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Apple announces watchOS 3 with new watch faces and tvOS

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While we have been primarily focused on the hundreds of updates with iOS 10, Apple also spent time at the keynote on the newest major operating systems for the Apple Watch (watchOS 3) and the Apple TV (tvOS). The Apple Watch is updated with new watch faces, features borrowed from the iPhone, and more; while the Apple TV received a few relatively minor updates.

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The Apple Watch running watchOS 3. The first watch shows the new Dock, the second shows the Breathe app, and the third shows the Activity watch face, via Apple

The third-generation operating system comes with a many welcomed changes for the Apple Watch. The app layout is staying, but there is a new dock that will house your favorite apps and Control Center for frequently used settings. Background App Refresh is coming to the watch and will automatically keep apps open and updated with the latest content. Instead of taking what seems like an hour for an app to load, it will be opened in an instant. There is a SOS feature now that will initiate a call with local emergency services no matter where you are in the world, and send a message to emergency contacts about what is going on. This is activated by holding the right elongated button for several seconds. The Apple Watch will also unlock your MacBook if it is on your wrist and within range of your computer.

Additionally, the Activity app has received quite a few updates. The Activity rings are now shareable with friends and family so you can compete with each other over who can close the rings first. You and they can opt-in for being alerted when others finish workouts or earn achievements. There are new metrics on the display during a workout that show distance, pace, active calories, heartbeat, and elapsed time. The Activity app is also optimized for wheelchair users. Apple added a Breathe app that is designed to guide you through a series of deep breaths throughout your day.

Like the Messages app for iPhone, the Apple Watch Messages app is updated. You can send fullscreen effects, add stickers, use invisible ink, reply in your own handwriting, and send much larger emojis. You can also write letters on the watch that will convert into text.

Finally, there are many new watch faces that allow for more customization. Apple added Minnie Mouse as a watch face, in addition to a new Activity and Numerals watch face. They can be easily swapped out with an edge-to-edge swipe instead of the previous deep press.

The operating system is currently available to developers and it will be coming alongside iOS 10 in the fall.



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The new tvOS has a Dark Mode so the background is no longer blinding you when watching TV before bed, via Apple

The newest Apple TV is being updated with a few minor features that will stabilize and enhance the system. Siri now has the capability to search by topics (i.e. high school movies from the 1990s) and search YouTube for videos. The TV also has a Dark Mode, live tune-in to watch live TV, and single sing-on for apps. You will no longer need to login to a new app with your username and password from your TV provider to access the app. Instead, you will sign in once in the Settings app and the TV will use this information in all the apps you use. This feature is also coming to the iPhone.

The next-generation tvOS software is currently available to developers and it is coming to the public in September.

“Great products” expected for 2016: iOS 10, Apple Watch 2, iPhone 7

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In a recent interview on CNBC’s Mad Money, Apple CEO Tim Cook teased that the company has “great products in the pipeline” and suggested that the new “iPhones” will be a great incentive to upgrade. Cook said something similar three years ago about the “great products” that were coming in 2014. This is the year that we saw the Apple Watch, iPhone 6, Apple Pay, and iPad Air 2 announced. So what exactly are these “great products in the pipeline?” What do we expect to see for the rest of the year?


iOS 10

2016 Expectations

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The tenth-generation operating system is all but confirmed to be announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC) next month in California. Apple has a history of announcing software updates at this event geared towards developers so they can prepare their apps to work on the major software update when it is released in the fall. Rumors for its features have been quite absence, but we are hoping for a complete redesign and overhaul of bug fixes since it is the tenth version. Current rumors suggest that Apple will be updating their Music app with reorganized tabs, a whole new user interface, and increased functions. The Music app will have 3D Touch display shortcuts for sharing music faster and previewing songs. Apple is also working on a person-to-person payment system with Apple Pay and this may be included in the update. Other rumors have indicated an all-new Photos app and iCloud Voicemail where Siri will be able to answer phone calls and transcribe voicemails.

