Buzz has been building for weeks about the tech giant taking the wraps off its newest gadgets: a brand new device that will fit on your wrist? A bigger iPhone? We’ll know for sure with today’s product launch, an event shrouded in secrecy.
The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. PT at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, the same Silicon Valley auditorium where Apple’s late co-founder, Steve Jobs, unveiled the Mac computer 25 years ago. Apple last held an event at the theater in 1999, when it launched the new iMac, according to Mashable.
Cryptic invitations for the event helped to spark intrigue, featuring the tease, “Wish we could say more.”
One of the gadgets expected to be unveiled is a wearable device some have called the “iWatch.” The iWatch, or whatever it might be called, is rumored to include a slew of health tracking sensors and possibly a wireless way to recharge.
Pete Pachal, Mashable’s Tech Editor, believes such a device could shift the industry.
“There isn’t much in the way of smart watches. There’s been wearables, but nothing that really works great with the iPhone,” Pachal said.
Another potential highlight involves an iPhone with a larger screen, featuring a new material, something called “Sapphire Glass,” a super-hard, almost unbreakable screen. Other potential features could include a fingerprint sensor, which is already on the iPhone 5S, along with a special embedded chip that could turn a phone into a mobile payment device.
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