Apple sends out invites for September 9th event; new report tells us what to expect
posted by Alan F. / Aug 28, 2014, 11:59 AM
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?
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posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:00 PM 11
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Apple's events are turning into Android rehashes... They might be up to 2010 this year! lol
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 1:47 PM 2
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 10:30 PM 2
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:11 PM 4
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 1:24 PM 4
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:16 PM 5
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:24 PM 6
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:29 PM 3
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 1:26 PM 4
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 3:37 PM 2
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"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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 7:43 PM 0
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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.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:57 PM 0
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For once I wish apple would live stream to non apple devices. Please
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:17 PM 1
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Yeah you which! There is nothing new to say!
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:28 PM 0
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Interesting that there is no mention that Apple is building a 3-story structure for the event.
posted on Aug 28, 2014, 12:30 PM 1
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