The big day is almost here!
The hype about tomorrow’s special Apple event is at fever pitch and Apple has really ratcheted it all up for this one, a live countdown clock to the “Apple Special Event” can be seen on the Apple website and Apple CEO, Tim Cook has even been tweeting about it “Apple – Live – Countdown to the Apple Special Event. Wish I could say more. I hope you can join us. apple.com/live/”.
It is an exciting time to be a fan of Apple products, with largely nothing new released so far this year, it is widely anticipated that we are about to see a veritable deluge of beautifully designed and innovative goodies, all laid out for our delectation on 9 September 2014. Apple has even constructed an enormous temporary building, it looks like a huge white box and it is sited right alongside the Flint Center where the Apple Special Event is to be held.
The Apple Special Event product announcement will reveal, according to Apple VP Eddy Cue, that “we’ve got the best product pipeline I’ve seen in my 25 years at Apple”. Eddy Cue had also earlier said “I believe the products we’ve got coming are great”. With Apple CEO, Tim Cook, previously promising that Apple was working on “some really great stuff” it is difficult not to feel the thrill of anticipation. So what can we really expect to see? The latest reports are that there will be the release of two new iPhones, both of which will have larger screens than that of current models, one with a 4.7 inch screen and the other with a 5.5 inch screen. The launch of the iWatch (if it is to be called iWatch of course) is also expected at this event, although some are saying the iWatch will not be arriving until later this year. The introduction of Apple’s mobile payment system is also anticipated, using near field communication (NFC) and Touch ID fingerprint technology, the iWallet (if this is what it is called) will take advantage of the credit card details already held by Apple of millions of iTunes account holders. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has previously spoken about mobile payment systems “I think it’s a really interesting area. We have almost 800 million iTunes accounts and the majority of those have credit cards behind them. We already have people using Touch ID to buy things across our store, so it’s an area of interest to us.” The date of release for iOS 8 should also be announced at the Apple Special Event.
Your invitation from Apple says “Live video from our special event will be right here. And so will a whole lot more. Join us at Apple.com on September 9 at 10 a.m. PDT to follow every moment”