Apple’s moment to shine is almost here. On Tuesday morning, Sept. 9, Tim Cook and company are likely to announce the biggest update to their mobile products line since the iPad launched in 2010. Make sure to join us live from the event! We’ll be covering every aspect of the keynote right here and live blogging so you don’t miss a thing.
Just how much is Apple banking on tomorrow’s event? Apple has booked Cupertino’s 2,400 seat Flint Center for the Performing Arts as the site. This is the venue where Steve Jobs launched the original Macintosh in 1984, and the Bondi Blue iMac in 1998.
Want some more hype? Apple also constructed a separate building alongside the Flint Center on the campus of De Anza College to use for the event.
Care for some more? Gone are the days when a simple press release followed an Apple event. The company announced last week that it will be streaming this year’s event. They also are counting down the number of hours until the show starts on the company’s home page.
So what should we expect?
On Tuesday, Apple is likely to unveil its first new product category in four years with the introduction of the so-called “iWatch.” The wearable device, which probably won’t be arriving in stores until early 2015, is expected to utilize Apple’s new HealthKit software and be priced at around $400.
Also coming tomorrow: two new iPhones. Both the 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone models are expected to take advantage of the company’s new health and fitness features, plus its new HomeKit initiative. A mobile payments system, by way of Apple’s Passbook app, is also expected. All the new features will come through iOS 8.
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