The holiest day of the year is tomorrow, September 9, as Apple unveils whatever heavenly new gadgets it has developed for the betterment of humanity. We’ll almost certainly see one and probably two new iPhones in new sizes, and the rumor mill is spinning like a Catherine wheel with expectations of things like a smartwatch or other wearable, possible new iPads, updates to the Apple TV platform, and more info on iOS 8. Apple’s gone as far as to build an entire second, temporary structure outside the event venue for…who knows?!?!
To mark this sacred time, after the event I’ll be joined by my friends Matt Licata and Chris Sawyer for a special one-off podcast discussion about what we learned at the event, and what it all means for the tech industry, Apple, and the rest of the less-important universe. Look for that to go up later this week, hopefully by Thursday night.Matt and Chris previously joined me on an earlier iteration of this site’s audio program for a post-Apple event discussion last October, when Apple introduced the iPad Air, and you can listen to that here.
And just for shits and/or giggles, here’s my shot-in-the-dark guess that just came to me while I was driving. The “iWatch” won’t be presented as a watch, per se, but as a branch of iPhone; a small phone, not too dissimilar to the square iPod nanos, which can be worn on a wrist or elsewhere on the body through various means that they will be happy to sell to you. It will make calls, have Internet connectivity all on its own, and apps will be specific to it, though “packaged” with their regular iPhone counterparts, just as one download gets you the iPhone and iPad versions of the same app.
I’m predicting, probably wrongly, the iPhone nano. Or iPhone 6W (for “wrist,” “wearable,” or “watch”). Or something like that.
See you then!
Update 9/9/2014: Good news. Matt, Chris, and I will also be joined by Ken Kennedy.