If you’ve ever viewed the video showing the full unveiling of the original iPhone by the late Steve Jobs on January 9th, 2007 at MacWorld, you’ll feel the electricity that came from the live audience. Anyone lucky enough to be in the Moscone Center that day probably told their grandkids multiple times how they were there when the ultimate consumer product was first introduced.
More than 15 years have passed since the late Steve Jobs introduced the original iPhone
It is hard to believe that more than 15 years have passed since that day and while current Apple CEO Tim Cook isn’t a bad host, no one could captivate an audience with humor, promotion, and excitement like Steve Jobs and leave a live audience on the edge of their seats. Unfortunately, thanks to COVID-19, over the last couple of years Apple has had to announce the new iPhone models (the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13 lines) on streaming video only without a live audience watching.
January 9, 2007. The world was never the same
Apple is clearly marking the dividing line between the cheaper non-Pro models and the more expensive premium Pro handsets. The premium phones will be powered by the new 4nm A16 Bionic chipset while the non-Pro models will continue to use last year’s 5nm A15 Bionic (which is no slouch, it should be noted). The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will have better quality AMOLED displays, and a 48MP Wide camera compared to 12MP on the non-Pro variants.
Additionally, the more expensive phones will sport the new “i cut outs” while the cheaper models get to wear the same old notch. While both non-Pro and Pro models get 6GB of memory, the pricier units will have faster LPDDR5 RAM.
How Apple benefits from the early introduction and release of the iPhone 14 series
Gurman also notes that this will be the earliest iPhone unveiling since the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were met by an adoring public on September 7th, 2016. If he is right, six years later the iPhone 14 series will be introduced with a release date of September 16th.
Analysts have already hiked their estimates of Apple’s revenue for the fiscal fourth quarter to $89 billion. This would handily top the $83 billion in revenue reported by Apple for the same quarter last year.