Mark your calendars for September 9, Apple lovers.
That’s apparently the day the company will hold its fall event, according to Buzzfeed, citing “sources familiar” with the situation.
And while Apple hasn’t commented on what to expect, Buzzfeed and other outlets have made a number of predictions, mostly centered around Apple’s next iPhone.
Buzzfeed’s John Paczkowksi writes:
“Like Apple fall events past, this one too will focus on the company’s next-generation iPhones, which are expected to arrive at market with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display, an improved camera system, and a significantly faster and power-efficient wireless chip. Sources say Apple executives are likely to show off the company’s latest iPads as well, though that 12.9-inch iPad Pro seems to be a wildcard, still.”
According to a report from The Verge, the event is likely to feature the iPhone 6S, “a phone physically identical to last year’s iPhone 6, but with some radical hardware changes — the new phone is rumored to include the force touch technology included on the Apple Watch and the company’s new MacBook and MacBook Pros.”
9 to 5 Mac reports that the new phone is likely to feature a new processor, leading to faster download speeds — as much as 225Mbps, depending on the network, and a longer battery life. The website says there’s no indication that the new iPhone 6 will be any slimmer than the current models.
According to Computerworld, the new iPhone will feature a 12 megapixel camera that can take DSLR quality pictures.
The site predicts Apple will also try to push back against the tide of rival tablet makers.
Computerworld suggests that Apple may be trying to get customers into purchasing an iPad when they previously may have pushed the Apple Watch. However, the company is not keen on giving up on the tablet market, giving in to Google Android’s current dominance. The new iPad will likely look to slice that market share a little more evenly toward Apple.
Buzzfeed also writes that this event could feature the next generation of Apple TV, which was originally supposed to be unveiled in June. The new version is expected to include “a refreshed and slimmer chassis and new innards, Apple’s A8 system on chip, an increase in on-board storage, and an improved operating system that will support Siri voice control.”
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