Apple event tidbits: $799 iPad Pro cost, always-on ‘Hey Siri’, ‘tvOS’ information

We’ve already run down many of exactly what we’re anticipating from the new iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch bands, and the new gold Apple Watch Sport colors anticipated to be revealed at Apple’s September 9th event.

On the eve of the event, we’ve received some added details from a number of sources, which we roundup below.

  • According to sources, the iPad Pro will in fact begin at a 32GB ability (which is still double the current 16GB base setup of the iPad Air and iPad Mini lines) for $ 799. Apple will certainly also offer 64GB and 128GB designs for $ 899 and $ 999 a piece.
    The LTE-capable designs we discussed previously this week will likely cost $ 130 more per design, so we are most likely looking at a maxed out LTE iPad Pro with 128GB of storage costing $ 1129, which is available in right under the base Retina MacBook.
  • Besides a new Rose Gold color choice, 4K video recording, 12 megapixel cam, 3D Touch screen based on the Force Touch technology, faster A9 chip, and more efficient cordless system, the brand-new iPhones will certainly have another much requested feature, according to sources: always-on “Hey Siri.” This will certainly permit a user to trigger Siri with simply their voice by saying “Hey Siri.” Unlike with the current and previous iPhone models, the device will certainly not have to be connecteded into power for this feature to work.
  • The Apple TV will run a brand-new iOS 9-based os called “tvOS.” This calling convention remains in line with the “watchOS” and “iOS” names of the Apple Watch and iPhone/iPad/iPod touch os, respectively.
    We’re told that the operating system is based on the interface of the present Apple TELEVISION OS, but it includes lots of brand-new iOS 9/El Capitan user interface elements, consisting of great deals of transparency impacts throughout the system. In addition to the Periscope app reported on earlier, we’re informed that Airbnb is preparing an Apple TV app.
  • Finally, we’re told that Apple has actually been collaborating with widely known fashion brands on brand-new Apple Watch bands and functions, and at least one partnership could be gone over at tomorrow’s event.
    A few of these tasks are still in the early phases, so it is possible that we do not find out about those up until next year when the second-generation watch is introduced. New Apple Watch bands and gold color variations still sound like a lock, nevertheless.

We’ll be covering the September 9th occasion thoroughly, so stay tuned for all the action at 10 AM Pacific/1PM Eastern time.

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