September is almost upon us, which means children are heading back to school and Apple Inc. is planning its annual fall event — September 9, to be specific. As usual, they’ll use the event to reveal which of their tech will be getting an update in the hopes that iPhones, iPads, Apple TVs, and more may end up leaving their stores in droves once the Christmas selling season starts.
— Techi (@techiblog) August 10, 2015
Apple tends to keep mum on these announcements until the very last minute — nothing creates desire for an item more than the speculation and tension inherent in not knowing what or when. As such, there are a lot of rumours floating around based on what Apple has historically done included.
iPad Air 3
Talk of an iPad Air 3 hitting the market has been around for the last several months, but the question has always been when?
A report released a few days ago suggested that the iPad 3 will be delayed until next year and that only the iPad mini will be announced and with less of an upgrade than originally thought.
— MacRumors.com (@MacRumors) August 14, 2015
The major buzz around the iPad seems to be for a larger-screened option that’s been dubbed the iPad Pro. It’s said to be 12.9 inches with a resolution of 2732×2048 and the additional feature of a force touch stylus.
— Macworld (@macworld) August 19, 2015
The Apple iPhone usually gets an announcement at every fall event, so it’s hard to believe we won’t see the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
It’s unlikely the physical look of the phone will change this year. Instead, the focus is sure to be with the internal workings of the phone — a faster, more efficient processor that will use less of the battery power, force touch, a better camera, and Wi-Fi calling.
— 9to5Mac (@9to5mac) August 17, 2015
It’s been said that Apple is having difficulty working out contracts with broadcasters to get their streaming TV service up and running. It’s looking more likely that announcement will have to be pushed into 2016.
But since the Apple TV box hasn’t been updated for three years, it’s thought it will get a fresh design with more storage and a new screen remote.
— BuzzFeed Tech (@fwd) August 13, 2015
Apple has been dealing with a lot in recent months, including the problems and low sales of the Apple Watch, the iPad potentially losing market share to the phablet, and the Taylor Swift-inspired backlash against Apple Music. So what will actually end up being featured at the event is anybody’s guess. Luckily, we only have a few more short weeks to wait.