There have been a lot of rumors about the iPhone 6. From Sapphire displays, protruding camera lens, two larger sizes of screen, various resolutions, better battery life, and a minimum storage option of 32GB all jammed into a thinner redesigned case among other guts that will be improved. It'll be interesting to see who got things right and who was way off when it comes to rumors and leaks.
It's also believed that Apple won't reserve the spotlight for the iPhone 6 alone. There are many things that people have been waiting for ever since Apple promised that 2014 would be a big year. Here's a breakdown of a few things I'm hoping to see at the Apple Event.
iPhone 6 Release Date
If Apple follows their recent schedule, I suspect that the iPhone 6 won't be released any later than September 19th.
iOS 8 Release
The latest iOS should be released publicly on or very close to the iPhone 6's release. I believe we'll see iOS no later than September 18th.
OS X Yosemite
OS X Yosemite
Apple will probably give some updates on the progress of the newest version of OS X, known as Yosemite. Chances are they'll still be doing some work until the middle of October at which point, Yosemite will be replacing Mavericks.
The wearable that people have dubbed the iWatch and have been waiting patiently for over a year now. Apple should unveil the device, but based on recent rumors it may not be until early 2015 before it's available. If this holds out to be true it kinda sucks because it's been on my Wishlist for awhile, even though I haven't regularly worn a watch for many years now.
MacBook Air with Retina Display
I'm starting to question whether or not this will be a reality. It seems strange that Apple would be willing to put a premium display on the entry level lineup, but what do I know. Retina displays are wonderful, but they aren't new technology and I know a few people who would love a MacBook Air with retina rather than the MacBook Pro.
This is one of the more 'out there' rumors that are going around. a 12.9" iPad Pro as it's being called by tech sites who believe that Apple is looking at expanding their iPad lineup.
iPad Touch ID
It's inevitable that Apple will bring Touch ID to the iPad Air and iPad Mini revisions.
Apple TV is no longer a "hobby" as they had once considered it. It's become a very popular method of watching TV Shows, Movies, listening to music, streaming photos and more. But it's also time for some expansion. Apple hasn't really said much about what the next evolution for Apple TV will be but it could be a whole TV set experience, or include features that allow gaming and could even include a camera that enables it to get in on the Continuity fun. in Don't hold your breath though - this is more of a "would be cool if" scenario.
Anyway, that's my thoughts for this round. More to come on September 9th.