September 2015 Event

By MacRumors Staff

September 2015 Event Articles


Apple Debuts 'Get Ready to Pre-Order' Option for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Wednesday September 9, 2015 9:35 pm PDT by
Alongside its new purchase pages for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple debuted a website feature called "Get Ready to Pre-Order", an attempt to streamline the pre-ordering process in what is frequently a hectic and potentially confusing time for some would-be iPhone purchasers. The option, which is available both online and in the Apple Store app, allows users to enter their wireless account...

Apple Increases AppleCare+ Prices and Service Fees for iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Wednesday September 9, 2015 8:50 pm PDT by
While Apple didn't discuss AppleCare+ pricing as it unveiled the new iPhone 6s and 6 Plus today at its "Hey Siri" event, the Cupertino company did unveil new pricing for the service on its website. AppleCare+ for both devices is $129.99 while its service fee is $99.99. This is an increase from the pricing for iPhone 6 and earlier models, which are priced at $99.99 for AppleCare+ and $79.99 for ...
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New Apple TV First Impressions: Not a 'Revolution,' But Siri and tvOS Shine

Wednesday September 9, 2015 7:41 pm PDT by
One of the big announcements coming out of Apple's "Hey Siri" event in San Francisco today was the new and improved Apple TV, which aims to provide users with a far more robust and unified experience than its predecessor. As it did with the iPad Pro and iPhone 6s, Apple has allowed some journalists hands-on time with the new Apple TV after today's event and subsequently the first impressions of...
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iPad Pro First Impressions: Surprisingly Light, But Screen Size May Be Unnecessary for Most

Wednesday September 9, 2015 7:11 pm PDT by
As journalists and bloggers leave the Apple media event in San Francisco, the first impressions of the brand-new iPad Pro have begun trickling out onto the Internet. Sites like Wired, Engadget, SlashGear, and TechnoBuffalo all got to go hands-on with the new tablet and came away with largely positive impressions of the device, with one of the only negatives being the large size of the device. At...
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Apple Reduces Prices of iCloud Storage Plans

Wednesday September 9, 2015 6:24 pm PDT by
Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller today announced that iCloud storage plans have been reduced in price. 5GB of iCloud storage remains free, while paid upgrades include 50GB for 99 cents per month, 200GB for $2.99 per month and 1TB for $9.99 per month. Prices in other countries may vary based on currency exchange rates. Apple's old iCloud storage plan pricing tiers were as follows: 5GB:...

iPhone 6s First Impressions: 'Familiar and Yet Different' for an 'S' Generation Device

Wednesday September 9, 2015 5:40 pm PDT by
Perhaps the biggest announcement out of the "Hey Siri" event today was Apple's confirmation of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, two new smartphones that will bring new features to Apple's smartphone line, including faster Touch ID, 3D Touch, and improved cameras. Following the event, Apple let a handful of media have closer looks at the new line of iPhones, all of whom came away with nearly...
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Apple TV App Size Limited to 200 MB Local Storage, Has 2 GB RAM

Wednesday September 9, 2015 4:48 pm PDT by
Earlier today Apple revealed the long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV, which includes an App Store that allows developers to create apps and games for users to download. The new Apple TV also comes with either 32 GB or 64 GB of local storage. However, Apple's new App Programming Guide for tvOS, first spotted by developer Steve Troughton-Smith, includes some interesting insights into how...
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'Hey Siri' Event Roundup: iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, New Apple TV and More

Wednesday September 9, 2015 4:15 pm PDT by
Apple was on stage at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco today to announce several new products, including the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, fourth-generation Apple TV and new Apple Watch bands and finishes. It also announced that iOS 9 and watchOS 2 will be released on September 16. MacRumors provided coverage of the September 2015 event with a live blog...

New Docks and Cases Confirmed for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Wednesday September 9, 2015 12:19 pm PDT by
Alongside the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus, Apple today debuted four new docks that are compatible with the new iPhones and the existing iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. The docks come in colors that match the finish of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus and are available in Gold, Rose Gold, Space Gray, and Silver. The docks are available for purchase immediately from Apple's online storefront and are priced at...
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Apple Announces iPhone Upgrade Program for Annual iPhone Purchasers

Wednesday September 9, 2015 12:09 pm PDT by
Today at its "Hey Siri" special event, Apple announced a brand new program at its retail stores called the iPhone Upgrade Program. The program is designed for users who want to have the newest iPhone every year, and even comes with AppleCare+ included. Those who sign up for the program will be able to trade-in their current iPhone for a new model after 12 monthly installments are made, starting a ...

