time double faucet!)

01:15PM EDT – Will probably be obtainable subsequent month

01:16PM EDT – Sequence 9 will probably be obtainable in a brand new pink case, together with Apple’s normally bevvy of different choices

01:16PM EDT – Now to a section about environmentalism

01:17PM EDT – Mom nature?

01:18PM EDT – Eradicating all plastic from their packaging by the tip of subsequent yr

01:19PM EDT – Apple is decreasing the quantity of air delivery they use, in favor of sea delivery

01:21PM EDT – Aiming to get to a “web zero” local weather impression on all Apple gadgets by 2030

01:21PM EDT – And now a bit extra on environmental initiatives

01:22PM EDT – Utilizing recycled aluminum their watch instances. In addition to recycled cobalt within the battery

01:23PM EDT – 82% recycled yarn within the sports activities loop band

01:23PM EDT – All Apple Watch manufacturing is now powered by clear electrical energy

01:24PM EDT – New, smaller field for the Watch. Apple can ship 25% extra Watches per pallet

01:25PM EDT – Internet carbon impression of the Watch Sequence 9 with an aluminum case and sports activities loop is 0

01:25PM EDT – And Apple will probably be placing a brand new brand on their packing containers to promote that reality

01:25PM EDT – Apple will now not supply leather-based in any new product, together with watch bands. Beginning in the present day

01:26PM EDT – In the meantime, they’re introducing a brand new materials referred to as FineWoven

01:27PM EDT – New Nike watch bands, as properly

01:27PM EDT – Additionally with extra recycled supplies

01:27PM EDT – And that is the Apple Watch Sequence 9

01:27PM EDT – Double faucet, on-device Siri, and the S9 SiP

01:27PM EDT – Now on to the Apple Watch Extremely

01:28PM EDT – Introducing Apple Watch Extremely 2

01:29PM EDT – Extremely 2 additionally will get the S9 SiP and different main options of the Sequence 9 Watch

01:29PM EDT – Max brightness of 3000 nits for the Extremely 2 show

01:30PM EDT – And night time mode can use the ambient gentle sensor to activate in the dead of night

01:31PM EDT – “We won’t wait to see the place you’re taking Extremely 2”

01:31PM EDT – Extremely 2’s battery life is as much as 36 hours in regular mode, 72 hours in low energy mode

01:32PM EDT – Extremely 2 can also be carbon impartial when used with particular watch bands

01:32PM EDT – And that is the Extremely 2

01:32PM EDT – Apple Watch SE can also be carbon impartial with the suitable band

01:33PM EDT – Sequence 9 begins at $399, and Extremely 2 begins at $799

01:33PM EDT – Pre-orders beginning in the present day. Accessible on September twenty second

01:34PM EDT – Now on to iPhone

01:34PM EDT – (aka the moneymaker)

01:34PM EDT – Now rolling a trailer for the following iPhone

01:35PM EDT – iPhone 15 “is completely unbelievable”

01:35PM EDT – The notch is out, in favor of the dynamic island from the iPhone Professional sequence

01:36PM EDT – Tremendous Retina XDR show based mostly on OLED expertise

01:36PM EDT – Peak HDR brightness is now 1600 nits

01:36PM EDT – Oh, and peak out of doors brightness is even greater, 2000 nits

01:37PM EDT – 6.1-inches for iPhone 15, and 6.7-inches for iPhone 15 Plus

01:37PM EDT – (However the place’s the Mini?)

01:37PM EDT – Apple is utilizing shade infused glass to paint the cellphone physique now

01:38PM EDT – Ceramic defend safety as properly

01:38PM EDT – And, going with the environmental theme from earlier, Apple is utilizing 75% recycled aluminum for the physique

01:38PM EDT – In addition to recycled cobalt within the battery

01:39PM EDT – The most important digital camera for iPhone 15 is 48MP

01:39PM EDT – f/1.6, 26mm focal size

01:39PM EDT – Quad pixel sensor

01:40PM EDT – And naturally, Apple’s main use of computational pictures

01:40PM EDT – Leading to a 24MPixel photograph

01:41PM EDT – New 2x telephoto choice. 12MP images

01:41PM EDT – “Subsequent-generation portraits”

01:42PM EDT – Recapping options like zero shutter lag and bokeh

01:42PM EDT – Including focus and depth management utilizing the depth map captured for the photograph

