Apple will unveil the iPhone 6 at Flint Center, the same place where Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh 30 years ago
The Flint Center for the Performing Arts is located in Cupertino, the same town where Apple’s corporate headquarters is, and the beautiful building is already being decorated with some massive construction going on. Apple is styling it up to look more like a cube, and we expect the first sign for the upcoming unveilings to show up soon.
The Flint Center is also special for a number of reasons outside the fact that it is simply larger than Yerba Buena: it is the place where Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh 30 years ago in 1984, and that’s also where the colorful iMac that started the revival for Apple in 1998. It’s clearly a place with a historic meaning, and we expect Apple to live up to the legacy and reveal something equally huge this time as well.
Preparations for the September 9th Apple event at the Flint Center have already started
1. yep_its_ed (unregistered)
Well, they have a lot to live up to now...
2. NextGenTech (Posts: 59; Member since: 24 Jul 2014)
Price increase due to NFC, and New design. Nice..... Not. They know they can do it as people willing to not eat, sell kidney etc just to pose with Apple logo.
Loved Apple before but high price for mid range specs has now got me drooling and dreaming for Note 4. Their customer service is great though.
4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Unlocked iPhone prices have been the same since the iPhone 4, at least in the U.S, $650 for the 16 GB variant. They haven't raised the price despite the increase in screen size, exponential processor and camera upgrades, addition of LTE, and a fingerprint scanner. I seriously doubt they would raise the price now.
The only thing mid range about the iPhone currently is the RAM and screen resolution. But iOS runs well on 1 GB of RAM, and the resolution is fine for the size. The A7 chip is very capable and can keep up with the Snapdragon 801. And considering the iPhone 6 is supposed to bump up the RAM, screen size, and resolution, I'd say it's going to be high end.
9. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 690; Member since: 10 Jun 2014)
And the mediocre camera. And the lack og Micro SD slot.
11. BlueGoldAce (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Um...coming from someone who has a LG G3. Saying that the camera is mediocre is plan...how do you say it....ignorant? It was the best when it came out, and still in the top 3 or so smart phones (lg g3, galaxy s5, iphone 5s).
It has always lacked Micro SD...so does the nexus line and google's vision of android. So kind of a mute point.
I like my lg g3, but and anticipating the iphone. It fits my usage better...as long as apple meets expectations.
12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Sorry to burst your bubble but the S5, Z2 and 5S have better cameras than your G3.
13. BlueGoldAce (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Right....according to andantech, etc...that isn't exactly the case.
The S5 is better in perfect daylight...worse in a basement at night. Depends on your situation.
Doesn't really matter...the G3 is a great phone with a great camera. No bubble burst here. I have had the G3 for 4 weeks or so...it was the phone I got as my in between the iphone 5s and 6. I fully plan on getting one of the new iphones. I have had more android than I can count, and love the operating system...but I think I am about to settle down with iOS for a few years. That being said...android l looks great.
Again no bubble burst. Papa...I don't post here much, but your comments often carry a negative or sarcastic ton...is it a personality thing, do not not mean to, or does it make you feel better? I am just curious, because behind your often harsh comments, it is apparent you know more than the average person about technology.
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I'm not going to even bother with anandtech. Look at the photos in person yourself. If you want a reference, the G3 lost to the S5 in the blind camera comparison. Since it's been released, it has been ranked #1 three times in a row. Yes the S5 and 5S aren't the best in night shots, but the M8 and Z2 smacks everything else in low light. I'm not hating or anything, just giving you an insight into what I've seen.
And no, it's not intentional or on purpose.
15. BlueGoldAce (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Alright, and I didn't mean any offense.
The G3 is a great camera, but i am not claiming it is the best.
It has been a great in-between phone. I am ready for the next iphone though. Largely, since I am a nuero molecular biology researcher, a lot of academic and research related apps are present on iOS. That i a big draw for me.
16. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
So you have proven your point right? Well BlueGoldIce wants to explain that his G3 beats the 5S and the S5 in low light, beating the Z2 in daylight and M8 in sharpness. What's wrong with that now?
I think it's right to express their own opinion, but I don't like nitpicking everyone repeatedly.
18. BlueGoldAce (Posts: 13; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Thanks for summing up my points better than I did.
The G3 may not be the best at one particular thing, but it is maybe the best all around in terms of camera. It doesn't sacrifice one thing over another.
Honestly, over the multiple androids and iphones I have had, the G3 as performed best for me. But one's experience may vary.
19. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Horray! My G2 has also been rock solid since day one... Lasting 2 days and a half on battery has been normal for me. There is many users that 'nitpicks everyone repeatedly' here, you need to have a bit of patience. Well at least it is not as bad as what you see in other communities. Cheers!
20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I don't think the G3 beats the Z2 in daylight if it can't beat the S5 or 5S. Every flagship can beat the M8 in terms of sharpness.
27. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
Well since you use the 'Blind camera comparison' as your main point of your argument it is not wrong to use that as mine too.
The Z2 has excellent details, even beating the S5 in daylight in terms of captured details (that could be easily achieved because of Sony's larger sensor), but doesn't post process colours that well and attractive (Dull and colder than usual). However as a guy with some lightroom experience I think it's going to be easy to turn Z2 pictures into one that beats every flagship's photos.
21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
Hate to break it too you. The G3 uses Sony EXMOR sesnor camera same as on the Z2.
24. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Pretty sure that it does not use the same sensor that is in the Z2, yeah...
22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It has one of the better cameras out of the 2013 flagships. Not the best, but not mediocre either. And lack of microSD card slot doesn't make a phone mid range.
28. fzacek (Posts: 2222; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
The screen is going to be barely over 720p. That's mid-range...
29. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
1704 x 960 isn't barely over 720p, it's nearly double. It's almost the same jump between 1080p and 1440p. And resolution isn't a quality of a high end phone, pixel density is, and the iPhone 6 is supposed to have a pixel density of 416 ppi, which is more than enough to make it high end. The Xperia Z1 Compact is only 720p, but the small screen size allows it to have a very high ppi, making it high end.
30. fzacek (Posts: 2222; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
31. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
That's still not barely over 720p, it's substantially more. And once again, resolution is not a quality of high end phones, pixel density is. 359 ppi is still very high, especially for a large phone where the perceived pixel density is higher than it would be for a smaller display.
3. darkkjedii (Posts: 12625; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Can't wait for this one, ready to see what they unveil.
5. salaal (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)
They should also launch an iPod touch 6th generation which should include these specs
Finger print scanner
Dual LED flash(true tone)
A7 chipset l
8MP camera same as in the iPhone 5S
4.7" screen with same res as the iPhone 6
And another budget iPod touch 6th gen which doesn't include the finger print scanner loop 16GB storage and the same 5MP camera in the iPod touch 5g it should still include true tone flash . The price should be 199$.
6. magnanimus (Posts: 329; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I would go crazy. I currently own the iPod touch 5th gen as its greatly priced and I can experience best of both worlds (android and iOS).
7. givemespecs (unregistered)
I am so looking forward to the live stream of this event. Call me gullible, but I really admire the way Apple goes about it's Marketing.
It's a shame that so much information leaks out beforehand, but I'm sure they will have a surprise or two somewhere.
I'm particularly interested to see if that raised camera is present. If it is, I think we could see attachable magnetic lenses for the camera.
25. Philipand96 (Posts: 79; Member since: 12 Jul 2014)
Much of the leaks are from people who have faked (Photoshop) and all the fakes were about the 4.7" which nobody would pay attention to after the event if proven
If they attempted to fake the 5.5” it would have been a guess as nothing is really known confirming not a leak but fabrication
Apple only really has one benchmark to surpass and that the 4.7" iPhone6 come in with specs above that of the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the reason being if Apple main rival produces a METAL phone in its first attempt
In that Samsung Executives clearly designed the Samsung Galaxy Alpha to look like an iPhone
The Samsung Galaxy Alpha has a removable battery 32 GB non expandable memory and a 13Mp camera
Apples iPhone no doubt will be more expensive for the basic 16 GB and rumour suggests ram will increase to 2 GB but the camera remains at 8Mp
If the Samsung Galaxy Alpha IS the higher spec phone and ALSO cheaper, it will be a PR disaster for Apple, considering ALL 4 UK networks have signed up the Samsung Galaxy Alpha within days of it being announced
26. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3745; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"Call me gullible, but I really admire the way Apple goes about it's Marketing. "
You should find this article a good read:
“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.”
“Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.”
“Just avoid holding it in that way.”
Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best in the world — certainly more impressive at shaping and controlling the discussion of its products than any other technology company. Before customers get their first chance to see or touch a new Apple product, the company has carefully orchestrated almost every one of its public appearances: controlled leaks and advance briefings for favored writers, an invite-only media debut, and a special early review process for a group of pre-screened, known-positive writers. Nothing is left to chance, and in the rare case where Apple doesn’t control the initial message, it remedies that by using proxies to deliver carefully crafted, off-the-record responses.
8. Vexify (banned) (Posts: 570; Member since: 16 Jun 2014)
Im realllly interested in seeing this event. Every year, Apple has had 200-300 seats available for their unveilings. This time, they moved their location that can fit 7,000, and built a new building also with high security and everything. Very interesting. Going to be an exciting one.
17. refillable (Posts: 673; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)
From the leaks I don't really think that it's going to be revolutionary at all. Oh, you are also not allowed to forget international prices, too. But let's all stop prejudice and wait for it calmly...
I am open to any innovation.
23. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Ummm, they aren't decorating the flint center. They're building an entirely different structure for god knows what (i'm thinking to show off homekit and the new products in your life by building a fake house). That white building is a new structure Apple is building for the unveil.