Apple will have another exciting Live Event on Wednesday September 9th at 12:00pm Central Time (10am Pacific Time, 1:00pm Eastern)
Links to Watch the Event Live
New Hardware Predictions Overview
Usually during the fall live event Apple unveils a new iPhone. Every other year they unveil a substantial redesign with a new #…for example, last year in 2014 it was the iPhone 6. On the opposite, or off-years, Apple add’s minor enhancements and tweaks to the phone released the previous year, and add an ‘s’ to the name. So in this case we expect there will be an iPhone 6s announcement. MacRumor’s writren an extensive overview of what some of the most likely new features will be.
In September 2014 a new iPad Air 2 was announced. There was also a new iPad Air Mini but it didn’t receive all of the great new features that the full-sized iPad did. So Apple fans expect a better equipped iPad mini this year. Most notably the new iPad mini will probably include a faster cpu chip.
Everyone has been expecting a new, larger iPad to be released for a while now and it looks like that will finally happen. This larger iPad, while aimed at corporate users, could potentially have much wider appeal and may be the boost Apple needs for their somewhat stagnant tablet sales of late. It’s speculated to include true multi-tasking (with side-by-side windows), possible capable of running two operating systems, OS and ios, as well as adding a new Force Touch stylus to aid in navigating smaller laptop type navigational commands with a touch screen.
This new, larger iPad is also a personal favorite of mine. In addition to having written about it in earlier posts, I’m especially excited because I really need an ios tablet that performs more like a laptop…which is exactly what this new iPad should be. Thus, you’ll find I include a lot more links to great information on this personal favorite.
The main reasons pointing to the actual existence of this larger iPad include code developers have run across in the newest ios 9 for larger sized screen specs as well as an accessory market that’s ramping up with actual specs for production. You can learn more about that with the links below:
iPad Pro Feature Articles
- TechRadar.com continues to provide some of the most detailed news, information and speculation about the iPad Pro in this recent update by Joe Osborne.
iPad Pro Videos
- Set Solutions is an IT company that creates beautiful conceptual videos of technology. Here, they’ve created a video showing what the iPad Pro may look like.
- UrAvgConsumer is a YouTube channel created by a self acclaimed ‘average guy, who loves tech and shares news about the tech he’s excited for in videos. In this video, he shows some iPad Pro cases and uses them to show viewers size comparisons to the current iPad and MacBook Air.
- MacRumors has consistently offered some of the most detailed news regarding iPad Pro’s progress. In their most recent update they include a great video about the Pro, news on the mini and links to their earlier coverage.
The other main new hardware speculation surrounds Apple TV. You can read more about that in this MacWorld UK article. This MacWorld news also includes a great overview of the whole event as well as more information on watching it live.