Apple September 2015 Event Live Blogby Joshua Ho on September 9, 2015 12:50 PM EST
05:04PM EDT - Unfortunately the last few photos won't upload. Pricing is identical to iPhone 6. iCloud also has new storage tiers, 99 cents for 50GB, 200GB for 2.99 USD. 1TB 9.99 USD/mo
02:58PM EDT - New dock accessory? New cases as well
02:56PM EDT - 300 mbps LTE-A, 2x2 802.11ac, and 28 LTE bands for roaming
02:55PM EDT - Facebook will support it
02:55PM EDT - developer API support for live photos
02:54PM EDT - Supported across all Apple products
02:54PM EDT - A second and a half of total video
02:53PM EDT - This is really reminding me of Zoe right now
02:53PM EDT - Live photos with 3D toucch that includes some video. Sounds like Zoe to me.
02:51PM EDT - 5MP FFC and using the display as a flash like LG but with custom display driver to flash display at 3x brightness for this flash mode
02:51PM EDT - You can edit 4K video on the phone as well
02:50PM EDT - Judging by the sample video the answer might be yes
02:50PM EDT - I wonder if iPhone also has good stabilization and no 5 min limit
02:49PM EDT - 4K video recording
02:49PM EDT - I'm not sure what they mean when they say "moved closer down"
02:48PM EDT - I'm not sure if it was mentioned but color filter array has changed to performance
02:48PM EDT - Dynamic range and exposure is said to be good
02:47PM EDT - I wonder if OIS is coming to 6s to maintain low light performance
02:46PM EDT - Interestingly no discussion of pixel size or sensor size
02:46PM EDT - Deep trench isolution is used to reduce crosstalk as seen in ISOCELL
02:46PM EDT - Explaining why bigger pixels are better such as crosstalk and sensor noise
02:45PM EDT - The sensor 50% more pixels and PDAF pixels increase with it
02:44PM EDT - 12MP camera
02:44PM EDT - Second gen TouchID is much faster
02:43PM EDT - Hey Siri now works always-on like the Moto X
02:43PM EDT - Motion coprocessor is on-die now instead of separate package
02:41PM EDT - Freeblade game demo showing off A9, 3D touch.
02:40PM EDT - 70% faster CPU?
02:40PM EDT - Interesting lack of disclosure on exact process, possibly 14/16nm split as rumored
02:38PM EDT - Showing off third party app support for this feature already
02:38PM EDT - Can enter multitasking with an edge swipe with pressure instead of double tap homme
02:37PM EDT - For some people emergency selfies would definitely be a killer app
02:37PM EDT - Apparently you can take emergency selfies with 3D touch
02:36PM EDT - A lot of contextual information can be quickly viewed with this system which is a neat idea
02:35PM EDT - You can also just flick up/left/right/down instead of pressing harder to do some quick actions
02:35PM EDT - You can peek at the email to read without marking as read. If you press harder, it will open it properly
02:33PM EDT - iPhone 6s also has taptic engine. Peak vibration happens in 1 cycle instead of multiple cycles
02:31PM EDT - A hard press allows you to also preview links and images without leaving the app you're currently in
02:31PM EDT - You can do things like shortcuts from the home screen
02:30PM EDT - This is really Force Touch buut a different name for some reason
02:29PM EDT - 3D Touch for iPhone
02:28PM EDT - New glass using dual ion exchange process
02:28PM EDT - Custom alu alloy, 7000 series
02:26PM EDT - I really wonder if A9 will have 14/16nm split or just 14 or just 16 process
02:26PM EDT - Predictably it looks like the iPhone 6
02:26PM EDT - Rose Gold iPhone 6s confirmed
02:25PM EDT - iPhone 6 customer satisfaction also said to be above other phones
02:25PM EDT - iPhone 6 is said to be the most popular iPhone ever
02:24PM EDT - Huge gains in China for Apple
02:24PM EDT - iPhone is next
02:23PM EDT - A bunch of inputs that include HDMI and ethernet
02:23PM EDT - Apple TV available in late October
02:21PM EDT - Continuity with games as well
02:20PM EDT - You can do a split screen video and also hockey coming in 2016?
