With August already in full-swing, we're just weeks away from Apple taking the wraps off its next-gen iPhone. And now, thanks to a report from Buzzfeed, we finally have an idea as to when we can expect to see what surprises Apple has in store for us when Tim Cook introduces the iPhone 6s.
According to John Paczkowski, Apple's next big event will more than likely take place on Wednesday, September 9. There, Apple will introduce the iPhone 6s which, while not sporting any true aesthetic differences, will carry a number of software and hardware improvements.
Of course, it's a given that the iPhone 6s will come with Apple's next-gen A-x processor. It's also been reported that the iPhone 6s will finally feature 2GB of RAM. Both of these additions should help make the iPhone user experience that much more snappy.
Aside from that, the biggest iPhone 6s feature will likely be the inclusion of a Force Touch display. While it remains to be seen what type of new gestures Apple attaches to Force Touch, it's a safe bet that its inclusion will make the iPhone user experience that much more intuitive and enjoyable.
But the interesting thing about Apple's rumored September 9 event is that it won't be exclusively focused on the iPhone. On the contrary, Paczkowski writes that Apple will take the opportunity to also introduce a revamped Apple TV.
As we’ve previously reported, Apple’s next-generation Apple TV is a tactical overhaul of the dusty set-top box, which hasn’t much changed since early 2012. Sources say the device will feature a refreshed and slimmer chassis and new innards, Apple’s A8 system on chip, an increase in on-board storage, and an improved operating system that will support Siri voice control. Expected alongside it, a new remote that sources say has been “drastically improved” by a touch-pad input and a long-in-the-offing App Store.
The biggest game changer here is of course the inclusion of an App Store. With such a feature in tow, the Apple TV instantly becomes a force to be reckoned with in the living room. While it's one thing to mirror games on iOS to your HDTV, giving developers the opportunity to create console style games for the Apple TV is exceedingly intriguing.
Of course, we've seen no shortage of reports regarding Apple rolling out its own TV subscription service alongside the Apple TV, but it appears that such plans will remain on hold for now as Apple continues to hammer out agreements with content providers.
What's more, there's even a chance that Apple on September 9 may showcase the long-rumored iPad Pro. Reportedly measuring in at 12.9-inches, the iPad Pro will seemingly flesh out Apple's iPad lineup and, if all goes according to plan, can perhaps provide a much needed boost to what have been slumping iPad sales.