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Apple's September 9 iPhone -- and more -- launch

The company will show off its latest gadgets, including possible updates to the iPad and Apple TV along with Apple's smartphone.

  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:02:29 PM
    Hi everyone
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:02:43 PM
    Welcome to our "pregame show" for the Apple event.
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:04:01 PM
    We're less than an hour away from showtime, but our pre-show is on the air
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:04:08 PM
    in the window above
  • KORTNEYL 9/9/2015 4:04:13 PM
    HELLO GUYS
  • SergioTheUncarrier 9/9/2015 4:04:15 PM
    Hey guys glad to be here
  • jdboeddeker 9/9/2015 4:04:19 PM
    yo yo yo!
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:05:18 PM
    A big day is expected, w/ product updates across the board
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:05:32 PM
    New iPhones, a new Apple TV box, and possibly a big-screen iPad as well
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:06:20 PM
    Apple's Eddy Cue is already hinting at the Apple TV in his latest tweet:
  • Ivan 9/9/2015 4:06:54 PM
    Hey guys! After Eddy Cue's tweet today, do you think Apple will have a dedicated movie streaming service similar to Apple Music? Maybe something like Apple Movies on Apple TV?
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:07:19 PM
    Well, they already have iTunes, which has nearly every TV show and movie on-demand. However:
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:07:46 PM
    the rumored streaming video service, similar to Sling TV, is supposedly delayed until 2016
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:08:15 PM
    The rumored updates for the Apple TV hardware are: Siri voice support, universal search, and a real app store, similar to the iPhone/iPad
  • TheAdventurer 9/9/2015 4:08:20 PM
    I thought the event started now . . . 12 p.m. ET?
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:08:39 PM
    This is our pre-show coverage. The actual even startsat 1pm ET / 10am PT
  • ankitjuthani 9/9/2015 4:08:42 PM
    I'm looking forward to the new iPhone 6S
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:09:12 PM
    We expect the new phones to be nearly identical on the outside, but with better internals: faster A9 chip, better camera, double the RAM
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:09:29 PM
    and, there are persistent rumors of a Force Touch screen
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:09:51 PM
    Already in place on the Watch, Force Touch offers different inputs depending how hard you press the screen
  • uncle yardo 9/9/2015 4:10:03 PM
    Looking for a 4" iphone 6c or looking to see how much of a discount I can get on the current iphone 6. Not really that interested in a flagship current gen device.
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:10:42 PM
    You may be disappointed. The rumors are that there will be no 6C for now, but the 5S, 6 and 6 Plus will get the requisite $100 price drop
  • UGA4EVA 9/9/2015 4:10:53 PM
    DID apple finally get a 4k screen on the 6s? This technology is 2 years old with the samsung phones
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:11:46 PM
    We'll probably get the same basic screen resolution as last year. And while Samsung phones have awesome screens, they are not 4K -- the recently announced Sony Xperia phone will be the first handset with a 4K screen
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:12:03 PM
     
     

    Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Preview - CNET

    CNETIt's waterproof, it has a fingerprint scanner and the screen will melt your eyeballs. But is 4K on a phone a waste of time?
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:12:38 PM
    And, honestly, we think 4K screens on phones are overkill:

    Phones with ultra high-res 4K screens are serious overkill. Seriously - CNET

    CNETCommentary: If super high-resolution screens are arguably unnecessary for your 65-inch TV, they're just about useless for your 5.5-inch phone.
  • Bruno 9/9/2015 4:12:44 PM
    Any way apple increases iphone's battery life? i think we may have new regarding battery life due to ios9 battery saving mode
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:14:04 PM
    Bruno is talking about the new battery saving mode coming with iOS 9. It'll be a welcome addition, to be sure. It'll be interesting to see exactly the sort of battery life claims that Apple makes, too.
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:14:51 PM
    And to mention from earlier -- the Sony phone will be the first with a 4K screen, we *do* expect Apple to add 4K video capture on these new iPhones, which Samsung and others already offer.
  • j0hnm4riani 9/9/2015 4:15:30 PM
    do you think john grubber is right? too many products for one day? what will we see, what will we not see
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:16:12 PM
    Noted Apple pundit John Gruber originally speculated that the Apple Watch would be highlighted over a new iPad, w/ the latter being held for an October event. Subsequently, however,
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:16:34 PM
    ... he changed his tune, saying his sources say this will be the only Apple event this fall.
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:17:33 PM
    That said, expect Tim Cook & Co. to mention something about the Watch -- the new WatchOS 2 update is slated to come later this year, and it fixes some notable issues, most important of which is adding native apps to the Watch
  • mitchiscool 9/9/2015 4:17:52 PM
    any chance of a new Apple watch? I want one
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:18:26 PM
    Anything's possible, but I doubt we'll see new Watch hardware. Again, expect them to focus on what's new with the software. And it sounds like we'll get some new watchbands, too.
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:19:02 PM
    As for iOS 9, if Apple follows its normal schedule, we'll likely see that update hit late next week -- probably Thursday.
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:19:28 PM
    ... with the new iPhones available for sale on Friday the 18th in many countries. (Again, IF they follow tradition.)
  • mitchiscool 9/9/2015 4:19:36 PM
    what are investors looking for with this new announcement? will there be any new information on sales/china's impact?
  • swordsmanr 9/9/2015 4:19:42 PM
    If there is a stylus coming to the iPad Pro, any chance of it being backwards compatible to the iPad Air 2?
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:20:32 PM
    Good question. The rumored iPad Pro (big-screen iPad) is also supposed to have Force Touch. So if the stylus is only compatible with that, it may not work -- or not work as well -- on the Air 2.
  • User1 9/9/2015 4:20:37 PM
    #Ipad pro
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:21:04 PM
    There are rumors that Apple is working on VR projects, and I would definitely expect that in the future. But highly unlikely for today.
  • Ken 9/9/2015 4:22:13 PM
    They need to do something new with the software in IOS....ya know something exciting.....looking forward to the Ipad Pro......
  • john.falcone 9/9/2015 4:22:43 PM
    I think the split screen and picture in picture video they showed off in June is a good start. Will be interesting to see if addi'l features are shown today.
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