Today is one of the biggest days of the year if you're an Apple enthusiast or a technology journalist. At 10 am Pacific time — 1 pm Eastern — Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage at a special event to demo a suite of new Apple products.
If the rumor mill is correct, Cook will demo a new version of the iPhone that will likely be called the iPhone 6S. The 6S is expected to adapt the "Force Touch" technology first introduced with the Apple Watch, which allows the user to invoke a different action by pushing harder on the screen, as well as an upgraded camera.
Apple is also expected to introduce a new, more expensive version of the Apple TV. In addition to beefed-up video streaming capabilities, it may also double as a gaming console.
Finally, Apple may introduce a new, larger iPad, possibly called the iPad Pro. It is rumored to be targeted at business customers and will support power-user features such as split-screen operation. Apple may be working with companies such as IBM to sell the device to corporations.
Here's all you need to follow Apple's special event:
- Event live blog: Vox Media's technology site, The Verge, maintains an excellent live blog for up-to-the-second updates, commentary, and pictures directly from the venue.
- Event live streaming: Apple's live stream is available on the Apple TV set-top box or the Safari browser on OS X (10.8.5 and above) and iOS devices (iOS 6 and above).
- News and analysis: Follow @Voxdotcom and @Verge on Twitter for breaking news and follow-up analysis about Apple's announcements.
For more details about Apple's plans, check out my Apple event rumor roundup.