Apple’s September 9 product event is still several days away, but the ebb and flow of the great Rumor River has brought us many tidings ahead of time. Nothing is ever certain until Apple announces it, but when you get this close to a product reveal, the leaks get more accurate and it gets easier to separate truth from fiction.
The current scuttlebutt is that this event will revolve around three product lines. A routine iPhone bump and a more powerful Apple TV with better software and an App Store are supposedly sure things. That fabled “iPad Pro” could make an appearance, too, but it’s apparently still up in the air. And don’t get your hopes up about new Macs—despite Intel’s new Skylake processors, rumors say we won’t be getting refreshes just yet.
The “iPhone 6S,” “6S Plus,” and the rest of the lineup
Apple is keeping the same basic design for this year’s iPhone refreshes, something that shouldn’t surprise anyone who pays attention to these things. Changes to the body will supposedly be limited to a new “rose gold” color option and the use of 7000-series aluminum, the kind used for the Sport version of the Apple Watch. This will supposedly make the new iPhones infinitesimally thicker but will prevent the bending problems that some people ran into with the originals.