In a new report by Buzzfeed News, the next major Apple event is supposedly planned for the week of September 7th with Wednesday being the date of the event. Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, Apple will be showing off the new iPhone 6s, Apple TV and iPad lineup.
Buzzfeed News reports that Apple is currently aiming for September 9th as their next major announcement date. Typically Apple holds iPhone events following the end of the Back to School sale, but this year the iPad and iPhone do not qualify as part of the discount instead only certain Macs do. We calculated that Apple, based on previous years, would be holding the event on Tuesday, September 8th, which is the same Tuesday as last year minus a day. Buzzfeed says that will be pushing the announcement date to a Wednesday instead.
At the event, the iPhone 6s, 4th generation Apple TV and next-generations iPads will be announced. The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which will have the same design as their predecessors, will have a 12MP rear camera, pressure-sensitive Force Touch display and be powered by the A9 processor in addition to other internal updates. The 4th generation Apple TV will feature a complete redesign in terms of hardware and software with a slimmer box, a touchpad remote and support for Siri and an App Store.
Buzzfeed also says that Apple is currently planning on announcing the new iPads at the traditionally iPhone-only event. For the iPad mini 4, we expect it to mirror the iPad Air 2 with the A8 processor, thinner body and 8MP rear camera. This may also be the last generation of iPad mini before Apple discontinues it. Little is known about the iPad Air 3, but we figure Apple will retain the same design and update internal specifications. Sources tell Buzzfeed that the iPad Pro is a “wildcard” meaning it may or may not be announced at the event in September. It’s a new product for Apple since it will be the first tablet with a 12.9″ display, four stereo speakers and even—gasp—a stylus. It will also have a USB port in addition to its Lightning port.
If Apple is indeed planning to announce the iPad lineup in September, instead of their usual date of October, this event may be the last one of the year. We have already seen the Apple Watch, new Macs, new iPods and in September we will see the iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. What else is there?