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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bulbae launches charging dock series for upcoming iPhones and Apple Watches

bulbae launches charging dock series for upcoming iPhones and Apple Watches

Apple hasn’t confirmed an “iPhone 7” or “Apple Watch” 2 — though they’re expected to debut at an Sept. 7 media event — but that hasn’t stopped bulbae from announcing the launch of the Executive Collection, a series of three Apple Watch and iPhone Charging Docks that offer dual charging for both the smartphone and smartwatch.

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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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AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

AWT News Update: August 23, 2016

In today's Apple headlines:

  • An apology to listeners for a missing edit...
  • Nike appears to have inadvertently confirmed that the Apple Watch 2 will have built-in GPS
  • Instapaper is sold to Pinterest
  • Remember the story that said Apple had passed on purchasing Lyft? Well, apparently the company is not for sale, and Lyft is blaming Uber's CEO for the rumors
  • We tell you about a quick and ad-free way to check your download speeds for streaming
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AWT News Update: August 18, 2016

AWT News Update: August 18, 2016

We have some fun Apple news highlights for you today, as well as a good rumor! Well, no rumors are good, but it's an interesting one...

  • An amazing 35-piece collection of rare Macs and other Apple-related products is up for auction
  • Kanye West's pop-up stores in the US, Canada, and Australia will take Apple Pay
  • Battery life issues appear to be the reason why the next Apple Watch won't have cellular capability
  • A "Store" is missing from your local Apple Store
  • We conjecture about the iPhone 7 (or whatever it's going to be called) camera and how a two-lens camera might work to improve iPhone photos
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Fitbit dominates health and fitness wearables (but look out for the Apple Watch 2)

Fitbit dominates health and fitness wearables (but look out for the Apple Watch 2)

Fitbit dominated the “basic band” sector of the wearables market in the second quarter 2016, with 3.7 million shipments, according to Canalys. Total shipments of basic bands, which are mainly health and fitness trackers, exceeded nine million units, adds the research group.

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NextWorth: Apple could sell six million Apple Watch 2s within weeks of the smartphone’s release

NextWorth: Apple could sell six million Apple Watch 2s within weeks of the smartphone’s release

Apple may sell as many as six million Apple Watch 2 unit’s within its first few weeks of release, if a new NextWorth survey — as noted by Computerworld. Of course, Apple hasn’t even announced an Apple Watch 2 yet, but I’m predicting (hoping?) that we’ll see it along with an “iPhone 7” announcement sometime between Sept. 9 and Sept. 12.

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AWT News Update: July 29, 2016

AWT News Update: July 29, 2016

A slow Friday for Apple News, but we have a few tasty nuggets to send your way:

  • The 2nd-generation Apple Watch that might be announced soon might use a new display technology
  • Microsoft is laying off 2,850 more employees as part of its move away from the smartphone business
  • Hyundai announces CarPlay support for two more vehicles
  • A look back at a Steve Jobs quirk
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Rumor: pre-orders for the ‘iPhone 7’ will start Sept. 9 (and an Apple Watch 2?)

Rumor: pre-orders for the ‘iPhone 7’ will start Sept. 9 (and an Apple Watch 2?)

Earlier this week, mobile phone blogger, Evan Blass, said the “iPhone 7” would launch the week of Sept. 12. Now he adds that pre-orders will start on Friday, Sept. 9. I think he’s right. I’m also predicting that the second generation Apple Watch will arrive at the same time.

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