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Apple Store Down

over 6 years ago from , Owner at The Web Developers

The Apple Store is down for updates, so what new products do you think will be coming from today's event?

The iPhone seems a dead cert, right on schedule, but is a new design, power and iOS 8 enough to encourage people to upgrade?

Will a wearable be demonstrated, and if so will it be available this year given lack of production line pictures?

Are there any other products you'd like to see that haven't formed part of the usual rumour mill?

What do the latest rift of updates mean for Android users, are you likely to switch, or do you see this as "just another iPhone" that people will buy because they're Apple fanboys?

8 comments

  • Phil RauPhil Rau, over 6 years ago

    Really hoping for a new Apple TV that has siri integration. WOuld love to be able to say "play some Sherlock" or "Show me my iTunes wishlist" or something.

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  • b. brielb. briel, over 6 years ago

    I'm just waiting here for a new Thunderbolt.

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  • Jordan FlaigJordan Flaig, over 6 years ago

    Even if its an upgraded iPhone I will most likely get it. My iPhone 5 is showing its age and it looking rough since I don't like to use a case. iPhone works for me. Its never a new drastic learning experience and best of all its a simple experience.

    As far as wearable. I hope its something better than a watch. I really cant see my self ever using it. I would most likely run out of the house every morning without it from being on the charger or not on me from the morning shower. Now if its water proof then its a different story.

    Id love some retina cinema displays!

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    • James ThomasJames Thomas, over 6 years ago

      Agreed, my 4S is showing it's age so I'll likely purchase the new one. Also, although it's likely just software, I cannot currently connect to Bluetooth devices with my 4S either, but that's just an excuse as I can't be bothered restoring :-)

      I'm not sure on the watch myself, if that is what's going to be announced. I have a nice Armani watch and don't have many apps in the allowable list for notifications so wouldn't find use from this - although others may do.

      Retina Cinema Displays would definitely be a nice addition.

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  • Mike LMike L, over 6 years ago

    Something I haven't heard anything mentioned anywhere is Beats headphones. I'm betting they interact with the wearable device via bluetooth, though they wouldn't be required. And if so, I think Dre will be there and speak.

    It wouldn't need to ship yet, since the wearable isn't expected out until January, so the fact that they were purchased recently may still give them enough time.

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  • Jeremy StewartJeremy Stewart, over 6 years ago

    The lack of photos/leaks of a wearable product doesn't mean much to me. It just convinces me further that Apple deliberately leaks iPhone photos (or at the very least doesn't stop it) while staying super-hush-hush about larger reveals. This sort of stuff just reeks of stealthy marketing and I think people are happy to eat it up and imagine they're seeing something Apple doesn't want them to see.

    As for the iPhone upgrades, I don't care much about screen size or even the iOS 8 features. I just want better battery life and I'm also long overdue for a new phone. My volume-down button stopped working a long time ago and my screen has a hairline crack right down the middle.

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    • James ThomasJames Thomas, over 6 years ago

      I too believe that Apple deliberately leaks pictures to build hype - it's an excellent Marketing technique to build hype, for a company like Apple anyway

      Screen size being a "big seller" for the iPhone 5/5S was one of the reasons I didn't buy. Sure the design was different to the 4/4S, but I'm not interested in a larger phone. Granted I'll have to cave in, and the iPhone 5 wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but will the size get out of hand (no pun intended!) - I'm not sure.

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    • Mike LMike L, over 6 years ago

      Lack of photos could just bc they haven't started production yet, due to their later ship date. The leaks tend to come from the factories, not from the US.

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