Published on September 9th, 2015 | by Mick Brennan0
Apple Event Rumours And How To Watch As It Happens Live
Apple is getting ready today for one of its biggest events ever and rumours of a huge new version of the iPad are buzzing around the web, along with those of a new iPhone 6s.
A New Apple TV
The reveal of the fourth-generation Apple TV seems to be a sure thing for Wednesday. The new device will supposedly include the powerful A8 chip currently featured in the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2, as well as a new controller, according to 9to5Mac.
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus
The new iPhone rumours that the size and design will largely stay the same, but the new iPhones will be made out of a stronger alloy known as 7000 Series aluminum. The phones will also see a big upgrade in their cameras. The front-facing camera will be able to record 1080p video and have 5-megapixel resolution, according to 9to5Mac, while the rear camera will be capable of shooting ultra high resolution 4K video.
Upgraded Operating Systems
Usually the September product launch is also when Apple takes the time to showcase improvements to its various operating systems.
iOS 9 will include a smarter Siri, and Apple’s Mac operating system, OS X “El Capitan,” should include improvement to Mail and Safari and an improved Spotlight.
The iPad Pro
Updates to the iPad usually come in October, but there’s a chance we could see a 12.9-inch iPad Pro on Wednesday. The larger tablet should also have Force Touch, as well as a stylus.
Apple users need to go to Apple’s event webpage here. You’ll be able to watch the event on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later. If you’re using a Mac, you’ll need Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later. Meanwhile, streaming on an Apple TV will require a second- or third-gen Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. Apple is also making its event available via Microsoft’s new Edge browser on Windows 10.
Apple’s live event gets going at 6 pm here in Ireland.