01:43PM EDT – Evening mode pictures is improved as properly

01:43PM EDT – Up to date Good HDR performance as properly

01:44PM EDT – And that is the iPhone 15’s digital camera

01:44PM EDT – Now on to efficiency

01:44PM EDT – The SoC for the iPhone 15 is the A16. Which was intro’ed final yr for the iPhone 14 Professional

01:45PM EDT – 16 core neural engine, 5 core GPU, 6 core CPU (2 excessive perf, 4 excessive effectivity)

01:45PM EDT – “Nonetheless has all-day battery life”

01:45PM EDT – And the plus has a good greater battery for extra

01:45PM EDT – So Apple is formally cascading A-series SoCs down their product lineup now

01:46PM EDT – Now speaking about connectivity

01:46PM EDT – Extremely Wideband is getting even higher this yr with the second-gen UWB chip. iPhone 15 can attain out to different UWB gen 2 chips from as much as 3x away

01:47PM EDT – Shortly demoing UWB for FindMy

01:47PM EDT – Cellphone name audio high quality is being improved

01:47PM EDT – Improved machine studying mannequin to raised filter out background noise

01:47PM EDT – With a complete isolation mode when you want it

01:48PM EDT – Emergency SOS by way of satellite tv for pc is again as properly

01:48PM EDT – Now avaialble in 14 international locations in 3 continents, and being expanded to much more

01:48PM EDT – Introducing Roadside Help by way of Satellite tv for pc

01:49PM EDT – Now you should utilize sat comms to request roadside help

01:49PM EDT – Launching within the US with AAA (coated with a AAA membership)

01:49PM EDT – Sat comms are free for 2 years with iPhone 15, the identical promise made with the iPhone 14

01:49PM EDT – (Nonetheless nothing about what occurs after these two years)

01:50PM EDT – Lightning is formally out. USB-C is in

01:50PM EDT – Apple has changed the Lightning port with USB-C on the iPhone

01:50PM EDT – This additionally means EarPods, AirPods, and so forth, are shifting to USB-C

01:51PM EDT – And if wi-fi is your factor, MagSafe wi-fi charging

01:51PM EDT – And that is iPhone 15

01:52PM EDT – (It is good, however it must not upstage the iPhone Professional)

01:52PM EDT – Now rolling one other iPhone 15 trailer

01:52PM EDT – “An enormous leap ahead”

01:53PM EDT – Beginning at $799 for iPhone 15, and $899 for iPhone 15 Plus

01:53PM EDT – Base storage stays 128GB (or about $10 in NAND)

01:53PM EDT – Tim: “And we’re not executed but”

01:54PM EDT – Now on to the iPhone Professional lineup

01:54PM EDT – Now rolling an intro trailer for the iPhone 15 Professional

01:54PM EDT – “The most professional iPhone we have ever created”

01:55PM EDT – “Powered by our most superior Apple Silicon but”

01:55PM EDT – And a brand new titanium physique

01:55PM EDT – “Lightest professional fashions ever”

01:56PM EDT – Apple has lowered the iPhone Professional dimensions with out decreasing the show dimension

01:56PM EDT – 6.1-inch for Professional and 6.7-inch for Professional Max

01:57PM EDT – New physique makes use of “grade 5” titanium

01:57PM EDT – Identical alloy used for the Mars rover (presumably Alternative)

01:57PM EDT – Titanium on the surface, aluminum on the within

01:58PM EDT – Apple is not any stranger to titanium. They’ve used it way back to the primary PowerPC G4 PowerBook within the early 2000s

01:58PM EDT – New inside chassis structure to make the cellphone extra repairable, and making the again glass simpler to exchange

01:59PM EDT – The iPhone 15 Professional has changed the silencer change with a button

01:59PM EDT – Copying the motion button idea from the Apple Watch

02:00PM EDT – Tremendous Retina XDR show. ProMotion help, excessive dynamic vary, and so forth

02:00PM EDT – New StandBy function utilizing the always-on show of the professional

02:01PM EDT – So you should utilize your cellphone as a nightstand clock

02:01PM EDT – Apple A17 Professional SoC

02:01PM EDT – (Attention-grabbing that they are utilizing the Professional moniker for the SoC now. Does that suggest a non-pro SoC down the road?)