02:20PM EDT - Live scoring data synced with the video
02:19PM EDT - The video is up to 60 fps
02:19PM EDT - You can see scoreboard or just highlights
02:19PM EDT - Another app for TV: baseball/MLB
02:16PM EDT - It should also be local to be truly so lo mo
02:16PM EDT - This app is social and mobile apparently?
02:15PM EDT - I wonder what kind of SoC is in Apple TV to enable this
02:15PM EDT - Gilt is for shopping on Apple TV
02:15PM EDT - Support in this game is up to 4 players
02:14PM EDT - It's a music-based game with some kind of baseball element
02:13PM EDT - Not rock band though as far as I can tell
02:13PM EDT - Rock Band on Apple TV demo is up next
02:11PM EDT - As long as one lives to checkpoint you can respawn. Also potential competitive mode
02:11PM EDT - Crossy road multiplayer allows you join co-op games with iPhone and other iOS devices
02:10PM EDT - multiplayer
02:10PM EDT - Console quality gaming supposedly?
02:09PM EDT - Lots of gaming apps
02:09PM EDT - Netflix, Hulu, HBO apps
02:08PM EDT - tvOS uses a lot of APIs similar to iOS
02:04PM EDT - Date, director, age ratings, and other information for suggestions
02:03PM EDT - Siri will also make it easy to search for things
02:03PM EDT - Also can skip back and turn on subtitles if you say "what was said" or something similar
02:03PM EDT - Siri during playback to do playback controls
02:00PM EDT - A surprisingly simple thing to do that actually improves user experience in a big way
02:00PM EDT - Siri searches multiple sources for a single piece of content
01:58PM EDT - Glass touch surface and Siri button on the remote
01:58PM EDT - Just a box and remote, not a whole TV
01:57PM EDT - Appears to use Apple TV remote as a controller
01:57PM EDT - Also gaming on the TV?
01:56PM EDT - Siri is clearly a big part of this push
01:54PM EDT - Future of TV is apps according to Apple
01:53PM EDT - I suspect Ryan would have to take that one
01:53PM EDT - I really hope this isn't an entire TV that we have to review.
01:53PM EDT - Apple TV is next
01:52PM EDT - I wonder if the display has improved
01:52PM EDT - iPad Mini 4 is the iPad Air 2 but mini.
01:51PM EDT - I also wonder whether there will be accessories using the new dock connector, possibly undercut Apple in accesories?
01:51PM EDT - I wonder whether this speaker system is better than front-facing speakers
01:50PM EDT - Carbon fiber cap in speakers?
01:50PM EDT - I really want to know what's going on with A9X, which should be interesting.
01:49PM EDT - I wonder what the range of variable refresh is. Hopefully PSR is also available.
01:49PM EDT - I guess it makes sense to save money if you don't want a stylus or physical keyboard?
01:49PM EDT - These accessories are kind of pricey considering they don't come with the iPad
01:46PM EDT - Can share the 3D model to a patient on their own iPad
01:45PM EDT - Can show 3D simulation of conditions such as torn meniscus and arthritis, etc.
