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Old 09-08-2020, 09:53 PM   #1
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According to this MacRumors article, Apple won't announce the iPhone 12 at this event. They speculate that it will be about new iPads and Apple Watches, and that an October event will be for iPhones.

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According to [Bloomberg's Mark] Gurman, Apple will not announce the iPhone until October, which means the September event could instead feature new iPads and Apple Watch models. BuzzFeed's John Paczkowski has confirmed in a tweet that says "Don't hold your breath for the new *iPhone*."
Either way, I hope they get iPadOS 14 released soon. Iím sick and tired of all the iPadOS 13 garbage.
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Hum, it should be interesting to see what they announce. In my not so humble opinion, they have really been improving the Apple Watch with each new version.

As wild speculation, because I haven't heard anything, I would think they will do some sort of refresh of Apple TV. With them pushing their streaming service, it would make sense. The one year trials are going to be up in a month or two, they ought to be pushing it.

I'm not really in the market for an iPad, I'm quite happy with the one I bought last year. Still, they do have to refresh it yearly.
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I'm betting it will be about the iPhone and Watch with a follow on for the Apple Silicon Macs and new ipads in Oct.
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I'm not in the market for any new Apple devices this year as my iPhone XR is still more than adequate and I bought an iPad mini 5 a few months ago. Just as well what with the higher prices of many essentials like groceries and TP due to the pandemic and the higher costs of utilities due to a very hot summer. I'm way too much of a klutz to risk wearing an expensive Apple Watch. It probably wouldn't last a month before I broke it. Besides, I don’t see any need for their Watch other than tracking health, but it doesn't do enough yet to warrant buying it. I doubt I will ever buy another Mac, certainly not one with the new chips. I still think they are making a mistake by switching chips. it is difficult to get developers to write apps for macOS now with the Intel chips, switching to whole new system will be disastrous.

I'm mostly hoping that iPadOS 14 is a gillion times better than iPadOS 13. It needs to be. iPadOS 13 reminds me of some of the awful MS Windows versions we had to suffer through. Just to type on my iPads is laborious due to the quirky way it works. It tries to capitalize words in the middle of sentences, it is extremely difficult to position the cursor then select Paste, ad nauseam... Too many editing quirks to even list. Just typing a few paragraphs can take a long time due to constantly having to correct the darn quirks.

I’m glad this will be another online event without all their goofy fanboys acting like Disney animatronics with their feet wired to the electrical grid and programmed to applaud every stupid thing the Apple gurus say. I’m an Apple user and have been for four decades, but their fanboy fueled events tend to make me want to toss my waffles. Personally I wish Apple would just forgo the events altogether and simply post the new goodies on the web with a description of each.

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We are Apple users...and I love my Apple Watch 3. My favorite thing about the watch is the ability to have all my store cards on the watch in the Stocard app, and being able to pay using Apple Pay. Not having to dig in my purse for the store card key cards and a credit card is great. Being able to remove all of those key ring cards from my key ring and touchless payments are a real benefit.

Reading & sending texts, tracking activity, answering phone calls, setting timers, checking calendars, all at my wrist? So cool and very handy.

That said, I never watch Apple events. I'd much rather read about the new devices or new firmware. I'd love a new phone and watch, but we've been an open wallet this month with small home improvements, no refund on a 4 day vacation we couldn't go on, and that new sewing machine. Not counting what medical bills we will end up with from hubby's appendectomy.

Hubby needs a new phone, and he is hoping work will help with that, since he's been using his personal phone for work since March 15th, and it's showing signs of battery failure. It's an iPhone 6.
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One of the rumors is the refresh of the iPad air. I was ready to buy an iPad pro, but reading speculation about the iPad air refresh has me waiting. Rumors are it's an iPad pro type design with no home button. No face id, but touch Id in the on/off button. USB-C maybe. Screen size supposed to be just under the iPad pro 11" at 10.8". One site reported 3rd party accessories already slipping out. (covers)

https://appleinsider.com/articles/20...d-air-4-launch

I can wait till next tuesday and see what's being released. If the rumors are true the new iPad air will suffice just fine. I have to wait longer than that anyway, there are almost no iPad pro's in stock anywhere, even the apple store.

