Apple announces Sept. 9 event for expected 'iPhone 6' & 'iWatch' unveiling: 'Wish we could say more'

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in General Discussion edited September 2014
Apple on Thursday confirmed that it will hold a media event on Sept. 9, with a teaser sent to members of the media showcasing the date and a teasing tagline that reads: "Wish we could say more."




In a change from years past, Apple's 2014 September event will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif. Apple typically holds its annual iPhone event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, but this year's venue is closer to the company's corporate headquarters and can also accommodate three times as many people.

The Tuesday event will begin at 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. Eastern. AppleInsider will be there with full, live coverage.

In addition to the "iPhone 6," Apple is also expected to unveil a brand new wearable device at this year's event. The hardware is rumored to be a wrist-worn accessory that has come to be known as the "iWatch."

"iWatch" concept by Martin Hajek.


Word of the anticipated inclusion of the "iWatch" at the event leaked this week and is somewhat of a surprise, as it was originally expected that the device would be unveiled later this year. The Sept. 9 event date was first reported by Re/code earlier this month.

Unsurprising, however, is the likely unveiling of the "iPhone 6," as the event will come almost exactly one year after the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c were revealed. This year's iPhone upgrade is rumored to come in two screen sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches with a faster next-generation "A8" processor.

Alleged 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 mockups with iPhone 5s. | Source: TechSmartt via YouTube


If Apple follows its usual release schedule, the new iPhone would find its way into the hands of consumers starting the following Friday, Sept. 19. With a plethora of parts leaks surfacing in recent weeks, particularly for the purported 4.7-inch model, it's believed that Apple is already ramping up production of the "iPhone 6."

Less certain, however, is when the "iWatch" might become available. As of yet, there have been no parts leaked for the expected wearable accessory, and rumored details about the device's design have been inconsistent on everything from shape to screen size.

It's also likely that iOS 8, Apple's next-generation operating system, will launch to the public not long after the Sept. 9 event. If the company follows the same pattern as last year, iOS 8 would become available to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 17.
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  • Reply 1 of 317
    jfc1138jfc1138 Posts: 3,090member
    Bastards.


    Giggle.
  • Reply 2 of 317
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,575member

    Bring it on!

     

  • Reply 3 of 317
    malaxmalax Posts: 1,598member
    Ah, the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino instead of San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center. (Nods knowingly and calls his broker.)
  • Reply 4 of 317
    "Wish we could say MORE"?

    "One MORE thing" approaches!
  • Reply 5 of 317
    herbapouherbapou Posts: 2,221member

    me too I wish they could had said more, absolutly no hints on the pic...    oh wait, if you remove 4.4 from 9.9 it gives 5.5 :-)

  • Reply 6 of 317

    "Wish we could say more." It's confirmed!!! They are removing Siri from the iPhone 6

  • Reply 7 of 317
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member

    FINALLY- A Full-fledged Apple Television!!!

  • Reply 8 of 317
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,031moderator

    Why am I not finding this on the Apple website?  Is there a link?

  • Reply 9 of 317
    docwallaby wrote: »
    "Wish we could say MORE"?

    "One MORE thing" approaches!

    I think 'more' not only refers to an iWatch but to larger phones.
  • Reply 10 of 317
    Wouldn't it be hilarious if the "Wish we would say more" teaser line was a self-deprecating jab at itself basically saying "We wish the iWatch were ready to announce, but we didn't make it in time..."
  • Reply 11 of 317
    "Say more" ....hmmm.... what would you say to your watch?
  • Reply 12 of 317
    sirlance99sirlance99 Posts: 1,142member

    WOW! This is such a surprise that this is the day of the announcement. Didn't expect that. Wish I saw some leaks about this date.

  • Reply 13 of 317

    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.

  • Reply 14 of 317
    herbapou wrote: »
    me too I wish they could had said more, absolutly no hints on the pic...    oh wait, i think I see the number 5.5  :-)

    It's the top of the Apple logo with shadows ...

    Though, the shape of the leaf could represent a the curved display of the ...
  • Reply 15 of 317
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 8,575member

    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.

  • Reply 16 of 317
    radarthekatradarthekat Posts: 3,031moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by RadarTheKat View Post

     

    Why am I not finding this on the Apple website?  Is there a link?


     

    Oh, its not on the Apple site.  It's just AppleInsider's sloppy reporting of an email invitation as something posted on the Apple website.  Should have known.  Or maybe it was me, who heard it initially from CNBC.  Maybe they are the ones who said the announcement was on the Apple website. 

  • Reply 17 of 317
    Prefer mine..
    [IMG ALT=""]http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/47742/width/350/height/700[/IMG]

    Wish we could say more, obvious one, the iWatch has no interface, you need to talk to it.
  • Reply 18 of 317
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Apple ][ View PostApple needs to blow me away with something amazing.

    Even if they don't it'll be an amazingly successful keynote and blow the lid off anything the other clowns could present.

  • Reply 19 of 317

    "Wish we could say more"...hmm.  Sounds to me like Apple is making a microphone!  ;)

  • Reply 20 of 317
    Two things: big apple = larger screen, sun dial shadowing = watch..
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