WFN280: Apple’s September Event

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Summary:

We’re recapping all of the news from the September Apple Event. New iPhones, iPads and AppleTVs. How accurate were the rumors leading up to the event? More importantly, is it worth it to upgrade now? We’ve got you covered.

 

Hosts: Tom KresicJohn KresicMike Kresic

Running Time: 57:40

 

 

Apple September Event:

 

Apple Watch

  • gold and rose gold colors in Sport Watch
  • several new watch bands
  • WatchOS2 available on 9/16

 

iPad Pro

  • the new iPad Pro sports a 12.9” display (as wide as height of iPad Air)
  • slide-over, split view, picture-in-picture
  • this size gives you ability to multi-task without losing any screen from iPad Air
  • 22x faster compute over first gen iPad
  • 10hr battery life
  • 4 speaker audio (1st time in iOS device) 3x volume of iPad Air2
  • new Smart Keyboard (like MS Surface) $169
  • Apple Pencil (stylus) $99
  • 799 – $1,079 depending on capacity
  • available in November

 

iPad Mini 4

  • Gets thinner (18%) and faster (WiFi & LTE) but no Rose Gold
  • Comparing all the iPad models
  • $399 for 16GB WiFi
  • $499 for 64GB WiFi
  • $599 for 128GB WiFi
  • add $130 for cellular models

AppleTV

  • the new Apple TV gets Siri control
  • touchpad bluetooth (4.0) remote. controls TV volume and power. lightning cable to recharge.
  • search across iTunes, NetFlix, Hulu, HBO and ShowTime at launch
  • tvOS with developer access to write/port their iOS apps
  • using remote like a Wi controller to play games will be intuitive
  • status of gameplay synchronizes between iOS devices. Start on your phone, then pick up action on your TV.
  • $149 for 32 GB
  • $199 for 64GB
  • tvOS beta available today.
  • ships in late October. existing model still available for $69 (it won’t get any of the new features)

 

iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus

  • Rose Gold finish is a new 4th color
  • 3D Touch gives you context-sensitive actions, like holding on camera icon gives you option to take a selfie, or check-in at a location with Facebook.
  • 12MP iSight camera (50% more pixels) & 5MP FaceTime camera
  • retina flash on the screen now provides a flash for the front-facing camera
  • can record 4K video
  • Live Photos with 3D press (records 1.5 sec before/after each picture)
  • LTE Advanced (2x faster)
  • WiFi 2x faster (866 Mbps)
  • new charging docks
  • phone cases come in 5 new leather and 11 silicon colors
  • iPhone 5s free
  • $99 for iPhone 6
  • $199 for iPhone 6+
  • iPhone 6s and 6s+ same price as last year’s phones
  • iPhone Upgrade Program:
    • new phone every year
    • unlocked phone, includes AppleCare+
    • starting at $32/month
    • pick your carrier
  • pre-orders start Saturday 9/12. Ships on 9/25.
  • Tom checked his phone on Gazelle and it stated his 64GB AT&T iPhone 6 is worth $311 in ‘good’ condition; $336 for Mint condition

 

iOS9

  • No new features (since WWDC in June) reviewed.
  • Available on September 16

 

iCloud storage

  • 50GB for $0.99/mo
  • 200GB for $2.99/mo
  • 1TB for $9.99/mo
  • 500GB option appears to have been eliminated

 

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