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We are Apple users...and I love my Apple Watch 3. My favorite thing about the watch is the ability to have all my store cards on the watch in the Stocard app, and being able to pay using Apple Pay. Not having to dig in my purse for the store card key cards and a credit card is great. Being able to remove all of those key ring cards from my key ring and touchless payments are a real benefit.

Reading & sending texts, tracking activity, answering phone calls, setting timers, checking calendars, all at my wrist? So cool and very handy.

That said, I never watch Apple events. I'd much rather read about the new devices or new firmware. I'd love a new phone and watch, but we've been an open wallet this month with small home improvements, no refund on a 4 day vacation we couldn't go on, and that new sewing machine. Not counting what medical bills we will end up with from hubby's appendectomy.

Hubby needs a new phone, and he is hoping work will help with that, since he's been using his personal phone for work since March 15th, and it's showing signs of battery failure. It's an iPhone 6.
I keep being reminded how useful my Apple Watch is. Yesterday, I had left my iPhone downstairs when I went upstairs and got a phone call from my sister. I answered on my Watch (non cellular so this was via wifi) and had a 30 minute conversation with her that way. Dick Tracy eat your heart out! Exercise, outside temperature and heart beat all at a glance. I use it for Apple Pay as well. It's one of those devices where you don't think you would need it, but once you have it, you wonder how you could do without it.

From a developer point of view, Apple is slowly pushing towards true universal apps that run both on the iPad and Mac. Yea, those old apps that were written 10 years ago and either were abandoned or the developer is just coasting probably aren't going to take advantage of that, but the line is blurring more and more.

As I said, I'm not really in the market for anything new at the moment, but I won't say never. I almost pulled the trigger on last year's Apple Watch with the always on display. Maybe this year's model with have a built in way to take your temperature. That would be a pretty nifty feature in the era of covid-19. It already does heart rate and an EKG.
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The only Apple thing I want at the moment would be updated Airpods.

Don't want a watch, or iPad, and my phone is relatively current.
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I keep being reminded how useful my Apple Watch is. Yesterday, I had left my iPhone downstairs when I went upstairs and got a phone call from my sister. I answered on my Watch (non cellular so this was via wifi) and had a 30 minute conversation with her that way. Dick Tracy eat your heart out! Exercise, outside temperature and heart beat all at a glance. I use it for Apple Pay as well. It's one of those devices where you don't think you would need it, but once you have it, you wonder how you could do without it.

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As I said, I'm not really in the market for anything new at the moment, but I won't say never. I almost pulled the trigger on last year's Apple Watch with the always on display. Maybe this year's model with have a built in way to take your temperature. That would be a pretty nifty feature in the era of covid-19. It already does heart rate and an EKG.
I have a series 5 now, and I think it will do for awhile. I had a series 3 before that, and it met a tragic end when my car ran over a chunk of shredded tire, partially ripping off plastic shield under there, and I had to reach under there to pull it back into position and tie it up so I could pull off to a safer location. Didnít realize Iíd cracked the screen. I actually continued to use it for several months though most of the touch screen didnít work. Repair would have cost more than a new series 3. This time I got Apple Care.

I got the smaller series 5, which has a screen thatís a little larger than the large series 3 I had. Also faster and more storage. I havenít used the CPR feature more than a few times, and I turned off the Ďalways oní feature pretty much right away, I like having the screen off unless Iím actually using it. So for me the new features werenít all that important, more about future-proofing and a better form factor.

Series 6 is rumored to have O2 saturation sensor, but even if thatís true, it would not impel an upgrade. Maybe if I were an elite athlete or had asthma, but Iím not.

If they announce Mac mini with Apple silicon I might be interested.

As it is Iím planning to get the new iMac 27Ē for my wife, whose Windows machine is a constant source of frustration for both of us with the constant stream of updates and bewildering notifications about some change they make. And itís flakey, sometimes the mouse doesnít turn on and Outlook canít restart without going into Services and killing something.
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I have a series 5 now, and I think it will do for awhile. I had a series 3 before that, and it met a tragic end when my car ran over a chunk of shredded tire, partially ripping off plastic shield under there, and I had to reach under there to pull it back into position and tie it up so I could pull off to a safer location. Didnít realize Iíd cracked the screen. I actually continued to use it for several months though most of the touch screen didnít work. Repair would have cost more than a new series 3. This time I got Apple Care.

