Apple's iPhone 6 and iWatch may debut at an upcoming media event today, Sept 9. As in previous gatherings, this meeting is restricted to invitations-only, but Apple will provide live stream over the internet on its website. The special iphone launch event will start at 10 a.m. PST/ 1 p.m. EST.
Apple also notes that the live streaming video requires Safari 5.1.10 or later on OS X v10.6.8 or later; Safari on iOS 6.0 or later. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later. In other words, PC users will be excluded from watching the live stream.
There is not much information regarding what will be featured at the upcoming event. However, rumors suggest that the highly-anticipated iPhone 6 and iWatch will be the center of attention.
iPhone 6 Sightings Rampant on the Internet
Over these past days, tech gossip circles have been abuzz with photo and video leaks of alleged iPhone 6 devices. The latest leak comes from a source in the form of a video released over social media.
On Monday, Aug. 1, Russian YouTube user Rozetked showed off a device purported to be the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. The validity of the video remains in question. Still, the mystery device is similar to iPhone 6's pictured in leaks by Apple suppliers in China.
It is generally agreed in the rumor mill that iPhone 6 will come in two screen sizes - 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch. Earlier this year, respected tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicted that the 4.7-inch version will come first.
In regards to distribution, Apple has not confirmed a delivery schedule for the newest iPhone. Even though the iPhone 6 may debut in a few days, there may still be a small gap of time before Apple actually starts shipping out the iPhone 6.
iWatch May Ship Out in Early 2015
Those expecting to see the iWatch this holiday season will be disappointed. The latest rumors so far suggest that the device may be delayed until next year. On Friday, Aug. 29, Re/Code quoted a source who claimed that the iWatch will only be ready for mass release in early 2015.
Re/Code's report seems to support an earlier assessment by Ming-Chi Kuo, who believed that full-scale iWatch production will start in November. Kuo cited production issues as being the reason for the delay.
Though the iWatch may be featured at the Sept. 9 gathering, the device will not necessarily become available to general consumers. Apple, for instance, did not ship out the first generation iPhone until six months after its first official unveiling in January 2007.