02:01PM EDT – “Modifications all through all the chip”

02:01PM EDT – And a “breakthrough new GPU”

02:02PM EDT – Confirmed to be made on 3nm

02:02PM EDT – 19 billion transistors

02:02PM EDT – 6-core CPU

02:02PM EDT – Microarchitectural enhancements

02:02PM EDT – 2 perf cores. 10% quicker

02:02PM EDT – 4 effectivity cores are additionally quicker. 3x perf-per-watt of competitors

02:03PM EDT – 16 core neural engine. “As much as twice as quick” as earlier than

02:03PM EDT – 35 TOPS of efficiency

02:03PM EDT – Devoted video engines and show controller

02:03PM EDT – AV1 decode help!

02:04PM EDT – A17 Professional will get a brand new USB3 controller. So that they’re making full use of USB-C

02:04PM EDT – (A16 nonetheless solely has a USB 2.x controller)

02:04PM EDT – Model new Apple-designed shader structure for the GPU

02:04PM EDT – 6 core GPU design. 20% quicker peak efficiency

02:05PM EDT – Added mesh shading help

02:05PM EDT – {Hardware} accelerated ray tracing

02:05PM EDT – “Quickest RT efficiency in any smartphone”

02:05PM EDT – Coincidentally, 3DMark’s ray tracing benchmark has grow to be obtainable for iOS as of earlier in the present day

02:06PM EDT – 4x quicker than software-based RT on A16

02:06PM EDT – Metallic FX upscaling

02:07PM EDT – (Apple Arcade is the saving grace for smartphone gamining, given the trade’s reliance on F2P video games and microtransactions)

02:07PM EDT – Now rolling a trailer about gaming on the iPhone

02:08PM EDT – With varied sport builders talking

02:08PM EDT – Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil Village working on the iPhone

02:09PM EDT – “The Division Resurgence” launching on the iPhone in 2024

02:09PM EDT – Apple has achieved what must be function parity with the ninth gen sport consoles

02:09PM EDT – Now on to the cameras

02:10PM EDT – “Equal of seven digital camera lenses”

02:10PM EDT – iPhone 15 Professional includes a 48MP most important digital camera with a good greater sensor

02:11PM EDT – Can shoot in 48MP HEIF-encoded photographs

02:11PM EDT – Can shoot greater res images in 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm focal size

02:12PM EDT – 2x higher low-light efficiency

02:13PM EDT – 3x telephoto digital camera

02:13PM EDT – 5x optical zoom at 120mm focal size. 12MP telephoto digital camera, 1.12 micron pxiel, f/2.8 aperture. 100% focus pixels

02:14PM EDT – “Tetra-prism” design to slot in a 120mm focal size lense system right into a cellphone

02:14PM EDT – 10K microadjustments per second

02:15PM EDT – 12MP extremely vast digital camera. Improved anti-reflective coating. 13mm focal size

02:16PM EDT – Recapping USB 3 knowledge charges from the USB-C port. Lastly a method to get very massive picture recordsdata off of an iPhone Professional rapidly over a wired connection

02:16PM EDT – ProRes recording can now do 4K60

02:16PM EDT – Log encoding (Hybrid-Log Gamma, I might assume?)

02:17PM EDT – Spatial (3D) video help. Utilizing the UW and most important cameras collectively to document at as soon as

02:17PM EDT – In order that will probably be very helpful for the Apple Imaginative and prescient Professional headset

02:18PM EDT – Spatial video seize won’t be obtainable at launch. Will probably be obtainable later this yr

02:18PM EDT – And that is iPhone 15 Professional

02:18PM EDT – Wi-Fi 6E talked about. That is new

02:18PM EDT – iPhone 15 Professional, beginning at $999. iPhone 15 Professional Max for $1199

02:19PM EDT – 128GB base storage for the Professional. 256GB base storage for the Professional Max

02:19PM EDT – Pre-orders beginning in the present day. Accessible September twenty second

02:19PM EDT – iPhone 13 and iPhone 14 stay as a part of Apple’s energetic product lineup as properly

02:20PM EDT – So iPhone SE, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Professional (& Professional Max)

02:20PM EDT – Not talked about and presumably discontinued: iPhone 14 Professional

02:20PM EDT – Now again to Tim who’s recapping in the present day’s bulletins

02:21PM EDT – And that is the brand new iPhone and Apple Watch merchandise

02:22PM EDT – Thanks for becoming a member of us

02:22PM EDT – Now to see if Apple is publishing any additional particulars on that new GPU…

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