We also expect watchOS and tvOS updates, which are for the Apple Watch and Apple TV, respectively.


Apple Watch 2

2016 Expectations

Apple Watch 2 concept with camera by Eric Huismann.

The second-generation Apple Watch is expected to be announced and released this year, hopefully the announcement being at WWDC. We are expecting a watch that is not dependent on the iPhone for functionality, a 20% to 40% thinner design, a front camera, and models made of new materials (perhaps tungsten or platinum). Rumors have also suggested that it will have a cellular chip or a WiFi chip inside so it can be independent of the phone. If the new watch is not announced at the conference, it should come along the iPhone 7 in September.


iPhone 7

2016 Expectations

iPhone 7 concept by Martin Hajek

The next major numbered iPhone generation is upon us this year. Historically, Apple has refreshed the design when releasing an iPhone with a new number, but this year might be different since next year is the tenth anniversary of iPhone. Unfortunately it occurs on an “S” year and previously the company has only updated the internal components and added a flagship feature. Considering the iPhone 6 when it was released in 2014, it was a complete redesign from the iPhone 5s, and the iPhone 6s had a similar design to the iPhone 6 but came with a 4K video camera, 3D Touch display and added waterproofness. This would mean the ninth iPhone (this year) would have a complete redesign and the tenth (next year) would only have a minor update. Apple appears to be switching these to make this year a minor update and next year a complete overhaul of design.

The current rumors suggest the iPhone 7 will be available in the same sizes as the iPhone 6s (4.7″ and 5.5″) with the larger model coming with rear dual-camera, no headphone jack, a thinner Lightning port, and potentially the same body design as the iPhone 6s. It will be powered by the A10 processor, have more RAM, and a higher storage capacity of 256GB. Next year’s iPhone, however, may be a complete redesign with a shell made mostly of glass similar to the iPhone 4.

On a side note, the name of the iPhone is also unconfirmed. A recent blueprint suggested it would be called the “iPhone Pro” or perhaps Apple would just call it “iPhone”. Apple may also release three sizes of the new phone: 4.7″, 5.5″, and 5.8″. The latter may be a part of next year’s iPhone instead.

iPad mini 5 (7.9″ iPad Pro)

2016 Expectations

iPad Pro compared to iPad Air 2 and iPad mini, by WSJ

Currently the rumors around the next-generation iPad mini is just speculation since it is likely that the table will be discontinued this year. We would like to see Apple take the iPad mini and make it part of the iPad Pro lineup. They could offer their Pro tablet lineup in 12.9″, 9.7″ and now 7.9″ display sizes. It could have four stereo speakers, a redesigned interior, a higher quality display, and support for the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard.


Apple TV Streaming Service

2016 Expectations

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Apple was rumored all of last year to release an Internet streaming TV service similar to Sling alongside the 4th generation Apple TV in fall 2015. Unfortunately this did not happen because contracts were apparently not finalized. Hopefully we will see them release it this year. The Wall Street Journal reported over a year ago that the streaming service would initially be limited to twenty-five channels and be offered for $30 to $40 per month.

Pre-orders commence for the new Apple TV online

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On Monday, pre-orders for the fourth generation Apple TV started on Apple’s Retail Store website. The new Apple TV is an entirely new entertainment system with Siri, an App Store, system-wide search, new user interface and more. Apple has also added support for third-party controllers to play the new games that will be found in the App Store.

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The Apple TV (4th generation) has two available storage capacities with different prices. The first option, which is 32GB of storage, is available for $149. This amount of storage is perfect for someone who will primarily stream their content and download only a few apps and games to play. The second option, 64GB of storage, is $199 and is great for someone who plans to download their content and store many apps and games.

Customers can also purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan alongside their Apple TV for a price of $29. This extends the repair/replacement service and technical phone support to two years. Without the plan, the repair/replacement service is one year and the phone support is ninety days. Unlike their other devices, there is no deductible for repair under AppleCare.

