Everything you can expect at Apple's September 9 event
Brian Tong here, and welcome to theapplebyte, for everything good and bad inside the world of Apple.
This week, we're breaking down everything you can expect to see at Apple's September ninth event.
And I mean everything.
This event is going to be a beast.
So, spoiler alert.
If you really want to trick yourself into thinking you can be surprised next week, don't watch this because I'm including everything from iPhones to iPads to the Apple TV and more.
Now before we start we've gotta give props.
And I should just call this episode the 9TO5 Mac Apple bite because Mark Gurman and his crew have really done amazing work breaking pretty much all the major news this week.
So let's get to it.
And first up, the iPhone 6s.
It's been confirmed that Apple will bring a new 12 MegaPixel rear camera to the 6S that will also record 4K video.
A first for an iPhone thank's to help from its all new ANI processor and two gigs to RAM The front facing selfie camera will also bring a flash by lighting up the screen with a quick white flash when the camera button is pressed.
The new iPhone will be composed of 7,000 series aluminum, the same material in the Apple Watch Sport.
Rose gold will also be a new color option, matching the rose gold apple watch copper like color if that's your thing.
Now we've already talked about force cuts for iOS shortcuts, although that might not be the final name for it on the iPhone, The success will also bring Apple Watch like animated wallpapers ranging from a colorful smoke to a coy fish In fact leaked images of the rumored success packaging feature of gold coy fish .The phones are expected to keep the same storage configuration with 16 gigs, 64 gigs, and 128 gigs for the Success starting at $199, and the success plus starting at $299 Also starting at 16 gigs with a 4K video camera is a little surprising, and that phone will fill up fast, but 9to5Mac reports say Apple is sticking to it.
Also multiple reports point to September the 18th as the official release date.
And We don't expect to see the iPhone six C at all.
Instead, Apple will keep the five S, six, and six S at lower prices.
All right, next up the iPads are planned to be at the event based on reports and my own confirmation.
The product that I've been waiting for: the iPad Pro and a refreshed iPad mini are expected to make their debut on September 9th.
Now the bigger 12.9 inch screen iPad pro is the actual plan name for the device and [UNKNOWN] pre-orders will happen in late October with the device scheduled for November.
We know about it upgraded A9 processor and the expected force touch stylus with speakers on both sides for a better stereo sound experience.
It will also run its own iOS 9.1 that will bring additional.
While still supporting split-screen view and multitasking while watching video.
No pricing has been revealed yet, but the iPad is really my number one travel buddy.
Watching movies and reading comics and magazines.
Will never look better, and I know this.
Now the iPad mini 4 will be thinner with an A8 chip, support split screen mode, and will bring updated cameras and run iOS 9. All right, we're also expecting to see MacBooks getting speed bumped as well.
There's nothing too specific yet, but if there's any bet to be made, it's that Intel Skylake processors will make an appearance at the keynote.
And the other product that I'm excited about that will really be the headliner of the event.
The all new Apple TV.
9 to 5 Mac reports it will be a faster A8 chip, a color matched black remote.
That will still be made of metal.
With a touch pad on top.
And two tactile buttons below for serious functionality.
There will also be rocker buttons for volume.
They will run an IOS nine core that will help in reducing the size of app store apps and includes the same ports on the back for HDMI power and USB but no confirmation of possible audio.
The Apple TV will also have a role to play with Apple's home kit platform, which we hope to see more of as well.
And gaming in the living room will be a major focus at the event.
And Apple is seriously looking to take screen time away from gaming consoles this time around.
But the biggest omission which has been expected from a BuzzFeed report is that the Apple TV will not support 4K video.
And sure, I know most of us don't have one but it would have nice to be able to instantly stream 4K videos taken from your iPhone directly to your TV through the Apple TV set.
Now Apple has been testing out eight gig and 16 gig model and has considered two pricing strategies.
With a 149 and 199 model.
But at the very least, we'll see a new Apple TV starting at 149.
And we expect to see an official release date for OSX and iOS9, normally arriving a couple days before the new phones.
So September 16th might be a safe bet.
Watch OS2 will also get an official date, and Apple's expected to reveal new colored Apple Watch bands.
They aren't of the gross pastel neon variety from the first time around.
So yes, I know it's a lot to take in.
There won't be too many surprises after this, but we love to hear from you, the Apple buyers about what you like or dislike from Apple's event, have them ready and we'll talk about them all in next week's episode.
But, before we go.
We have some of your feedback from last week's episode that we had to read to you.
Rich Fisher writes in with, "Brian you deserve a bad apple.
One that is rotten to the core, really a crap apple." Hydrogen is written with H subscript two.
H subscript + has no meaning.
H subscript + is the hydrogen ion related to pH.
However, a fuel cell combines hydrogen gas, H subscript 2 and Oxygen gas, O subscript 2. Bad Apple to you.
Sorry Rich and thank you because Like G.I. Joe's road block once told me.
And knowing is half the battle.
Also, you're right, Rich, I do deserve a bad, bad apple.
All right, that's gonna do it for this weeks show, email me at email@example.com, or tweet me @briantong.
And I'll answer when I'm not absolutely destroying my nieces and nephews at Pokemon the card game.
Thanks so much for watching.
We'll catch you all next time for another bite of the apple.
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