Apple Far Out Event Recap: What You Missed

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Apple Far Out Event Recap: What You Missed

Key Points

  • Apple Watch Series 8 went on sale on 16th September, starting at $399.
  • A new feature includes a temperature sensor that allows women to track their results on their cycle health more accurately.
  • The new Apple Watch SE is 30% cheaper, 20% faster, and offers a better experience than the original.

7th September was a big day for Apple and its loyal customers. The fruit-themed tech giant announced the release of a wide range of new products, including iPhones, Apple watches, and AirPods. As we all know, Apple strives to advance its products, meaning every single one is aimed to offer a better experience than its predecessors.

And they have raised the bar a little higher this year, thanks to the company’s innovative and creative team that designs each product with the user in mind. In terms of software and hardware, expect these newly introduced products to work seamlessly, providing you with a more enhanced and personalized experience than ever.

You’re probably eager to know what is packed in Apple’s latest generation of AirPods, Apple Watches, and iPhones. So, here is a summary of everything Apple announced at the ‘Far Out’ 2022 event.

Apple Watch Series 8

Best Overall
Apple Watch Series 8
  • Always-On Retina display
  • Innovative safety features like Crash Detection and Fall Detection
  • Advanced health monitors for temperature, sleep, blood oxygen, and heart rate
  • IP6X-certified dust resistant plus WR50 water resistance
  • Compatible with all of your Apple devices and services
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This Apple Watch went on sale on 16th September, starting at $399 for the GPS model and $499 for the cellular one. It is powered by WatchOS 9 and has two LTPO OLED displays measuring 41mm and 45mm. Not many design updates were done on the Watch Series 8.

Apple Watch 7

We expect that the new Apple Watch 8 series will come with similar, improved features to the 7 series, and it’s possible a new option will be offered with this generation.

However,  it comes with two-inbuilt temperature sensors (one sits on the wearer’s skin and the other on display), international roaming, and crash detection functionality.

With the new temperature sensor, women can have detailed and more accurate results on their health and ovulation cycle. The latest crash detector is a beneficial feature in a severe car crash. It monitors the wearer’s responsiveness, and if movement is not detected within 10 seconds after the car crash, it will contact emergency services and pin down the wearer’s location.

The watch has a crack-resistant front glass and an always-on display (AOD) feature allowing you to view helpful information, like the time, without having to tap on the screen. It also offers water resistance up to 50 meters. Hence it is not an ideal watch for extreme water sports.

When fully charged, the Watch Series 8 offers 18 hours of battery life, but this can be extended to 36 hours via the low-power mode option. In addition, the watch comes in four color options: starlight, product red, midnight, and silver; all 100% recyclable aluminum cases.

Apple Watch SE 2

Fantastic Features
Apple Watch SE (2nd Gen) [GPS 44mm] Smart Watch with Midnight Aluminum Case & Midnight Sport Band
  • Up to 20 percent faster
  • Comes with enhanced workout metrics
  • Available in a range of sizes and colors, with dozens of bands to choose from and watch faces with complications tailored to whatever you’re into.
  • Get help when you need it with Crash Detection, Fall Detection, and Emergency SOS
  • Get deep insights into your health, including notifications if you have an irregular rhythm or an unusually high or low heart rate
  • Works seamlessly with your Apple devices and services. Unlock your Mac automatically. Find your devices with a tap. Pay and send money with Apple Pay. Apple Watch requires an iPhone 8 or later with the latest iOS version.
  • Water-resistant to 50 meters
  • Three finishes available and a redesigned, color-matched back case made with a new production process that reduces its carbon emissions by over 80 percent
  • Small/medium size
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The new Apple Watch SE is 30% cheaper, 20% faster, and offers a better experience than the original SE. It was made available on 16th September alongside Apple Watch Series 8, with the 40mm model clocking in at $249 and $299 for the GPS and cellular models, respectively. The 44mm models were released at $279 for the GPS and $329 for the cellular. 

The Apple Watch SE 2 runs on an S8 chip, similar to Apple Watch Series 8. In addition to the original SE features, this new model comes with a crash-detection function and international roaming capabilities. It is available in three shades: starlight, midnight, and silver. 

If you have kids that go to school, the cellular model is a perfect Apple wrist wearable. It allows parental control, pins down the wearer’s location, and gives access to emergency services.

Apple Watch Ultra

Apple Watch Ultra [GPS + Cellular 49mm] Smart Watch w/Rugged Titanium Case & Green Alpine Loop Small. Fitness Tracker, Precision GPS, Action Button, Extra-Long Battery Life, Brighter Retina Displa...
  • WHY APPLE WATCH ULTRA — Rugged and capable, built to meet the demands of endurance athletes, outdoor adventurers, and water sports enthusiasts — with a specialized band for each. Up to 36 hours of...
  • EXTREMELY RUGGED, INCREDIBLY CAPABLE — 49mm corrosion-resistant titanium case. Larger Digital Crown and more accessible buttons. 100m water resistance. Customizable Action button for instant...
  • BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST DISPLAY YET— A bright Always-On Retina display that’s easy to see, even in direct sunlight. More room for adding complications to customize your watch face.
  • FOR ENDURANCE ATHLETES — Advanced metrics in the Workout app, including Heart Rate Zones and Running Form. Precision dual-frequency GPS for accuracy, distance, route, and pace calculations. Trail...
  • FOR OUTDOOR ADVENTURERS — Redesigned Compass app delivers all-new views and functionality. Mark your location with Compass Waypoints. Backtrack uses GPS to map where you’ve been so you can retrace...
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Launched on 23rd September, priced at $799, is the Ultra; Apple’s most advanced wearable targeting fitness enthusiasts. It is designed to withstand extreme environments. With regular use, the Apple Watch Ultra battery will last up to 36 hours, but this can be extended to 60 hours thanks to the low power mode setting.

