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




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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.


A relatively modest upgrade

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming this month without fingerprint sensor and qHD display




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It may not be confirmed yet, but it may as well be – Samsung has officially sent out invitations to a special “Unpacked 5” media event on February 24th, and now we’re learning a little bit more as for what to expect at the event. According to the New York Times, Samsung will indeed be using the event to launch the company’s next generation flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S5.

While the Samsung Galaxy S4 was largely seen as a relatively modest upgrade to the Galaxy S III, if the NY Times is to be believed the Galaxy S5 will be even more modest. The report warns would be customers not to expect anything revolutionary, claiming that the Galaxy S5 will instead be a minor upgrade to the Galaxy S4 with some small design changes, new software, and increased hardware specifications. Notable, Samsung will likely not be pushing the envelope when it comes to hardware “innovations” this go around, choosing not to implement the company’s oft rumored “Iris” fingerprint reader that many had expected to make an appearance on this handset. Iris is said to be Samsung’s spin on Apple’s Touch ID functionality introduced on the iPhone 5s.

Samsung will also not be taking this opportunity to upgrade the resolution of the display on the Galaxy S5, according to the report, and the device will instead feature a screen similar to what is currently found on the Galaxy S4. While all of this is rumor and heresy right now, we suspect that there’s something to it – and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop in case anything changes. February 24th, bring it on.

Source: The New York Times


We cut through the garbage

What to realistically expect at Apple’s September 10th iPhone event




apple-sept10The iPhone has been long considered the smartphone that started it all, but in recent months the wave of excitement towards Apple’s iPhone line has mostly quelled. Android is finally more than “good enough” and now leans more towards great, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the most compelling phones ever made, and the HTC One is by all means one of the most well designed pieces of technology in history – and let’s not forget the newcomer, the Moto X.

As people began to tune out the iPhone 5, the industry has begun to eagerly await the next generation of iPhones, which may perhaps go down as the most important iPhone lineup since the original’s introduction in 2007. This is really make it or begin-to-break-it for Apple, and we’ve been eagerly counting down the days until their September 10th iPhone event for months now. Well, the day is finally nearly upon us, and you’re probably wondering – what can I realistically expect on Tuesday? Click through after the break to find out more.

What to realistically expect…” is a series of posts which we use to temper expectations concerning upcoming Apple events. (We also currently hold a 100% accuracy rate, for you’re concerned about that sort of thing.)


What to realistically expect at Apple’s iPad mini event tomorrow




The new iPad mini is coming tomorrow. That, at this point, is a cold hard fact. What we’re not so certain about however is what we can realistically expect to see at the event tomorrow. There are a whole bunch of oft-quoted rumors, some of which are clearly bologna, and some of which we’re pretty certain about. In this post, we’re only concerned with those rumors that are not only likely, but also nearly certain.

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