Apple Introduces Moving 'Live Photos' for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Wednesday September 9, 2015 12:05 pm PDT by
Apple today announced a new feature for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus called "Live Photos," allowing users to use the new 3D Touch feature on the iPhone to see quick, GIF-like movements in photos they have taken. The Live Photos feature is reminiscent of the fantastical moving photos featured in the Harry Potter movie, allowing users to see short bits of animation in their images. Apple...
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iOS 9 Launching September 16 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Wednesday September 9, 2015 12:03 pm PDT by
Apple today announced that iOS 9 will be released to the public on September 16 for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. The software update will come preinstalled on the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus out of the box when the smartphones launch on September 25. iOS 9 is compatible with the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone...
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Apple Launching A9-Based iPhone 6s and 6s Plus With 3D Touch on September 25

Wednesday September 9, 2015 11:28 am PDT by
Apple today announced the 4.7-inch iPhone 6s and 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The new iPhones feature an A9 chip and M9 motion coprocessor, 3D Touch, 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, stronger glass and Series 7000 aluminum, faster Touch ID, Live Photos and a new Rose Gold color option. iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus...

Apple Introduces Cooperative Play for 'Crossy Road' Among Other Games for Apple TV

Wednesday September 9, 2015 11:19 am PDT by
At Apple's media event in San Francisco today, Apple announced an App Store for the new Apple TV will bring unique gaming experiences into a user's living room. The first experience the company showcased was a co-op Crossy Road experience that lets one player use the new Apple TV remote and another use an iPhone or iPod touch to control various characters in the game. Each player controls a...

Apple Announces New Apple TV With Siri, App Store, New User Interface and Remote

Wednesday September 9, 2015 11:07 am PDT by
Apple today announced the much-anticipated fourth-generation Apple TV at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco, California. The new Apple TV was constructed on a foundation encompassing powerful hardware, a modern operating system, a new user experience with deep Siri integration, tools for developers, and most importantly, an App Store. The Apple TV runs "tvOS," with a revamped iOS...
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Apple Launching A9X-Based 12.9" iPad Pro in November for $799+

Wednesday September 9, 2015 10:25 am PDT by
Apple today announced the iPad Pro at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The 12.9-inch tablet has a resolution of 2732x2048, which is 5.6 million pixels -- more than any iOS device and even the MacBook Pro with Retina display. The iPad Pro has a 64-bit A9X processor that delivers up to 1.6 times faster performance over the iPad Air 2, with up to twice as fast graphics. Apple also...
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Apple to Partner With Hermes For New Apple Watch Bands and Watch Faces

Wednesday September 9, 2015 10:24 am PDT by
Today at its "Hey Siri" event, Apple announced a partnership with Hermes to create a special Apple Watch collection called Apple Watch Hermes. The new collection will feature three brand new bands and watch faces. The watch bands will include the Double Tour, Single Tour, and the Cuff. Uncompromising craftsmanship. Pioneering innovation. Groundbreaking functionality. Apple Watch Hermès is...

Apple Announces New Apple Watch Sport Bands and Gold and Rose Gold Finishes

Wednesday September 9, 2015 10:21 am PDT by
At today's media event in San Francisco, Apple confirmed two previous rumors by announcing a new line of Apple Watch Sport band colors alongside a new array of metal finishes for the Sport line. Although they were touched on briefly, the new Sport bands were said to be part of a "Fall collection" and will portray softer and darker colors than the bright, neon line of Sport bands Apple put out in...
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Apple Announces iPad Mini 4 for $399, Lowers iPad Mini 2 Price to $269

Wednesday September 9, 2015 10:20 am PDT by
Apple today announced the iPad mini 4 at its "Hey Siri" media event in San Francisco. The tablet is virtually a 7.9-inch version of the iPad Air 2 and is 6.1mm in thickness, which is 18% thinner than the previous generation. The tablet also weighs just 0.65 pounds with a 30% faster CPU and 60% faster graphics than the iPad Mini 3. The new tablet also has all of the expected improvements in...

watchOS 2 Launching September 16 for Apple Watch

Wednesday September 9, 2015 10:18 am PDT by
Apple today at its "Hey Siri" media event announced that watchOS 2 will be released to the public on Wednesday, September 16 for the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition. The golden master (GM) version of the software was seeded to developers shortly after the event wrapped up. watchOS 2 was announced last June at WWDC and features native third-party apps, third-party...