Our Cheat Sheet From Apple’s iPhone, iPad & TV Announcements Today

Apple have just finished their most important keynote address of the year “Hey Siri”. The annual Autumn announcement that brings details of their latest iPhones and iPads.

Todays event was of particular interest to home automators as the next gen Apple TV was revealed which may become an important part of the HomeKit ecosystem. So here’s our usual at-a-glance cheat sheet out the important stuff you need to know from the keynote…

New iPhones

  • New iPhone 6s & iPhone 6s Plus (really)
  • New “3D Touch” with new Taptic Engine for Feedback
  • New A9 70% Faster than A8, 90% Faster Graphics
  • M9 motion co-pro now embedded in A9
  • 2nd gen Touch ID sensor – twice as fast
  • New 12MP iSight Camera, Faster Autofocus, 4K video capable
  • New 5MP Facetime Camera
  • “Hey Siri” Always on
  • 7000 Series Aluminium, New Stronger Glass
  • New Rose Gold option
  • Same Pricing as previous model
  • 5S becomes entry level model (all 64Bit range now)
  • Pre-order from 12th September
  • Ships from 25th September
  • iOS 9 comes September 16th

iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

New iPads

  • New iPad “Pro”
    • 12.9 Inches – 5.6 Milion pixels
    • A9X Processor, 10 Hour Battery
    • ‘Apple Pencil’ Stylus Option detects force & tilt $99
    • ‘Smart Keyboard’ Click on Option (a la Surface) $169
    • 4 Speakers
    • Supports new Apps Like AutoCAD
    • From $799 to $1,079
    • All Available from November
  • New iPad mini 4
    • The iPad Air 2 in mini form
    • $399

iPad Pro

New Apple TV

  • New 4th gen Apple TV
  • Runs tvOS based on iOS
  • New Bluetooth remote with glass touchpad
  • IR Blaster in Apple TV to control your TV from same remote
  • Voice search with ‘Siri Remote’
  • Universal Search across all your content apps
  • Movies, TV, Music, Photos & App Store
  • Games use remote like a Wii controller
  • 64Bit A8 Chip, HDMI, Ethernet
  • [No mention of 4K support or HomeKit]
  • $149 32GB, $199 64GB (existing model remains)
  • Available from October

Apple TV

Image credit: theverge.com

Other News

  • New Apple & Hermes Watch bands
  • New Gold & Rose Gold versions of Aluminium Sport Watch
  • watchOS 2 coming September 16th


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1 Comment on "Our Cheat Sheet From Apple’s iPhone, iPad & TV Announcements Today"

  1. anyone any feel to what broadband rate the new AppleTV would need, for reasonably trouble-free operation ?

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