Apple Inc on Thursday invited journalists to a Sept. 9 event, where it is expected to unveil new iPhones and potentially a new version of its Apple TV set-top box. Event will be held on September 9th at 10AM PST, venue, San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It’s a massive venue with a 7,000-person seating capacity, so expect a lot of news.
The email invitation includes a colorful Apple logo with the sentence “Hey Siri, give us a hint,” referring to Apple’s popular digital voice assistant. Media reports have indicated that Apple is preparing for the largest initial production run for its next iPhones by the end of the year.
The company is expected to unveil a new pair of smartphones: the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus. Not much is known about what the new devices might offer in the way of upgrades, but it’s a good bet that the displays will incorporate Force Touch — technology that allows for force-sensitive touches and has already appeared on the Apple Watch and newer MacBooks. A dramatic camera upgrade has also been rumored, so we’ll be looking for that.
What else? We’ve also heard rumbles that new iPads might be in the mix, including a rumored larger iPad Pro, and persistent whispers of a revised Apple TV never really seem to go away, although it seems as though that new-look streaming service still won’t make it in time. And of course we’ll see iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, and watchOS 2, all of which should be ready for primetime release.
When users posed the question in the invitation to Siri on their iPhones, Siri threw back responses such as “You’re cute when you’re desperate for information” and “You’ll have to wait until Sept. 9. I bet you were one of those kids who snuck downstairs to open presents early, weren’t you?”