Apple is about to reveal what it's been working on all year. The long-anticipated pre-holiday media event will unfold in San Francisco, California at 10am PT and 1pm ET today. The company is expected to announce the new iPhone, landing with a new A10 processor, a new headphone and charging port, larger storage tiers, and perhaps even some level of water resistance. We'll likely learn the release date of Apple's new iPhone software, iOS 10. And, if the rumors are to be believed, the company may also reveal a new Apple Watch.
Apple is holding it's annual developer conference on Monday, where the company is expected to reveal the latest and greatest in software and technologies. The event, held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Calif., will begin at 10am PT and 1pm ET. (You can see that in your local timezone here). The company is expected to announce a revamped set of operating systems, including iOS, and a rebranded macOS, as well as new offerings in watchOS and tvOS. As ZDNet's Stephanie Condon noted in her preview, Apple may want to roll out more than just some minor upgrades. It's hoped that the company nay have a new approach to artificial intelligence and big data, or embrace communal devices.
Apple on Tuesday announced that it's bundling its growing list services, including iCloud and Apple Music into one package with one price tag. It also added Apple Fitness Plus to its list of services, an offering that's sure to create some stiff competition for digital workout companies like Peloton and ClassPass. The new bundle of services is called Apple One. The "individual plan" includes Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, Apple Arcade, and 50GB of iCloud storage for $14.95 per month. The "family plan" extends access to these services to up to six family members for $19.95 per month.
Apple is set to unveil a handful of new products at a Tuesday event in Brooklyn, New York. Among the likely offerings: A new iPad Pro, a long-awaited refresh of (or outright replacement for) the MacBook Air, and, potentially, an updated Mac Mini. Any new MacBook Air-style laptop could be particularly exciting for Mac fans, who have gone years without a significant upgrade for that particular product. There's also a chance we could get word of Apple's AirPower wireless charging system, which was first announced in 2017 but has yet to become anything more than vaporware. Apple said AirPower would be available sometime this year, meaning the Cupertino, Calif.
Apple is hosting its next event on March 25. And with that countdown, Apple invited the media to another "special event," to be held March 25 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the company's Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California. The speculation this time around surrounds Apple's long-expected streaming service, as it makes a further push into digital services and potentially plays catchup to Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. Citing unnamed people said to be familiar with the plan, Bloomberg recently reported that a number of Hollywood stars could be in attendance at just such an event, including Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner and director J.J. Abrams. Like its rivals in the entertainment space, Apple has been developing original series, and last June, announced a multi-year deal with Oprah Winfrey, while remaining mum on the details of that partnership.