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What to realistically expect at Apple’s September 9th, 2014 special event


It’s almost here. Tomorrow, Apple is holding its first big special event of the year (excluding WWDC) – and we’re expecting it to be quite the doozy. Apple is certainly going to be using the event to launch its upcoming iPhone lineup, but what else could be in the pipeline? Last year around this time Apple announced not one, but two new iPhones alongside the announcement of the final build of iOS 7, and we’re expecting an equally – if not more – impressive showing this time around. So without further ado, this is what you can realistically expect at Apple’s special event tomorrow. No bullshit, just the good stuff.

What to realistically expect…” is a series of posts which we use to temper expectations concerning upcoming Apple events. We’ve got a pretty good track record here, with only one small miss with our iPhone 5s/5c event predictions. Read on to hear today’s expectations.

Is this the watch to save smartwatches?

It’s all but certain that Apple will reveal the iWatch this October


It’s been a long and windy road, but we’re nearing the end of the tunnel. According to a new report by Recode backed by some rock solid sources, Apple will finally reveal their long awaited smartwatch – tentatively dubbed the iWatch – at a special event this October. If this comes to pass, this will put an end to literally years and years’ worth of rumor and speculation.

Apple is said to be designing the iWatch to act as a companion to iOS devices as well as a device in its own right. Many expect the iWatch to heavily focus on tracking fitness, a thought somewhat corroborated by the existence of Apple’s HealthKit platform, which was just introduced alongside iOS 8 at WWDC earlier this week.

Rumors specific to the watch’s design and specifications are few and far between, but many suspect it will run a touch-friendly LCD display, will interact with existing devices over Bluetooth LE, and will run a modified version of iOS specifically designed for the iWatch, and will run high end internals – likely a SoC designed in house at Apple alongside the company’s A7 processor. As for the outward design of the watch, nobody’s got the faintest clue – but wouldn’t it be nice if it looked at least something like the mockup seen above designed by the apparently extraordinarily talented Gábor Balogh?

Source: Recode