Complete coverage: Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

At a media event Sept. 9, Apple announced new iPhones, new Apple Watch models, a larger iPad and a refreshed Apple TV. Check out our full coverage of the event:

Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program should worry carriers for 1 big reason: it makes them less relevant
September 10, 2015
The biggest news from Apple's announcement of its new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus phones yesterday was not the phones themselves, which largely conformed to the leaked specifications that had been circulating for weeks, but rather Apple's decision to launch its own equipment installment plan to let customers pay for the devices directly from Apple. The new program should worry carriers because it makes them much less relevant to consumers, enhances Apple's relationship with customers at their expense and could be a step toward Apple cutting out carriers entirely.

Apple's iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus to support T-Mobile's 700 MHz band 12, Sprint's 2.5 GHz carrier aggregation and more
September 9, 2015
Apple unveiled its new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, which the company said feature 3D Touch that "senses force to enable intuitive new ways to access features and interact with content." The devices also sport Retina HD displays, 7000 series aluminum, and 12-megapixel cameras. Importantly, the phones support fully 23 bands of LTE, including the 700 MHz band 12 that T-Mobile US is using and Sprint's 2.5 GHz carrier aggregation.

Apple counters carriers' EIP with iPhone Upgrade Program: new phone every year starting at $32/month
September 9, 2015
Apple announced its new iPhone Upgrade Program that starts at $32 per month and allows users to upgrade their iPhone every year. Customers who opt for Apple's new iPhone Upgrade Program get an unlocked iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with the Tier 1 carrier of their choice, and Apple's AppleCare+ warranty service.

Apple removes cellular option from lower-end iPad Pro
September 9, 2015
Apple today announced its new iPad Pro, which features a 12.9-inch screen, bigger than the company's existing tablet devices. The company is positioning the device as a high-end tablet for workers and other professionals. Importantly, the company is only including cellular capabilities on the 128 GB version of the device, which potentially could cut into sales of the cellular-capable iPad Pro.

Apple outs new TV, with Siri voice recognition and games, but live TV services remain MIA
September 9, 2015
Apple introduced a new version of its Apple TV device that offers voice-recognition functions, unified video search across Netflix, Hulu and other services, as well as an app store that will allow users to download games and other apps. However, absent from Apple's announcement was any mention of offering live TV services or access into pay-TV options. Apple reportedly had been in discussions with the likes of NBC, ABC and CBS to offer a package of TV services on its TV device, but recent reports have indicated that those discussions are ongoing and that Apple would not launch a streaming video service until sometime next year.

 

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