What to expect from Apple’s big launch

Not much will change display wise from the last models, but there will be some minor improvements. Source: Bloomberg

RUMOURS have been circulating for months about the release of Apple’s next iPhone and in less than 24 hours all will be revealed.

The announcement is set to take place in the largest venue ever used by the tech giant for a product launch — San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.

While Apple is yet to confirm whether leaked detail about its new products is true, what we do know is Apple is set to unveil the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, a new look iPad and upgraded Apple TV at the annual September event.

Here’s what could be in store.

What to expect from Apple’s big launch

The leaked front of the iPhone 6s, which likely has sapphire glass (Credit: Sonny Dickson) Source: Supplied

Force touch display and durability

After the success of Force Touch display on the Apple Watch, the company is set to introduce the technology on the new iPhone.

“Force Touch uses tiny electrodes around the flexible Retina display to distinguish between a light tap and a deep press, and trigger instant access to a range of contextually specific controls,” wrote Apple.

“With Force Touch, pressing firmly on the screen brings up additional controls in apps like Messages, Music, and Calendar.

The prospect of Force Touch already has developers excited as they claim the technology will be as handy as a ‘right click’ on a computer mouse.

Apple is also expected adopt the same series 7000 aluminium found on its wearable technology, making it 60 per cent more durable than the current model.

It is also believed the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will include the sapphire glass used on the Apple Watch screen, to help protect it from scratches and shattering.

Power and battery life

Battery life is probably the biggest gripe with previous iPhones.

That could be set to change, according to Apple Insider, with the new iPhone 6s and 6S Plus rumoured to include two gigabytes of RAM as opposed to the single gigabyte used since the 2012 launch of the iPhone 5.

The increased RAM would allow for more functions to run on the iPhone simultaneously with less battery drain.

iPad Pro

In addition to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple hopes to reverse the overall decline in the tablet market with the release of its iPad Pro.

It is anticipated to be the largest version of the iPad ever seen with a 12.9 inch screen.

Force Touch technology and power similar to a laptop could make the next generation iPad a favourite among business users and creative professionals.

According to Business Spectator, the company is also preparing to launch a keyboard accessory specifically designed for use with it.

In addition to the larger model tablet, Apple is also expected to unveil an upgraded iPad Air and iPad mini.

Apple TV

Apple is set to radically expand the capabilities of the Apple TV to make it a complete home-entertainment hub.

Boasting a new operating system it’s also expected to be a major platform for third-party apps.

The new format is anticipated to be a potential rival to Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s PlayStation with the ability to play games strongly rumoured.

Siri will also make her debut on the Apple TV, thanks to a microphone equipped remote control, allowing users to facilitate operations with voice commands.

What we won’t be seeing

When news about the 6s and 6s Plus began to surface, there were a number of changes Apple users hoped would be made to the design of the phone.

However, if this phone follows in the footsteps of Apple’s earlier S cycles, the introduction of radical new design changes seems unlikely.

This means fans will have to wait a little bit longer for changes to screen sizes and colours of the new iPhone.

Unfortunately, it’s also unlikely there is any truth to the rumour that will see Apple implementing a new chip to eliminate the physical home button and shift its functions to the touch screen.

The wait for wireless charging will also be a little longer with Apple still working hard to create its own wireless standard.

Regardless, you should still expect big things.

Source:: news.com.au

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