USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring back the innovation that once wowed us. Apple will unveil new iPhones, Macs and an Apple Watch on September 7. (Photo: Jefferson Graham) SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is expected to refresh its hardware lineup Wednesday, with new iPhones, several Macintosh computers, and a new Apple Watch at a press event here. Apple will live stream the presentation, beginning at 10 a.m. To view, follow this link. Requirements include an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to view, the Safari browser on Apple computers with recent software updates or on Windows computers with Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser.
The next editions of the iPhone, coming in September, are expected to be the larger ever, with one edition topping out at 6.5 inches. USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham gives a preview.. Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY, USA TODAY The unofficial kickoff to the tech gadget buying season opens Wednesday when Apple unveils a suite of new products at a press event, highlighted by what could be the largest iPhones ever released. Gene Munster, an analyst and investor with Loup Ventures, says the annual presentation is a huge deal because 1 in 6 citizens of the world use Apple products, "and when there's an update to a product line, people really pay attention." Apple is expected to unveil three new iPhones, an update to the Apple Watch and the AirPods, the $159 Bluetooth earbuds first unveiled in 2016. The new round of tariffs on imports from China, proposed by President Donald Trump, will provide a backdrop to the event but won't affect the new iPhone, Munster says.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is always full of surprises. USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham previews what we can expect in Talking Tech. For many Apple fans, the annual June Worldwide Developers Conference is a holiday fest of many, many new software updates that bring new features to their beloved iPhones and iPads. To others, it's an, "Oh no, Apple's going to make me download this update and it's going to destroy my phone." Just ask all the folks who saw their iPhones intentionally slow down, on purpose, with iOS 10's update that tried to compensate for aging batteries.
Jefferson Graham goes hands on with the new iPhone 7, showing off new features at an Apple event in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO - So you want one of those new iPhones? Pre-orders begin Friday for the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models, which promise better battery performance, water-resistant bodies, improved power and a dual-lens camera system that brings a wide angle and telephoto lens for the Plus model. Apple hasn't said what time Apple Stores and other retailers will open to begin selling the device. Last year stores opened at 8 a.m.
USA TODAY's Jefferson Graham calls on Apple CEO Tim Cook to bring back the innovation that once wowed us. LOS ANGELES - Apple will unveil its latest new products Wednesday at a media event in San Francisco and we've got a complete preview. New iPhones, a new edition of the Apple Watch and a refreshed lineup of Macintosh computers are expected and on this week's extended weekend edition of the #Talking Tech podcast, Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman and I preview the event and the products. After two successive quarters of declining revenue, Apple is under pressure to come up with great new products to bring consumers into stores for the holiday selling season. Expectations are that Apple will only supply minimal upgrades to existing lines, as Gurman explains on the podcast, as the company waits for 2017 and the tenth anniversary of the iPhone for new re-designs.