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The AppAdvice tech week in review: New iPhones and an 'iPad Pro' are set to arrive

The AppAdvice tech week in review: New iPhones and an 'iPad Pro' are set to arrive

September 6, 2015

If you’re an Apple fan, it’s almost Christmas morning — without the snow, of course. Here are some of the stories that made news during the week that was:

The biggest story of the week: New Apple goodies arrive this Wednesday

Final preparations are now underway at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in downtown San Francisco, California. It is here where Apple will hold the company’s fall media event on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Apple is expected to announce new iOS devices at the event, alongside a next-generation Apple TV.


Image via James Martin

For more on Apple’s upcoming event, see:

Also making news: Let the trade-ins begin

2015 iPhone trade-in guide

2015 iPhone trade-in guide

Last year at this time, we couldn’t wait to get our hands on an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Now, many of us are prepping to replace those handsets with new ones. Before preordering your “iPhone 6s” or “iPhone 6s Plus” later this week, be sure to take a look at our annual iPhone trade-in guide. Coming on Tuesday: How to trade-in your iPhone using AT&T Next.

See also: How can I get the best iPhone trade-in value from Gazelle?

Other top news stories


Here are other tech stories from the past week:

Merchandise for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” arrived at retailers on “Force Friday.” Among the new offerings is the $150 BB–8 astromech droid from Sphero. The seventh film in the “Star Wars” series arrives in December.

Google has unveiled the company’s third-generation Nest thermostat. The $249 device includes a new design, a sharper display, and a handful of useful features.

It’s finally time to ditch those Kindle Fires. You can finally download videos for offline use with the Amazon Video app on your iOS device. You’re up, Netflix.

Big app news


Are you still looking for the perfect keyboard app for your iPhone? Take a look at the Next Keyboard from Tiny Hearts Limited. The $3.99 app provides different themes and colors, plus emojis and stickers.

Other app news:

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


Word that Apple might be prepping a bezel-free “iPhone 7″ for 2016 led to some interesting comments from readers.

Tharindu11 noted:

I doubt they come up with any real innovation.

Apple Leadership, with NO Diversity unlike Google, has NO GOOD IDEAS whatsoever.

They took 3 years to come up with large screen on IPhone, something that a layman could have told them as soon as Samsung did so.

Steve Jobs once pointed to Apple building and said “I hate this place with pinheads”. He was talking about executives at that time, which has not yet changed.

Reader iMarty was also skeptical:

I really wish Apple would break with the cycle and change the way the current iPhone looks. It’s so ugly… Looks like a bar of soap …

What’s coming up? The week ahead

IFA 2015 continues in Berlin, Germany through Sept. 9.

On Wednesday, Apple announces new iOS devices. The event will be live-streamed beginning at 10 a.m. PDT.

Portland, Oregon hosts the XOXO Festival from Sept. 10 through Sept. 13. The “experimental” festival celebrates “independently produced art and technology.”

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

Mentioned apps

Amazon Video
Amazon Video
Next Keyboard - Beautiful Themes, New Emojis & Stickers
Next Keyboard - Beautiful Themes, New Emojis & Stickers
Tiny Hearts Limited
Airbnb, Inc.
Pair Away
Pair Away
Bobby Rohweder
I am Bread
I am Bread
Bossa Studios Ltd
Red Dot Camera - Manual Rangefinder Style Camera for iPhone
Red Dot Camera - Manual Rangefinder Style Camera for iPhone
Lifelike Apps, Inc

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