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Apple Live Event September 2014

iPhone 6 and 6 plus
Apple today held an event to introduce new devices, including the iPhone 6.

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
The company has today introduced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The devices come in two screen sizes 4.7 inches and 5.5 inches diagonally.  The new devices come with Retina Display HD, an improved display that offers a wider viewing angle.  The devices themselves, as well as having a brand new design, are also the thinnest iPhones that Apple has ever made, with 6.9mm for the 4.7 inch version and 7.1 mm in the iPhone 6 Plus.  Interestingly, the iPhone 6 Plus can display apps in landscape mode, as currently found in the iPad, and both devices are powered by a brand new A8 64-bit processor.
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The Key Points From The Apple WWDC Keynote

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Apple today delivered the keynote address for their World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC). The company took the opportunity to introduce new operating systems and some of their focus on software and hardware for the coming months.

OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Apple introduced OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the next major iteration of the Mac OS. The new OS has a brand new interface and some major new features and changes under the hood. Taking design inferences from iOS 7, Yosemite has a new flatter interface and a completely refined user experience, with a brand new ‘dark mode’ to complement the changed translucent interface.  The new software has big improvements made to core OS X apps including Messages, Maps, Calendar, as well as improvements to Spotlight and Notification Center.  Spotlight has one of the biggest changes, adopting an ‘Alfred-like’ approach with a search bar in the center of the screen.
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Live Apple Event Coverage – October 22, 2013

Apple Event Invite Sep 10 2013

Apple is today holding a media event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. Key outcomes and launches from the event will be posted live here.

OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Apple has today announced the public release of the next generation Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, a new OS that gives a substantial number of enhancements and improvements to the existing Mac OS, but gives more focus to efficiency and power/memory usage. The new OS also offers a new Maps app and iBooks app, document tagging, as well as supporting website notifications. A new Keychain feature also syncs data across all devices. In an incredibly surprising move for Apple, OS X Mavericks will be made available to all users free of charge today.
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Apple Announces Media Event For October 22

Apple October Event

Apple has today issued invitations for a media event on October 22 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. The event, set to begin at 10am PST, is widely expected to be the launch event for the new generation of iPad devices as well as the new Mac line-up (via AllThingsD). The invitations for the event use the tagline “We still have a lot to cover”, and the company will likely be using the event to launch the new iPad 5 and Retina Display-enabled iPad mini 2.

In addition to the new iPads, Apple is also expected to launch the brand new Mac Pro and upgrade the MacBook Pro line-up with latest generation Intel Haswell processors that offer staggering improvements in battery life. Apple is also expected to publicly launch the OS X 10.9 Mavericks operating system for Mac.
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Rumor: Apple Event For iPads And Macs On October 15

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A new report is today suggesting that Apple will be holding another media event to introduce the iPad 5, the iPad mini 2, and a slew of new Mac models. According to French site MacGeneration, the date of the next Apple event is touted to be October 15, which is a Tuesday. The rumor is a little dodgy as the text in the report (via Google translate) says that ‘according to the latest gossip, Apple will hold a new special event on October 15′. There’s no word on the source or the veracity of the information.

The report suggests that, because iMac stock levels are allegedly extremely low in physical retail stores at the moment, the iMac will receive an update with new Haswell chips. This information is actually relatively consistent with previous reports from other sources that Apple would release new iMacs and MacBook Pro models equipped with Haswell processors to follow up the release of the 2013 MacBook Air with all day battery life.
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The September 2013 Apple Event Round-Up

iOS 7 iPhone 5S
Apple today held a media event at their Cupertino campus in California to introduce a number of brand new devices and software, including the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 5C and the new iOS 7 operating system for mobile devices. Here is a run-down of all of the pertinent points from the event, which also included developments in iWork and iTunes Radio.

iOS 7 Showcase
Apple SVP of Software Engineering Craig Federighi came on stage to showcase iOS 7, the new operating system that contains a huge number of new features including new lock screen and notification center developments, enhancements for new Apple devices, as well as an entirely new user interface. Federighi announced that iOS 7 would be launching on September 18 and will be compatible with most iOS devices including the iPhone 4 and later, the iPad 2 and later, the first generation iPad mini and the iPod touch. The new software will be free of charge and will also ship with all new Apple devices. Apple has plugged in a new version of Safari and has made several improvements to Siri. There is a new multitasking view for the OS as well as three new ringtones. The software also contains a new Photos app, with better organization of images, as well as new filters for the Camera app. iOS 7 also ships with iTunes Radio, the new Apple music streaming service.
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Apple Announces Event For September 10

Apple Event Invite Sep 10 2013
Apple has today issued invitations for a media event to be held on September 10 at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. The invitations, sent with the tagline ‘This should brighten everyone’s day.’ and in the color themes of iOS 7, are for an event at which Apple is expected to officially launch the iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S (via The Loop). The events starts at 10am PST (1pm EST, 6pm GMT), but there is no word of whether a live stream of the event will be available to the public.
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Apple Announces WWDC 2013

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Apple has today announced the dates for its popular Worldwide Developers Conference which will take place from June 10-14 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. The tickets for the five day event, which will be in high demand, will be made available tomorrow for $1599 per person and will be made available from the WWDC web site at 10am PST, 1pm EST, 6pm GMT. The event will be open to Developers who will likely receive a preview of the next iterations of the iOS and OS X operating system for mobile and desktop Apple devices.

Last year, the tickets for the event took less than 2 hours to sell out and Apple did not give any advance notice of the ticket availability. This year, with one day notice, all registered members of the Apple Developer program will have an equal chance of securing a ticket. The event itself will involve over 100 technical session presented by Apple engineers, demonstrations of novel iOS and OS X features for integration into apps, and presentation of Apple Design awards to showcase excellent and innovative apps.
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Apple Releases 13 Inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, Brand New iMac And Mac Mini

Consistent with rumors touting a brand new 13 inch Retina Display MacBook Pro, Apple has today unveiled the new device. The new MacBook Pro ships with Intel dual-core Core i5 or i7 processors, SSD storage and 8GB of RAM. The new device is just 0.75 inches thick and is 20% thinner than the existing MacBook Pro. It weighs just over 3.5 pounds and offers an eye blistering Retina Display. The new models ships today starting from $1699 for the base model.
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There’s An Apple Event Today And You Can Watch It On TV (Updated)

Apple has made a very small update to the individual applications available on the Apple TV, and has added a new section called ‘Apple Events’. The icon shows a logo that is similar to the invitation sent for the Apple media event scheduled to take place today at 1pm EST and accessing it reveals that Apple will be streaming the event live to everyone who decides to tune in (via MacRumors). This is in contrast to some prior Apple media events which have banned filming and have not been streamed live online.
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