What to expect from Apple’s Wonderlust event: iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9, and more

Aug 29, 2023, 4:00 PM UTC
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What to expect from Apple's Wonderlust event: iPhone 15, Apple Watch Series 9, and more
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Brace yourselves for some electrifying news. Apple has just dropped a bombshell — they’re gearing up for a massive event called ‘Wonderlust,’ scheduled for September 12 at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 5 pm UTC. Get ready to be wowed, because this extravaganza is set to take place at the iconic Steve Jobs Theater right in the heart of the Apple Park campus in sunny Cupertino, California.

Hold on, though, there’s a twist this year. Unlike the usual in-person hoopla, Apple’s going digital with a prerecorded presentation. They’re inviting media rockstars to the campus for a first-hand experience. That means a sneak peek and maybe even some hands-on time with the game-changing gadgets post-launch. Talk about a VIP treatment!

And you know what September means in the Apple world, right? It’s like tech Christmas because it’s iPhone time! And guess what, folks? This year, it’s all about the iPhone 15 series. We’re talking about the iPhone 15 (6.1-inch), iPhone 15 Plus (6.7-inch), iPhone 15 Pro (6.1-inch), and the iPhone 15 Pro Max (6.7-inch). This lineup is set to bring some serious innovation to your pocket.

There’s a brand-new display tech in town, and it’s called Dynamic Island. And because we’re all about that speedy life, Apple’s dropping an upgraded 5G chip from Qualcomm into these beauties. Faster browsing, smoother streaming — who’s complaining? Oh, and say goodbye to the Lightning port. The iPhone 15 crew is flaunting a snazzy USB-C port for quicker data transfers and a dash of compatibility.

The real stars of the show are the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Think sleeker bezels, dreamy corners, and for that touch of luxury, a titanium frame instead of stainless steel. Oh, and the A17 chip is the secret sauce here — it’s the world’s first 3-nanometer chip. Fancy, right? And get this, an Action button is rumored to replace the mute switch.

Camera buffs, here’s your treat — major camera upgrades. And the iPhone 15 Pro Max? It’s rumored to flaunt a periscope zoom lens that’s bringing 5x or 6x optical zoom to the party. But hang on, this zoom magic is exclusive to the Pro Max because of some hardware wizardry.

The iPhone 15 Pro might start at $1,099, and its bigger sibling, the Pro Max, could be $1,199 or more. But chin up, the regular iPhone 15 models aren’t playing the price hike game.

The Apple Watch Series 9 is also making its grand entrance, along with a fresh version of the Apple Watch Ultra. And the best part? This event will be live on the Apple website (, YouTube, and the Apple TV app. So, clear your calendar and get ready to join the ‘Wonderlust’ ride — it’s going to be epic!

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