Apple schedules its iPhone 14 event on September 7 with the “Far out” tagline

Apple has announced that it will be holding its most important press event of the year to unveil the iPhone 14 family on September 7 at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Apple invite for the September 2022 iPhone 14 event snows an Apple logo outline set against a galactic cluster background
Will the iPhone 14’s 48MP camera be all about astrophotography | Image: Apple

Apple will officially unveil the iPhone 14 on September 7

The company has sent out invites to select members of the press, with TechCrunch’s editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino sharing it on his Twitter.

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 7, at 10 am Pacific Time (1pm Eater Time) in the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park headquarters in California.

This will be another pre-taped presentation. Anyone will be able to follow along with the broadcast at, on the company’s TV app through the official Apple YouTube channel. For further information, visit

“Far out.”

The invite shows a galactic cluster being drawn to an Apple logo outline in the middle as if the logo is some kind of a vortex sucking everything in. Astronomy was my hobby in earlier years so this reminds me of matter being drawn to the outer edges of a black hole’s event horizon.

The tagline reads: “Far Out.” Of course, Kremlinologists and Apple fans are already speculating about what the invite graphic could be hinting at.

So, what could the iPhone 14 invite hint at?

Given the space theme and that galactic cluster in the background, maybe Apple wants to tell us that the iPhone 14 camera will be great for taking space images similar to those coming out of the new Webb telescope, as Neil Cybart suggested.

Ben Banjarin, on the other hand, thinks the image alludes to the “zoom camera feature we all hope for.” Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the iPhone 14 would bring a much-improved wide camera out the back with a new 48-megapixel sensor capable of shooting 4K video.

Will the iPhone 14 support astrophotography mode?

The new camera will apparently use pixel binning, which combines four pixels into one so you end up with a twelve-megapixel image with way more detail in low-light conditions. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy phones provide deeper optical zoom than the iPhone 13 series and include software features for astrophotography.

Now, the rumor mill was hoping to see some astrophotography features with the iPhone 13, but that didn’t pan out. The idea was, that you’d point the phone up at the sky to enter astrophotography mode. Read: Featured stargazing apps for iPhone

The software would detect stars, the moon or other celestial objects to optimize the image pipeline for night sky photography via longer exposure times, heavier internal processing and other tricks. Read: 5 quick tips to take great photos with iPhone