The new iPhone 14 is finally here along with a ton of other new gadgets which have all been announced at Apple's 'Far Out' Autumn launch event.

Fans of the iPhone can expect some big changes to the design of the smartphone, upgraded hardware, and more.

That's not all, as Apple has also drastically expanded its Apple Watch range as well as launched some revamped AirPods Pro earphones.

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Read on for all the latest we have about Apple's new iPhone 14, the Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro gadgets.

What's different about the iPhone 14?

The iPhone 14 range is now available to preorder from the Apple store today and will ship on September 16.

As well as a standard 6.1" iPhone 14, there'll also be a larger iPhone 14 Plus at 6.7" screen size. Both include a faster graphics processing chip with 18% faster speeds.

Both models come in Midnight Starlight Blue, Purple and Product RED, and have an upgraded 12MP rear camera. They also ditch the SIM card tray for the first time, replacing them with eSIM cards. There's also upgraded battery life, new Fitness features, and more

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Then there's the question of price. iPhone 14 will cost £799 while the iPhone 14 Plus will cost £899. You'll be able to preorder them from September 9 and get them by September 16 and October 7, respectively.

However, you'd be forgiven for thinking that not all that much is different, and you'd be right. Apple has adopted an iterative approach to its iPhone launches for some years, with each new model being tweaked and improved slightly rather than being massively overhauled.

This has led some fans to joke on Twitter about things staying more or less the same as last year. But the iPhone 14 undoubtedly marks a shift forward for Apple as it tries to integrate all its products together.

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iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max: kiss goodbye to the notch

As predicted by many, the iPhone 14 Pro series is the first to ditch the controversial 'screen notch' in favour of a pill-shaped design housing the camera and key sensors.

This will apply to the Pro and Pro Max models only, with the standard iPhone 14 and 14 Pro models retaining the notch for now.

The coolest part of this is that the 'pill' dynamically changes shape and size as you receive notifications, so you don't have to drag down from the top of the screen to check them anymore.

There's also a ton of internal hardware changes, including an upgraded new processor for better gaming and AI applications, as well as a new range of colours: Space Black, Silver, Gold and Purple.

The Pro and Pro Max come in 6.1" and 6.8" respectively, and feature a range of new screen upgrades (including an 'always-on' display) as well as a new A16 Bionic processor for faster performance and better photo quality via the Pro Camera system.

As always, there's new camera upgrades including a 48MP rear camera sensor.

The iPhone 14 Pro will cost £999 while the iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at £1099. Both can be preordered on September 9 with both available on September 16.

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Apple Watch Series 8: health and safety comes at a price

On top of that, Apple has announced the new Apple Watch Series 8 (priced at £399 for GPS, £499 for GPS + Cellular) as well as the second gen Apple Watch SE (£249, £299 respectively) and the premium Apple Watch Ultra.

Health is a big focus for the new Apple Watch Series 8. It includes new health and temperature sensors designed to monitor your heart health, fitness, and in the case of female users, menstrual cycle trackers.

There's also new 'Crash Detection' which will automatically call the emergency services and give them your location if you're involved in a car crash.

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Other new features include 18-hour battery life, a Low Power Mode (which extends it to 36 hours), international roaming, a new range of wristbands, fast charging, and more.

Meanwhile, the 'rugged' Apple Watch Ultra is designed for explorers, triathletes, and general outdoors-types, like Bear Grylls (not that he would use one). It costs a whopping £ and comes with a huge 36-hour battery life (or 60 hours on Battery Saver).

Tim Cook was keen to highlight the synchronicity of Apple Watch with the iPhone, saying: "With one tap, AirPods are instantly set up and ready to work with your iPhone and Apple Watch." It's worth noting that, once again, many Apple Watch features will only work properly if you have an iPhone.

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New AirPods Pro: slick earphones for those who can afford it

On top of that, Apple has announced an upgraded version of the AirPods Pro, the premium offering of their popular earphone range.

They include a new H2 processor chip which promises to improve audio quality and Active Noise Cancellation, as well as the addition of a new audio driver and custom amplifier to create 'Spatial Audio'.

The big upgrade is that the new AirPods Pro promise to cancel twice as much audio as the previous model, making trains and planes even more comfortable, as well as introduce new touch controls.

They also include a revamped Transparency Mode which dynamically changes the volume of exterior noise. So, if you're next to a loud runway or building site, the earphones will protect your hearing.

You'll be able to pick them up for £249 and get them in the post on September 9th.


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