Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

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in iPhone edited September 2015
Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box.


Invitation via CNBC.


This year's event comes with the tagline "Hey Siri, give us a hint," likely alluding to the voice input expected to be a part of this year's revamped Apple TV. The new set-top box is also widely anticipated to feature a redesigned controller with touchpad, as well as a dedicated App Store for downloading third-party applications.

As for the next-generation iPhone, the so-called "iPhone 6s" is expected to boast Force Touch, gaining the same pressure-sensitive contextual input method already found in the Apple Watch and latest MacBooks.

As was rumored, Apple's Sept. 9 event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which has a seating capacity of 7,000. That's a much larger venue than those traditionally used by Apple to host its annual iPhone events -- the Yerba Buena Center can hold 1,470 people, while Cupertino's Flint Center hosts 2,400 visitors.

If Apple sticks to its usual release schedule, as is expected, the company would likely make its new iPhones available for sale the following Friday, on Sept. 18. The revamped Apple TV is also expected to hit the market soon after it is announced.

With the event now officially set to take place in less than two weeks, leaked parts and details about the new iPhone have continued to mount, though many of the details have been known for some time. AppleInsider exclusively reported back in February, that the next iPhone will feature Force Touch input, while sources indicated in March that it will boast 2 gigabytes of RAM.




Parts leaks and iOS code have reaffirmed that the "iPhone 6s" and its larger counterpart, the "iPhone 6s Plus," will gain Force Touch input. The device is also expected to feature a faster "A9" processor, as well as the same durable 7000 series aluminum found on the Apple Watch.

Other leaks have suggested the "iPhone 6s" will feature a 12-megapixel camera that may shoot 4K-resolution video. And code found hidden in iOS 9 suggests the "iPhone 6s" will sport a forward facing flash and 1080p-resolution front camera that would offer better selfies, particularly in low-light situations.

In another change to its lineup, Apple is also expected to offer its latest iPhones with a new rose gold color option. That would join the existing three variants of space gray, white, and gold.

Sources revealed to AppleInsider earlier this year that the 4.7-inch "iPhone 6s" was internally codenamed "N71" while in development, and the larger 5.5-inch model was identified as "N66."
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  • Reply 1 of 157
    19831983 Posts: 1,224member
    And so it begins...
  • Reply 2 of 157
    Well that's it... Siri is SJ "I've cracked it!".
  • Reply 3 of 157

    Asking Siri "give me a hint" returns either:

     

    "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on 9 September.|

     

    or

     

    "Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on 9 September"

  • Reply 4 of 157
    mazecookie wrote: »
    Asking Siri "give me a hint" returns either:

    "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on 9 September.|

    or

    "Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on 9 September"

    She told me:
    "What, you can't tell from my colorful wavey words?"
  • Reply 5 of 157
    Originally Posted by MazeCookie View Post

    Asking Siri "give me a hint" returns either:

     

    "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on 9 September.|

     

    or

     

    "Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on 9 September"


     

    Really?

     

    “Give us a hint” got me a Super 8 motel and directions thereto.

     

    EDIT: I just got “You’ll have to wait until September 9. I bet you were one of these kids who snuck downstairs to open presents early, weren’t you?”

    *reply yes*

    “That’s what I figured.”

     

    Again and: “Why don’t you check a rumors blog? That’s what I do.”

    Again and: “Well, I hear there’s something big happening on September 9.”

     

    Glad to see they put some effort into that!

  • Reply 6 of 157
    My wallet is ready
  • Reply 7 of 157
    razorpitrazorpit Posts: 1,796member

    Selfie flash, yeah!!!  Eat that innovation Samsung!

     

    /sarcasm

  • Reply 8 of 157
    krreagan wrote: »
    Well that's it... Siri is SJ "I've cracked it!".

    Actually, Steve was trying to open a walnut at the time.
  • Reply 9 of 157
    solipsismysolipsismy Posts: 5,099member
    2 weeks out. I guess it's gonna be a big one.
  • Reply 10 of 157
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,477member

    The only question is how much it will cost. $99? I’m betting $149 or $199

  • Reply 11 of 157
    mazecookie wrote: »
    Asking Siri "give me a hint" returns either:

    "The only hint I can give you right now is a hint of lime. And that there's a big announcement on 9 September.|

    or

    "Look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on 9 September"

    I only get results pointing me to a local business with the word "Hint" in the name!
  • Reply 12 of 157

    Please don't let Jimmy Iovine up on stage again

  • Reply 13 of 157
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,034member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    The only question is how much it will cost. $99? I’m betting $149 or $199
    $99-$149
  • Reply 14 of 157
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,477member

    Interesting that we’ve seen no prototypes or mockups of the rumored Apple TV. In fact we’ve heard next to nothing about it. Why is that?

  • Reply 15 of 157
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

     

    Interesting that we’ve seen no prototypes or mockups of the rumored Apple TV. In fact we’ve heard next to nothing about it. Why is that?


     

    Secrecy? Perhaps the $5m/leak clause they put in NDAs?

  • Reply 16 of 157
    lkrupp wrote: »
    The only question is how much it will cost. $99? I’m betting $149 or $199

    $999! It'll be powered with the computing power of a human brain and will beat Amazon's Alexa like a redheaded stepchild.
  • Reply 17 of 157
    fallenjtfallenjt Posts: 4,034member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    Interesting that we’ve seen no prototypes or mockups of the rumored Apple TV. In fact we’ve heard next to nothing about it. Why is that?
    Apple watch parts weren't leaked until a day before the event.
  • Reply 18 of 157
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,477member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fallenjt View Post





    $99-$149



    Well whatever price it is be prepared for the onslaught of the price obsessed crowd deeming it overpriced garbage and a flop.

  • Reply 19 of 157
    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post

    Interesting that we’ve seen no prototypes or mockups of the rumored Apple TV. In fact we’ve heard next to nothing about it. Why is that?



    Doesn’t exist, never will, and we’ll forever be chasing an impossible dream. :(

  • Reply 20 of 157

    When I asked, " hey siri give me a hint" the reply was Can you get a hint? No. You may, however, get a what what. When I asked give us a hint I got a local location. So do we think there will actually be a separate event for Ipad in October or will they roll it into one?

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