That’s all, folks. Apple’s highly anticipated ‘Hey Siri’ event has come and gone. All announcements have been made, all products have been unveiled, and we finally got a glimpse of long-rumored, top secret Apple projects like the super-sized iPad Pro and the new Apple TV.
A lot has happened in the last several hours, and we understand it can be difficult to keep track of everything throughout the day. So as usual, we’ve put together an awesome roundup of everything important you need to know from today’s event and subsequent reports.
The new iPhone 6s (and its larger sibling, the 6s Plus) upholds the tradition of previous “S” models, in that it looks nearly identical to its predecessor, but has enough upgrades and new features to keep things interesting. It features a faster A9 processor, enhanced iSight and FaceTime cameras, and a surprisingly-impressive new feature called 3D Touch.
- Apple unveils new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with 3D Touch, 12MP camera with 4K video capture & more
- 3D Touch: a brand new way to interact with your iPhone
- iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus price and availability
- Apple brings your photos to life with Live Photos
- Apple announces iPhone Upgrade Program: get a new iPhone every year starting at $32/month
- Have a look at Apple’s new iPhone docks and cases
- Weight, size, and battery life: how iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus compare to their predecessors
- 3D Touch: how Peek and Quick Actions will change how you interact with your iPhone
- If you want a gold iPhone, you’ll have to buy the iPhone 6s
After years of rumors, Apple finally unveiled its next-generation television product. The new Apple TV is a set-top box made in its predecessor’s image, with enough power and new features to keep up with the competition. Major bullet points for the device include an App Store with full developer kit, universal search, Siri support and a redesigned remote control.
- Here is the new Apple TV…
- Apps and games make their way to Apple TV
- New Apple TV starts at $149, available in late October
- Maximum size of an Apple TV app limited to 200MB, apps must store all data in iCloud
- Confirmed: the new Apple TV has 2GB of RAM
- Siri Remote for the new Apple TV will be available in just eight countries
- So does the new Apple TV support 4K or not?
- Meet Nimbus, the first gamepad designed specifically for the new Apple TV
The iPad Pro, another device that has been speculated about for years, is Apple’s attempt to bridge the gap between tablets and laptops, and breath some new life into its struggling iPad line. It has an enormous 12.9-inch hi-res display, four speakers and supports two new accessories: the Smart Keyboard and the Apple Pencil, a pressure and tilt-sensitive stylus.
- Apple announces 12.9″ iPad Pro with A9X chip, four speaker audio, 10-hour battery and more
- Apple introduces new Pencil stylus for iPad Pro
- Apple unveils new Smart Keyboard designed for the iPad Pro, ships in November for $169
- iPad Pro starts at $799, available in November
- This is Apple’s updated iPad lineup
In addition to the above announcements, Apple also unveiled some new Apple Watch models and bands today, including gold and rose gold versions of the Apple Watch Sport and a new Hermes edition. Learn more about these products and other stuff that happened today by following the links listed below.
- Apple seeds iOS 9 GM and iOS 9.1 beta 1
- OS X El Capitan Golden Master released to developers
- Watch Apple’s sleek promotional videos for everything it announced today
- A replay stream of today’s event is now available on Apple’s website
- New iCloud storage plans: get more for less
- Hands on with the iPhone 6s, new Apple TV and iPad Pro
- Let’s Talk iOS 099: First reactions to the iPad Pro, New Apple TV and iPhone 6s
And that should just about cover everything. Once again, we’d like to thank you for choosing to hang out with us today, and we hope you had as much fun as we did. Make sure you stay tuned to iDB throughout the coming weeks and months, as we continue the coverage.