01:45PM EDT - Surgeon simulator for iPad Pro would be fun
01:44PM EDT - Can simulate surgery
01:44PM EDT - You can accurately simulate muscle/bone interactions
01:42PM EDT - Medical visualization application in iPad Pro
01:41PM EDT - Drawing application from Adobe that sounds oddly similar to Nvidia Dabbler or something similar for simulating certain media
01:40PM EDT - You can add a smile to a person that isn't
01:40PM EDT - Facial detection in retouching engine
01:40PM EDT - Photoshop Fix for retouching on iPad
01:39PM EDT - TypeKit fonts on iOS for iPad Pro Adobe apps
01:38PM EDT - Adobe is up next for apps on iPad Pro
01:37PM EDT - Over 20 different object types supported
01:37PM EDT - You can copy into Powerpoint as well and you can draw to automatically generate graphics based on what you draw
01:36PM EDT - Word inking is supported and you can use multitasking to copy excel graphs to word etc
01:35PM EDT - Apologies, I'm trying to keep up with photos and text but they're definitely moving quickly
01:35PM EDT - OneNote with this would be awesome
01:35PM EDT - Microsoft showing productivity support for iPad Pro
01:34PM EDT - The question of "how would Apple sell a pen" has finally been answered
01:33PM EDT - Not more pixels than the 5k, after doing some quick math I think it's referring to normal iMacs
01:32PM EDT - Single pixel precision
01:32PM EDT - The stylus charges from the tablet using lightning connector
01:31PM EDT - Low input latency and you can use touch simultaneously
01:31PM EDT - When using stylus sampling rate ups to 2x to improve accuracy and responsiveness
01:31PM EDT - Not sure if the stylus needs a battery
01:31PM EDT - Position, force, and tilt
01:30PM EDT - It's called Apple Pencil
01:29PM EDT - iPad Pro comes with a stylus it seems
01:29PM EDT - Connects using magnetic three pin connector
01:28PM EDT - Uses same switch type as Macbook
01:28PM EDT - Keyboard case for the iPad Pro a lot like the Surface Pro
01:27PM EDT - I wonder what the CPU config is like
01:27PM EDT - Absolutely is 1xnm FF
01:27PM EDT - 6.9mm and 1.57 pounds
01:26PM EDT - 4 speaker system and balances based on hand position, 3x sound volume of iPad Air 2
01:26PM EDT - Battery life is the same as iPad
01:25PM EDT - IGZO TFT, custom TCON, and photoalignment
01:25PM EDT - Dynamic refresh rate isn't necessarily new, but interesting to know it's new to iOS
01:24PM EDT - The 2x figure is interesting. Probably combo of quad core and higher clocks
01:22PM EDT - More pixels than iMac 5k
01:22PM EDT - 12.9" because iPad Air dimensions. 2732x2048 pixels
01:20PM EDT - Discussing motivation for the bigger display
01:19PM EDT - More deafening applause
01:19PM EDT - iPad Pro
01:17PM EDT - IBM and Cisco partnership to bring iPad to enterprise in a useful manner
01:16PM EDT - On to iPad
01:16PM EDT - No hardware refresh
01:16PM EDT - Apple Watch new variants are available now
01:16PM EDT - WatchOS 2 launches September 16
01:15PM EDT - Choice here is obviously important but the move to 14nm will be much more important for enabling new user experiences
01:15PM EDT - New sport band colors and Product red variant
01:15PM EDT - More black stainless steel Apple watch bands.
01:14PM EDT - Yes, rose gold and gold aluminum Watch Sport
01:13PM EDT - Looks like rose god and gold?
01:13PM EDT - New colors for the Watch Sport
01:12PM EDT - Partnership with Hermes for new watch band
01:10PM EDT - Can read pregnancy information live from Apple Watch using home monitoring remotely
01:09PM EDT - Can send HIPPAA compliant communications from watch
01:09PM EDT - Live/real time data can be viewed, security is done by one-time auth until watch is removed.
01:08PM EDT - Relevant data shown on Apple Watch for doctors and nurses such as next patient and vital signs
01:07PM EDT - AirStrip demo with Dr. Cameron Powell
01:06PM EDT - Facebook Messenger is important win here
01:06PM EDT - Over 10k watch apps. Some app demos
01:05PM EDT - Third party complications and a general review of WatchOS 2.
01:04PM EDT - Might be a good sign, hard to tell without more context
01:04PM EDT - High customer satisfaction but not clear of what the value is.
01:03PM EDT - Currently discussing what's good about Apple Watch like fitness, etc.
01:02PM EDT - Apple Watch is up first.
01:02PM EDT - I'm apparently right in front of the employees because their cheering is deafening right now
01:01PM EDT - Tim Cook takes the stage for introductions.
01:00PM EDT - We're currently seated at the venue waiting for the event to start
12:59PM EDT - We're currently seated at the venue waiting for the event to start