At long last, Apple CEO Tim Cook will put to bed months of rumors and unveil the company’s latest products at a special event today at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California. We’re posting live updates now.
The tech giant announced an iPhone 6 with a larger 4.7-inch display and an even bigger one, the iPhone 6 Plus, with a 5.5-inch display — a full 1.5 inches bigger than the iPhone 5C and 5S. It has a faster A8 processor, but not the sapphire glass display many expected, and an improved camera with 8MP iSight and optical image stabilization.
“These are the best phones ever made,” Apple’s Phil Schiller said.
Speculation also suggests the company will showcase a new wearable smart device (iWatch?) with heart-rate sensors for iOS 8’s new HealthKit app, an updated iPad (XL? Air?) and an iWallet add-on for the Passbook app that syncs credit card information with the iPhone fingerprint sensor.
There’s even buzz that U2 will appear for a product tie-in, like its 2004 Special Edition iPod, and perform a preview from the band’s upcoming 13th album.
If the iPhone 6 is announced Tuesday, fans can expect to see the gadget in stores Friday, Sept. 19 — and long lines waiting for it that morning.