What To Expect At Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event

akkipLater this afternoon in San Francisco Apple will unveil their latest iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus along with several other new products at the company’s “Hey Siri” event.

During the first half of 2015, the iPhone accounted for 69 percent of Apple’s  total revenues.

Apple executives typically place a lot of emphasis highlighting their latest technology innovations during new product upgrades such as the one that is occurring with the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

The primary new feature that is expected to be on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is a next generation version of Force Touch pressure technology called 3D Touch Display that is featured on the latest MacBook trackpads and the Apple Watch, according to 9To5 Mac, who reports that the 3D Touch name is derived from the new Force Touch sensor’s ability to sense three dimensions of pressure, including a tap, a press, and deeper press.

The deeper press function will appear on an address or contact name to see a preview of a map view or contact card.

After searching a point of interest in the maps application, Force Touch can be used with the destination to immediately begin turn-by-turn directions.

In the music app, if a user deep presses on the listing for a song, a menu will  to quickly add the song to a playlist or save it for offline listening.

Apple is not expected to make any changes to the size of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus, and will keep the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch glass displays that are already found on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are believed to have a 12 megapixel rear facing camera and a 5 megapixel front facing camera which is improvement over the 8 megapixel front camera and 1.2 megapixel camera on the current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus.

Touch ID is expected to be improved on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus while newer Qualcomm chips will be added to quicken the LTE performance.

Some of the other Apple’s products that will receive attention at the media even tomorrow includes an upgrade to Apple TV set top box that allows for more interaction with Siri, a faster A8 chip, App store, a new user interface, and a new motion sensor remote control that has a touchpad on top and a built-in microphone for Siri, according to Macrumors.

The new remote control can be used for some new gaming that Apple will unveil at the show.

Apple is also believed to be showcasing a new iPad Pro with a faster A9 chip with 2 GB of RAM, Forced touch technology, improved pixel resolution, and stereo speakers at the top and bottom.

The iPad Mini 4 is expected to get some time in the spotlight with a thinner 6.1 mm design, laminated display, and 8 megapixel rear facing iSight camera.

The Apple Watch will be featured at the event with some new improvements for watchOS 2, an upcoming software update, and newer bands.

-Johnathan Schweitzer

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