What Was Missing From Apple's Presentation?
There were plenty of exciting new announcements at Apple's presentation, but despite all of the new information we're still digesting a few days later, there were some key tidbits missing that we're curious about -- namely, where were some of Apple's flagship products and services we're familiar with? Let's go over what we thought was missing from the immensely popular press conference.
iPad:With two new iPhone 6 models and the Apple Watch, there wasn't a dearth of new tech that debuted, but the tablet many Apple fans are already using was curiously absent. It appears that iPad sales had already been declining, so is Apple turning their focus to large phones and the phablet from now on? There's still time to focus on the flagship tablets, but unfortunately right now we're left in the dark when it comes to the fate of the iPad.
Apple TV:No important mention was made of any new iteration of Apple TV, additional features, or anything regarding the product. In fact, the only mention that was made of the product at all was an offhand comment by Tim Cook that he likes to use his watch to control his Apple TV. How does that work? What features will it have? We need more information, STAT!
iPod:What of Apple's flagship music device? True, U2 was on the scene to promote their new free album and Beats Music, but what about the music? It's a little ironic, considering the fact that the new iPhones slightly resemble a cross between the iPhone and newer iPod Touches, but given the fact that Apple is phasing out the iPod Classic, this could be a foreboding turn of events.
Sapphire Glass:While it was announced that the new iPhones have sapphire crystal lens covers for the camera, nothing was mentioned about the screens themselves, which instead are made of ion-strengthened glass. As far as why this decision was made, that's anyone's guess -- but given the speculation that there would be sapphire glass screens, this was a rather surprising turn of events.
Additional Apple Watch information:We previously touched on this, but despite introducing the Apple Watch and its various features, most of what we wanted to know about the device was curiously absent, like how long it holds a charge, what apps it will be compatible with, and all the functions we'll be able to expect from it. We've hammered out a price, but that seems to be the most concrete thing about the new piece of wearable tech so far.
What did you think was missing from the keynote conference? Let us know in the comments below!