Let’s see if you can guess what today is: Jonathan is having heart palpitations, Zach is worried the site is going to come crashing down, Brad is hoping someone will buy him an iPhone 6s for his birthday (which is coming up soon, if anyone wants to surprise him), Jacob is clearing space in is entertainment center for a next-gen Apple TV, Yoni already knows everything that’ll be announced because he has great sources at Apple, and Chris is already prepping his 417th post of the day.
That’s right, it’s time for Apple’s huge”Hey Siri” event.
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Apple’s September event is shaping up to be the company’s biggest event in years. We’re expecting a pair of new iPhone 6s handsets, a completely reimagined Apple TV with third-party app and games support, a first-generation iPad Pro, a new iPad mini 4, iOS 9 details, El Capitan details, Watch OS2 details and more.
BGR’s news coverage will be coming hot and heavy once the event starts, and you can see it all in our Apple event hub. This year, however, we’re also doing things a little differently: The entire BGR team will come together for the entire event to provide live coverage right here in this post.
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Alas, it’s One Republic
Taylor Swift? Kanye? who shall it be…
Closing out with a “sensational music act”…
64GB iPhone 6 Rose Gold for me. Can’t wait to 3D Touch it.
iOS 9 coming on Sept. 16
Yep, 16GB is the base model
New Apple app on the Play Store.. makes it easier to switch data to your new iPhone
Crazy Android trolling right there.
Wow, Live Photos are turned on by default.. if 16GB is the base model most people will run out of room real quick
So Apple just found out about gifs and decided to rebrand them.
4K Video !
There’s your 4K video!
“This is a bird with attitude” Schiller says
Schiller made a point of noting that none of these photos were re-touched at all
(These pics were obviously captured by the new iPhone 6s camera)
Faster auto-focus as well
And now it’s camera time… 12 megapixel sensor is official
New iPhone 6s has a much quicker Touch ID sensor
Maybe 4K camera will be the “one more thing”
Alright, 3D Touch with gaming suddenly has me very intrigued.
A9 puts the A8 to shame..
70% faster CPU, 90% faster GPU
Looks like a really efficient UI
3D touch on the homescreen apps look really useful
An Apple Car joke to start things out…
Craig F is on stage.. let the jokes start a’rollin
And incidentally, “3D Touch” is much better than “Force Touch,” which sounded like something you were taught to watch out for when approached by strangers as a kid.
OK, Apple, this phone looks amazing but did you ever WELD WITH WAVES like Samsung did?
“3D Touch is a tremendous breakthrough” Phil Schiller says
I think I prefer 3D Touch anyway.
Forget Force Touch, Apple’s calling it 3D Touch
Yep, there’s a Rose Gold iPhone 6s in the mix
Most advanced smartphone in the world, the new iPhone 6s.
iPhone in China grew 75% yoy
Gene Munster breaks out into a sweat, realizing the iTV hasn’t been announced yet.
And now we’re talkin’ iPhones
Apple TV will be available in over 100 countries by the end of the year
This is actually very competitive. Cheaper and more family friendly than the Xbox One and PS4.
The remote has volume controls! #gamechanger
$149 & $199 coming in October.
a similar NHL app is coming to Apple TV next year
That’s amazing.. the NFL needs to get in on this
You can also watch multiple games at once in split screen
MLB has long been at the forefront of mobile app advancements.. this demo should be great
“Beat Sports combines the joy of hitting balls with the joy of hitting notes.” What
Now they’re demoing Beat Sports… basically Wii Sports comes to the Apple TV
“Crossy Road for Apple TV is being demoed on stage right now — PS4 and Xbox One probably aren’t dead just yet…”
Nintendo isn’t looking so hot, though. This is tailor made for family-friendly gaming.
Crossy Road for Apple TV is being demoed on stage right now — PS4 and Xbox One probably aren’t dead just yet…
New Guitar Hero coming to Apple TV
Netflix, HBO Go, Hulu and more will be available right out of the gate
I see you, fourth-gen Apple TV. You’re definitely on my must-buy list.
tvOS “based on iOS and built for the living room”
And now some talk about games ..
Yep, it runs on tvOS
Forget Apple TV and iPhone, I want this Siri on my Mac right now.
Just because I tend to fall asleep watching TV.
This is a TV lovers dream
“Skip ahead 7 minutes” will be my favorite command.
Hot damn, you can tell Siri “Show me that Modern Family episode with Edward Norton” and it’ll bring it up… very cool
To be fair, Apple TV’s screensavers are probably better than 90% of this year’s fall TV lineup
Sure, this is a demo, but Siri is able to immediatelly respond to your commands as you’re saying them.
