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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...

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What to expect at the September Apple event: New Apple TV
Though we've been hearing rumours about a new Apple TV for some time now, sources "familiar with apple's plans" have told Buzzfeed that we can finally expect to see the device unveiled in September, at the iPhone announcement. So, what can we expect from a new Apple TV? According to the same sources, the Apple TV will have a refreshed and slimmer chassis and new innards, along with Apple's own A8 chip and an increase in on-board storage.

As well as this, the Apple TV is said to have been "drastically improved" by a touchpad control, which is said to feature Force Touch and Touch ID, as well as support for audio, which ties in with the rumour of an improved operating system that'll support Siri voice control. However, the most interesting new feature isn't a piece of hardware, but is instead the addition of an App Store to the Apple TV. We've discussed the options Apple has if the Apple TV had its own App Store, including a number of apps that'd make fantastic Apple TV apps.

It's also rumoured that Apple are working on a TV streaming service for the new Apple TV, but while it was expected that these would launch at the same time, rumours suggest that the streaming service will be launched later, possibly in late 2015 but probably in 2016.

To find out more information and the latest rumours surrounding the Apple TV, head over to: New Apple TV release date rumours and features

What to expect at the September Apple event: HomeKit
We expected HomeKit to feature heavily at Apple's WWDC 2015 event in June, as the first HomeKit enabled accessories are now on sale, but barely a word was said about it. With that being said, we're expecting Apple to launch a "Home" app within iOS 9, which should allow HomeKit-enabled accessories to be controlled via one app, regardless of its manufacturer.

It's also rumoured that the upcoming Home app will also let you split the setups into multiple virtual rooms, making smart devices throughout the home a lot easier to control. It's also said that Siri will play a huge part in controlling HomeKit enabled accessories, and will act as the middle man between you, your device and your HomeKit enabled products, allowing you to tell Siri to turn off your bedroom lights, for example. For more HomeKit related information, check out our HomeKit release date rumour article.


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