Apple’s Tuesday event has been years in the making. Here’s what to expect at this highly-anticipated event, which should see the introduction of new iPhones and much more.
When and Where
Tuesday’s event will be the first at the new 1,000-seat Steve Jobs Theater that sits on the recently opened Jobs-designed Apple Park Campus.
Apple will live stream the event beginning at 10 a.m. PDT on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
To view the event on your iOS, Mac, or Windows device, click on this link via the Safari browser. You can also experience the show on your Apple TV through the Apple Events app.
On Tuesday, Apple’s planning on introducing three new iPhones. The most significant of these is the completely redesigned iPhone X/Edition, which will become the first Apple handset with an OLED display.
This 5.8-inch smartphone may be priced at $999 for a 64GB model, $1,099 for a 256GB model, and $1,119 for a 512GB model. Available color choices should include black, white, and brush copper.
Other features should include:
- Water resistance improved to IP68, or perhaps waterproof
- 10-nanometer A11 chip
- Wireless Charging, probably using Qi protocol;
- 10W USB-C wall charger
- Iris scanning for authentication; infrared face unlock capability
- New sound when charging
- Vertical camera on the back
- The end of the Home button, replaced by facial recognition or a “function area.” No Touch ID on iPhone 8
- Lots of new native wallpapers
The 4.7-inch “iPhone 8” and 5.5-inch “iPhone 8 Plus” are expected to retain the design found on the current iPhone models. Beyond this, little is known about these handsets.
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Apple Watch Series 3
No designs changes are expected on the third-generation Apple Watch. Internal hardware changes could prove significant, however.
The biggest hardware change could be the introduction of an LTE model for the first time. Other features could include a micro-LED display, better battery, and improved process.
On the hardware side, new exercise routines could be in the offering. The wearable device could soon be able to track workouts for basketball, bowling, climbing, cricket, cross-country skiing, curling, dance, equestrian sports, fencing, fishing, golf, gymnastics, jump rope, pilates, skating, surfing, and more.
Finally, we’ll probably see a new lineup of Apple Watch bands arrive.
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The fifth-generation Apple TV will almost certainly feature 4K compatibility. Beyond this? Who knows. The tvOS 11 betas haven’t given anything away so stay tuned.
Odds and Ends
Although HomePod won’t be arriving until December, Apple will probably spend some time on Tuesday discussing the Siri-based speaker.
Perhaps, we’ll also see new AirPods make an appearance.
What are you most looking forward to seeing at Apple’s Tuesday event? Let us know below.