What surprises are in store for the Apple Far Out event?

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Apart from the iPhone 14, what else might the tech giant unveil at this week’s Apple Far Out event?

It’s that time of year again when Cupertino prepares to take the wraps off a range of new gadgets, with the Apple Far Out event scheduled for 10am Wednesday in California – which is the very early hours of Thursday morning in Australia.

Apple always likes to drop a few hints when sending out the invitations to its launch events, and this one is no exception. With an image which looks like the night sky, it seems likely that “Far Out” could refer to support for astrophotography in the new iPhone 14, following Google’s efforts with its Pixel phones to capture decent photos of the night sky.

As for the iPhone 14 line-up, Apple is expected to ditch the small iPhone mini model. There is also talk of a larger regular iPhone, to be called 14 Plus, rather than the 14 Max. Some new iPhones may also stick with Apple’s A15 Bionic chips, due to chip shortages.

Beyond the next iPhone, there are plenty of rumours as to what else Apple might unveil on stage.

Apple is also expected to reveal a new Apple Watch range, adding an Apple Watch Pro to the line-up. Larger than existing models, and with a bigger screen, the Apple Watch Pro is expected to feature a titanium casing and more durable design, aimed at fans of extreme sports.

Meanwhile, the AirPods Pro 2 could support fitness tracking thanks to their built-in accelerometer and other sensors. They’re expected to support the next version of the H1 chip, handling digital signal processing and perhaps Bluetooth 5.2.

If Apple wants to get really Far Out, it could finally unveil its long-rumoured AR/VR headset, or go toe-to-toe with Samsung and pull out a foldable iPhone.

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