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Looks like the Flint Center accommodates a large crowd. That tells me this is going to be a big announcement. Much more than new phones with a bigger screen and improved camera.
 

 

My expectations are sky high!

 

Remember what Cue said! The best product pipeline in 25 years! 

 

This could very well be the biggest Apple unveiling and event ever!

post #42 of 308
He invitation is very vague , doesn't even have a time listed . Can't really read between the lines with this one .
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Looks like the leaf of the apple logo in the image is casting a shadow like a sun dial would...

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Venue is a function of seating capacity.  Yerba - less than 800 seats, Flint - over 2,500 seats!

 

Larger audience probably reflects that Apple is finally going to announce its "new category"

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He invitation is very vague , doesn't even have a time listed . Can't really read between the lines with this one .
This is the full invitation:

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By the way, I just wanted to point out that just about everybody got the date wrong.

Most people were saying that Apple sends out invitations on tuesday, and that Sept 2 would be the likely date for the announcement.

It's good that Apple isn't falling into a predictable pattern, and keeps people guessing.

I want to see some surprises come Sept 9 also. Apple needs to blow me away with something amazing.

Or what, u gonna go to android?
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c'mon guys, this reading-into the invite is weak. Lets get on it!!!

 

"Wish we could say more."

​I think they are going to present a device that allows you to "wish" anything, and the receiving party will actually hear you "say" it.

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Or what, u gonna go to android?

 

Yeah, that's a highly likely and plausible scenario.

 

I'd pimp out my own sister before I ever touched any Android phone.

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The image looks like a finger pressing a flexible display--and from the tagline, maybe with haptic feedback.

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The real reason for the venue change is that this keynote is going to be huge!  3X the seating here than Yerba Buena!

post #51 of 308
Hmm...Apple launched the original Mac at the Flint Center. Maybe some significance there?
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12 days to verify sanity of the chief designer - protruding camera vs thinner bezels.

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The image looks like a finger pressing a flexible display--maybe with haptic feedback.

 

I'm not high at the moment, though I will probably smoke a joint later on.

 

But to me, it just looks like the top of an apple.

post #54 of 308
Time to decode the Apple invite. Looks like the sun is shining on the logo in the same way the sun shines on a sundial, I'm guessing the shadow is at 10am. So iWatch it is....or Apple Sundial. lol
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Looks like the leaf of the apple logo in the image is casting a shadow like a sun dial would...

Or Nicki Minaj about to get another butt injection. 😄
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post #56 of 308
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Isn't this a little early for Apple? I thought they only announced the dates 1 week in advance. This is closer to 2 weeks.

 

Unless Apple is trolling the other companies with their announcements coming up.


I suspect its a little bit of trolling. They want to be sure they get the A Team not the B Team cause the A is going to the Samsung announcement or whatever. So they confirm a little early. It's been so leaked already what's the harm

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post #57 of 308
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I'm not high at the moment, though I will probably smoke a joint later on.

 

But to me, it just looks like the top of an apple.

And I thought you were an Apple fan! Of course, that's what we're supposed to see. As always, for real Apple fans, the question is what message or inspiration did Apple hide in the invitation?

post #58 of 308
Flint Center seats about 2,500. I'd say that's pretty big for a media only event.
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In a change from years past, Apple's 2014 September event will be held at the Flint Centre for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif. Apple typically holds its annual iPhone event at the Yerba Buena Centre in San Francisco.

There, fixed that for you. :-)

Could someone/those familiar with these venues please enlighten us plebs on (the) possible reason/s for a change this year.

  1. Schedule
  2. Comfort
  3. Accessibility
  4. Acoustics
  5. History

Flint is a beautiful venue -- less than a mile from Apple HQ.

Among others, we saw, the Duquesne Tamburitzans (Lucy was Croatian), Segovia, and the 1984 Mac Intro at Flint.

I like the idea of returning to the valley for major Apple announcements.


Edit: And, if the weather is right, they could schedule a massive Hot-Air Balloon show -- I can remember driving past De Anza college (Home of Flint Center) and seeing the amazing sight of hundreds of hot-air balloons taking off in the early AM.

At that time, Apple had an Apple Logo hot air balloon that was used at [Woz] parties and Apple HQ for [tethered] ballon rides ...

Classy! I wonder ...
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post #60 of 308
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And I thought you were an Apple fan! Of course, that's what we're supposed to see. As always, for real Apple fans, the question is what message or inspiration did Apple hide in the invitation?

