tech2 News StaffAug 09, 2015 12:29:00 IST
It is known that Apple is likely to launch its next iPhone in September, and now the latest news brings the probable dates too. Citing sources related to the matter, BuzzFeed News reveals the next Apple event, wherein the company will unveil its next-gen iPhones, is slated for the week of September 7 and the most probably on September 9.
It should be noted that the company had launched its iPhone 6 models last year on the same date. Going by the reports, Apple plans to launch the new devices dubbed iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus phablet this year. These will be the successors to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, respectively. Besides, the company is also expected to launch the iPhone 6C.
According to a previous report by Digitimes, the iPhone 6C will use a polycarbonate construction — like the colorful iPhone 5C — and will run a less potent processor. However the biggest difference is that it will boast a smaller, 4-inch display rather than the 4.7-inch screen on the current iPhone 6. The production of Apple’s larger iPad Pro was to start last year. However, it was delayed due to excessive demand for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Despite lower specifications, the new handset, expected to be unveiled in September, will reportedly have a fingerprint scanner and will support the Apple Pay digital payments platform.
An earlier report also said that Apple has secured a new patent which will give future iPhones the ability to shoot even better images and deliver high-quality colours.
According to Apple Insider, the company has been a granted a patent for a ‘digital camera with light splitter’ which will allow Apple to embed a three-sensor prism-based camera module within the chassis of a thin wireless device, like the iPhone.
Besides the iPhone 6S models, the company is also expected to launch the long-time rumoured and much talked about 12.9-inch iPad dubbed iPad Pro. The large ‘12.9-inch iPad’ first hit headlines way back in 2013. Earlier this year, reports claimed that Apple will delay the start of production on the larger iPad Pro until around September due to problems involving the display panel supply.
The list of new products to be launched at the September event also includes the new Apple TV. Reports earlier this month hinted at Apple’s talks with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox ‘rapidly gaining momentum. The company had earlier planned to launch the Apple TV at WWDC. However, the plans were canned as Apple didn’t want to take away the focus from its new OS or Music streaming service.
With the new product, we may see design changes as well as internal improvements. The all-new Apple TV will bring changes to the device such as App Store, voice control with Siri, and an improved remote with a touch pad. The new box is said to be slimmer and will come improved speed.
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