Inside the box, you’ll find the new Apple TV, Lightning cable for charging the remote and power cable for the box. The HDMI-to-HDMI cable is sold separately from Apple for $19, or you can pick one up online from Amazon for less.

The Apple TV is currently seeing a delivery date of November 2nd through the 4th for the quickest method of next-day shipping. If customers want free shipping, this is extended to November 3rd through the 5th.

Apple TV pre-orders begin Monday, October 26th, shipping later in the week

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In his interview with the Wall Street Journal yesterday, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the pre-order and release date for the new Apple TV. The set-top box, which was set to be released during sometime in October, will be available for purchase starting next week.

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Pre-orders for the new Apple TV will begin on Monday, October 26th and devices will start being shipped later in the week. This matches up perfectly to the rumor we heard earlier this month about the release date. It said the Apple TV would be available online starting the last week of October with shipments arriving and physical store location sales starting in November.

The fourth-generation Apple TV is $149 for 32GB of storage and $199 for 64GB of storage. If you’re going to sell your current Apple TV to make a deposit on the new one, read our guide first.

Selling your Apple TV? Read our guide first

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The latest Apple TV will be out in a couple of weeks, according to a rumor, which means it’s time to sell your current Apple TV so you can buy the new one. The fourth-generation Apple TV is a completely new entertainment system with Siri, an App Store, system-wide search, games and third-party controllers. It’s starting price is $149 for the 32GB model and $199 for the 64GB model. We have the current market prices for each of the Apple TV generations with a guide on how to sell yours.

If you’re not sure which model you have, click here.

Apple TV (1st generation)


The first generation Apple TV currently has a market price of roughly $20-$40 depending upon its condition. If you jailbreak the device, meaning you can customize it beyond Apple’s recommendations, surf the Internet and download more apps, the price of the Apple TV increases to $30-$50.

Apple TV (2nd generation)


The second generation Apple TV, which was a complete redesign of the first generation, has a market price of $30-$50. If you jailbreak the device, the price increases to $70-$100 depending upon condition, the jailbreak and the accessories included. These prices reflect what people are willing to pay for the device, however, companies can give you just as much when they buy it from you. For example, Gazelle is offering $42 for the Apple TV in a flawless condition with the remote and power cord.

Apple TV (3rd generation)


Unfortunately, Apple changed the hardware in the third-generation (and the price) so it goes for less than the previous generations and it cannot be jailbroken. It’s currently going for $40-$60. Customers can purchase a new one for $69. If you plan to sell it to a company instead of another person, Gazelle is currently offering $10 for the Apple TV in a flawless condition with the remote and power cord.

If you sell your Apple TV now (before the fourth-generation model comes out), you’ll likely get more for it. Apple devices has been known to drop in value by 20% when a newer device is released. When it’s time to sell, you’ll want to make sure you erase all content and reset setting on it. Fortunately it’s not an “iOS” device so it doesn’t have to be removed from your iCloud nor does it have Find My iPhone installed on it. All you have to do is reset and resell.

Apple TV 4: new user interface, motion-sensitive remote, A8 processor, coming next month

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The fourth generation Apple TV, like the iPhone 6s, is no longer a secret. This device has been in the works for years and finally we expect for it to be announced next week at Apple’s special media event. Besides a new form factor, we will see a redesigned user interface, completely revolutionary remote control, support for iOS functions and a price for under $200.

Apple TV concept

Apple TV concept by Martin Hajek

The new Apple TV will have a similar design for its body, like its predecessor, with a redesigned and more simplified remote control. The box will be slimmer, wider and primarily made of plastic. It will be powered by the A8 processor, which is the same processor in the iPhone 6, and have the much faster and efficient Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The storage capacity will be 8GB, like its predecessor, but Apple is considering a 16GB model as well. The back of the box will have the usual ports: power, HDMI connector and USB port for connecting to the Mac.