Wow, Siri is so fast.
Who has time for TV with these amazing screensavers
Overkill? Apple shot stunning slow-mo video to act as your screensavers.
Universal search is effing rad. So many times I’ve had to open and close different TV apps to find what I’m looking for.
Just tell Siri what you want to see, and it’ll look for it across apps.
Universal search – Siri does that for you.
Eddy Cue stole Cam’s shirt from Modern Family
This is a great play here. Casual gamers will love having mobile games in their living rooms, remote control with Siri integration will make it easier to navigate.
The touch screen remote is legit.. super easy to rewind and ff
And controling Apple TV via Siri is so cool.
new remote is sexy
There’s that new remote people were talking about.
(and yes, Cook is right that TV apps are so, so, sooooo much better than traditional TV)
I think the present of TV is apps; I basically only watch TV through Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now :-)
The apps we want are coming to TV. That’s what Tim Cook is building up to.
“The future of Television is apps”, Cook says
But no time to get excited about the iPad mini 4 you wanted last year. There’s a new Apple TV in the house!
Here we go! TV!
As expected, there’s a new iPad mini 4 that’s basically a smaller iPad Air 2.
Top iPad Pro + Smart Keyboard + Apple Pencil = $1,347
So basically November 30 ;) You can bet Apple will do its damndest to get it out before Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday shopping season
I could see myself working on an iPad Pro.
$169 for the Smart Keyboard.
No specific release date for the iPad Pro — just November
$99 for the Apple Pencil.
iPad Pro is a monster and is going to further replace computers.
And to top it all off $1079 for 128GB with LTE
$949 for 128GB iPad Pro (wi-fi only)
32GB model starts at $799
Oh wait, patients will also have to buy iPads, so that they can receive all these amazing explanations on their devices.
Pft, who needs to use a large iPad Pro to look at xrays when all the cool doctors are rocking the BlackBerry Passport? WORK WIDE, LOSERS.
A meniscus never looked so good, by the way.
“A subtle clue.. Apple is going after the kneecaps of other tablet competitors”
There are other tablet competitors?
And iPhone 6s isn’t even out yet.
A subtle clue.. Apple is going after the kneecaps of other tablet competitors
So, doctors, you’ll have to buy Apple Watch, iPad Pro, and Apple Pencil this fall.
Again, huge focus on medicine.
So weird Zach if only someone told you that before.
The longer Apple waits to drop a price on the Apple Pencil, the more expensive it’s gonna be I’d wager
Multitasking on the iPad Pro looks fantastic — it really will bridge the gap between iOS tablets and Macs very well.
Adobe’s apps are shipping in October — that’s probably when the new iPad Pro arrives.
You know, if you’re into photoshopping things.
Adobe Fix seems like an amazing image retouching tool for the iPad.
Adobe and Microsoft are essentially guests at Apple’s big media event
Hopefully he’ll show off some leaked internal iPhone documents
An E. Snowden is on the stage. But not the one you think.
For as much as Apple is focusing on Apple Pencil, I imagine it’s gonna cost a few extra pennies as an add-on
Impressive to see Microsoft make such an appearance at an Apple event.
Never would have happened under Jobs. Or especially not under Ballmer.
If you can’t beat ’em…
Microsoft made a special version of Office just for the iPad Pro… and it looks awesome
If you see a stylus though, did they blow it though?
Microsoft is gonna take the stage … on the times they are a changin’
“Apple Pencil is one of the most advanced technologies we’ve created…” I really doubt that.
The Apple Pencil has a lighting connector
Another slickly produced video detailing the Apple Penci… Apple’s stylus game is on-point *rimshot*
Bets on how much the Pencil is going to cost?
Dare I say, the stylus (ahem, pencil) looks kinda cool
Can’t but wonder if you can insert it the wrong way anywhere.
Smart. Charge by plugging into Pro.
This isn’t just ANY stylus, Zach.
Applause for a stylus. Ugh.
This is the Apple Pencil.
And here comes the stylus!
Here comes a special accessory for the iPad Pro: Smart Keyboard with Smart Connector – the tree dots on the side.
iPad Pro features a four speaker audio system
10 hours of battery life.. you can watch 5 Apple keynotes in a row without recharging..
Desktop-class performance, but where are the desktop-class apps?
“Desktop class performance” Schiller says
An A9x processor under the hood.. this thing is a beast
More pixels than a 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display
5.6 million pixels.. not too shabby
Schiller says the new split-screen app features in iOS 9 were designed with the iPad Pro in mind. Makes sense — two full iPad Air-size displays side by side…
A full sized virtual keyboard as well
12.9-inches. Why? It’s width is the same as the height of the iPad Air.
