AWT News Update: September 12, 2017 Special Apple Event Edition

AWT News Update: September 12, 2017 Special Apple Event Edition

Today was the long-awaited event at which we had our first look at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, and saw a number of new and amazing products rolled out by Apple. In this special 23-minute edition of the Apple World Today News Update podcast, join Steve Sande for all of the news from today's event, including:

  • The introduction to the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park
  • The Apple Watch Series 3 with cellular
  • The Apple TV 4K
  • The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • The iPhone X (pronounced "iPhone Ten")
  • and more!
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Where to watch the Apple event livestream tomorrow

Where to watch the Apple event livestream tomorrow

Are you excited yet? Tomorrow's Apple event should prove to be one of the most interesting product reveals in the history of the company, even if this weekend's leaks took a bit of the surprise out of what we expect to see. Since Apple still doesn't invite us to these events although Dennis and I have a combined history of online writing that exceeds 50 years (I was writing about Apple on a Bulletin Board System called MAGIC in 1986!), we'll be doing the same thing you will tomorrow -- watching the Apple livestream. 

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The September 12 Apple Event: A Preview

The September 12 Apple Event: A Preview

We don't know exactly what will happen starting at 10 AM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, but based on past history and the current rumor mill both Dennis and I are making our predictions on how the event will unfold. This is my post; expect to see Dennis's take on the event on Monday.

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AWT News Update: August 31, 2017

AWT News Update: August 31, 2017

As we say goodbye to August, there's a lot of good news coming out from a variety of sources:

  • Apple makes it official by announcing an event on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park
  • The ninth developer betas of iOS 11 and tvOS 11 were shipped today
  • DJI announced updates to its drone line from the diminutive Spark all the way up to the Phantom 4 Pro
  • OWC is now shipping its highly-anticipated OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock
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AWT News Update: March 7, 2017

AWT News Update: March 7, 2017

We have some fascinating Apple news bits for you today, including our very own rumor about the next Apple event!

  • Apple released the fifth developer beta of macOS 10.12.4 today, so expect to see the final version released in the relatively near future
  • Some rumors swirling around forced us to create our own rumor - that the iPad event we're expecting will be held on April 4, 2017
  • WikiLeaks dumps a new bunch of files, this time stating that the CIA has a team that's dedicated to iPhone penetration and that they've "lost control" of the tools they have
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Rumor: Apple iPad event to be held on April 4, 2017 at Apple Park

Rumor: Apple iPad event to be held on April 4, 2017 at Apple Park

If you've been looking for a 12.9-inch iPad Pro, you've probably noticed on the Apple online store  -- and read on most Apple-related websites -- that the device is currently showing a 2-3 week shipping time. What's really interesting is that clicking on the "Check availability" link for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro shows an April 4, 2017 availability date for any color, storage size, or connectivity choice (see image below). 

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Apple online store "closed", retail outlets setting up stanchions

Apple online store "closed", retail outlets setting up stanchions

With less than two hours to go until today's "hello, again" Mac event, the Apple online store is no longer taking orders, instead showing the standard "we can't wait for you to see it" banner. Listings for the existing MacBook line are still visible, of course, but the company just doesn't want you to order a MacBook Pro when there's something exciting and new coming out today...

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AWT News Update: October 19, 2016 (Apple Event Preview Special Edition)

AWT News Update: October 19, 2016 (Apple Event Preview Special Edition)

It's happening - Apple has officially announced a Mac-oriented event to be held on Thursday, October 27, and we're as excited as we can be. 

In today's special edition, we look at some of the more persistent and logical rumors about the expected MacBook Pro and MacBook Air updates, as well as make some educated guesses about what might be done to refresh the rest of the Mac line. 

Could we see a new iMac? Maybe a new 5K Thunderbolt Display? How about refreshed Mac mini and Mac Pro models? The Mac Pro is really getting long in the tooth, having not had a refresh since 2013. 

Check out this slightly-longer-than-usual podcast and see what we think might come out of next week's event.

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Re/code: Apple to hold October 27 media event to announce new computer models

Re/code: Apple to hold October 27 media event to announce new computer models

A month ago, Dennis speculated that Apple would hold an event on October 25 to announce new MacBooks. When Apple rescheduled its 4Q earnings call from October 25 to October 27, his guess moved to that date. Now that speculation appears to be gaining a grain of truth, with Re/code reporting that Apple will hold an event on that date "at or near" Apple's Cupertino, CA headquarters

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AWT News Update: Special iPhone 7/Apple Watch Series 2 Edition for September 7, 2016

AWT News Update: Special iPhone 7/Apple Watch Series 2 Edition for September 7, 2016

Did you miss out on today's Apple event, and don't have time to watch the entire video? Apple World Today's Steve Sande provides you with the key items from the keynote in just 23 minutes of unscripted fun! Listen in on this special edition of the AWT News Update for a quick overview of almost everything that Apple announced at the event.

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iPhone Day: Where to watch the keynote, a few more trademark filings, and more

iPhone Day: Where to watch the keynote, a few more trademark filings, and more

Finally, it's September 7, 2016. We're down to the last few hours for speculation about new Apple products including the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2, which means that by this afternoon we'll start hearing rumors about next year's iPhone... But let's go over a few details for today, shall we?

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What we expect at tomorrow's Apple event

What we expect at tomorrow's Apple event

Tomorrow at 10 AM PT, we'll all finally get to hear what's going on at Apple at  its September product event. Based on rumors and confirmed leaks over the past few months, these are some of the announcements we expect to hear and see. You’ll be able to watch the event livestream to get the news as it happens, but we'll have updates and analysis during and after the event.

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AWT News Update: August 29, 2016

AWT News Update: August 29, 2016

Apple announces the September 7 event for the "iPhone 7", so today's show speculates on what we're likely to hear about:

  • The new iPhone might include a wireless charging technology, based on interest in Energous just after today's Apple announcement
  • The Apple Watch 2 is expected to have 35% more battery capacity, but don't expect longer battery life
  • It's unlikely that any new Macs will be announced at the event
  • Siri starts giving snarky responses when you ask about September 7
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