 

Believe me, I wouldn't complain if there was some sort of haptic feedback display announced, but I just don't think that it's ready for primetime yet. I think that it's still years away.

 

Of course, I wouldn't mind being dead wrong. I would welcome it.

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Flint Center seats about 2,500. I'd say that's pretty big for a media only event.

 

I'm more curious about this pop up building they are putting up. Needing lead time for whatever that is could be the reason for the early invitation release. Something like that would start folks checking calendars and rumors that perhaps Apple isn't using their old haunts. So why not just spill it now

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post #62 of 308
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He invitation is very vague , doesn't even have a time listed . Can't really read between the lines with this one .

That won't stop anyone from trying.

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FINALLY- A Full-fledged Apple Television!!!

And that Apple waterbed Gene Munster has been talking about non-stop...

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Flint Center seats about 2,500. I'd say that's pretty big for a media only event.

Apple is also building a structure at the location. Probably for a 'hands on' area not found within the center.
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post #66 of 308
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Flint Center seats about 2,500. I'd say that's pretty big for a media only event.

Especially given the larger screen phones we're all anticipating, my sense is that this time around Apple will continue the trend toward a larger, more international list of invitees.

 

Reaching out to global media mavens may also account for the longer invitation lead time...it's a lot more difficult to schlep from UAE or Beijing to Cupertino than from Boston or New York.

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post #67 of 308
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And I thought you were an Apple fan! Of course, that's what we're supposed to see. As always, for real Apple fans, the question is what message or inspiration did Apple hide in the invitation?

I honestly don't think there was anything thought through it. I think it's just people grasping onto anything...

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Or Nicki Minaj about to get another butt injection. 😄

"Oh, my gosh.... Look at her butt..."

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Hopefully the morons have learned their lesson after being banned for the past five years.

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The exile is over. They're probably square dancing over at Gizmodo.
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post #71 of 308
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Two things: big apple = larger screen, sun dial shadowing = watch..

 

I can support your idea.

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The image looks like a finger pressing a flexible display--and from the tagline, maybe with haptic feedback.

Nah! It's it's a top-down view of someone's bare backside showing the top of their butt-crack (Viki Dugan?) ... I can't, for the life of me, imagine what that odd-shaped component above the butt-crack is ???

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post #73 of 308
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Originally Posted by IQatEdo View Post
 

 

There, fixed that for you. :-)

 

Could someone/those familiar with these venues please enlighten us plebs on (the) possible reason/s for a change this year.

 

Larger venue, closer to Apple HQ, on the same stage where the original Mac debuted 30 years ago. I saw on MacRumors that a large installation is under construction at the Flint Center. Yerba Buena Center has multiple exhibitions going on right now that are open to the public. I doubt that Apple would be able to take over the entire venue for two weeks and do this kind of construction while keeping things under wraps.

 

Flint Center is on a community college campus, but fall classes don't start until late-September (quarter calendar). So, there won't be nearly as much activity around the venue between now and September 9.

 

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/08/28/apple-flint-center-structure-iphone-6/

 

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My guess:

 

Cut out Apple logo (like we saw in part leaks) for the iPhone represents the raised logo in the invite.


And the reason for it being cut out, and not aluminium, is because they need to use the Apple logo as an Antenna for NFC.

 

NFC used exclusively for payments integration with existing contactless systems.

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Can I sign up for automatic shipments of new iOS devices?

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"Oh, my gosh.... Look at her butt..."

"little in the middle, but she got much back" 😄
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post #77 of 308
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Apple is also building a structure at the location. Probably for a 'hands on' area not found within the center.

They couldn't just rent one of Google's mysterious barges?

Or perhaps the new iPhone is too big to squeeze into the Flint Center.

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755 seat Yerba Buena vs 2300 Flint Center, over 3x seating capacity! Absolutely flabbergasted that there hasn't been one leak of this watch. Apple security is tighter than Uncle Sam. Or -- as I've often speculated -- Apple is responsible for spreading the majority of rumors about Apple.

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The exile is over. They're probably square dancing over at Gizmodo.
And yet still no invitations for the 9to5Mac guys. Haha...
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755 seat Yerba Buena vs 2300 Flint Center, over 3x seating capacity! Absolutely flabbergasted that there hasn't been one leak of this watch. Apple security is tighter than Uncle Sam. Or -- as I've often speculated -- Apple is responsible for spreading the majority of rumors about Apple.

Seeing capacity at recent Apple events

Apple campus town hall: 301
Yerba Buena Center: 757
San Jose Center for Performing Arts: 1,122

Seating capacity of Flint Center: 2,405
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