Apple sends out invites for September 9th event; new report tells us what to expect
No sooner had this report lifted the spirits of Apple fans everywhere (including those owning the stock), than a new report started spreading on Thursday morning. Coming out of China, the new dispatch says that Apple will be introducing the 4.7 inch Apple iPhone 6 on September 9th, along with an 8GB model of the Apple iPhone 5s, and nothing else. That means that no phablet and no wearable device will be unveiled, until another day. The current speculation calls for the rumored 5.5 inch iPhone phablet to be introduced before the end of the year. The Apple iWatch introduction might still be delayed until 2015.
This morning, Apple sent out invitations for the September 9th event, which will take place at 10am Pacific Time, a week from Tuesday. On the bottom of the invitation, Apple writes, "Wish we could say more," which could be a hint about the larger sized screen expected on the iPhone 6. The main question remains, just what will Apple be revealing along with that model on September 9th?
Apple sends out invitations to the September 9th event at which the Apple iPhone 6 is expected to be unveiled
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source: Apple, GforGames
30. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3981; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Apple's events are turning into Android rehashes... They might be up to 2010 this year! lol
53. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I remember the days when you used to talk tech. Now you just troll/bash Apple articles. What happened, you used to have excellent insight?
64. Doakie (Posts: 1227; Member since: 06 May 2009)
He kinda has a point. They're announcing a smart watch(2013) and possibly a 4.7" or 5.5"(2012). This is all old news for Android announcements. Can't really bash him for bringing up something that should be obvious to anyone paying attention.
67. Nokia99 (Posts: 19; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)
Well I think that everybody forgot that apple didn't release a newer version of the iPod touch so I think that they're going to release it
70. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Yeah, but this isn't android. Let apple do apple, and google do google.
3. dorianb (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Even though Apple is no longer the ultra sensative & hush hush company they once were I'm still looking forward to the livestream of the event just because they put on a good show.
If it's October it must be Saw.
It it's September it must be Apple.
23. Finalflash (Posts: 1675; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
And by good show, I'm pretty sure you mean the round of marketing BS that is every iPhone announcement. Hopefully they came up with something unique this year. Last year I think it was the name "iPad Air" that made me laugh out loud. But this is what Apple is in the business of so this is where they can truly shine.
4. techspace (Posts: 616; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
This would be one of the most interesting Apple keynotes in the recent past because they have said that if the display is bigger than 4 inches then would be difficult to use with one hand....maybe they will make some changes in the UI.
6. NexusPhan (Posts: 463; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
No chance. They will ignore that fact (which every Android user has said isn't true - and it isn't - for years now) and talk something else to distract everyone.
9. Elusivellama (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)
Nah, they'll say that they invented the 4.7" screen, which is "now" extra super duper more perfect for the human hand than the 3.5" ~ 4" screens of previous models.
And they'll also change the cables and connecting ports again to ensure that you will forever be stuck buying new accessories.
24. mcoomes (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Aug 2014)
Although I prefer a larger screen myself (5 or more inches, if the bezels are thin enough) I am not so sure Apple's marketing is way off base.
In hindsight, I can recall a time when people (not just companies) thought cameras on phones were silly. If Apple had introduced a larger (say....5.5) screen in 2007, it may have completely flopped. So why not declare (for the time) that 3.5 inches is perfect? Hell, we're already seeing some level of blowback regarding LG's "unnecessary" QHD screen. I will lay down a bet with anyone on PA that QHD is on the vast majority of higher end phones within 3 years though.
I'm not a fanboy; and, in fact, find blatant and blind loyalty to any person or idealogogy to be downright ignorant, but simply hating on Apple (who's sales figures can't be argued) for posturing that 3.5, then 4, and soon to be 4.7 or w/e is "perfect" is a silly thing to do.
I currently own an HTC Sensation, prior phone was an LG Env, so I have no real horse in the race. I want the LG G3 (without the QHD so I can get more from the battery) or Sammy GS5, with smaller bezels and maybe less TW gimmicks, an M8 (with better camera) or an iPhone with less bezels and a bigger screen. And I would bet that is how the vast majority of shoppers weigh their choices, as opposed to the "Apple buyers are limited by the ecosystem" or "Android lets you do so much" portrayals that are seen on this site so often. Yes, it's a tech/info/entertainment site, I get that, but it'd be nice to see some self-awareness of recognizance of how the larger world operates from most of you posters.
41. Elusivellama (Posts: 22; Member since: 26 Aug 2014)
In everyday use, and in the absence of much 1440p content, LG G3's QHD screen is not very much sharper / clearer than the 1080p screen on my Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, which has "only" 443 ppi and that's because the size of the screens are quite similar. In this size range of 4.9 - 5.5", the difference is not very noticeable. I know this because I actually used a G3 alongside my SGS4A from a distance of 8" - 12" from my face (typical use) and both screens looked sharp and clear.
This is not the same difference in screen quality like going from the iPhone 3G/3GS to the iPhone 4. In light of that, the question is... why put something like that on a phone other than to say that they were one of the first to do it?
The G3 is said to overheat, the screen viewing angles are poor, brightness is poor, etc. On top of that, the battery life takes a substantial hit thanks to that screen. All just so they can say that the G3 has a QHD screen. This was basically a marketing-driven decision to include a QHD screen in order to differentiate the G3 from its competitors at the expense of everything else.
56. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"The G3 is said to overheat, the screen viewing angles are poor, brightness is poor, etc. On top of that, the battery life takes a substantial hit thanks to that screen."
What's with the axe you are grinding about the G3 and QHD? This phone has a beautiful screen and the benefits vs FHD are immediately apparent for those of us who don't have poor eyesight. The screen is quite bright, just not the brightest.
LG made a design decision and chose a fantastic screen over a battery that would have lasted longer. But they also made the battery removable.
Yes the G3 runs a bit warm, but it is no worse than many other phones, especially the plastic hotboxes from Samsung.
All in all, as many reviews have attested, the G3 has few weaknesses. It's a great overall phone. It's not perfect, but no phone is.
49. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No they won't. Stop sounding so silly.
20. techspace (Posts: 616; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
but they have always justified their decisions...i am sure they will come up with something new.
Technically, bringing all the controls to the bottom is the only solution...if they don't do it, then even Apple users will start doubting them because they used to run ads about the 4 inch screen....they tried to explain how 4 inch display is the best compromise between convenience and experience.
5. surethom (Posts: 256; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
For once I wish apple would live stream to non apple devices. Please
7. techspace (Posts: 616; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Usually they don't even live stream to Apple devices when they are announcing a new iPhone....they only do it for WWDCs.
52. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
It'll be on YouTube within an hr after it's over.
8. musi722 (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
Yeah you which!
There is nothing new to say!
21. musi722 (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)
i mean we already know what is coming, the leaks covered it all!
10. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 898; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Interesting that there is no mention that Apple is building a 3-story structure for the event.
19. AfterShock (Posts: 2798; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Big ego dictate/need big spaces to fit in..?
65. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2951; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Tim is going to dress up as a clown on stilts next to a very very tall iPhone 6 and show how to use the top-heavy iOS UI?
11. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)
I knew it. Some noobs in my neighborhood are so uninformed. This clerk I know said "Im getting the Iphone 6xl! It has a laser keyboard that comes out the side" Tehe
12. Anshulonweb (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
September to is going to be exciting....
13. MistB (Posts: 570; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
If they're delaying the phablet to refine the UI to be more than just another big phone so be it, certainly hope it isn't next year as it's the iPhone that sounds interesting. There's always the nexus x....
14. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! APPLE TAKE MY MONEY PLEASE!!!
38. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
5.5, I think they'll launch both. If not, I'll wait for the 5.5, as long as I know it's coining. My wife has already let me know that she wants the 4.7 as an anniversary gift, so I'll be buying one anyway
43. KingDingaLing (Posts: 185; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
I think it would be a big downfall for them not to release the 5.5" (if it even exists). To me, it would be another Apple letdown. They'll probably lose customers on the fence on wanting a bigger phone like they did when the 5 was released. If that happens, and ppl switch to a Note for example, they may lose them in the long run as ppl see what the Android system has to offer. Then they may not want to go back in the future. Just my .02$
44. JC557 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Yeah, despite it being for her I wonder how often it'll end up in your hands before you get your 5.5" model.
55. blitzkreig (Posts: 54; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
Hey dark.. Don't mean to rain on your parade bro,, but can't help thinking that you might be in for a very long wait. Knowing Apple, it's unlikely that there will be a 5.5 inch version amy time soon.
As it is, going to 4.7 inches (assuming that it happens), is in itself a huge jump as per Apple standards. Guess their hand has been forced somewhat as the 4 inch iphone was looking comically puny compared to even "normal" sized offerings from android.
Hope you get your wish & I am proved wrong. Unless the Sun rises from the west, looks like you are gonna have to settle for the (possible) 4.7 inch iphone 6 & the GNR.
Any which way, hope you enjoy your purchases.
58. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I hope you're wrong, but you might be right. Either way, the note 4 will be mine also, as long as I feel it's enough to sell my N3. The 4.7 will do nicely, if it's got enough of everything in it. Thanx, good post.
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Notice how big the apple logo is. Hint hint.
39. akki20892 (Posts: 3415; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
They used Photoshop and resized apple logo.
59. darkkjedii (Posts: 10969; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Trust me, the big apple has meaning bro. We'll know on the 9th I guess.
16. iampayne (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
If you flip the 9s upside down it makes 2 6s, 2 iPhone 6s confirmed!!!! BOOM Science!
17. iampayne (Posts: 236; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
What if this event turns out to be the iPad event, wouldn't that be funny. And they can't say anymore because everything has been leaked already... "as I sit here still throwing money at my screen" lol
29. Canaan (Posts: 111; Member since: 25 May 2014)
Not everything has leaked there's still dispute over what it's screen resolution will be and we still don't know how much RAM it will contain.
22. Ghost04 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 May 2014)
No thanks .
I don't buy phones from fruit brands .
36. superduper (Posts: 148; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
No Lemon Meringue Pie for you then. You'll be sticking with a sickly sweet chocolate brand instead?
25. mrochester (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)
Looking forward to this. 2 weeks with my Moto G has been enough time to make me truely appreciate just how good iOS is.
63. Canaan (Posts: 111; Member since: 25 May 2014)
I don't think a mid range android device was the best choice if you intended to test out android.
66. mrochester (Posts: 20; Member since: 17 Aug 2014)
I've tested out Android plenty of times before on all sorts of devices, and never really liked it. But I sold my 5S while it was still worth a decent amount and decided to live with my Moto G until the new iPhone was announced and released, and like I said, living with an Android phone for a good while really does make you appreciate how good iOS is.