Full of Excitement

So it’s the morning before Apple’s big September event and our corner of the internet is all aflutter with excitement. You can see most of your favorite bloggers have written up their expectations for what we will see this afternoon. You can go to Twitter and see some people who appear to have been tweeting all night about what’s coming. In short, this is what we’re expecting to see (a few of these are still up in the air, but could happen):

  • iPhone 6S and 6S Plus
  • New Apple TV
  • watchOS 2
  • iOS 9
  • OS X El Capitan
  • iPad Pro
  • iPad mini 4
  • New Watch bands

What I enjoy more than anything else about the build up to these events is the sense of community I see all around. We all voice our opinions on the latest rumors and we armchair quarterback Apple’s decision making (“Apple needs to do this, or XYZ!”). We tell each other why we’re way off base and we retweet and link to those thoughts we find insightful. And of course, we listen to what Mark Gurman is saying.

In 5 short hours Apple will be wrapping up their show and we’ll (probably) know everything they have planned for the rest of the year. The conversation will shift to talking specs, speed tests, drop tests (the humanity), and first weekend sales numbers. We’ll be discussing more concrete information, which is still fun, but it’s not the same.