When is the next Apple Event? What to expect from anticipated iPhone 14 reveal

Everything you need to know about the next Apple Event, plus info about previous and future expected events

WWDC 2022
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The next Apple Event, when the iPhone 14 is expected to be revealed, doesn't have an official date just yet – but it's widely thought to be due in September 2022. 

Typically speaking the invites for the event drop during the IFA tech show, hosted in Berlin, Germany, which likely means Thursday 2nd September is when we'll hear about the official invitation. 

As Labor Day is in the USA on 5th September, which is a national holiday, the likelihood is that Apple will host its iPhone 14 launch event the following Monday – so anticipate a 12th September showcase for this year. 

You'll likely be able to watch the event live on Apple's website, via Apple TV, and on YouTube.

Apple Event September 2022: what to expect?

Apple used WWDC 2022 to showcase its iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, and watchOS 9 software – which covers off the software side of things to pave the way for new hardware, i.e. an iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, possibly new Mac Mini M2 (as this was missing from WWDC), and maybe (but unlikely) an updated iPad Pro M2 too.

However, as there's likely to be an October/November Apple Event happening too, we suspect the new iPad will be held back until the later date. There's also the ongoing rumour of Apple's AR/VR headset, which is increasingly expected to be revealed in its very own event before the year is out.

1. iPhone 14 / Pro / Pro Max

This trio is a given, as Apple reveals the new iPhone series lick clockwork year on year. We're expecting very similar hardware to the iPhone 13 range, except with enhanced cameras and, of course, more features thanks to iOS 16.

2. Apple Watch 8

With watchOS 9 already showcased it's inevitable that a new Apple Watch is coming. Will it add a temperature sensor? Will it add a camera? There's a whole host of rumours about what to expect. However, with the software change so significant in terms of sports tracking, it could be a more simple update focused on battery life improvements instead.

3. Mac Mini M2?

The M2 chip was revealed at WWDC 2022, but there was no Mac Mini to take advantage of it. We'd anticipate a very simple update without many changes beyond the processor options. It's been a long time since the Mini has received a meaningful update, although with the Mac Studio now released maybe now's the time for Apple to quietly retire the Mini instead...

4. iPad Pro M2?

This one's probably a long shot, but the Pro ought to be the next iteration of iPad to receive an update. And with iPadOS 16 already revealed in full, a shiny new top-end iPad with the best hardware available would indeed be the ideal way to showcase that. It's nothing but speculation right now though.

5. Apple VR?

This one's a bit of a long shot, really, but that hasn't stopped the rumour mill churning. So, will Apple ever release a Virtual Reality (slash Augmented Reality) headset? The thinking is yes, it's just a case of when. Delaying until 2023 could be a good idea on Apple's part, to ensure everything is right, but that feels a long way off right now.

Apple Event 2022: what else is coming up?

October/November 2022 Apple Event

Apple usually holds an event closer to Christmas as well as its iPhone event, and this is where we expect to see Apple AirPods Pro 2, probably along with a new iPad Pro, using the same M2 chip as the new MacBook Air.

TBC 2022 Apple Event

There's a lot of rumour about Apple's VR/AR headset being such a special bit of kit that it'll actually receive its very own launch event, no other distractions, to outlay the hardware and software specific to the headset. It's thought to happen before 2023, but it's very much just a rumour right now. 

MacBook Air M2

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Apple Event past: what's happened recently?

6 June 2022 Apple Event

Apple's developer conference, WWDC, nicknamed 'Dub-Dub' by many, spilled the beans on its new M2 silicon, showed us an all-new MacBook Air, and presented a boatload of software features coming in iOS 16, watchOS 9, and macOS 13 (Ventura).

8 March 2022 Apple Event

The previous Apple event was on 8th March 2022, where Apple announced a whole host of new products, ranging from the iPhone SE 3, updated iPad Air (5th Gen), new Mac Studio and Studio Display, to a new green colour for the iPhone 13.

18 October 2021 Apple Event

At this event, Apple announced a couple of products with dramatic redesigns. The MacBook Pro 14-inch and 16-inch models stole the show, thanks to their ultra-powerful M1 Pro and M1 Max processors, and stunning mini-LED screens. It also launched the much-improved 3rd version of the AirPods, and announced new funky colours for the HomePod mini.

14 September 2021 Apple Event

Apple announced the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro, plus the totally redesigned iPad mini 6, and the improved iPad 10.2-inch (9th Gen). The Apple Watch Series 7 also brought a subtle redesign with a larger screen.

7 June 2021 WWDC Apple Event

Apple announced updates to the software for all of its products (from Mac to AirPods to iPhone to HomePod) at this event. It also discussed iCloud+, and new plan that includes cloud storage as well as innovative new privacy features for your Apple devices.

20 April 2021 Apple Event

This jam-packed Apple event included the long-awaited AirTags, the iPad Pro (2021) with Apple M1 chip, the 24-inch iMac also with the M1, the new Apple TV 4K (2021), and a fetching new purple hue for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini.

10 November 2020 Apple Event

At this event, Apple launched the first products made with its own Apple M1 processor: the MacBook Air (M1, 2020), the MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1, 2020) and Mac Mini (M1, 2020). It also revealed the release date of the latest macOS version.

13 October 2020 Apple Event

Lucky for many, this event included the launch of the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro models, as well as the HomePod mini. As mentioned above, it was unusual for the iPhone to revealed in October, and we don't expect this to repeat.

15 September 2020 Apple Event

This event was big on Apple Watch, with the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE both appearing for the first time. The new-look iPad Air (2020) was also unveiled.

Mike Lowe
Mike Lowe

Tech Editor at T3, Mike handles all things tech – from phones, tablets and laptops, to gaming and computing. He's been working as a consumer technology journalist for the best part of 15 years, previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, and has provided freelance work to publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more over the years. In addition to his tech expertise, Mike is also a bit of a travel fiend, having travelled the globe extensively for both personal and work-related pursuits. You'll always find him setting up a new mobile phone, or critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next get-away. 

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