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Apple September 9 event

Join CNET for live coverage of Apple's September 9 media event in Cupertino. Among the new products widely expected to be announced: the iPhone 6, and -- possibly -- a wearable product.

  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:27:17 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:27:18 PM
    Apple has worked tirelessly to integrate more and more bands into the phone. It means fewer models are needed to sell internationally. In theory, you should be able to take your phone with you to just about any carrier worldwide -- but your carrier at home might not let that happen.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:27:29 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:27:29 PM
    Schiller: There's also faster Wifi. 802.11ac. 3X faster than previous gen
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:27:43 PM
    Again, VoLTE isn't new-new, just new to iPhone.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:27:44 PM
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:27:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:28:08 PM
    Schiller: Wi-Fi calling - can use standard connection. IF don't have good cellular recption but have Wi-Fi can make call in the regular way over Wi-Fi. If you then leave the Wi-Fi area, the call will seamlessly transition to cellular network
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:28:13 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:28:15 PM
    Schiller: T-Mobile in US is working on this. EE in UK also
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:28:30 PM
    (we'll see what other carriers get on board. Apple taking this stuff away from them isn't good for them)
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:28:32 PM
    Not many carriers supporting Wi-Fi calling yet, remains to be seen whether others will pick it up.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:28:32 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:28:36 PM
    Schiller: Now talking camera
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:28:48 PM
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:28:49 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:29:00 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:29:03 PM
    Schiller: 8MP iSight camera, True Tone flash, - all things in 5S
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:38:30 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:38:30 PM
    Schiller - new environmental checklist. New silicone cases for both phones. Six colors including Product RED (a tip to U2/Bono's AIDS charity)
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:38:38 PM
    Schiller: Gold, silver and space grey for iPhone 6
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:38:46 PM
    Yep, the black model is still "space gray"
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:38:47 PM
    Schiller: Starts at $199. Then $299 and $399
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:39:05 PM
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:39:12 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:39:13 PM
    The $299 price now gets you 64GB instead of 32. And $399 gets you 128GB.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:39:17 PM
    Great to see Apple is keeping the price of entry at $199, and also great to see we're finally getting a 128GB model.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:39:19 PM
    By comparison - The 5S starts at $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 64GB, all with a two-year contract. Off contract, the phone is $649 for 16GB, $749 for 32GB, and $849 for 64GB
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:39:28 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:39:36 PM
    The iPhone 6 Plus starts at $299 for 16GB, $399 for 64GB, and $499 for 128GB.
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:39:36 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:39:48 PM
    Schiller: These aren't only the best phones in the world but they're the best value as well.
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:39:50 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:39:59 PM
    iPhone 5S will start at $99. iPhone 5C will be free.
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:40:01 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:40:03 PM
    Start shipping Sept. 19
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:40:08 PM
    Yes, the 5S and 5C continue on. If you still want a 4-inch device, you're covered.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:40:18 PM
    The 5C used to retail for $99 for 16GB of storage or $199 for 32GB, both with a two-year contract.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:40:36 PM
    Preorders start Sept. 12. Want to be the fastest rollout ever. 115 countries by the end of the year
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:40:39 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:40:45 PM
    You best start refreshing store.apple.com, folks.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:40:55 PM
    All products from iPhone 4S and above get iOS 8
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:40:59 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:41:07 PM
    Can download it Sept. 17, which is two days before the new phones are on sale
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:41:08 PM
    And Phil is done! Tim Cook is back up on the stage now. Big smile.
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