On Jan. 9, 2007, Steve Jobs unveiled the first iPhone, a moment that revolutionized modern communication (and killed the humble flip phone and once-ubiquitous) Blackberry. Since then, iPhones have become sleeker, faster, smarter and more in sync with our lives, from step counters to Siri.
Each year at the Apple Event, the new model of the iPhone is the centrepiece. The new iPhone 14 models were featured this year as well as an evolution of the Apple Watch and the second generation AirPods.
Below are details on where to find the latest and greatest Apple products in Canada.
When is the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus available in Canada?
What are the new features? There is a bigger model available (6.7” for the Plus), emergency calling via satellite, a “Dynamic Island” (more on this in the description for the iPhone 14 Pro below) and video action mode for stability.
When is it available? Best Buy will be taking orders starting Sept. 9, 2022.
How much does it cost? iPhone 14 will start at $1,099 and the Plus will start at $1,259 on Apple.
Is the previous model still on the market? Yes, iPhone 11, 12 and 13 are still on the market in various models and price points.
When does the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max launch in Canada?
What are the new features? This isn’t a reinvention but rather an evolution of existing features: Super Retina XDR display, an “always on” feature that will show the time, wallpaper and lock screen widgets (there’s still a question of how exactly this will look). The front display notch is being dropped for a Dynamic Island, a small oval display that will show notifications (like Apple Pay and phone activities) and can be activated with touch.
When is it available? Pre-orders start on Sept. 9 at Best Buy.
How much does it cost? The Pro is $1,399 and the Pro Max is $1,549 on Apple.
Is the previous model still on the market? Yes, there are multiple iPhones still available for purchase.
Where to buy the Apple Watch 8 and Apple Watch SE in Canada?
What are the new features? The newest Apple Watch has features that focus on health and safety: temperature-sensing, fall detection, ovulation estimates and Crash Detection. The new SE model is a less expensive, entry-level model that has the key features (like activity tracking, heart rate notifications and emergency SOS).
When is it available? Sept. 16 at Apple.
How much does it cost? From $525 for the 41 mm sport band.
Apple Watch Ultra
What are the new features? This bulked-up version of the Apple Watch is bigger and smarter than previous models: it has a 49 mm screen, titanium case, a double-textile band and it has GPS and cellar capabilities. This is meant for rugged fitness and adventure; it can operate in extreme temperature, has night mode and an emergency siren, a redesigned compass app and exact GPS conditioning.
When is it available? Available now on Apple.
How much does it cost? Prices start at $1,099.
Where to pre-order AirPods Pro 2 in Canada?
What are the new features? There’s some improvement to the battery life and audio, as well a new feature that allows users to customize their spatial audio using their front camera.
When is it available? Sept. 23, 2022.
How much does it cost? $329 at Apple.
Is the previous model still on the market? Yes, Apple AirPods Pro are $249 on Amazon.