Apple Prepares for iPhone Event Next Month
The infamously silent company sends out media invites for an event in San Francisco Sept. 9, and speculation kicks into overdrive.Apple officials are confirming the rumors that they're ready to conduct a major media event next month in San Francisco, and the expectation is that new iPhones are on the way. The giant device maker on Aug. 27 sent around media invitations to the event, which is scheduled for Sept. 9 at the Bill Graham Civic Center in the city. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. PT. Apple isn't giving away any details, but already there is a lot of speculation in the industry about what the traditionally closed-mouthed company will unveil next week, with new iPhones being at the top of the list. The next-generation devices—the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus—are expected to be unveiled and to come with a faster processor (the A9), 2GB of memory and an upgraded camera. There also is the belief that the phones will be made from a particular kind of aluminum, and that they will include a technology called Force Touch, which can sense the force of the user's touch and respond accordingly. The technology already is in the Apple Watch and some of the newer MacBooks.
iPhones probably won't be the only devices on the menu, if the rumors are true. This could be a big event. Apple may also take the wraps off the latest iteration of Apple TV that will include an A8 chip, more storage and software that includes an App Store and Siri. Other sites also are mentioning that new iPads may make an appearance, including the iPad Pro, with its larger screen, stylus and split-screen capabilities.