Although Apple has not yet officially announced an Apple Watch 2, a report last week from Quanta Computer (Taiwanese manufacturer of the current Apple Watch) confirms that the next generation Apple Watch is in development and slated for an initial release in June 2016. The new Apple Watch will likely have a face-time camera, an improved battery and more capabilities when it isn't tethered to an iPhone.
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) last week released updates for iOS, OSX and WatchOS. The iOS 9.1 update, which became available on Wednesday, mostly deals with bugs and stability issues, but also includes over 150 new emoji characters with full support for Unicode 7.0 and 8.0 emojis. New emojis include a unicorn, a burrito, a middle finger and what looks to be a guy levitating. OSX 10.11.1 and WatchOS 2.0.1 add the new emojis as well, and also include performance improvements and bug fixes.
Apple seeded the 5th iOS 9.1 beta on Monday to both registered developers and the public. There is a second version of it specifically for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. iOS 9.1 is focused mostly on new features and compatibility with the new fourth generation Apple TV and the iPad Pro, which comes with a Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil. It also includes Unicode 8, which adds several new emoji, including a middle finger, a unicorn head and a burrito among others.
The big news last week was Apple's official announcement of the next generation iPhone event. In a media invite that read "Hey Siri, give us a hint," Apple confirmed that there will be an event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9th at 10 AM PDT. As expected, much of the news that followed came in the form of rumors about the new iPhone and Apple TV, which is also expected to be unveiled at the event.
Apple has confirmed that its next-generation iPhone event will take place on Wednesday, September 9th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. The official media invite reads, "Hey Siri, give us a hint," and asks members of the press to join Apple at 10 a.m. PDT to watch the keynote live. Apple fans have also been invited to watch the press event live at apple.com.