ABC News teases report of 'historic' Apple announcement

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  • Reply 141 of 237
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    Originally Posted by tmcavoy2 View Post



    As someone who works in the credit card industry, I think this announcement will indeed be historic in terms of payment processing and have a large impact on the industry. While understand it will likely have a negative impact on my livelihood, I am excited to see the industry's future, which will absolutely be changed tomorrow by Apple.

    This seems more plausible given the leaks we've gotten but last year no one knew about 64bit iPhones and iPads.

  • Reply 142 of 237
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    Originally Posted by freediverx View Post

     

     

    Connectivity from anywhere, not just where good wifi is available.

     

    Haver you even tried using wifi at a Starbucks? You could get better bandwidth using smoke signals.


    I would love this...

  • Reply 143 of 237
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    Which the iPad can do. That’s what I’m saying; don’t whine about wanting a phone and then not use it as such.


     

    Only the cellular iPads.  It's not known by most users, but your cellular iPad actually has a phone-number assigned to it. (If it's got a cellular data package activated.) ... Its software doesn't allow it to be used as a phone, but it has the right chips in it... so that it can access the cellular data network.

  • Reply 144 of 237
    slurpyslurpy Posts: 5,355member
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    Originally Posted by jakeb View Post

     

    I have to think that there is something even more than what we've been speculating.

    A big iPhone, a watch, a payments system are all incredibly cool... but historic?

     

    I think they've got another big something that nobody is going to see coming.


     

    These days, it's especially difficult for a company like Apple (especially Apple) to come out with any kind of significant product announcement from left field without anyone having any inkling about it, and without even a rumor being created or published.  Odds are whatever they are going to announce, we've at least heard vague rumors about them already (payment system, home automation, iWatch, etc). Which won't make them any less significant or historic. 

  • Reply 145 of 237
    thomprthompr Posts: 1,516member
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

     

     

    “Historic” pits it against the introduction of the Macintosh, iMac, and iPhone.

     

    And there is absolutely no way it could so much as match any of them.


     

    Just like, according to you, there was absolutely no way they would call the iPhone released in 2012 the "iPhone 5"?  I think you speak too often in absolutes.

     

    Eddy Cue seems to think that they can top the initial iPhone announcement.  I have my doubts about that too, but since he knows whatever it is he's talking about, and I don't, I'll have to be less absolutely certain than you are.

  • Reply 146 of 237
    slurpy wrote: »
    These days, it's especially difficult for a company like Apple (especially Apple) to come out with any kind of significant product announcement from left field without anyone having any inkling about it, and without even a rumor being created or published.  Odds are whatever they are going to announce, we've at least heard vague rumors about them already (payment system, home automation, iWatch, etc). Which won't make them any less significant or historic. 

    Can't wait to see what Samsung comes out with when Apple starts a stealth campaign of leaks that they are working on exoskeletons.
  • Reply 147 of 237
    apple ][apple ][ Posts: 9,233member

    Only about 11.5 hours to go!

     

    Tomorrow will be more interesting than the World Series, the Superbowl and the Soccer World cup combined! What's world changing about any of those boring events? Absolutely nothing.

     

    For as far back as I can recall, I don't believe that there's ever been an Apple event that has been more hyped and highly anticipated than this year's event.

     

    Bring it on!

  • Reply 148 of 237
    kibitzerkibitzer Posts: 1,114member
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    Originally Posted by dmarcoot View Post



    Still cannot see a wearable being "ground breaking" unless it is wired to your brain.

    I've been thinking along the lines of neural implants for years. Not quite ready for prime time, though.

     

    Here's one to ponder. Want to explore the glaciers of New Zealand while sitting in your den in New Mexico? Take command and control of a drone using your brain, and get stereo images and sound back directly to your primary visual and auditory cortices.

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    thomprthompr Posts: 1,516member
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    Only about 11.5 hours to go!

     

    Tomorrow will be more interesting than the World Series, the Superbowl and the Soccer World cup combined! What's world changing about any of those boring events? Absolutely nothing.

     

    For as far back as I can recall, I don't believe that there's ever been an Apple event that has been more hyped and highly anticipated than this year's event.

     

    Bring it on!


     

    I definitely felt as much anticipation during the 2007 original iPhone announcement.  We knew several things were coming.  Most of us just didn't know they would all be in one device.  Awesome.

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    Originally Posted by thompr View Post

    Most of us just didn't know they would all be in one device.  Awesome.

     

     

    THAT’S IT!

     

    The iPhone 6 is a 4K HDTV, watch, redesigned Mac Mini, Haswell Mac Pro, 12.3” iPad, and simultaneously comes in two sizes, using quantum principles to collapse itself into either 4.7” or 5.5” depending on observation!

  • Reply 151 of 237

    Steve Jobs' RDF has morphed into the parappledox, the less they say the more berserk the buildup gets. Something that is different from the last new "category" intro, if that's what's happening tomorrow, is Apples audience has grown massively over recent years. The level of interest around the planet in where Apple moves the tech compass next, is, at the very least, "socially" historic regardless of what they actually announce.   

  • Reply 152 of 237
    I have a thought, and please do not pillory me on this, but think for a second. One of the confirmed features of iOS 8 is VoLTE support. You have to know that Apple is pissed that their devices and users are being hamstrung by the current dominant cell carriers, what with capricious and arbitrary data caps. Just suppose that Apple where ready to turn the cell industry on its head. Maybe they are ready to launch their own service to compete with AT&T and Verizon. Can you just imagine the scramble in those board rooms?
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    THAT’S IT!

    The iPhone 6 is a 4K HDTV, watch, redesigned Mac Mini, Haswell Mac Pro, 12.3” iPad, and simultaneously comes in two sizes, using quantum principles to collapse itself into either 4.7” or 5.5” depending on observation!

    By Jove, you've got it!
  • Reply 154 of 237
    axualaxual Posts: 244member
    This is more about promoting David Muir the new anchor on Disney owned ABC than the Apple announcement.
  • Reply 155 of 237
    Hope they buy comcast!
  • Reply 156 of 237
    Originally Posted by RORWessels View Post

    Maybe they are ready to launch their own service to compete with AT&T and Verizon.

     

    They can’t. They are required by law to allow ANY phone on their network. That’s why they didn’t do it back in aught six. No garbage phones on Apple networks.

  • Reply 157 of 237
    Hope they buy comcast!

    Ka-BLAMMO!
  • Reply 158 of 237
    Maybe the much rumored Apple smart tv?
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

    Good grief, this announcement is starting to sound absolutely massive. Apple has never said anything like "historic" in any of their announcements...

     

    This has to go beyond the iWatch, beyond clothes with tech integration... (eyes bugging out)


    [Gene Munster]Apple HDTV!!!!![/Gene Munster]

  • Reply 160 of 237

    Haven't read all the comments about "historic Apple announcement" but I reckon the most "historic announcement" is that the announcements will be made in Apple's own building.

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