The dark gray/black metal remote control will be motion-sensitive similar to the Wii remote with multi-axis sensors and it will use Bluetooth to connect to the box. The controller will be thicker and bigger than the current remote with a touchpad on the top, two physical buttons (one is the Home button and the other is for Siri) on the bottom, rocker buttons for volume and a microphone for Siri. It may even have a headphone jack in it. In addition, Apple is opening up the platform by providing support for more complex and console-style remotes. Third-parties can create game controllers with more buttons and joysticks to interact with the content on the Apple TV.

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Apple TV concept by Andrew Ambrosino

For the software of the Apple TV, there is a redesigned user interface with support for Siri, an App Store and home automation. The Apple TV will run a custom version of iOS 9 so it will feel consistent to the experience on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch when iOS 9 is released publicly this month. There will be a system-wide search bar that will allow users to find results from multiple apps. For example, searching for “The Office” will pull videos from YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, iTunes Store and more. In addition, the Apple TV will be receiving its own App Store. The software development kit (SDK) for developers will be available following the announcement so there will apps populating the App Store when the Apple TV is released next month. The box will support voice search, home automation and more through Siri. She will be activated using the special button on the remote, or likely by saying “Hey, Siri” (as hinted by the event invitation.) Finally, the Apple TV is rumored to have support for HomeKit, which will allow it serve as the central hub for home automation.

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Apple TV concept by Andrew Abrosino

Besides offering on-demand TV and movies, the Apple TV is also rumored to have a streaming TV service. The service will initially have twenty-five channels which will be anchored by major networks and be available for about $30-$40 per month. This will unfortunately not be announced at the event next week as Apple is still in talks with programmers about their service so we anticipate the release date will either be later 2015, or more than likely, 2016. Apple is also reportedly exploring original TV and movie content that they may included in the future on the streaming service.

When the new Apple TV is announced next week, rumors suggest that Apple will be continuing to sell the third-generation Apple TV. This older model will be able to access the Internet TV streaming service when it’s released next year, but it will not have access to the App Store or Siri. The price will remain at $69, while the new Apple TV will be $149 and it will be released in October.

What to expect for Apple’s September and October events

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In the upcoming fall season, Apple is expected to hold two special media events to announce the new iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. Rumors have pointed to September for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6c, Apple TV and iPad mini 4, while the iPad Pro and other Mac products will be shown off in October. Based on all these rumors, here’s what we expect in the coming months.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (United States - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS) - RTR45KU8

The first special media event date, which was leaked by Buzzfeed News as September 9th, we will see the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6c, Apple TV and iPad mini 4. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will have the same design as their predecessors, but they have the new pressure-sensitive Force Touch display, 12MP rear camera, A9 processor and other updated internal components.  As for the iPhone 6c, it will be an iPhone 5s/iPhone 6 encased in a plastic housing. The phone will have a 4″ display and be powered by the A8 processor, come with Touch ID and the dual-LED flash with 8MP camera. The fourth generation Apple TV will have a slimmer body with new touchpad remote. It will run a special version of iOS 9 with a full App Store and have support for Siri and HomeKit. Finally, the iPad mini 4 is uncharacteristically rumored to be announced at the September event. It will come with a fully laminated display like the iPad Air 2, be powered by the A8 processor and have an 8MP rear camera.

Typically the iPad mini is announced alongside the iPad Air in October, but the iPad Air 3 will be coming out in 2016 and the iPad mini only received an incremental update last year so it’s time for something more significant. The announcement date for the mini has been moved to September. Apple will still be holding a special event in October, but it will primarily be focused on the iPad Pro and Mac.

At Apple’s October event, the long-rumored iPad Pro, which is a hybrid device between Mac and iPad, and news Macs will be announced. The iPad Pro has a 12.9″ display and will likely be the star of Apple’s event. It will be powered by the A9 processor, come with Bluetooth and NFC, feature a Force Touch display and come with an optional stylus. It’s currently a “wildcard” for the September event, but more than likely, Apple will keep it until October when they have more time to tell everyone about their latest creation.

