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What to Expect at Apple's September 2019 Event: New iPhones, Apple Watch Models, Services Updates and More

Phoenix1000

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I would love to have the possibility to ask Tim one single question: Was the terrible design of the new iPhones the reason why Jony left Apple?
 

Dave245

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I would love to have the possibility to ask Tim one single question: Was the terrible design of the new iPhones the reason why Jony left Apple?

He’s leaving in name only, he will still be working on the design of Apple products.
 

notengoojotas

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Oct 26, 2014
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Call me naive, but I somehow got the impression Apple will surprise us with something big this year.

First, there is the very provocative headline “by innovation only”, which is a ballsy move considering Microsoft, Google, Samsung are all about to present their innovations right now. We also just learned, that Apple is going to stream their event for the first time on YouTube. Then there’s a long series of rather underwhelming rumors, none of which quite hits the mark for something truly innovative. And we have solid hints at a “one more thing” revelation.

How is there no rumors yet? I don’t know, but Apple has invested into making their supply chain leak proof, so maybe it finally pays off.... I actually could imagine something truly transformative along the lines of Apple glasses being revealed (might even make sense to introduce them together with a phone that’s supposed to be capable of charging accessoires)

Consider they also said “courage” when taking out the headphone jack and “can’t innovate my ass” when they introduced the 2013 Mac Pro that had thermal issues. So... I’m not expecting much.
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For me it will be a better camera.
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The whine-fest here would be epic.

btw, shouldn’t they just skip C and go to usb 4 instead?
 

fathergll

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Sep 3, 2014
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Who’s skipping watching this keynote live?
I always watched Apple keynotes live stream if they’re available. But this time, I’m not going to do it anymore. The hype has simply worn off, with a bulk, if not all, the contents are already known/leaked beforehand.

Imagine being used to watch your favorite tv show live when it was being broadcast, but now the day before the show, every media are talking about the show’s spoiler.


I'll watch but it's no where near as fun as a few years ago. Not Apple's fault. It was inevitable do to the nature of tech that they were going to reach a limit of maturity. While I think things would be better with Jobs at the helm I have no doubts he would also be facing a lot of challenges.
 

pika2000

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I'll watch but it's no where near as fun as a few years ago. Not Apple's fault. It was inevitable do to the nature of tech that they were going to reach a limit of maturity. While I think things would be better with Jobs at the helm I have no doubts he would also be facing a lot of challenges.
It’s mostly the presentation itself. For the past few keynotes, literally the whole contents were already leaked a day before. That takes a lot of energy away from the keynote. Add on the people presenting are merely reading teleprompters, it’s really disappointing. Even Phil Schiller don’t look so enthusiastic anymore, simply reading the slides verbatim. Craig is arguably the only one left with an ounce of energy left (and maybe the watchOS guy).
At the least I really wish Apple does a better job in keeping things secret. Sure, it’s fun for us to read on rumors, but when EVERYTHING is already leaked, it’s doing the reverse thing for the keynote, at least for me.
 
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Relentless Power

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I have the series 2 watch. Ive been holding out on the series 5 but if no major updates are coming then I might as well upgrade now.

You’re probably a better candidate for the Series 4, and I say that because, the Series 5 probably is going to be more of an upgrade with the processor, additional metal casing’s for the watch, native sleep tracking, etc. But the Series 4 will probably be discounted and also be competitive against the Series 5, because I doubt the Series 5 will drastically offer anything different over the Series 4.
 

TheFluffyDuck

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Yes they certainly do damage on one’s finances. If they were made as well as in years past you could justify the purchase as it was very likely the unit would give you 6 years or more of service. At the moment I don’t feel they provide the same value.

My first mac was an iBook G4 2004 model. I gave it to dad, to play chess and keep an eye on the stocks. It died last year. Amazing little device! My 2007 MBP was a fast little machine but a bit of a lemon, constantly overheated and went through 3 logic boards. My 2012 iMac was crippled by a laptop hard drive (couldn't replace due to it being a uni computer). 2011 MBP was flawless, no issues whatsoever.
2014 MBP is amazing, the only issue was the anti-reflective coating peeled off, but Apple replaced that. Honestly it's an amazing machine, currently using it as I type this.

I have only heard horror stories about the new machines. Limited ports, crappy keyboard, massive touchpad, and overheating issues. Not for that price.
 

deputy_doofy

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While I don't expect any Mac releases today, the 16" MBP rumor is the only thing that fully has my attention. I'm happy with my X and a new iPhone will have to have far more than "here's a camera upgrade" to get my attention.

I may, however, consider a new Apple Watch. I have the S2 and it may be time to upgrade. May...
 

Th3odor3

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Jun 19, 2018
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I qualify for Boost Up Program and want to upgrade my phone in a few months. I am looking to getting a brand new iPhone upgrade, maybe some financing on a iPhone 11 would be nice. The way to do it! right?
 
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Irock619

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You’re probably a better candidate for the Series 4, and I say that because, the Series 5 probably is going to be more of an upgrade with the processor, additional metal casing’s for the watch, native sleep tracking, etc. But the Series 4 will probably be discounted and also be competitive against the Series 5, because I doubt the Series 5 will drastically offer anything different over the Series 4.

S**t too late now. I thought Apple would keep the 4 but looks like they are keeping the 3. Probably because the 4 is identical to the 5 with respect to processing. My series 2 is worth $50 trade in value, plus veteran discount I might as well go for the 5.
 

WardC

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Oct 17, 2007
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errmm why? How come iPhone 7 is acceptable but iPhone 34 isn't?

That is like asking "Why is the iMac Pro $4999" or why 'o why can't end users test out THE NEW MAC PRO...so it doesn't become a cliché table weight?

And wtf are the ports on the top??

:). :rolleyes: :apple: Thinking about the phuture... "We'll keep the damn secrets and YOU shell out cash..."

It's the Trillion Dollar Question.
 
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