All Things Apple Announced in September 2015 Event

Apple made some long-awaited announcements in its September Event this year in the ‘Hey Siri’ event. A much anticipated announcement about a new streaming platform to change the way users experience music was also announced. Other announcements made at the event include the following:

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Apple iPhone 6s
Apple iPhone 6s

Called the most advanced of iPhones, the iPhone 6s offers new features such as an upgraded, 12-megapixel camera and the new, upgraded 3D touch capability that recognizes your force. The 3D touch senses the amount of pressure a user exerts on its buttons, making it easier to access different menus and functions. The new phones also come with stronger glass and a new rose gold finish. The iPhone 6s will cost $199 when it hits the market.

Also introduced was Apple’s new payment plan called Apple Care Plus. Payment plans start at $39/month, Apple customers can upgrade their phones yearly if they go through Apple. Available in 12 countries, the iPhone 6s will be available for pre-order on September 12.

Apple Pay in the UK

With the launch of Apple Pay last year, this year Apple announced some great news. Apple Pay moved outside of the US and into the UK in July. Apple Pay was designed to make purchases simpler and safer on the iPhones. Apple Pay replaces the wallet with the newest iPhones.

Apple Pay 2015
Apple Pay

Right now, not every bank supports this method of electronic payment. The ones participating are First Direct, Nationwide Building Society, NatWest, Santander, Ulster Bank, and the Royal Bank of Scotland. More are expected to join so keep checking with your local bank. Many local UK stores now accept Apple Pay and display the decal in their windows.

Apple Pay is more secure than other contactless payment systems. This is because of the requirement of the fingerprint sensor for each payment or transaction. It also means shorter lines and waiting times for those on-the-go.

Apple Watch Update

Arriving September 16th, the Apple Watch receives its first major update. New watch faces and bands, the Apple Watch will hold over 10,000 apps including GoPro, Facebook Messenger, and AirStrip.

Apple Watch Update
Apple Watch Update

Other features include a special Nightstand mode and a Time Travel feature allowing accessibility to upcoming appointments, events, and alarm functions. One of the watch face options allows you to use your own photos. The upgrade also allows the ability to use Apple Pay to store points and cards. You will also have more access to Siri functions.

iPad Pro

The biggest iPad yet, the iPad Pro offers the same things as the iPad 2 and then some. The larger panel has a huge 12.9”display with 2,732 x 2,048 pixels. This larger panel makes multitasking ideal with the newest additions to iOS 9. Side by side viewing lets you do more in less time.

The Apple iPad Pro
The Apple iPad Pro

With four speakers up front, the display has more room like a laptop. Apple uses its latest SoC, the A9X, to power the new iPad Pro. Double the memory, graphics performance, and bandwidth over the iPad 2, it is faster than most PCs sold over the past year.

With the iPad Pro, Apple introduces the pencil stylus. Better than its regular counterparts, the pencil is pressure-sensitive and can detect tilt, position, and force. Most of what you can do with a pen, you can use the Apple pencil. Cordless, it easily charges from the Lightning Port of the iPad. Many will be looking forward to the release in November.

OS X El Capitan

The OS X El Capital will be available for public on September 20th. This will tweak and improve performance of the OS X experience.

OS X El Capitan
OS X El Capitan

Safari will allow users to “pin” sites. This will make landing sites load instantly. Also, audio muting can be done from tabs rather than entering pages to mute.

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Spotlight now has a more integrated, extensive search capabilities using natural language. It will also improve Windows management. Metal has been given a performance boost to Apple’s optimization tool for mobile processors as well.

iOS 9 release date

Apple’s newest operating system, the iOS 9 is scheduled for release on September 16th worldwide. Most upgrades for the iOS 9 focus on making it more efficient, smarter, and faster.

The most noticeable difference will be the new “low power mode” which will allow 3 more hours to battery life. Some tweaks and name changes have been made as well. The notes app will now let you draw. Some name changes will included Passbook to Wallet and Newsstand to News.

Final Thoughts

Apple has something for everyone this year! From its Apple Watch updates to the iPad Pro and the iPhone 6s. Amazing upgrades and new products will be hard to resist and even harder to put down. Make sure not to miss out on any of these! You’ll be sorry if you do.

Apple Wants Us to Ask Siri for a Hint for the September Event

Here we go. Apple is all set to unveil another new product this year and has already sending invitations with the tagline “Hey Siri, give us a hint“. What will they release? We’ll know them all on September 9th.

San Francisco auditorium will be fully packed with hundreds of developers. Some of us will get to watch the live event in our Apple devices.

Apple probably wants us to guess what will they unveil in the event, but we already have some hints.

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Apple is expected to unveil three major products — iPhone 6s (or 7?) iPhone 6s Plus and Apple Watch 2, the upgraded version of Apple Watch, which Tim Cook announced last year on the same date.

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iPhone 6s is expected to have a 12-megapixel camera, improved and strong aluminium design which wouldn’t easy bend like iPhone 6. This means that Apple might finally fix the ‘bend gate‘ issue due to which iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus lots of criticisms.

Some sources says that the upcoming iPhone will no long have home button. However, we won’t be seeing that anytime soon. Probably, we’ll see an iPhone without home button in the next year. It’s also likely that iPhone 6s will have Force Touch feature just like in 2015 12-inch MacBook has.

So, what else? We’ve heard from some sources that Apple may also release iPad Pro, the larger version of iPad for professional work. And of course, we’ll get hands on iOS 9, Mac OS X El Capitan and WatchOS 2 very soon as well.

‘One more thing…’? What that one more thing will be? We’ll check that out very soon. You can watch the event live on your Apple devices starting at 10AM PST.

Will iPhone 6S be a worth-to-upgrade smartphone? Will Apple amaze us this time? We’ll know that in September 9. Stay tuned!

Next-Gen iPhone To Equip Force Touch, Apple Starts Production

In one of the latest reports on Apple and its products, Bloomberg writes the next-gen iPhone to come with Force Touch technology. The iDevice giant has begun with its early production of the flagship smartphone.

Force Touch technology allows users to press the screen harder to get more options and it was first unveiled with Apple Watch, Retina MacBook pros and 12-inch MacBooks.

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In the MacBooks the feature works on the trackpad similar to that it works on smartwatch screen.

Force touch on the iPhone

It is also claimed by next month Apple may ramp up the iPhone production. Bloomberg cites a source saying the production of the device may go smoothly as there are design similarities between the devices including iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Apple had been planning for a ‘pressure-sensitive’ iPhone since early 2014. Meanwhile, one another report surfaced earlier in June claiming the upcoming iPhone to be about 0.15mm longer and 0.2mm thicker to house the new technology.

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Apart from all these, KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo claims — just like the Apple Watch —  Apple may come up with a new Rose Gold color option and also to include a 12-megapixel primary camera. The iOS 9 code hints of higher quality selfie camera to be mounted in the next iPhone too.

The Apple’s enhancement to the iOS 9 is noticed as a preparation for Force Touch support.

Apple is also communicating with developers to allow integrating the feature in the apps.