How to score the best deals at Best Buy for Apple products

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How to Save Money at Best Buy

Best Buy has stood the test of time in the world of electronics and has outlasted many competitors, including Circuit City and Radio Shack. Today, Best Buy is known for having a huge selection of all kinds of electronics and gadgets. Although the prices tend to be reasonable, they are often not as low as they could be, which makes it even more important to know how to shop smartly and save money. Use the following techniques to get great electronics for great prices at Best Buy.

Join My Best Buy


Best Buy recently revamped and renamed its rewards program to attract more customers. The “My Best Buy” program is free to join at the basic level and provides a number of money-saving benefits.

You can join My Best Buy in store or by registering online at All you need to create an account is your full name, email address, and phone number. If you join in store, you can easily enter your member ID when you create an online account. My Best Buy comes with a number of benefits, including these three:

  • Rewards certificates: As a My Best Buy member, you’ll earn one point for every dollar you spend at Best Buy or (excluding taxes and fees). Once you hit 250 points, you’ll receive a $5 rewards certificate. Rewards certificates work similarly to coupons and can be used for nearly any purchase that is over the certificate amount, like an iPhone case or Apple TV. You can also choose to save your points until you hit 1,000 points and redeem them for a $20 rewards certificate. Although this is a better deal, it can take longer to reach and is the maximum amount you can reach before the points reset. Note that it can take 15 days after a purchase for the points to be applied to your account and the points expire after one year.
  • Member-only exclusives: My Best Buy customers are often the first to know about upcoming sales and are given early access to many promotions and store events. You will also sporadically receive exclusive special offers, which can vary from a coupon for 15% off a certain type of product or extra rewards points when you buy certain brands.
  • Free shipping on $35+: Many expensive items, like the iPad Air or MacBook Pro, come with expensive shipping costs, which makes this offer of free shipping on all order of $35 or more even more appealing. This offer excludes items with scheduled delivery, like refrigerators.


Elite and Elite Plus Memberships

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Although the basic free membership has its share of perks, you can also opt for the Elite and Elite Plus versions of My Best Buy if you are a very loyal customer. You must spend at least $1,500 at Best Buy in one calendar year to become an Elite member, and you must spend $3,500 in a single calendar year to become an Elite Plus member. The elevated reward status comes with bonuses, including:

  • Extended exchanges and returns: Instead of the typical 15 days to return an item, Elite members have 30 days after making a purchase and Elite Plus members have 45 days to return or exchange.
  • Point banking: While basic My Best Buy members have a cap of $1,000 points for a $20 reward certificate, Elite and Elite Plus members can accrue points with no limits. Unlike basic membership, the points never expire so you can save for a huge reward. Note that you have to maintain the Elite or Elite Plus annual spending levels to keep your points active—if you fail to spend the right amount of money in a year, you will be demoted to basic status and lose your points.
  • Bonus points: Instead of the basic one point per dollar spent, Elite members get 1.1 points for every dollar spent and Elite Plus members get 1.25 points for every dollar spent. That means basic members get $5 back for every $250 they spend, Elite members get $5 for ever $227.27 they spend, and Elite Plus members get $5 back for every $200 they spend.

If you are a frequent Best Buy customer and take great advantage of the My Best Buy program, a My Best Buy credit card could be a good option. Cardholders get 5% back in points on every purchase compared to 2% for basic members or they can choose interest-free 12-month financing on purchases of $399 or more. You can also use the My Best Buy credit card to get to Elite or Elite Plus status more quickly, as the $1,500 and $3,500 spending requirements can be met with any purchases made on the credit card, not just those at Best Buy and


Shop Deal of the Day


Aside from its regular clearance sales online and in store, Best Buy also runs a Deal of the Day section that is similar to Amazon’s Lightning Deals. The Deal of the Day section is easy to use. Best Buy releases a new deep discount on a specific item every day, but the deal only lasts for one day before it is replaced by a new product with a deep discount. Daily Deal discounts are almost always at least 25% off and frequently more than 50% off. There are also sporadically Bonus Deals of the Day with extra items with low prices for a single day.

