Last week, Apple sent out invites for the media event to be held tomorrow with the tag line “It’s almost here“.
Stats and Numbers:
Apple tends to reveal key numbers during quarterly financial results and at special media events. So we expect Apple’s CEO Tim Cook to be the first to take the stage and reveal a lot of stats and numbers related to the entire ecosystem of Apple’s products. Things like the number of times the OS X Mountain Lion was downloaded, the number of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs it has sold and lots more.
Apple gave us a preview of the iOS 6 at the WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2012 in June where it showcased major features such as all-new Maps app, improved notification center, improvements to Siri and Facebook integration and call management features coming to the phone app.
We expect Scott Forstall – the Senior Vice President of iOS Software at Apple to briefly talk about the new features that will be available in iOS 6.
Forstall should also announce the release date for iOS 6, which should tell us when iPhone 5 will be available.
iCloud and iTunes:
We then expect Eddy Cue – Apple’s Senior Vice President of Internet Software and Services to take the stage and talk about the new iOS 6 related features coming to iCloud.
There have been rumors that Apple plans to launch a redesigned iTunes application. It remains to be seen if Apple will release a new version of iTunes 11. If it does, Cue will be doing the honors.
Apple is widely expected to unveil the next generation iPod Touch, along with the tweaked version of fourth generation iPod Touch, new iPod nano and a tweaked iPod shuffle. If it does, Phil Schiller – Apple Apple’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing will unveil the new iPods.
iPod nano could sport a new design and revamped internals. Rumors point to an iPod nano with a taller body and WiFi support, enabling it to tap into the huge amount of content available in the iTunes Store. Like the shuffle, the iPod nano is rumored to be available in eight colors with only one model being sold at a price of around $169.
Apple may retain the fourth generation design for the entry-level iPod touch, which may come with tweaked internals. Apple is also likely to unveil a redesigned next generation iPod Touch, which will reflect the changes coming to the iPhone, namely a larger screen and a smaller dock connector.
- Taller 4-inch screen with 1136×640 resolution and why they decided to change the size of the screen after sticking to the 3.5-inch screen for 4 long years
- Show off the unibody two-tone backplate
- Faster quad-core A6 chip and compare it with processors used by Apple’s rivals
- Support for faster 4G LTE network
- Improved camera system and new features such as the Panorama Photo mode
- Battery life compared to iPhone 4S
- New smaller dock connector
- The completely redesigned in-ear headphones