The rumors for today were of the most varied kind. Beyond the almost certain iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, together with iOS 9, the fourth generation Apple TV had all the ballots to present itself today as well. What nobody gave a dime for was the iPad Pro at a joint event, as such a special device needed its dedicated event. Yet so many rumours and so many details meant something .
Today, John Gruber made a big splash and assured us that everything that needs to be seen of Apple in 2015 will be seen today, that there will be no more presentations in October or November. It doesn’t make any sense at all, but it seems that it will, despite the fact that Apple has been doing two events at the end of the year to separate its product range for the new season.
We’ll also be seeing small updates to the 4th generation iPad mini, and some new accessories for the Apple Watch . Today is going to be the event of the year, we are going to see a lot of things, and the hangover is going to last us several days. Many of the products that are about to appear will not arrive today and will simply be summed up one day at random with a press release. I’m talking about the next generation of Macs with Intel Skylake processors.
Another reason why an event in October wouldn’t make much sense is that the iPad Air and the iPad mini don’t have much to tell us, other than improved specifications. It’s an update without aesthetic changes, but the iPad Pro did seem to promise to be the star of this supposed event . Finally, it seems that it won’t. So we could be looking at one of the longest keynotes in Apple’s history.
OS X may take longer to appear, and it will do so with new Macs under its arm , which we probably won’t see today, and we’ll have to wait until October. The funny thing is that OS X El Capitan has been ready and mature for several betas, which we have been seeing these weeks, while iOS 9 is still very green, and has not updated its beta for more than a month, which scares me a lot.