Apple today officially announced a special “Wonderlust” media event that will be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
While the event is expected to be prerecorded, as it has been in the past few years, members of the media are being invited to the campus to view the presentation in person. Attendees will likely enjoy hands-on time with the new devices that are unveiled during the event.
As is traditional, the event will focus on the new iPhone lineup, as well as the new Apple Watch lineup.
This year, we expect to see the 6.1-inch iPhone 15, the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Plus, the 6.1-inch iPhone 15 Pro, and the 6.7-inch iPhone 15 Pro Max debut.
All iPhone 15 models are expected to feature the Dynamic Island feature that last year was limited to the iPhone 14 Pro models, an updated Qualcomm 5G modem chip, and a USB-C port in place of the Lightning port.
The iPhone 15 Por and iPhone 15 Pro Max are expected to receive a few extra features, including thinner bezels, changes to the devices’ curved corners, and a titanium frame to replace the usual stainless steel frame.
Apple’s first 3-nanometer chip, the A17, is expected to power the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max models, and some expect to see a new possibly customizable Action button on the Pro devices that will replace the current models’ mute switch.
The iPhone 15 Pro Max is expected to boast a periscope zoom lens that will allow for 5x or 6x optical zoom, up from 3x. The size of the hardware required to enable the feature will limit it to the larger iPhone 15 Pro Max device.
Many observers are expecting to see a price increase for the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, charging a $100 to $200 premium over the price of last year’s “Pro” handsets.
Apple will stream the event live on its website, on YouTube, and through the Apple TV app. Mactrast will report on the event immediately following.