Gurman: Apple Preparing Pre-Recorded iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Series 8 Event

Apple has "started to record" its virtual September event, where it's expected to announce the upcoming iPhone 14 lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8, and a new "rugged" Apple Watch model, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.

cook sept 2020 event
Writing in his latest Power On newsletter, Gurman says the event, which is expected to take place in the early part of September, is already under production, implying that Apple is planning another virtual, pre-recorded event.

Some may have hoped that Apple would resume full in-person events for its headlining iPhone launch this year, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Apple held a mostly digital WWDC event in June but had a limited in-person crowd at Apple Park to watch the pre-recorded keynote and have hands-on time with new products.

Gurman says that Apple may plan to hold two events this fall, similar to the last several years. The September event will focus on the new ‌iPhone‌ and Apple Watch, while the second event in October will be Mac and iPad-focused.

Apple has a long list of products it's aiming to launch this fall, so it's not surprising we could see two events in the coming months. Alongside the new iPhones and Apple Watch, Apple is also planning to announce a new iPad Pro, the second-generation AirPods Pro, and more.

Top Rated Comments

omglolbbq Avatar
23 months ago
I like them much more. Less fluffing around, cool transitions, and a neat look around Apple Park. I hope they don't go back.

The only thing missing is demo fails.
Score: 56 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PowerMacBook Avatar
23 months ago
Steve just made it feel like he actually had just discovered something and wanted to share this new discovery with his friends. He was a master in playing this ecstatic little boy full of enthusiasm.

All these unknown "new kids on the block", no clue who they are, just talk almost like Siri in a made-up way, and they all do the same gestures with their hands and arms. I'm pretty sure they followed the same company-course "How to present a demonstration".

They are just so not natural.
It all becomes fake, except the German accent hardware guy: seems like he knows what he talks about.
Score: 46 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Knowledge Navigator Avatar
23 months ago
Expectations: Apple will hold events this fall.

Mark Gurman: I've heard Apple may plan to hold events this fall.

Genius.
Score: 36 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ps3zocker Avatar
23 months ago

I like them much more. Less fluffing around, cool transitions, and a neat look around Apple Park. I hope they don't go back.

The only thing missing is demo fails.
Would be fun if they would release blooper videos or use them as an intro in the future.
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
23 months ago
Do you remember how "real" the old events felt compared with these ones?
Like when Jobs demonstrated the iPhone 4, and on WiFi it couldn't load the page because the whole room was connected to the same hotspot?
It felt way more authentic to me.
Now we just have some cringey lines and special effects pasted here and there every 5 minutes just so we don't die out of boredom.
Score: 20 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
23 months ago
Oh wow! I was hoping this fall it was going to be an in-person event. No worries though pre-recording events are better and get the job done just fine.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

maxresdefault

Apple Announces 'Let Loose' Event on May 7 Amid Rumors of New iPads

Tuesday April 23, 2024 7:11 am PDT by
Apple has announced it will be holding a special event on Tuesday, May 7 at 7 a.m. Pacific Time (10 a.m. Eastern Time), with a live stream to be available on Apple.com and on YouTube as usual. The event invitation has a tagline of "Let Loose" and shows an artistic render of an Apple Pencil, suggesting that iPads will be a focus of the event. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...
Apple Vision Pro Dual Loop Band Orange Feature 2

Apple Cuts Vision Pro Shipments as Demand Falls 'Sharply Beyond Expectations'

Tuesday April 23, 2024 9:44 am PDT by
Apple has dropped the number of Vision Pro units that it plans to ship in 2024, going from an expected 700 to 800k units to just 400k to 450k units, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Orders have been scaled back before the Vision Pro has launched in markets outside of the United States, which Kuo says is a sign that demand in the U.S. has "fallen sharply beyond expectations." As a...
iPad And Calculator App Feature

Apple Finally Plans to Release a Calculator App for iPad Later This Year

Tuesday April 23, 2024 9:08 am PDT by
Apple is finally planning a Calculator app for the iPad, over 14 years after launching the device, according to a source familiar with the matter. iPadOS 18 will include a built-in Calculator app for all iPad models that are compatible with the software update, which is expected to be unveiled during the opening keynote of Apple's annual developers conference WWDC on June 10. AppleInsider...
iOS 17 All New Features Thumb

iOS 17.5 Will Add These New Features to Your iPhone

Sunday April 21, 2024 3:00 am PDT by
The upcoming iOS 17.5 update for the iPhone includes only a few new user-facing features, but hidden code changes reveal some additional possibilities. Below, we have recapped everything new in the iOS 17.5 and iPadOS 17.5 beta so far. Web Distribution Starting with the second beta of iOS 17.5, eligible developers are able to distribute their iOS apps to iPhone users located in the EU...
Apple Silicon AI Optimized Feature Siri

Apple Releases Open Source AI Models That Run On-Device

Wednesday April 24, 2024 3:39 pm PDT by
Apple today released several open source large language models (LLMs) that are designed to run on-device rather than through cloud servers. Called OpenELM (Open-source Efficient Language Models), the LLMs are available on the Hugging Face Hub, a community for sharing AI code. As outlined in a white paper [PDF], there are eight total OpenELM models, four of which were pre-trained using the...
iPhone 15 Pro FineWoven

Apple Reportedly Stops Production of FineWoven Accessories

Sunday April 21, 2024 6:03 am PDT by
Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories, according to the Apple leaker and prototype collector known as "Kosutami." In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kosutami explained that Apple has stopped production of FineWoven accessories due to its poor durability. The company may move to another non-leather material for its premium accessories in the future. Kosutami has revealed...