What we got from Apple’s September 9th event

Well firstly Apple announced a new pair of smartphones the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus as its traditional fall iPhone launch. But alongside the new iPhones it was announced there will be a new, updated Apple TV device with Siri capabilities as well as a new iPad and new iOS, but let’s go through in more detail what we got from event.

Let’s start with the new iPhone 6s and 6S Plus, which is going to have the same overall hardware aesthetics and design as its predecessor, but with new updated software and improved performance. One of the things you’ll be getting with the new iPhone models are of course a new processor which will be called the A9, and in addition to this there will be a proposed 2GB of RAM upgrade in specs, resulting in it being easier to flick around. Alongside this the iPhone 6s and Plus will have a new and improved 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, and will now also be fitted with stronger, more durable sapphire displays. Apple will also be radically updating its Touch ID mechanism for the iPhone’s, and will now offer a better and safer Apple Pay user experience by reducing reading errors.

One of the completely new features introduced to the iPhone 6s and Plus is Force Touch, which allows the display to differentiate between different strength presses, responding in different ways. It will enable developers to design a host of new features that can be unlocked depending on how forcefully the user presses down, and is something Apple is calling the most significant new sensing capability since Multi-Touch.

Alongside the new iPhone’s Apple are releasing the highly anticipated new generation Apple TV which will include a redesigned chassis with an A8 processor, more storage space, and a touch-based remote control, along with a new software system that includes Siri support and a full App Store. Along with the new TV box Apple are releasing a wireless motion controller, which could enable developers to build unique games for Apple TV and compete with gaming rivals. Apple TV will also include the software that will enable Apple to stream its subscription TV streaming service, with a bundling of TV channels available in 2016. 

Anything else? Well a new iPad, Apple also announced a new and larger 12.9-inch iPad at the event. The bigger iPad will come with Force Touch as well as an upgraded camera and screen, and comes due to decline in tablet demand as people migrate to larger-screen iPhones. Other key things to come out of the September event included iOS 9 which will be available to the public very soon, but there wasn’t really anything on the Apple Watch which may surprise some. All in all the September 9th event gave us a few things to be excited about and I for one I can’t wait to try some of the new Apple products out, but let us know what you think.

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