This watch comes with a 49mm display, larger than the series 7 model. It enjoys better GPS capabilities and the brightest always-on Retina display of up to 2000nits. With a water resistance of up to 100m, it is an excellent gadget for the underwater experience. The watch is also engineered to accommodate the wearer’s personalized demands.

It allows activity tracking and backs all the wearer’s memories on iPhone. It comes with an action button giving the wearer better control over all features available, and it has a siren to draw attention in case of an injury or when lost. 

AirPods Pro 2

Best Earbuds
Apple AirPods Pro (2nd Generation) with AppleCare+ (2 Years)
  • Apple-designed H2 chip
  • Low-distortion, custom-built driver
  • Up to 2x more Active Noise Cancellation than the previous gen 1 AirPods Pro
  • Personalized spatial audio
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Apple launched the new second-generation AirPods Pro on the 23rd of last month, priced at $249. These AirPods look similar to the original AirPods Pro version but offer an improved active noise cancellation (2x as much). Listening to music has gotten better, with the Adaptive Transparency Mode specifically designed to reduce harsh and loud environmental noise.

The Pro 2 buds come with ear tips of varying sizes. They also sport an H2 Chip, a touch control feature, a new custom-built amplifier, and drivers to provide more accurate and crystal-clear sound in varying frequencies.

iPhone 14 Lineup

Apple announced its new iPhone 14 lineup flagships, starting with iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max. How do these four versions compare?

Technical Specs Comparison Table

iPhone14iPhone14 PlusiPhone 14 ProiPhone14 Pro Max
Display TypeSuper Retina XDR OLEDSuper Retina XDR OLEDOLED  OLED
Resolution1170 x 2532 pixels1284 x 2778 pixels1179 x 2556 Pixels1290 x 2796 Pixels
Aspect Ratio19:5:919:5:919:5:919:5:9
Screen Size6.1 inches6.7 inches6.1 inches6.7 inches
Screen-to-Body Ratio~86.0% ~87.4% ~87.0% ~89.1% 
Refresh Rate60Hz60Hz120Hz120Hz
ProtectionCeramic Shield glassCeramic Shield glassGorilla glassGorilla glass
Graphic Unit 5-core5-core5-core5-core
ChipsetApple A15 BionicApple A15 BionicBionic A16 Bionic A16 
SystemiOS 16iOS 16iOS 16iOS 16
Rear Camera12MP wide & 12 MP Ultra-wide12MP wide & 12 MP Ultra-wide48 MP wide, 12mp ultra wide &12MP telephoto48MP wide, 12mp ultra wide &12 MP telephoto
Front Camera12MP wide12MP wide12MP12MP
Battery life3279mAh4325mAh3200mAh4323mAh
ColorProduct RedMidnightStarlightProduct RedMidnightStarlightSilverDeep PurpleSpace BlackGoldSilverDeep PurpleSpace BlackGold

What to Know

These four models have already been launched. They come with satellite safety features. However, there is not much difference between the iPhone 14 and 14 plus. These two models are stuck with a notch similar to the iPhone 13 lineup. But the Plus will suit you if you are looking for better battery life and a bigger screen. Alternatively, you can opt for Pro Max if you’re ready to cough up an extra $200. 

Apple redesigned the Pro models with a new Dynamic Island, abandoning the notch. This feature lets you view all the activities on your iPhone’s home screen. It supports various apps, allowing them to run simultaneously. For instance, you can listen to music on your iPhone, navigate through your Google maps for directions, and receive a call at the same time.

Similarly to the 14 and 14 plus, the Pro and Pro Max don’t differ much. However, while the 14 Pro matches many capabilities engineered on the 14 Pro Max, it has a smaller display and battery at a $100 less price point. 

Looking for the Latest Apple Products?

You’re probably excited to get your hands on these great products. The good news is that we have given you a deep insight into what to expect from Apple’s latest flagships.

So, whether you want to switch from an android to a new iPhone model or upgrade to the latest Apple device, you can decide which among the above releases suits your needs and budget.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which Apple Watch should I buy?

Apple gives you lots of great options. However, the kind of watch you should buy depends on what features you are looking for in a smartwatch. Perhaps, you want a watch that can help detect health issues or one that can connect to your iPhone seamlessly. Most Apple watches have these features, but each one has a distinct function that makes it the best.

Why was Apple's 7th September event dubbed 'Far Out'?

Apple included satellite connectivity in their latest flagship iPhone 14 Series, making it possible for users to access emergency services even in remote areas. Also, it improved the GPS accuracy feature on the Ultra Watch by adding L5 frequency, which relies on satellite connectivity. The satellite inclusion is the reason behind the ‘Far Out’ name.

What more products should we expect from Apple this year, 2022

We can expect Apple to release the HomePod 2 and new Macs and iPads in the 4th Quarter of 2022.

Will Apple have another event this year?

Apple is known to hold events every October. However, there are rumors Apple won’t have any events this October. The tech giant has not made significant developments since the September event, and any new products are likely to be launched through a press release.

Which is the best iPhone to buy today?

With multiple iPhone models available in the market today, it’s not easy to decide which to buy. However, the best iPhone for you is one that packs the level of innovation you are looking for in an iPhone. Thus, narrow your options based on the most important features. 

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