Apple on Monday send out an invitation for a special event to be held on September 7 at 10:00 am. This year’s event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
Bill Graham is where Apple introduced the iPad Pro and Apple TV last year.
I’ll be watching this event with a vested interest—I’ve been waiting for the Apple Watch 2 since months. I am buying Watch 2 the day it releases in India.
A lot of products are nearing their refresh cycle this month (assuming a traditional 1-year lifetime). The iPhone and—I still need to cross my fingers just in case—the Apple Watch 2 will be announced at the event. That leaves the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the Apple TV and the Macs in need for a refresh. Out of the three, the Mac is the oldest of the lot and perhaps even needs a mention. My guess is the new Macs — or at least one, enough to tout the new technical innovations and redesign—would be announced. Maybe something like 2013’s Mac Pro reveal?
This will also, possibly, set the stage for the rumoured 5K Retina display.
I spend my days before an Apple event re-watching all previous Apple events. It’s appetising, somehow. Last year’s September event meant a big deal to me because I’d decided on buying the iPhone 6S as long as it wasn’t a total turd. But the iPhone 6S was an upgrade from my iPhone 5C. This year, the Watch is an entirely new category for me — one that I’ve been looking forward to since a long while. I’m excited! I hope the wait is worth while.
Also: If I were buying an iPhone this year, that dark black/piano black colour is gorgeous.