Apple announced on Thursday that it would hold its fall iPhone launch event on Sept.9 at 10 AM PDT. The tech giant has picked a much bigger venue for the upcoming event. The Sept.9 event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, which has a 7,000-person seating capacity. Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus at the event.
Windows users won’t have to turn to VLC or other media apps this time
Apple has traditionally streamed its media events to Apple TV, iOS and Mac devices. But this time the event will stream to Windows 10 users as well. Earlier, Windows users would turn to VLC or other media apps to access the stream during Apple’s big events. The iPhone maker has clearly mentioned on its Sept.9 event page that it will support “a PC with Edge on Windows 10.”
Apple uses HTTP Live Streaming technology (HLS). The company has implemented the protocol in iOS, Safari, OS X, and QuickTime, but other companies haven’t widely adopted it. Microsoft’s Windows 10 has added support for HLS in the Edge browser. It would allow Apple to stream its big event to Windows 10 users. In just one month, more than 75 million people have downloaded Microsoft’s latest OS.
What to expect from the iPhone 6S
Most of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus features have leaked ahead of the official unveiling. Both devices are set to retain the design elements of their predecessors, but they will have some internal changes. Apple will incorporate the Force Touch technology in the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. The new phones will also boast of a higher-grade aluminum that would make them bend-proof.
The iPhone 6S will get a major camera upgrade from 8-megapixel to 12-megapixel, reports Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac. Inside sources told 9to5Mac that Apple is also adding 4K video capabilities to the new iPhone camera. The front camera will have a flash to allow users to capture better selfies in low-light conditions. The iPhone 6S is expected to be powered by an A9 processor and 2GB RAM.