1. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Apple has finally officially announced their October 4th iPhone media event.

    Invites are making their way out to the appropriate media outlets for the event taking place next Tuesday on Cupertinos campus at the companys Town Hall auditorium. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 A.M. PST.


    Rumors surrounding the event's announcements have ranged from an updated iPod, to two different iPhones, the Facebook iPad app and others. What is almost guaranteed to show up is one new iPhone, iOS 5, iCloud, and the Twitter integration to iOS 5. But, then again, this all based on rumor and at this point theres almost no reason to keep speculating, but this is the age of 24/7 news media. Speculation will continue until the bitter end.
    09-27-11 11:49 AM
  2. pilsbury's Avatar
    Good news!!!
    Last edited by pilsbury; 09-27-11 at 12:18 PM. Reason: Typo
    09-27-11 12:17 PM
  3. dalton4L's Avatar
    The official logo says "Let's Talk iPhone," so you can assume it will mainly, if not exclusively, be about the new iPhone.
    09-27-11 12:55 PM
  4. dalton4L's Avatar
    Also, check this out:

    Tuesday the 4th
    10am
    1 Infinite Loop (Apple HQ)
    1 new iPhone
    09-27-11 12:57 PM
  5. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Nope..........we get NEW hardware and New Software........while BB users get.......well....ask the playbook folks how thats going for them..........

    See we will get the new iPhone and not ask where are update is a week after launch........so we can have auto correct, spell check, etc.........

    Or apps for that matter on any BB device..............
    09-27-11 01:27 PM
  6. Accidental Post's Avatar
    Apple will also be talking about the new Facebook app for the iPad........
    09-27-11 01:30 PM
  7. Accidental Post's Avatar
    I won't sound like the typical BB fan and ask why you are here....it's pretty obvious......
    No food for you.......
    09-27-11 02:06 PM
  8. i7guy's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I should be excited or not.
    09-27-11 02:31 PM
  9. HeezyBear's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I should be excited or not.
    Why wouldn't you be?
    09-27-11 02:45 PM
  10. Accidental Post's Avatar
    It will be quite interesting to see this whole voice interaction thing. If the rumors are true.

    Apple’s Assistant—if the reports are true—could be an enormous leap forward in voice control and the must have feature of the upcoming iPhone.

    Assistant uses Nuance’s voice recognition technology in more ways than the previously reported voice-to-text function added to iOS 5’s keyboard. Assistant is a cross program voice control platform allowing users to handle a bevy of tasks by simply speaking.

    9to5Mac dumped a truckload of information from an unnamed source explaining all the abilities of Assistant. First, Assistant will only be available on the iPhone 5/4S. Apparently Assistant requires the power of the new iPhone's A5 processor and 1GB of ram to work. The iPhone 4, 3GS, and 3G just wont cut it. Or Apple doesn't want them to cut it, and give consumers another reason to upgrade. However, it is unclear if the increased ram is necessary and the iPad 2 will miss out on Assistant.

    Rummaging through the rest of the supposed details 9to5Mac was given paints a picture of an incredibly effective, and powerful feature. Assistant is activatd by holding down the home button for a few seconds, and the feature even works from the lock screen. The number of commands seem infinite, but a few examples show just how intuitive and smart Assistant is. Users can simply say “make appointment with [insert name] for 10:00 p.m. on Thursday,” and assistant will create an appointment in that user’s calendar. The obvious integration is with Maps and getting places. Users need only ask their phone “How do I get to [insert place],” and Assistant will use the phone’s current location to map the corresponding route.

    While these are very simple speak and create functions, Assistant has a conversation component as well. Assistant will be able to speak back and forth with users, albeit in a limited capacity. If a user says “set up a meeting with [insert name]” Assistant will promptly ask “which email address should [insert name] be notified at, work or personal?” All of the back and forth conversation appears as text bubbles in the conversation thread on the Assistant screen.

    The coolest integration though is with the Wolfram Alpha online computer knowledge system. Users can literally ask assistant how many meters are in a mile, a math problem or any other bit of information and get a spoken response from Assistant. Also, the rumored "Find My Friends" feature of iOS 5 takes full advantage of Assistant. You literally can ask "Where is Tim?" and Assistant will find Tim, given he has the right privacy settings activated on his iPhone.

    If Assistant works as well as reported in 9to5Mac’s story the next generation iPhone might be a must-have even if there isn’t a considerable design change.

    Before anyone says well Android has that. They do but, NUANCE is a HUGE player in voice recog. There are good too our Radiologists use it to dictate all day long with HIGH accuracy.
    09-27-11 03:20 PM
  11. snowindec9's Avatar
    buzz is swirling all over the web.its going to be wild when they announce it on oct 4 and even crazier on the launch day on carrier.who cares about halloween when the apple event gives you a better trick or treat.
    09-27-11 05:05 PM
  12. Deathcommand's Avatar
    Whatever happened to the usual iPod touch announcement date.

    I WANT MY SEPTEMBER 6TH iPod touch!
    09-27-11 05:08 PM
  13. grunt0300's Avatar
    Apple has finally officially announced their October 4th iPhone media event.

    Invites are making their way out to the appropriate media outlets for the event taking place next Tuesday on Cupertinos campus at the companys Town Hall auditorium. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 A.M. PST.


    Rumors surrounding the event's announcements have ranged from an updated iPod, to two different iPhones, the Facebook iPad app and others. What is almost guaranteed to show up is one new iPhone, iOS 5, iCloud, and the Twitter integration to iOS 5. But, then again, this all based on rumor and at this point theres almost no reason to keep speculating, but this is the age of 24/7 news media. Speculation will continue until the bitter end.
    If the new iPhone doesn't come out on Oct.4th, i'm sending her to your house!
    09-27-11 06:27 PM
  14. FigureThisOut's Avatar
    Whatever happened to the usual iPod touch announcement date.

    I WANT MY SEPTEMBER 6TH iPod touch!
    I'd expect an iPod announcement as well.
    09-28-11 01:42 PM
  15. dalton4L's Avatar
    I'd expect an iPod announcement as well.
    Here it is:

    White iPod Touch
    Discontinuing Classic and Shuffle
    09-28-11 05:18 PM
  16. Deathcommand's Avatar
    I want a new shuffle.
    2009 shuffle 7 hr of playback
    2010 14 hours.
    2011 28 hrs?

    Obviously i'm joking.
    but if it can happen, make it happen!
    09-28-11 05:22 PM
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