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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.

  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:23:47 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:23:49 PM
    "New A9X chip. Third-generation 64-bit chip. 2X memory bandwidth of previous."
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:23:58 PM
    1.8X faster than the A8X it replaces. This is desktop class performance
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:24:01 PM
    (bet Intel loves that)
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:24:05 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:24:13 PM
    A9X: 2x faster storage. 1.8x faster than A8X on iPad Air 2. "desktop class performance." So does that mean crossover apps?
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:24:17 PM
    "Our chip team is just on fire. Over the last five years grown performance in iPad 22 fold for CPU tasks."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:24:27 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:24:30 PM
    Double graphics over A8X. Over last years, graphics performance has gone up 360X.
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:24:46 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:24:47 PM
    "You combine that fast hardware with great software in iOS 9 ... and you get incredible performance."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:24:49 PM
    Once again, graphics doubling. So, very curious how this matches against Core M on MacBook
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:24:56 PM
    "It is faster than 80% of the portable PCs that shipped in the last 12 months."
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:25:03 PM
    Yep, Intel is REALLY going to love that
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:25:10 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:25:20 PM
    Sorry, faster than 90% not 80% (thought he said 80 but screen said 90%)
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:25:35 PM
    Really claiming elite graphics on this vs other PCs (better graphics than 90% of portable PCs sold?)
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:25:37 PM
    "It's going to enable new classes of applications for iPad. This is AutoCad 360 from AutoDesk."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:25:41 PM
    90 for graphics
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:25:59 PM
    10-hour battery life
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:26:10 PM
    10 hour battery life, once again (always been the battery goal for iPad, more or less)
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:26:17 PM
    "We thought this display deserves a great soundsystem. For the first time ever, we have a four-speaker audio system."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:26:20 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:26:25 PM
    "Automatically balances the left and right depending on how you're holding the iPad."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:26:36 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:26:36 PM
    "It puts off 3X the audio volume of the iPad Air 2."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:26:45 PM
    Four speakers, balancing sound and frequencies, 3x volume of iPad Air 2. That's good because iPad Air 2 speakers really weren't good.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:26:53 PM
    "iPad Pro is 6.9mm thick. iPad Air is 6.1"
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:27:08 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:27:20 PM
    1.57 pounds, 6.9 mm thick. comparing to original iPad, which had similar weight.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:27:22 PM
    "What about the weight of it. Let's bring in the original first iPad. Both around 1.5 pounds." iPad Pro is 1.57 pounds, first iPad was 1.54 pounds
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:27:29 PM
    "This is an amazing iPad, but the story doesn't stop there."
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:27:37 PM
    "Let's go back to that software keyboard. It's a great keyboard."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:27:48 PM
    That's not a one-hander. But a 12.9-inch iPad probably wasn't going to be anyway.
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:27:54 PM
    A new keyboard!
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:27:54 PM
    "Because we're enabling applications not possible before in an iPad, sometimes you like the convenience of a physical keyboard."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:27:59 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:28:02 PM
    Accessory just for iPad Pro, the Smart Keyboard
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:28:03 PM
    Smart Keyboard. FINALLY.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:28:09 PM
    This looks a lot like ht e Microsoft Surface
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:28:18 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:28:21 PM
    "Covered in Apple woven fabric."
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 5:28:31 PM
    "Inside is a new Apple dome switch we pioneered with the MacBook."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 5:28:42 PM
    Unfolds, like smart cover. Woven fabric, unfolds, physical keyboard underneath. Keys use similar mechanisms to new MacBook.
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 5:28:55 PM
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