Because Deal of the Day products come with such great discounts, many items sell out quickly. Stay on top of the best discounts by signing up for the Deal of the Day email newsletter so you can score a product as soon as it is released.


Shop Best Buy Outlet

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Best Buy was one of the first stores to create an online outlet shop, which is a great place for bargain hunters to get a great deal.

The outlet section of features clearance, open-box, refurbishes, and pre-owned items. This is a great place to pick up Apple products for less. Search by category, brand, or savings level to find the perfect item. Outlet items can be picked up for free at Best Buy stores and can even be returned or exchanged, which is rare for online outlets. Products fall into the following categories:

  • Clearance: Items that are discounted by the manufacturer or that are no longer in stock
  • Open box: Practically new items that have been returned
  • Refurbished: Items that have been repaired so they are as good as new
  • Pre-owned: Restored used items that have passed tests to make sure they are in like-new condition

Clearance and open-box items from the outlet still qualify for manufacturer warranties, but pre-owned and refurbished items may not have an applicable warranty, so be sure to ask customer service before making your purchase.


Use the Best Buy Price Match Guarantee

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Best Buy rewards loyal customers with an extensive price match guarantee that allows them to shop for everything at Best Buy while knowing they are getting the best possible price. Best Buy will match any local competitor’s in-store or online price and the price of identical items sold at online-exclusive stores like,,,,, and, as well as

The price match guarantee applies to identical products from other retailers, but it doesn’t apply to third-party marketplace sellers on,, or other similar sites. Clearance items, coupon offers, flash sales, mail-in rebates, open-box items, and refurbished and pre-owned outlet items are also disqualified from the price match guarantee. Best Buy doesn’t match any sale prices from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, so don’t plan on price matching during Black Friday or Cyber Monday.


Buy Discounted Gift Cards at

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Save even more money at Best Buy by purchasing a discounted gift card from, a site that also sells discounted gift cards for many other stores. sells Best Buy gift cards at a great 5.5% discount, which can add up to great savings online or in store. Best Buy allows up to 10 gift cards to be used in a single transaction, which means you can buy two Best Buy gift cards from CardPool for $181.50 and save $11.59 instantly on a $200 purchase. In addition to selling the iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and Apple TV, Best Buy now sells the Apple Watch (*hint* *hint*). When used with sale or clearance items, the savings can be even greater. The smallest amount for an electronic gift card is $20, but physical gift cards can be mailed with free shipping and come in amounts as small as $10.

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Buzzfeed reports iPhone 6s and Apple TV event to be held on Sept. 9th

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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.

The invitation for the iPhone 6 event last year

The invitation for the iPhone 6 event last year

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.


Leaked iPhone 6s rear shell, credit: 9to5Mac

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?

The new Apple TV is coming in September

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The fourth generation Apple TV, which was expected to be announced at WWDC in June, will reportedly be announced alongside the new iPhones in September. The source of this information, BuzzFeed News, also says the box will see a new design with updated internal components and a more tactile remote.


Citing sources familiar with Apple’s plans, the expected announcement at WWDC for the new Apple TV was scrapped at last minute so the company could focus on software updates for Mac, iOS and Apple Watch. By changing the announcement date, Apple was able to “polish” and add some tweaks to the final version of the new Apple TV.

The Apple TV will see updates with its external design, internal components and its remote control. The box will be slimmer than the third-generation version in addition to being powered by the A8 processor, have a larger storage capacity and have support for Siri, an App Store and Apple Music. The box will also come with a new remote that features a touchpad that will “drastically improve” the Apple TV experience. In addition, Apple will be releasing a software development kit (SDK) for the Apple TV so developers can start creating their own apps.

As for the rumored Internet TV subscription service, sources say that Apple will be not be launching this in September alongside the new Apple TV. Instead they plan to delay it until late 2015 or, more likely, sometime in 2016.