Watch the promo videos from today’s iPhone Xs event

Apple has posted various videos show during today’s iPhone Xs event to its YouTube channel. These include promo clips for the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and Xr, as well as Apple Watch Series 4. Of course, you can always go back and re-watch the event in its entirety, but for the folks who want to just get to the mean of the big announcements, these videos are a great starting point.

Apple has posted various videos show during today’s iPhone Xs event to its YouTube channel. These include promo clips for the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR, as well as Apple Watch Series 4. Of course, you can always go back and re-watch the event in its entirety, but for the folks who want to just get to the mean of the big announcements, these videos are a great starting point.... Read the rest of this post here


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iPhone Xs starts at $999, Xs Max at $1,099, pre-orders start September 14

So now that you’ve heard all about the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, your next two questions are probably: how much will it cost? and when/where can I get it. Well the good news is Apple SVP Phil Schiller just announced that you can pre-order both handsets beginning this Friday, with a starting price of $999 for the iPhone Xs and $1099 for the iPhone Xs Max.

So now that you’ve heard all about the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, your next two questions are probably: how much will it cost? and when/where can I get it. Well the good news is Apple SVP Phil Schiller just announced that you can pre-order both handsets beginning this Friday, with a starting price of $999 for the iPhone Xs and $1099 for the iPhone Xs Max.... Read the rest of this post here


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Watch the funny iPhone Xs event intro, the best Apple keynote opening film to date

“Only one thing stands between a lost case and the Keynote – Apple Park. Will it get there in time?” is all the description you need to enjoy this cool opening intro to today’s event.

Apple today held a media conference in its 1,000-seat underground Steve Jobs Theater on the new Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The company opened the keynote presentation in style, by playing a polished, amusing video that you just have to see.... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple introduces the Apple Watch Series 4, includes new watch faces

On Wednesday, Apple introduced its fourth-generation Apple Watch. Long-rumored, the wearable device  comes in 40mm and 44mm varieties.

On Wednesday, Apple introduced its fourth-generation Apple Watch. Long-rumored, the wearable device comes in 40mm and 44mm varieties and is packed with new watch faces. ... Read the rest of this post here


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Apple Online Store goes offline ahead of “Gather round” iPhone event

The Apple Online Store just went down ahead of the scheduled “Gather round” event that will make Apple’s latest iPhone lineup for 2018 official.

Apple’s online store has gone offline around the world ahead of today’s scheduled “Gather round” media event where the Cupertino tech giant is expected to unveil the latest iPhone Xs family, the new Apple Watch Series 4 and other new products.... Read the rest of this post here


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Which Apple iPhone models will face retirement after tomorrow’s event?

When Apple introduces new iOS devices, it also typically retires older models. Expect more the same after the company unveils three new iPhones tomorrow.

When Apple introduces new iOS devices, it also typically retires older models. Expect more the same after the company unveils three new iPhones tomorrow, Sept. 12.

Current lineup

At both Apple retail stores and online, you can select from eight iPhone models currently, including the:

  • iPhone X (announced in 2017)
  • iPhone 8 (2017)
  • iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
  • iPhone 7 (2016)
  • iPhone 7 Plus (2016)
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone 6s (2015)
  • iPhone 6s Plus (2015)

As far back as January, reputed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said Apple planned on retiring the iPhone X when new models are launched. Given that this year’s iPhone lineup is expected to include a second-generation iPhone X, the so-called the iPhone Xs, this rumor makes sense.

We’re also almost certainly going to see the retirement of the 2015 iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. It doesn’t make sense for Apple to keep either model around after tomorrow.

Meanwhile, I don’t believe the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will survive another year, given their similarities with the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. However, it’s possible Apple could keep them around to become low-cost models, so stay tuned.

What’s less certain is the fate of the iPhone SE. Earlier this year, it looked like Apple was planning on releasing a new 4-inch handset to replace the iPhone SE sometime in 2018. However, those rumors have died down in recent months. With no 4-inch iPhone on the horizon, Apple could feasibly elect to keep the iPhone SE around for another year or no longer produce a handset at that size.

Proposed new iPhone lineup

Here’s what is likely to be the new iPhone lineup after tomorrow’s event:

  • iPhone Xs (2018)
  • iPhone Xs Max (2018)
  • iPhone Xr  (2018)
  • iPhone 8 (2017)
  • iPhone 8 Plus (2017)
  • iPhone SE (2016) (possibly)

What does this mean?

If you own one of the devices that Apple retires tomorrow, don’t be overly concerned. Years ago, when Apple retired an iPhone, it meant that iOS support was ending soon too. However, that isn’t the case anymore.

Apple has already said iOS 12 will support the iPhone 5s and newer devices. Therefore, even if you own an iPhone 6s, for example, iOS support for your device should continue at least for another year or two.

We should know soon enough. Tomorrow’s event begins at 10 a.m. PDT from the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus. This year, Apple is providing live streaming of the event through various outlets including, for the first time, Twitter.


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How to ‘Gather round’ and watch tomorrow’s Apple event

Once again, Apple’s offering a live stream to tomorrow’s “Gather round” hardware-focused press event. Here’s how to watch it.

On Wednesday, Apple will hold its “Gather round” press event from the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, California. As has become tradition, Apple is once again offering a live stream of the event so anyone can watch. Here’s how to find it.... Read the rest of this post here


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Promoted tweet invites Apple fans to this week’s ‘Gather round’ event

Two days before it’s holding its “Gather round” event, Apple is inviting the public to the big show via a promoted tweet.

Two days before it’s holding its “Gather round” event, Apple is inviting the public to the big show via a promoted tweet. The post asks users to tap on the Twitter heart below the tweet to receive updates on event day. Apple’s event begins at 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12. ... Read the rest of this post here


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What to expect (and not expect) at Apple’s ‘Gather round’ event on Sept. 12

Apple should announce lots of new products this week. Not everything that’s in the pipeline is coming on Wednesday, however. Take a look at what to expect.

I’ve been reporting on Apple through various outlets for over eight years. During that time, I have covered plenty of “special” events like the one we’re about to see this week. Based on my experience, there are things I’ve come to expect from Apple during these events, and things I do not. ... Read the rest of this post here


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