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Apple's September 15 Event Said to Be Focused on iPad and Apple Watch, Not iPhones

MrMacintoshIII

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Will it be worth it? I skipped the last update. It wasn't much of an update, to me...

always on actually was a gamechanger for me, coming from an S4, and now I’ll be going to S6 from my S5. These babies are still in the golden years of each iteration being loads better than the last. If you’ve not experienced always on on Apple Watch you’ll be in for a treat whenever you get around to it. Trust me though, even if Series 5 singularly had Always On as the SINGLE difference, it was still worth selling my S4 for.
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That is a very subjective question. If you don’t use your watch more than your phone, I would say wait for next year, as the projected update from series 4 to series 6 (feature wise) will not be big.

strong disagree here.
 
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sideshowuniqueuser

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I'm presuming they won't be releasing the new Apple silicon Macs until they have a non-beta Big Sur ready to go, even if the hardware is ready.
 
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Braderunner

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From legal point of view, he said NO to event announcement today days ago. So here made the clear NO.
Again, to announce the event today, Apple was clearly was working for this, for days or even weeks...so IF jon had rock insider, that insider would have known that today will be an event announcement and not products
Again, if we think at cold, as we here say, in terms of court of law...Jon was wrong, Mark was right. Mark had the better insider to put this way...and also Mark is saying that at the event will not be iphones...so with 1 week earlier, so 7 days...
Remember, Jon even yesterday had the wrong "leak"
As we here say...what are you talking about? From a legal point of view? He made no contract. It was a rumor. 🤪😆😅😂🤣
 
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creamz

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It is easy. Time flies means that the iPhone 12 is a redesign of the iconic iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s the last time when Steve Jobs had an active input on it. So the phone has to be there.
 
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HarryWild

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I think it's the opposite. Few people will buy an iPhone 11 now, unless they have to get a new iPhone asap or if they don't bother to google whether it's a good idea to buy one now. Everyone else will wait for the iPhone 12.

However, if they already announce the iPhone 12 now, release it in October/November, but now already drop prices for the 11, they will sell a lot of 11s again in the next few weeks. Because for many people the extra 100$ for the iPhone 12 won't be worth it. This might actually allow them to see a nice surge of selling 11s now, which is also good because iPhone 12 supply will be difficult in the first few weeks, et cetera.

$100 off for a 11 vs. 12 with OLED screen, 4GB(1GB more) - 12Pro(6GB-3GB more), 5G, A14 SOC(30% more efficient, 15% faster), better camera, new square corners, etc...

That is for suckers!
 
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PaulpBenitti

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Makes perfect sense.

Apple Watch and iPad Air are ready to ship. Not going to delay these products just because iPhone is delayed.

This "event" aka a pre-recorded demo introduction video of these 2 products is hardly a "big deal" for Apple to host. They have 2 important new products ready to ship, and need some video time to demonstrate them.

iPhone won't even be announced until a month after this event, with units not shipping until weeks later. Simply not ready yet.
 
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UrbanJoe1

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They just need to go on ahead and bake phone service into the iPad lineup. Use HomePod as a Bluetooth speaker phone option and optimize the current hardware for better speaker phone calls. Not everyone needs screen redundancy and it would fit many people’s needs perfectly. Might even drive more AirPod sales!
 
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PaulpBenitti

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I have it on very good authority that a new 12.9 inch iPad Pro will be announced. How do I know, my new one just arrived today and I always get a new one moments before they announce.
Don't worry, these days it is impossible for Apple to surprise with hardware. Any hardware they're releasing leaks weeks or months in advance, and is all but definite in last week or so leading up to launch.

All rumors of the mini-LED iPad Pro refresh have fizzled out until next year.

We will only see (significant) updates to Apple Watch and iPad Air and any other hardware updates (iPad, or iPad mini) will be minor updates that leaks can't easily identify.
 
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incoherent_1

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Hopefully we’ll also get AirTags and the new over-ear headphones that have been rumored for awhile.
 
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HarryWild

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Apple should charge a “surplus charge” for people who want the midnight blue for the budget iPhone 12. Maybe $200 more?
 
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MTD's Mac

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Apple spent over an hour in March 2018 talking about a single product: $329 iPad with Pencil.

With the way iPad sales have hit record highs in the past quarter, you can bet Apple will spend a lot of time patting themselves on the back along with testimonials and other filler material.


Yes that was a strange one, a short event but not much hardware announced. Instead it was a pitch of Apple’s education role in general, reviewing lots of existing services and software, and the existing Pencil.

Next week’s event looks like it will have a much more clear and conventional purpose: show off new hardware, and the services/software that complement it. Bring it on!
 
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MTD's Mac

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Apple should charge a “surplus charge” for people who want the midnight blue for the budget iPhone 12. Maybe $200 more?

If it’s anything like last year’s Midnight Green color it will be produced using a process that colors the glass and stainless steel frame of the Pro models. Therefore it wouldn’t be available on the aluminum non-Pro phones.

I’m surprised people don’t talk about this distinction more, as I think personally that the steel products (watch, phone) feel significantly more premium and the aluminum feel more traditional as Apple has used them for so many years and across more product lines.
 
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HarryWild

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If it’s anything like last year’s Midnight Green color it will be produced using a process that colors the glass and stainless steel frame of the Pro models. Therefore it wouldn’t be available on the aluminum non-Pro phones.

I’m surprised people don’t talk about this distinction more, as I think personally that the steel products (watch, phone) feel significantly more premium and the aluminum feel more traditional as Apple has used them for so many years and across more product lines.
Budget = Aluminum
Stainless = Premium
 
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MTD's Mac

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Budget = Aluminum
Stainless = Premium

Like I said.

But reviews tend to focus on camera systems, display, etc. when comparing, say, iPhone XR and XS, or 11 and 11 Pro. I suspect that if they could afford it, plenty of people who don’t “need” the Pro model would prefer it based on the materials alone.

Apple uses materials to make watch models more luxury focused (steel for Hermes, titanium and ceramic for Edition) but it’s different for iPhone.
 
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ruimpinho

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Judging by the youtube text tags I wouldn't be surprised. There's no direct mention of the words "iPhone 12", "Pro", "Max" or anything like that, but there is a mention of "Series 6".

 
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Stuipdboy1000

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We could maybe see the rumoured Apple fitness service next week which 9to5Mac and Mark Gurman have reported on. Bundle it with the Watch for free for 6 months or something like that.
 
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MacBH928

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There is no need for the fuss, i don't think it will kill you if Apple releases the iphone 12 a month or 2 or next year...the current iphone 11 is more than superb.

People getting this excited for new iphone shoouldnt complain about price
 
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MartyvH

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No, it was not similar with iPhone X.

iPhone X introduced a brand new $999 ultra premium category. Prior to 2017, iPhones were typically $649. A $999 iPhone does not Osborne a $649 iPhone.

Ultra premium is right. And yet after two years with the iPhone Xs I don't feel like I've had an ultra premium phone, which is why I'm glad to go down to the non-Pro 5.4. The prices of the new Note 20 line are unbelievable too. I will not pay that much. Bye bye, ultra premium.
 
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Obi-WannaDraw

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Unless they can’t guarantee the iPhones sometime in October, I don’t see why the wouldn’t announce all at one time. Wasn’t the X announced in October and released first week of November? Think XR was announced in September and released in late October. Pretty sure they won’t be announced due to the Event Title, but delays have been announced ahead of time before.
 
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