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What to expect at the September Apple event

Lewis Painter | Aug. 6, 2015
With September closing in on us, our focus is turning to the launch of the next iPhone. With this being said, we’ve listed our predictions for the event based on the flurry of Apple-related rumours that seem to crop up around this time of year, and it sounds like there is more than iPhones in the works...

As well as this, rumours (and looking at past events) suggests that the iPhone 6S will also feature Apple's own A9 processor and will feature 2GB of RAM, compared to the A8 chip and 1GB of RAM available in the iPhone 6/6 Plus. It has also been suggested that we may see an improved Touch ID sensor, especially as Apple Pay is becoming available in new countries.

For a complete roundup of what we expect to see from the next iPhone, along with any leaks/rumours circulating the internet, check out: iPhone 6S release date rumours & new features

What to expect at the September Apple event: iOS 9 and watchOS 2 release date
Alongside a brank spanking new iPhone, we should see an additional announcement of iOS 9 and its official release date, which judging by past events is usually around a week after the event itself, just before the release of the next-gen iPhone. What will iOS 9 bring to the table? The main addition in iOS 9 is Proactive, which aims to make your iPhone experience a little easier by learning your habits and suggesting apps and actions based upon these habits.

A prime example is listening to music on the way to work - if you listen to music on your way to work in the mornings, your iPhone will notice this. Once it's learned this habit, when you go to plug your headphones in for your morning commute, your iPhone should provide you with a lock screen shortcut to the Music app.

As well as Proactive, iOS 9 concentrates heavily on performance and battery enhancement, which should translate to a speedier iPhone with a better battery life - and that's without buying an upgrade. We've gone hands on with the iOS 9 public beta, and even though it is a beta, the enhancements are already visible - especially with regards to battery life. (For more information on iOS 9, see our iOS 9 release date & features article)

Alongside iOS 9 will hopefully sit a watchOS 2 announcement, which brings much-awaited features to Apple's latest product, the Apple Watch. The key features of watchOS 2 include the ability for third-party apps to run natively on the Apple Watch, a feature that will hopefully speed up interaction with the Watch and will mean less time staring at a black screen with a loading icon.

Third-party apps will also be able to make use of the variety of sensors and hardware available on the Apple Watch, which should mean a wave of more helpful and intuitive Apple Watch apps.

watchOS 2 also brings a flurry of new watch faces for Apple Watch users, which includes a variety of time-lapse photos from popular locations all over the world, including London's iconic Big Ben (or the Queen Elizabeth tower, as it's officially known). It also brings a new watch face that will display a different photo from a specified album on your iPhone each time your Apple Watch display activates, which should provide a nice personal touch for users.

 

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