Screen is 12.9-inches, as the rumor mill suggested
The display is a monster
When is this iPad Pro intro video gonna hit theatres? looks like a good flick
Meet the iPad Pro!
The biggest news in iPad since iPad.
Is this the song from Angels & Demons?
Head here for more details on the Apple Watch announcements we just saw.
Yoni, spoilers! C’mon!
Apple has some “big” iPad news.. subtle
Let’s see the iPad Pro!
iPad is up next!
A ProductRed strap is also going to be available to buyers, with proceeds from sales going to HIV / AIDS research.
Looks nice.. that’s the one thing competing smartwatches haven’t been able to touch Apple on.. watch band options
Yes, more colors are coming for bands, and Watch.
I want them instantly.
I’m having a heart attack. Hermes bands for Watch.
get ready for a new generation of baby boomers. Apple is really changing the world!
You’ll have to get pregnant AND buy the Watch to use this app though.
Simply amazing: mom can listen to the baby’s heart rate in real time.
Drs getting vitals in real time is pretty sweet
The mom has to have an Apple Watch, which can be used to monitor heart rate for pregnant mom, baby, and measure contractions.
Sense4Baby will let doctors monitor patients right at home.
Don’t be surprised to see your doctor wearing a Watch. He’ll be getting urgent updates from your nurse on it.
Airstrip demo time.
iTranslate and GoPro apps too.
And yes, native apps for the Watch are coming.
Facebook Messenger coming to Watch.
I love you Chris
New Watch faces and third-party complications (yay, Watch user here).
Also, initial Apple Watch sales were higher than initial iPhone and iPod sales… could still prove to be a huge moneymaker
Jeff Williams here to recap where watchOS is going.
“People love using Apple Watch.” Customer satisfaction at 97%
No time for updates as expected, Watch first to get those announcements done before everything else.
Cook: Monster announcements coming.
Perhaps an Android diss will be on the agenda as well
I think iOS 9 first, then iPhones, Brad.
OK let’s take a bet on the order. I’m guessing new iPads, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, Apple TV.
Tim is on stage!
I’M AT THE APPLE STORE RIGHT NOW GETTING THE NEW SPORT BANDS
Until that happens though, you’ll be able to play Hearthstone on your 50-inch TV set hooked up to a brand new Apple TV.
Also, thank you Apple for playing some Beck this time. Your past love affair with Bastille was not what I’d categorize as “forgivable.”
Whaddup everyone. If you’ve been following anything I’ve written, I’m most pumped up for the new Apple TV, which has the potential to really push cord cutting into the mainstream, particularly once Apple launches its own streaming service.
Announcement is being made now — looks like we’ll be starting on time at 10AM PT / 1PM ET
I hope Tim Cook comes out to this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yRme0C2pmI
It’s decided: Beats1 is just… the worst.
I’d held out hope they wouldn’t torture us, Chris.
No, you can’t turn it off, and then get lost in iTunes trying to stream music you actually like.
Music live from Beats 1 – we didn’t see that coming, did we?
10 minute warning… I hope everyone is strapped in
Someone is wearing a black t shirt with the Apple workout rings on it. It’s glorious.
On the other hand: I just had a terrible vision of Apple spending 20 minutes talking about Apple Music at the event today. I’d much rather see Ballmer.
Developers developers developers…
Hahaha, that’s the best thing.
So amazing ^
Apple stream is up guys!!
Good tip for making the most of today’s Hey Siri event:
Another hit. Barry Bonds.
Spoiler: it’s going to run iOS.
I want to see how Apple’s going to try and sell us on the iPad Pro. You can put as big a screen as you want on an iPad, but it’s still not going to replace my laptop if it’s running iOS.
If Force Touch enables you to feel the keyboard and other virtual buttons, it’s a complete game-change
But agree with Yoni, have high hopes for Apple TV.
Seriously though, I’m curious how 3D Touch Display works. iPad Pro also sounds interesting.
I think (hope) the new Apple TV will steal the show
The pink iPhone 6s, which I’ll most likely buy.
Tim Cook’s watch.. will he still have a white Apple Watch sport band after labor day?
So what’s everyone most interested in seeing at the event?
I would expect to see multiple networks/channel deals like this, announced today.
A few weeks after the ready-to-wear shows end in October, WME/IMG will debut its first-ever network in an exclusive deal with Apple TV — the first such Apple exclusive.
Welcome to BGR’s live coverage of Apple’s big “Hey Siri” event!
The whole team will be on hand to chime in and highlight all of the big announcements from today’s press conference. The event is set to kick off at 1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, so get ready for a wild ride…