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Meet the new Apple products that are likely to be launched tonight
Apple's launch event tonight is going to be one of the biggest events of the year, and in fact in the company's history. The Cupertino-based tech giant is expected to finally take the wraps off several major new products, including new iPhones, the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, an Apple TV successor, new iPads including the Pro and refreshed iPad mini, and new Apple Watch accessories. In addition, the company might as well talk about the latest version of iOS 9 and watchOS 2 platforms.
Here we give you rumored details of all the new Apple products that are expected to get launched tonight.
Apple iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus
The new generation iPhones will come with upgraded hardware. These will retain the design-elements of their predecessors, but with a marginal change in thickness, and the material that's been used to make these out. The new iPhones will don chassis made out of 7000 series aluminum metal that was first used on Apple Watch Sport. The new material makes the phone stronger yet light.
The phones will feature force touch display with Ion-X glass, be powered by new A9 chipset that will be snappier than before, have 2GB of RAM, a 12MP rear camera with larger lens aperture and capabililty of shooting utra-high 4k resolution videos, and a 5MP front-facing selfie camera with panorama mode, support for slow-motion video recording and more.
Apple will this time add a new color option, the Rose Gold, as well.
As for price and availability, the new iPhones will start off at 16 GB of storage, and will be priced identical to the launch price of the last year's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus.
The much talked about, biggest ever iPad, the iPad Pro will finally get official tonight. The iPad Pro will feature a 12.9-inch (2732 x 2048p) display with Force Touch based screen, similar to the one on the new iPhones, and support for styus pen.
In terms of design it will look like a big iPad with a similar aluminum rear with curved edges, an iSight rear camera, and a FaceTime camera. It will be powered by A9X chipset, with 64GB of storage on the base model, and ship alongside iOS 9.1. The iPad Pro is expected to be announced at the event today but is expected to begin shipping in November.
iPad mini 4
The new 7.9-inch iPad mini is likely to come with a thinner design to meet the thickness of iPad Air 2, and might as well weight lighter due to its thinner aluminum casing. It will have an 8MP camera and be equipped with an A8 chip or A9 chip. It will be able to unlock full Split-Screen apps for the first time.
The upcoming Apple TV upgrade will have the same design aesthetic as the last gen Apple TV. It might however have a smaller but thicker box to house the additional 802.11ac wireless components. The rear will feature ports for power, micro-USB, optical audio, Ethernet, and more.
The major change in the new Apple TV will be the refreshed remote control that will come with a new metal design with a built-in touchpad for navigation, feature larger tactile buttons, microphone for Siri voice input, have sensors like accelerometers for motion control for games and other features, and have replaceable battery. In addition, the refreshed Apple TV will also come with support for third-party Bluetooth controllers for gaming. Also, the new model will be capable of playing games and storing apps.
Hardware-wise, it will be powered by A8 Chipset instead of singe-core A5 chipset on the current gen TV, However, the new TV will not come with 4K streaming capabilities, from internet or upcoming iPhones.
Speaking of software, Apple TV will run iOS 9, and have a single search field for system-wide, universal search, which is based on iOS 9's new Proactive Spotlight Search technology.
The new Apple TV will be available in 8GB and 16GB variants, and will cost more than the current model.
Apple Watch Sport Bands:
Along with new iPhones and iPads, Apple is also likely to announce a series of updated Apple Watch bands with new color options for the Sport Band series. Apart from this, we don't expect any major hardware changes.
Speaking of software, Apple might as well announce Watch's first significant software update, the WatchOS 2.0. The updated software version will feature a new Nightstand Mode for tracking time and managing alarms, and will be able to run apps natively on the Watch, have an Activation Lock for security, three new watch faces, and support for third-party watch faces. It might as well feature options for Digital Touch messaging service.