The media wish list includes news on all fronts, from Apple Watch and Apple TV to HomePod, AirPod and augmented reality.
As you may have heard, Apple has invited the tech press to the Steve Jobs Theater next Tuesday, Sept. 12, to witness the unveiling of the next generation of iPhones.
So what else is on Apple’s agenda? The media’s wish list is long. Too long. You may be tempted to assemble the set of all rumors and call it a consensus, but you would be wrong.
- Mark Gurman and Alex Webb, Bloomberg: The company plans to introduce three new iPhone models, a version of its Apple TV set-top-box that can stream higher-quality, and a new version of the Apple Watch that can connect to LTE cellular data networks, Bloomberg has reported.
- Tripp Michael and Drew FitzGerald, Wall Street Journal: Apple also is expected to unveil a new Apple Watch with an LTE cellular chip that allows it to pull data directly from wireless services, easing the device’s current dependency on the iPhone to transmit emails, texts and calls.
- Dan Frommer, Recode: What’s on the agenda? Almost certainly new iPhones, a new Apple TV box, a new Apple Watch and a longer introduction to HomePod, Apple’s forthcoming home speaker system.
- Todd Haselton, CNBC: Also expect updates to the Apple Watch, Apple TV and a lot of talk about augmented reality.
- Kyle Wiggers, Digital Trends: Here’s everything we expect to see… New iPhones. Apple Watch Series 3. 4K Apple TV. iOS 11. HomePod. AirPods 2.
- Uzair Ghani, wccftech: 4K Apple TV with HDR Support. Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE. 4K Content for iTunes. iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, watchOS 4 & tvOS 11 Release Date. New Accessories.
- Ming-Chi Kuo, KGI Securities: The Apple Watch “probably” won’t support traditional phone calls “this year.”
- Ed Baig, USA Today: And as always, surprises are possible.
My take: I have no inside information, but my gut tells me this plate is way too full.