Apple has just sent the invitations for their long-awaited Keynote
Apple is getting ready to release their new devices into the wild. The long-awaited event has been scheduled 12 days from now, on September 9, 2014, at 10 AM.
As noted by loopinsight.com
, Apple is usually holding its events at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco or the Apple Campus in Cupertino. However, this time they've chosen a new location – the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino.
Apple is expected to release two new iPhone models this fall: a 4.7-inch diagonal display one and a larger iPhone with a 5.5-inch screen. Both devices should be launched shortly after the big reveal and will sport Apple's new iOS 8.
The Cupertino tech giant may also announce their first wearable device. The watch-like device may be named the iWatch or iTime, but besides the possible name, there is no further information on this. It is expected for such a device to have a square screen and include a multitude of sensors in order to work with iPhone's Health.app.
Apple's first foray in this market will be their response to the newly announced devices by Samsung and LG. The smartwatch market is a pretty small one, but users may change their minds into buying such a device if Apple will make it even more useful.
Apple higher-ups may also talk about a future release of a second-generation iPad Air and a new retina iPad mini. The tablet market has declined in the last quarter, but Apple's CEO, Tim Cook is confident that the numbers will soon go up.
The guys from Cupertino are ready to launch their new update for iOS. The next-generation firmware for iPhone and iPad improves upon the iOS 8 features, but it will not bring major changes in design. The team led by Jony Ive has not changed the icons, but it has done some work on the interface and the user experience. The new iOS 8 will also come with some changes for the end users. Apple has agreed to let developers use more of the Maps and HealthKit features to integrate them into their designs.
iCloud is also being revamped to look more like a file system and the users will get more space for less money. Extensions and third-party keyboard will be included in this release so any developer can make use of that to enhance the user experience.
Apple's invitation for the September 9 event does not reveal anything other than the top part of the Apple logo and a few words: "9.9.2014 - Wish we could say more." Interestingly enough, the event will take place in the same building the original Mac was revealed in 1984.