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The AppAdvice tech week in review: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' event

The AppAdvice tech week in review: Apple's 'iPhone 6s' event

Digital Communicator
August 9, 2015

Are you waiting for an “iPhone 6s”? Have you been waiting patiently for a next-generation Apple TV? Your wait is probably just weeks away from coming to an end. These and other stories made news during the week that was.

The biggest story this week: Sept. 9 is probably THE day


According to Buzzfeed, Apple’s annual iPhone event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 9.

So what should we expect to see on Apple’s big day? Buzzfeed notes:

Like Apple fall events past, this one too will focus on the company’s next-generation iPhones which are expected to arrive at market with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display, an improved camera system, and a significantly faster more and power efficient wireless chip. Sources say Apple executives are likely to show off the company’s latest iPads as well, though that 12.9-inch “iPad Pro” seems to be a wildcard, still.

Though not yet confirmed by Apple, historically, the Sept. 9 date makes sense. In 2014, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Tuesday, Sept. 9. A year earlier, the iPhone 5s was introduced on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Hopefully, we’ll hear more from Apple about the fall event in the coming days.

Also making news: Apple Wireless?

Though Apple quickly denied it, Business Insider noted that Cupertino is in talks to become a mobile virtual network operator in both the United States and in Europe. Acting as MVNO, Apple would provide your wireless service but use the spectrum from an existing carrier.

“We have not discussed nor do we have any plans to launch an MVNO,” an Apple spokeswoman wrote in a statement.

Other top news stories


Here are other tech stories in the news during the past week:

Like AT&T and T-Mobile before it, Verizon will no longer be offering phone subsidies, starting Aug. 13.

A more streamlined Apple website launched, which integrates the company’s online store with the rest of the site.

Apple Music joined the Billboard 200 and Hot 100, while rumors suggested that new Beats radio stations are coming. Meanwhile, I explained why Apple Music is here to stay.

Twitter’s summer of discontent could open the way for Google to purchase the social network.

Big app news


The snarky forecasts from Carrot Weather have moved from iOS to Mac. Carrot ($9.99) is available on the Mac App Store.

Other app news:

Say what? Our readers weigh in on the week that was

Talk of Apple becoming an MVNO had Nixy wondering whether the company “is well on it’s way to owning the world! LOL.”

As talk shifted to the upcoming iPhone event, endoftheQ noted “I can only hope they’ll be a ‘one more thing…’ in the not too distant future that’ll stir my loins and get me to unzip… my wallet. ;)”

Finally, Tony said that he wasn’t sold on Apple Music, explaining the service “has a looong way to go before it can declare victory, Apples problem is they are greedy. I’ll stick with spotify.”

What’s coming up? The week ahead

Events | 500 Startups

Apple could announce as early as tomorrow, Aug. 10 the date of its annual iPhone event.

Tuesday, Aug. 11 is 500 Startups Demo Day in Mountain View, Calfornia.

On Thursday, Aug. 13, Samsung is expected to announce the Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus during the company’s latest Unpacked event in New York.

What will be happening in the week ahead? Visit AppAdvice to find out.

Mentioned apps

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