Apple Event For iPhone 6s & 6s Plus Set For September 9
It seems the rumors about Apple’s fall event were true. The Cupertino tech giant made it official today with an update to their events page. That’s right, Apple fans – free up your schedule on the 9th of September, because that’s when the new iPhones are coming to town.
You’ll be able to watch the keynote live on the aforementioned events page starting at the usual 10 AM (PDT) mark. Apart from the obvious – a new regular and plus sized iPhone, most likely to be named iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, going by past nomenclature – the event is expected to unveil the GM (Gold Master) build of iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 El Capitan for developers along with watchOS 2 and a new, redesigned iteration of its Apple TV set-top box that might finally integrate Siri.
All eyes are on the next gen iPhones, though, and if all the rumors circling around the devices are to be believed, these will be getting new A9 chips with SiP architecture, 2 GB of RAM, 12 MP rear iSight camera sensors that will allow 4K video recording, front camera flash, watchOS-like animated ‘Motion’ wallpapers, and improved radio frequency transceivers.
The smartphones are also rumored to have been equipped with touchscreens that support Force Touch, Apple’s brand of pressure-sensitive touch control that it introduced with the Apple Watch. That’s not all; the company has reportedly been working on more robust, or should we say, bend-resistant chassis for its flagship devices, which doesn’t come as a surprise considering the backlash that accompanied last year’s ‘bendgate’ fiasco.
Adding to the list of rumors are reports that suggest the two new devices will be available for pre-order starting on the 11th of September and will hit the shelves on the 18th.
In preparation of the event, it seems Siri has decided to fend off extra-curious fans with teasing quips. The text at the bottom of the official September 9 event banner is, as it turns out, an Easter egg. Ask Siri to give you a hint, and she will tell you wait for the 9th of September, segwaying into witty banter. At times, she’ll just skip to the witty banter, saying, “I can neither confirm nor deny that I am not authorized either to confirm or deny that I cannot disclose anything that you would then have to confirm. In any case, I would deny it. Got it?”, or, “Why don’t you check a rumors blog? That’s what I do.” It seems Siri, too, acknowledges the accuracy of pre-event rumors.