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The Apple event, what can you expect?

It’s just one day until the event many Apple fans have been waiting on the edge of their seats for. So what can you expect?

Rumour has it, history will repeat itself with the release of two iPhones. This year, speculations surround the release of an iPhone 6, at around 4.7”, and either an iPhone 6L or iPhone Air, at around 5.5” – likely to be taking the place of the rumoured Apple ‘Phablet’.

New iPhone features will supposedly include:

  • Sapphire glass – a material stronger than Gorilla glass – used on the previous Apple iPhones;
  • a power button on the side of the iPhone
  • an upgrade to the voice command system Siri
  • curved glass edges on the body
  • faster Wi-Fi chip
  • improved Touch ID fingerprint sensor
  • A8 processor
  • 13 megapixel camera
  • and digital payments

Availability and price

 If Apple follows it’s past history it’s likely the new iPhones will be available within 2 weeks of the announcement. When it comes to price, it’s rumoured the new iPhones will be around £90 more than last years 5S due to the new Sapphire glass.

But that’s not all…

Alongside the two new iPhones, it’s also rumoured that Apple will step into wearable technology with it’s very own smartwatch – the ‘iWatch’ or ‘iBand’ as some say.  The Apple smartwatch may also be released in different versions, with rumours suggesting there will be different watches for men and women, and different size variants.

Rumoured features include:

  • NFC payment technology
  • sapphire crystal glass
  • AMOLED display technology
  • iOS 8 and third party apps
  • 8GB storage and 512MB ram
  • sweat detectors, motion sensor and pulse reader
  • Siri
  • voice messages
  • wireless charging capabilities
  • curved display
  • solar panels
  • and Health ID via your heartbeat

Watch the Apple announcement live on their website tomorrow:

http://www.apple.com/live/

4 Reasons Why You Hope The Apple iWatch Is Real

1) Unexpected Design: Rumour has it, the iWatch will feature a fully flexible plastic OLED screen, allowing you to bend the glass around your wrist. Could it get any more awesome? Further rumours suggest the iWatch will be available in two different sizes and forms. Either to accommodate different wrist sizes or to produce a male and female version.

2) Breakthrough Technology:  Astonishingly, it has been suggested that the Apple iWatch will incorporate technology smart enough to predict a heart attack. The Apple Smart Watch is rumoured to be heavily revolved around sport and health. With other features to include step monitoring by location, and tracking.  

3) Efficient Power: Apparently, the Apple iWatch will incorporate some form of smart charging. Speculations are focused around Solar Panel Energy and Magnetic Charging. However the standard lithium-ion batteries are still on the table.

4) And finally, acceptance: You’ve um’ed and er’d over getting a smart watch since the whole craze began. If Apple were to release their own, you would have to join in. To give your Apple device a companion, of course.

iWatch Concepts

iWatch concepts courtesy of various artists including ‘Ciccarese’ and ‘KnowYourMobile’.

Down to business:
Date: With the iWatch yet to be confirmed, no promises can be made. However, fingers crossed the iWatch will make an appearance late this year.

Price: With Smart Watches ranging from around £100 – £300, it is likely the Apple iWatch will be at the top end of these figures.

Before you go, please do feel free to leave a comment about your favourite Apple concept and your own predictions for the iWatch. We would love to hear from you.