I can breathe again.
It’s been twenty-four hours since Apple’s media event in San Francisco yesterday, which is enough time to digest exactly what happened. And, looking back, it actually wasn’t all that much. Apple introduced two expected products in the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c, which were both leaked long before their respective unveilings, and gave an extended preview of iOS 7. That’s it.
Apple might have promised to double down on secrecy, but the rumor mill is simply getting too good. It was well-known that the iPhone 5s would be offered in gold, and also that the iPhone 5c would be offered in a rainbow of plastic colors. It was even known that the iPhone 5s would include a fingerprint scanner, and launch next Friday, September 20th. But there isn’t any reason to panic just yet.
Let’s wait until October first. Apple CEO Tim Cook promised that there would be lots of exciting things to come in the second half of this year, and I don’t think it ends with just the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c. I expect that the Cupertino-based company has a lot more in store for us, and we’re going to have to wait another short four weeks or so to find out exactly what.
Could it be the long-rumored iWatch or Apple television set? What about a next-generation iPad mini with a Retina display or updated MacBook Pros with Haswell processors? A new iPad with a thinner bezel to match its smaller sibling?
We’ll just have to wait and see.