Yes, you read that right. Rumors say that Apple will introduce every product we’ve heard murmurs about for the past few months, including the iPhone 6 smartphone and phablet, iWatch, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2.
Apple has been in news headlines non-stop for the past week either with its iWatch, iPhone, iPad, MacBook or iCloud security breach. Apple will probably benefit from all the publicity, positive or negative, and might just announce all the products we’ve been so hyped about, all at once. This strategy would be the one certain analysts from Phonearena have predicted, saying that this would be the most plausible outcome of the September 9 event.
Delaying the introduction of any of these products would not be beneficial for Apple since IFA has turned out to be a gadget-mania since it started, with manufacturers bringing in tens of tablets and smartwatches, hundreds of smartphones and who knows how many notebooks, notebook/tablet hybrids, etc. With all the options customers will have after the trade show, Apple has surely thought that its own products should be among those options and that’s why the company might want to speed things up. Take this information with a grain of salt, though, because these remain purely rumors and speculations.
Nonetheless, information has been leaked about a few of Apple’s upcoming devices, including the iPhones and iWatch. The iWatch will probably be shipped in two different sizes to cater for different types of customers. The watch will also include some form of NFC technology and will pair more easily with the iPhone for mobile payment possibilities. A curved OLED display has been mentioned here and there and a number of sensors will be included in the build of the timepiece, in order to fully take advantage of Apple’s own HealthKit and HomeKit applications.
Everything sounds very promising, but the downside of the September 9 event is that albeit the iWatch will be introduced, it probably won’t go on sale until 2015 because of production and assembly issues and workforce shortage. The iPhone 6’s 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch version might also encounter mass production delays caused by the same factors, which will probably impact the iPads as well. Apple is not getting off to a good start.
The 4.7 inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5 inch phablet will both be available in 128 GB storage configurations, according to rumors, and buyers will be able to choose between 16, 32 and 64 GB storage configurations, too. There have been uncertainties about the 32 GB models, some saying that the variant might be dropped entirely.
The iPads will surely feature Touch ID and anti-reflective coating to protect their screens, but that’s all we’ve heard aside from previous leaks. The coating is one of the problems in the manufacturing process, supposedly, many saying that it is not as widely available as Apple had predicted, either because of labor shortage or lack of materials.
Disregarding any rumors, we will surely find out all that we need to know about Apple’s new products on September 9 at the special event the company is hosting at the Flint Center on the DeAnza College campus in Cupertino, California. Apple is constructing its own building at the center for the event, so they’re surely planning something memorable. You will be able to watch the show from home thanks to the live video stream the company will be offering on their site.