I got the smaller series 5, which has a screen thatís a little larger than the large series 3 I had. Also faster and more storage. I havenít used the CPR feature more than a few times, and I turned off the Ďalways oní feature pretty much right away, I like having the screen off unless Iím actually using it. So for me the new features werenít all that important, more about future-proofing and a better form factor.

Series 6 is rumored to have O2 saturation sensor, but even if thatís true, it would not impel an upgrade. Maybe if I were an elite athlete or had asthma, but Iím not.

If they announce Mac mini with Apple silicon I might be interested.

As it is Iím planning to get the new iMac 27Ē for my wife, whose Windows machine is a constant source of frustration for both of us with the constant stream of updates and bewildering notifications about some change they make. And itís flakey, sometimes the mouse doesnít turn on and Outlook canít restart without going into Services and killing something.
An O2 saturation sensor is actually something that is compelling for a lot of people. As you get older, many people buy O2 saturation devices since it's a key indicator of heart or lung issues.

As I've said many times, I love my iMac 27". The only thing I wish for is a much bigger internal drive. I have a 1 TB drive, but I also have a lot of movies and do a bit of photography as a hobby. Between the media - Movies, photo, audiobooks, music and ebooks, I use a lot of space. I have as much as I can on an external Drobo, but life would be easier with a bigger internal drive.

I keep toying with the idea of getting a mac mini as a media server. The big hold up is the Drobo factory still appears to be shut down. A mac mini and a 8 bay drobo would do the trick.
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Yep. Too bad my dad refuses to wear an Apple Watch (he's got pulmonary hypertension).

What we're really looking forward to is glucose monitoring. I think there's ongoing research for that already. Mom wears an Apple Watch and has diabetes. Her blood sugar can often get too low which is dangerous so more frequent measurements and early warnings would be very helpful.
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According to this MacRumors article, Apple won't announce the iPhone 12 at this event. They speculate that it will be about new iPads and Apple Watches, and that an October event will be for iPhones.



Either way, I hope they get iPadOS 14 released soon. Iím sick and tired of all the iPadOS 13 garbage.
I wish they made apple watches for larger wrists for women. There is a larger apple band but obviously a man's band. I want a watch that automatically comes with a large band. I need 8.5" or larger
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There are 3rd party bands that might fit your requirement if the ones that come with the Watch arenít long enough. The Series 3 I bought last year (the smaller one) did come with two lengths for the Sport band (I think that is the only option there is for Series 3).
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Yep. Too bad my dad refuses to wear an Apple Watch (he's got pulmonary hypertension).

What we're really looking forward to is glucose monitoring. I think there's ongoing research for that already. Mom wears an Apple Watch and has diabetes. Her blood sugar can often get too low which is dangerous so more frequent measurements and early warnings would be very helpful.
Hopefully Apple will keep pushing the Watch towards a useful health monitoring tool. None of the other watch companies seem to be doing that. Garmin and Fitbit and others seem interested in mostly sport oriented tracking. To an older person in my 60s I don’t need to track steps, stairs, laps, or any of that nonsense. I do need to track pulse, O2, sleep, BP, etc. Apple is still a ways off of having a really useful health monitoring watch as far as I’m concerned, but they are making progress. But at the present time it simply isn't worth the money. I don’t care about all the other features it has as I have my iPhone XR with me at all times and it is better at those tasks than a tiny screened watch could ever be.

ETA: Another poster mentioned Apple Watch bands. That is another sticking point to me. Most likely the bands would be way too small for my wrist. And as usual, Apple emphasizes form over function. Their band designs are not good for older people, especially those like me who have arthritis. I realize their are 3rd party vendors for bands, but they likely are no better. If Apple truly wants to create a health monitoring watch, they need to learn a lot about kinesiology. To heck with form, an older person needs the function and they need the designers to have a full understanding of kinesiology. And one more thing: Apple needs to convince the health insurance companies to view their Watch as a medical device so that they will help the patients pay for them.

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