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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.

  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:12:21 PM
    Schiller: Huge displays, packed with pixels. But here's the real magic
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:12:40 PM
    Schiller: Thinner than any phone before. 6.9mm for iPhone 6. 5S was 7.6 mm. 7.1 mm for the iPhone 6 Plus
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:12:49 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:13:01 PM
    Schiller: Stunning display, larger, more pixels but thinner than every before. .. the blacks are darker .. your photos look gorgeous
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:13:09 PM
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:13:14 PM
    Phil's running us through the advantages of the higher resolution displays, including text, viewing angles, etc.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:13:14 PM
    The iPhone sported a 4-inch display for the past two generations, starting with the iPhone 5 in late 2012. The move to that size marked a big difference from the 3.5-inch screen used since the first iPhone launched.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:13:37 PM
    Schiller: the Messages app now has a new horitzontal view
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:13:58 PM
    As was revealed yesterday, the Plus can be used like the iPad in landscape mode, with a "two up" style display. For example, mail shows a list of messages on the left, the text of the message on the right.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:13:59 PM
    Schiller: The keyboad gives more keys for cut, copy, paste. New horizontal Homescreen view
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:14:02 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:14:03 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:14:07 PM
    Apple shares gave up some ground since the event started, now at $99.30, still up about 1 percent so far Tuesday.
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:14:18 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:14:26 PM
    Schiller: Want phones to not only feel great but easy to use. Last year had new sideswipe gesture
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:14:46 PM
    Schiller: If you're in Safari, looking at a website you can move backwards and forwards by swiping from the side of the display
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:14:53 PM
    Phil is saying that the subtle curve in the edge of the display is ideal for the new bezel gestures, where you start off to the side of the glass and bring it in.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:15:13 PM
    Schiller: We've also added a brand new geature for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It's called Reachability. If you double touch the TouchID button, the whole display slides down so you can reach anything at the top
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:15:16 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:15:27 PM
    That is how Apple dealt with the issue of being able to operate these giant phones with one hand
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:15:34 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:15:35 PM
    That's a huge focus for Jobs, Cook, and the whole design team
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:15:38 PM
    Worried about your thumb not reaching? The double-touch on the TouchID button may help by sliding content down. We'll see how comfortable that is in the real world.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:15:45 PM
    "We all love our apps" -- some more than others.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:15:49 PM
    Schiller: What about all that great software you already have. Apple Store has over 1.3 million applications
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:15:58 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:16:15 PM
    Schiller: Xcode - automatic layouts, easier to make software scale. But what about apps that haven't been updated yet. Well here's what happens. They just work
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:16:33 PM
    Schiller is showing us the CNN app and what it looks like before it was updated for the bigger screen
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:16:37 PM
    Schiller: It all just works.
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:16:41 PM
    Apps will scale appropriately across devices. Phil says there's a "Desktop-class scaler" in there. We're guessing app devs will want to update their assets, though.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:16:53 PM
    Schiller: If a developer wants to take advatnage of special apps, can create even more increidble apps with more density of content.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:17:02 PM
    Schiller: CNN is creating new horizontal view etc.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:17:24 PM
    Schiller: That doesn't come close to telling the story why these are the best phones ever made
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:17:27 PM
    Schiller: Apple A8 chip
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:17:39 PM
    I'm looking forward to seeing what other apps get similarly updated to offer new functionality for the extra resolution. Perhaps we should talk to our devs...
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:17:41 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:17:55 PM
    Schiller: 2nd gen 64 bit chip. 2 billion transistors, up from 1B in the A7. Built on 28 nanometer process, or billionths of a meter.
  • Lynn La 9/9/2014 5:18:05 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2014 5:18:13 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:18:14 PM
    ST NOTE - most mobile chips already are 28 nanometer, including those from Qulacomm, etc. Intel is at 14 nanometers with its PC chips
  • Tim Stevens 9/9/2014 5:18:22 PM
    Phil's running through the benchmark-free specs as usual, 25% faster CPU, 50% faster graphics.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:18:22 PM
    Schiller: Up to 84X faster GPU performance
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:18:45 PM
    Schiller: Extra goal with A8 - 50% more energy efficent than A7 chip. Allows to sustain performance over longer period of time
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:19:03 PM
    Schiller: Talking up sustained performance. Able to keep performance levels high when needed
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2014 5:19:21 PM
    Schiller: Just this summer we launched Metal, a new graphics library for our developers
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