Apple schedules annual announcement on the 9th of September

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Fall has a tendency to be the season that Apple chooses to make its grand unveiling, at least in recent times. Planned to be held at San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, which seats 7,000 people – meaning it’ll be their grandest yet, leading many to believe there will be a lot to be talked about.

We’re likely to see the internal upgrades of the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, coming from the Cupertino natives. Subsequently, there’s a possibility that a fresh iPad and Apple TV might make an appearance during the event. Apple’s take on an iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and watchOS 2 are also stated to be released during the time.

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Word floating around goes to say that the displays on the new iPhones will sport the innovative Force Touch function. If you’ve haven’t heard of Force Touch, it’s basically a pressure-sensitive technology that enables users to access extended functions – that’s been available on the Apple Watch and their latest line of MacBooks.

Do we think it’s absolutely necessary to have Force Touch on board? It’ll be negligible at best, with increased accessibility to functions; widgets, maybe? Nonetheless, Apple’s “innovation” has always been “revolutionary” like Siri (which people ended up forgetting about), so we’ll see if there’s anything to shout about while having this feature incorporated in the Retina Display of the new iPhones.

Other hardware upgrades should also bring about 2GB of RAM, a new A9 processor chip, and a camera optics bump to 12-megapixels. In recent times, Apple has gradually slowed its ability to innovate, or at least innovate something that’s game-changing. A worrying trend that’s been faced by other manufacturers, as well.

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That aside, iOS 9’s features, has already been previewed in June and it’ll come in just a 1.3 GB package. This is a great improvement since iOS 8 required at least 5GB’s to unpack. A little late to the party, but the new OS will allow users to take advantage of iDevices with larger displays through multi-window. Other nifty improvements can be seen here.

Fortunately, Chinese tech site cnBeta gives us something to look at (since the device will look the same) with the purported packaging images. What you’re looking at is a stupendously pretty Butterfly Koi image on the said device. Rumours say that this image could be the similar motion wallpaper previously available for the Apple Watch.

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Will the “s” in the “6s” compel more people to jump aboard the Apple ship? We’ll have to wait to see the reactions following the September 9th event; watch the livestream here at 1 am (GMT +8/local time) on the aforementioned date.

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