Christmas Eve for Apple fans is here, as we’re just one day away from Cupertino’s big fall event. Here’s the latest technology news for Tuesday, Sept. 6.
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Apple TV prepped for tomorrow’s event
Ahead of this week’s “iPhone 7” event, Cupertino has updated its Events app on Apple TV. The free app now includes the text and graphics associated with the event, which begins on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT. The app also displays the event time in your timezone.
Feeling nostalgic? The Apple Events app also includes video from past events going back to October 2013.
To download the app, search for “Apple Events” on the tvOS App Store on your fourth-generation Apple TV.
The king is dead, long live the king
The iPhone 6s is the most popular smartphone in the United States and worldwide, according to new data from both Strategy Analytics and Kantar. During the second quarter, the iPhone 6s accounted for 4.2 percent of global smartphone sales, according to Strategy Analytics. In second place was the 2-year-old iPhone 6 at 2.5 percent. Rounding out the top three is the Samsung Galaxy S7 at 2.4 percent.
In the United States, the iPhone 6s remains the top-selling phone with an 11 percent market share. In second place is the Galaxy S7 at 9 percent, followed by the iPhone SE at 5 percent.
With the iPhone 7 set to arrive this week, the iPhone 6s’ reign at the top is nearing an end.
More iPhone 7 event predictions
We’ve already made our predictions for Wednesday’s event. Here what others are saying:
- What to expect at Apple’s iPhone press conference, TechCrunch
- Apple’s big event this week could be the turning point it needs, CNBC
- What Apple already told us about the software on the new iPhone and Apple Watch, CNET
- All the reasons Apple’s ‘boring’ new iPhone 7 will be its most exciting iPhone ever, BGR
It may feel like a Monday; instead, it’s time for #TuesdayMotivation.
On this day
Today, Sept. 6 is Fight Procrastination Day and Read a Book Day.
BoxWorks begins in San Francisco, California.
Rewind: On this day in 1995, Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig’s baseball iron man record by playing in his 2,131st game.
We’ve looked around the web and found these other stories worth considering:
- Why Apple shouldn’t put a headphone adapter in the iPhone 7 box, MacWorld
- Michael Kors brings really, really big design to Android Wear, TechCrunch
- Upcoming App Store purge could see hundreds of thousands of apps deleted, TechCrunch
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