According to rumors Tim Cook and team has a lot planned for Apple fans during its upcoming September 9th media event at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Not only is Apple going to unveil its new iPhone 6s, but the company is expected to announce its redesigned Apple TV and new Apple Watch Sport band colors, according to 9to5Mac.
The Apple Watch has barely hit shelves in retail stores and reports on the next generation hardware have already surfaced. Sources have told 9to5Mac that Apple is working on the Apple Watch 2, and several improvements are in the pipeline. WatchOS 2 is already in the hands of developers, who are putting it through its paces ahead of the scheduled release date coming this fall. So what's in store for the Apple Watch 2?
There have been a lot of iOS 9 leaks over the last few days. So far we have learned that the new iOS will allegedly support older devices such as the iPhone 4s, add a new "Home" app for HomeKit intergration and finally bring transit directions to the Maps app. 9to5Mac sources have also confirmed today that the rumored iPhone 6s will feature the same Force Touch technology as the Apple Watch, MacBooks and MacBook Pros.
Update: Apple has just told The Wall Street Journal that "HomeKit-enabled smart-home devices are coming out next month," refuting Fortune's report below.
There hasn't been a lot of talk about Apple's home automation platform, HomeKit, mostly because there have been lots of other products to keep Apple fans busy. The Siri-controlled feature was originally announced during last year's Worldwide Developer Conference, but not many details were revealed. Rumors suggested that the platform would launch in May or June, but now sources have told Fortune that the release has been pushed back until to late August or September.
Instead of pumping out the normal misinformed next-generation iPhone rumors at a rapid pace, the Apple rumor mill has instead been focused on the iWatch and Apple's rumored suite of upcoming health apps. On Monday, Reuters threw gasoline of the fire by reporting that Apple is "building a team of senior medical technology executives" to work on a health and fitness platform modeled after the App Store.
Rueters claims Apple is under pressure to deliver on CEO Tim Cook's promise that the company will deliver a new product category sometime this year. Apple hasn't released a new device since it introduced the iPad in 2010, and according to industry reports tablet sales are on the decline and are only going to get worse.