New Apple event details leak: iPad Pro pricing, always-on Siri

Soon Apple’s September event will be upon us; you may even be reading this as things start getting underway. We’ve already heard a ton about what we can hope to expect from the company’s announcements, and last-minute rumors only seem to drive home the point that we should generally be expecting more, not less, from Apple. As we watch these last few hours tick away on the clock before the festivities begin, we’re checking in with a new batch of rumors, discussing iPad Pro options, the evolution of Siri, and more.

Right now, Siri supports an always-listening hands-free mode – but only when you’ve got your iPhone plugged in to charge. With the iPhone 6S, Apple’s rumored to give the phone the ability to be listen like that even when the handset’s running off its battery.

As for the iPad Pro, while we previously heard that 64GB might be the minimum storage configuration, this new source claims that a 32GB option will indeed be available, and sell for just about $800; that would put the 64GB and 128GB models at $900 and $1000, respectively. Adding LTE connectivity could bump things up another $130.

We also learn about future plans for the Apple Watch, and could get word of a partnership with a major fashion brand. And for the new Apple TV, we may hear that Apple’s rebranded the box’s software as tvOS.

Check back starting at 1pm Eastern for full coverage of Apple’s announcements.

Source: 9to5 Mac

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