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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.

  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:43:22 PM
    3D Touch in iPhone games will be really big...could save space on button layouts.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:43:44 PM
    "We've also for the first time built our M9 motion coprocessor directly in the chip. ... Able to be always on as it's integrated."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:43:48 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:43:50 PM
    M9 motion directly on chip now, always on. And "Hey Siri" now always-on, too.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:44:02 PM
    "New Hey Siri feature. If plugged in or not, can access Siri."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:44:09 PM
    Siri, making some sass!
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:44:18 PM
    "New second generation TouchID sensor. Fast."
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:44:28 PM
    "Perhaps the feature many of us love the best about our iPhone is the camera."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:44:36 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:44:38 PM
    Touch ID 2x faster on fi
    ngerprint (storing fewer fingerprints helps too)
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:44:58 PM
    "It's now an all-new iSight camera. 12megapixel. 50% more pixels than before."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:45:02 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:45:13 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:45:15 PM
    "As you know, many times when you add sensors you degrade picture quality."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:45:16 PM
    New camera: 12MP iSight. 50% more pixels. Most other smartphone cameras are at least 12MP
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:45:36 PM
    "Here's the iSight camera sensor. 50% more pixels and with that 50% more focus pixels. So autofocus is faster."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:45:43 PM
    faster autofocus? that I like.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:45:56 PM
    We're getting a less on how the new camera is more megapixels but still as sharp photos as before
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:46:04 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:46:14 PM
    "Deep Trench Isolation technology."
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:46:22 PM
    "Separates the photo diodes and helps to maintain very accurate color."
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:46:25 PM
    Deep Trench Isolation. Lori, Josh, help me
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:46:28 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:46:33 PM
    "We can take even better pictures with an iPhone 6S and 6S Plus."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:46:50 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:46:51 PM
    Now seeing a photo demo of pictures that weren't retouched
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:47:09 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:47:17 PM
    Horse photos in Iceland. Person with blanket on head. Flowers hear mountain. These are pretty.
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:47:32 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:47:39 PM
    Iceland for our iPhone review camera tests, everyone
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:47:42 PM
    "The level of detail with the 12MP sensor is fantastic"
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:47:54 PM
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:48:12 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:48:26 PM
    Lots of focus on skies, shadows, lights in presentation.
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:48:37 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:48:41 PM
    Apple’s iPhone has become more vital than ever to the company’s financial results following the introduction of Apple’s bigger screen smartphones a year ago. It has made up more than two-thirds of sales in the past several quarters since Apple released the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus last September. Typically, the iPhone accounts for closer to 50 percent of Apple’s revenue.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:48:42 PM
    But worries have emerged that demand could be slowing down for Apple’s biggest moneymaker. The smartphone market overall isn't growing as fast it once did. Shipments worldwide should rise only about 10 percent this year, according to IDC, well below the 28 percent increase in 2014, with China shouldering much of the responsibility for that slowdown. That market has been maturing, as well as going through turmoil in its stock market amid concerns about an economic slowdown.
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:48:55 PM
    Cook, in a rare move, last month emailed CNBC host Jim Cramer to say that despite concerns in the stock market, Apple has "continued to experience strong growth for our business in China through July and August." He added that growth in iPhone activations has "actually accelerated over the past few weeks" and that Apple's App Store posted its best performance of the year in China during the past two weeks leading up to his letter.
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:49:05 PM
  • Scott Stein 9/9/2015 6:49:29 PM
    You will zoom in on creepy bird eyes like never before
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:49:41 PM
    "So what's a 4K video. Higher degree of detail."
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:49:44 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:49:55 PM
    Notable that Apple didn't mention 4K with Apple TV but says iPhone 6S can shoot 4K video
  • James Martin 9/9/2015 6:50:02 PM
  • Shara Tibken 9/9/2015 6:50:04 PM
    So you won't be able to watch that movie on your 4K TV using an Apple TV?
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