Software Updates for everyoneIn case you haven't been keeping track, Apple has already pushed seven beta versions of iOS 9.3 to testers. At this point, we'd say the company is very close to pulling the final build out of the oven. And really, what better opportunity to show off new features like Night Shift (which adjusts the screen by reducing blue light and enhancing "warmer" colors when it's dark) and Touch ID protection for Notes.app than with a new iPhone. Then again, iOS 9.3 is also said to pack an improved dashboard for Apple Health and expanded support for 3D Touch gestures on first-party apps, so there's a little something for everyone here.
Say hello to a smaller iPhoneIf the latest iPhones still feel a bit large and cumbersome in your hands and pockets, you're in luck! We've seen the new images of the latest iPhone with a 4-inch display and a design that reminds you of the old iPhone 5 (remember those?) While the outside may look familiar, the inside will likely have the A9-M9 chip combo that powers the iPhone 6s. Be on the look out for a 12-megapixel camera that shoots LIVE photos and 4K video, along with a Touch ID sensor and NFC for Apple Pay. The question is, will it or won't it come equipped with 3D Touch? It will certainly be less expensive than the iPhone 6s - so expect a few shortcomings for the newer, smaller iPhone SE.
Apple Watch UpdatesThe Apple Watch could possibly be the biggest update of them all. We're expecting a new software update, a handful of new bands and dare we say - a new Apple Watch? Starting with the software, Watch OS 2.2 will allow users to link multiple watches to a single iPhone, plus a bigger and better Maps interface. As far as the new Apple bands "loop" in, we're expecting to see more Hermes bands and newer Milanese loop band options too. Could we see a refreshed version of the Apple Watch with a FaceTime camera? We certainly hope so, but just like you - we'll be waiting to see what's unveiled later today. Want to watch the event LIVE from Cupertino? Apple will host a lifestream of the launch event, and there are a number of ways you can watch with us!
How to watchStarting time: San Francisco: 10:00AM / New York: 1:00PM / London: 5:00PM Live streaming: Apple's live stream is available via a dedicated channel on the Apple TV set-top box or the Safari browser on OS X (10.8.5 and above) and iOS devices (iOS 7 and above). Windows 10 users can watch in the Microsoft Edge browser. Live tweeting: Follow @DivasandDorks on Twitter for the latest headlines and specs as they're launched.
Apple’s Unveiling The New iPhone RIGHT NOW! (PLUS 5 #AppleEvent Innovations The World Will Be Talking About) [LIVE BLOG]September 9th, 2015 by Christen Let's go! It's September 9th and there's no better day than our (6th year anniversary) than to spend our afternoon salivating over today's Apple Event announcements. This could be one of the biggest Apple events ever, happening right now in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook may introduce as many as three new phones (including an iPhone 6S), a redesigned Apple TV set-top box and a 12.9-inch, business-friendly iPad tablet. While rumors abound, do not expect a radical redesign of the iPhone. We'll learn release dates for iOS 9 and the OS X update El Capitan; the Apple Watch is getting some stage time, too, with WatchOS 2.
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Apple WatchThe Apple Watch Sport is currently available in silver and space gray. It didn’t really make sense not to have a gold option for gold iPhone owners. For those who want a matching watch, rejoice! Apple heard you. You can now buy a gold Apple Watch Sport in its full aluminum glory. When it comes to the new bands, Apple is partnering with Hermès on a new collection. It starts with a new hand-stitched leather “double tour” band. This band is going to be available in select stores in October.
iPad ProIt looks and feels like a bigger iPad Air, with an aluminium casing, thin bezels and curved edges. It features a 2,732 x 2,048 display that lets you display more stuff. For instance, you are now able to take advantage of the recently announced split-screen multitasking to run two apps side by side with very few compromises. It’s also a great device to take advantage of the picture-in-picture video playback feature in iOS 9. Starting at $799 - it'll be available online and in stores come November!
iPad Pro - Apple PencilApple also announced a smart keyboard accessory, which looks a lot like the Surface keyboard cover. You connect it to your iPad Pro thanks to a new smart connector on the side, as well as the Apple Pencil, a stylus. Priced at $99 it'll be available online and in stores come November!
iPad Pro with Microsoft OfficeToday's Apple Event wouldn't be complete without guests! And Apple invited Microsoft executive to talk productivity on the go! Microsoft's goal is to make the best apps it can and to get as many people using them so that it can sell them some of its more specialized services. Office has long been the go-to suite of productivity tools, and — while they debuted on the iPad a bit late — Microsoft is still pushing for Office to take that role in the tablet world as well. So far there's no obvious winner in the tablet productivity world, and having a great choice will be important once the iPad Pro is released.
Apple TVOne of today's most anticipated Apple event announcements is the new Apple TV. Apple Tv is making it easy and exciting to watch tv again. From exclusive digital content to the unique remote - the Apple TV may become your favorite entertainment device later this year. Apple TV Pricing: 32gb $149 64gb $199
iPhone 6s / 6s PlusSo what's new with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus? It responds to the pressure of your finger and totally changes the way you use your device. It shoots 4k video. Now your screen is the flash. You can get it in rose gold. Your photos move now and the price is the same as the original iPhone 6 and 6+... starting at $199 and offering installment plans - it's pretty much a great new deal on a new iPhone and all available September 25. Stay tuned for more in depth details on today's Apple event announcements including the new Apple Watch colors/accessories, iPad Pro, Pencil, Apple TV and iPhone 6s / 6s Plus later today. Are you excited about the latest Apple announcements? What are you looking forward to buying first? We want to know what you think! Let us know in the comment section below!
Apple CEO Tim Cook and friends will unveil Apple’s holiday gadget lineup. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. EDT/10:00 a.m. PDT.
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iSight Camera - Improved features include 8MP iSight camera, 1.5µ pixels, ƒ/2.2 aperture. And an all-new sensor. Voice Over LTE - Wi-Fi calling is a new feature for making high-quality calls when cell conditions are poor. Barometer - The iPhone 6 can judge distance and elevation, so you can get credit for flights of stairs in all those fitness apps Face Detection in photos Apple Pay - A groundbreaking NFC antenna. The security of Touch ID. The privacy of the Secure Element. And the convenience of Passbook. Availability Apple Watch