Yes, we all know that it’s September 12 in the U.S tomorrow.
Yes, we’ve all heard the same things about the Apple event.
Yes, we’re all getting quite sick of waiting, now.
But, in 13 hours, I will be thrashing at my alarm clock, trying to resist the urge to fall back asleep. I’ll be tuned in to the USTREAM coverage provided by AppleKeynotes, and I’ll be spamming the keyboard, trying to post everything here. Consider it a live blog.
There, I’ve said it now. There’s no way for me to get out of this – I have to wake up at 4:30.
So, how about we recap the major points that have been speculated about tomorrow’s event? This can be a, kind-of, comparison experiment, to see how accurate the international blabbermouths are when it comes to spreading rumours.
The new iPhone gets bigger and runs faster.
Okay, so this is hardly a rumour. Everyone knows that an upgrade needs to be, well, an upgrade. A bigger screen helps with precision touching, and more room for a larger processor. Fairly easy for anyone to come to that conclusion. But it will be interesting to see if the leaked photos of the “iPhone 5″ are the same as the one that is planned on being released. If you haven’t seen the photos of the fully-assembled iPhone, you can find them on AppleInsider’s blog here.
iOS 6 is better than you. Get over it.
This’ll most likely be another marketing ploy in the media event. I wouldn’t be surprised if they blatantly had that as the tagline: “iOS 6 is the best mobile Operating System”. We’ll soon see if it lives up to what its being boasted as. I know that there’s already been a few problems with almost everything, from Wi-Fi connectivity issues on the iPad, to simple purchases from the App Store. I’m sure they’ve got it all sorted now, though, right?
New iPods! Those’ll compliment my new iPhone nicely.
The iPod Touch is getting a larger screen, similar to the new iPhone. It might be safe to assume a processor upgrade, as well, although I’m not totally sure. I don’t see why they wouldn’t, really, unless they were trying to force customers to choose between an iPod Touch and the new iPhone. The Nano is getting a new wireless chip, to allow for easier syncing to computers. The Shuffle is getting a paintjob, with eight new colours.
Apparently the iPad is too big. Gotta shrink it.
So, the generation’s favourite tablet is, apparently, too large. I’m not sure what surveys they used to come to that conclusion, but they did, so apparently we’re getting it. The logic behind this product move, according to Patrick Moorhead, president and principal analyst of Moor Insights & Strategy, is this:
“The Google Nexus 7 will sell well, which is good for Google, Android, ASUS and NVIDIA, but bad for Apple, unless they act before the holidays”.
But do we really need a smaller iPad, or do we just need a cheaper one? Hard question to answer. Better get Apple’s analytic team on the job for that one.
As much fun as I have trying to bag on Apple and their methods behind releases, I have to admit that they’re doing a wonderful job at keeping us all enthralled. I’m a little boy, when it comes to these things. My inner-child is trapped within this shell of a hard-man.
Bring on the 5AM media event. I’ll be ready.