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What to expect at the 9 September Apple event

Lewis Painter | Aug. 31, 2015
We listed our predictions for the event based on the flurry of Apple-related rumours that seem to crop up around this time of year, and it sounds like there is more than iPhones in the works...

What to expect at the September Apple event: iPad mini 4
If all the above is true, it seems like Apple's September event may be a busy one! However, that's not the end of it - there are other rumours circulating the internet. One prominent rumour is that Apple is planning on breaking its iPad release cycle, and will instead bundle a new iPad mini into the iPhone event, with no main iPad event in October.

What to expect at the September Apple event: iPad Pro
The Buzzfeed report also suggests that the September event could see the launch of the rumoured iPad Pro although it suggests the likelyhood of this is slim. We are hearing that the larger 12in iPad is unlikely to launch until 2016.

Why no iPad event in October? It could be due to the launch of this much-rumoured iPad Pro later on in 2015, or possibly early 2016.

What to expect at the September Apple event: 21in Mac
KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo recently claimed that Apple will also announce a brand new iMac models in the third quarter of 2015, potentially coinciding with the September iPhone event (Q3 ends at the end of September so that's the 'deadline'). It would make sense for Apple to launch an iMac in this time frame, as it would help drive iMac sales in the "Back to school quarter".

What to expect at the September Apple event: Anything else?
We also assume that Apple will make some kind of announcement regarding Apple Pay, possibly a European launch after Samsung recently announced that it was looking to brings its Samsung Pay feature to Europe, not just the UK.

Apple lauched the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the Apple Watch at the event, as well as uneiling its Apple Pay mobile payment platform. Read our Apple Pay FAQ.

You can read more about the iPhone 6 in our iPhone 6 zone, including our iPhone 6 hands-on review and the iPhone 6 release date.

Read more about the iPhone 6 Plus release date and the iPhone 6 Plus hands-on review here.

There were rumours that Apple would launch the watch at the event, and it did! Read more about the Apple Watch release date here. We also have an Apple Watch review here.

As expected, Apple also showed off some more features coming in final version of iOS 8 at the event. Read more about iOS 8 in our iOS 8 topic zone, including everything you need to know about the new version of the iPhone and iPad operating system. iOS 8 will be available to download on Wednesday 17 September.


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