Apple Sept 9 Event Preview: iPhone 6, iWatch and More

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Bigger and improved smartphones, a intensity game-changing wearable and a supplement to one of a best tablets yet. That’s what seems to be on daub for Apple’s large Sept. 9 event. But that’s not all we design from Tim Cook Co. Here’s a outline of all of a latest rumors for we to digest streamer into what is moulding adult to be a outrageous day in Cupertino, California.

Sick of all a leaks and speculation? Don’t worry, Tom’s Guide and Tom’s Hardware will be during Apple’s eventuality to move we highlights, research and hands-on goodness.

iPhone 6

Credit: cnBetaCredit: cnBeta

The misfortune kept smartphone secrets will shortly see a light of day. The iPhone 6 is approaching to come in dual sizes — 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches — both a large boost from today’s trifling 4 inches. The arrangement could be done of super-strong turquoise crystal, that we’ve seen shrug off scratches and even a blade stabbing in leaked videos.

The iPhone 6 is also approaching to container a faster new A8 processor using during 2 GHz. That would be utterly a speed strike from a stream 1.3-GHz A7 chip in a iPhone 5s. An NFC chip will apparently concede a iPhone 6 to make mobile payments and simply span with a iWatch. Also design a some-more extended camera, presumably with 10-MP resolution. The ability to barter lenses could also be in a cards.

The latest news from AppleInsider has a bigger iPhone 6 holding full advantage of a 5.5-inch arrangement by using dual-pane apps in landscape mode, identical to a approach a iPad works. The above picture of a supposed 4.7-inch indication comes by approach of Chinese website cnBeta.

MORE: iPhone 6 Rumor Roundup: Specs, Display, Camera and More


Although it’s not approaching to go on sale until early 2015, a long-awaited iWatch should entrance for a initial time during Apple’s Sept. 9 event. The latest rumors indicate to a device entrance in mixed sizes with a winding turquoise potion screen. With a complicated importance on fitness, a iWatch should competition mixed onboard sensors to lane all from stairs taken and calories to heart rate.

A new New York Times news claims that Apple engineers have worked tough to safeguard that a iWatch’s health tracking is some-more accurate than competing aptness bands. The iWatch will reportedly underline a possess app store and use a NFC chip to double as a digital wallet, permitting users to make payments with a daub of their wrist. (Agreements with AMEX, MasterCard and Visa are apparently already in place.)

The iWatch could also be used to assistance control all from a lights to your thermostat, if it integrates with Apple’s HomeKit custom as expected.

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iPad Air 2

Here’s a last-minute curveball. A news final week by AppleInsider claims that a supplement to a iPad Air might strike a theatre Sept. 9. The device will presumably container a same quick A8 processor in a iPhone 6, as good as an anti-glare display. Other rumored facilities embody a Touch ID sensor for confidence and a new bullion tone option.

Mark Spoonauer is a Editor in Chief of Tom’s Guide and has been attending Apple Events longer than he can remember. Follow him during @mspoonauer. Follow Tom’s Guide during @tomsguide, on Facebook and on Google+.

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