I think the new Apple TV will be a completely new computing platform

The more I think about the rumored new Apple TV that Apple most likely will unveil on the September 9 event, the more I'm sure that it will be something really special, something big and important for the future.

It could be a completely new computing platform we will see there. It could basically be like a Mac mini running iOS.


A concept render of the new Apple TV. Source.

The new Apple TV is rumored to run on iOS and have it's own App Store. It is also rumored to have at least an A8 chip. It could even get the new A9 chip, same powerful chip that the iPhone 6s will have.

It will probably be powerful enough to run advanced and professional iPad apps. And the new multitasking features in iOS 9 will be great on your large HDTV display. And the new virtual touchpad features we have seen in iOS 9, the one that makes it possible to tap with two fingers on the display to transform it to a virtual touchpad sounds almost as it were made for an Apple TV control. A perfect match.

And I also believe that we will see some really cool things with the Force Touch technology for the Apple TV. Some kind of controls to navigate and use apps remotely.

Personally I would prefer a “Mac mini”-like computer running iOS than the normal Mac mini that runs OS X. Why? Because I prefer iOS apps. As you know, I am already Post-pc and doesn't use normal computers anymore, and iOS apps is one of the biggest reasons why. And if I could use the same apps on a new Apple TV as I do on my iPad, then it would be awesome. And with the same excellent sync as between the iPhone and iPad, and the great handoff and continuity features we have between iOS devices, then the user experience on this new Apple TV computing platform would be really great.

I think the new Apple TV will be Apple's first step to try out iOS on computers. In a few years after that we will see the first Mac running iOS too.

The future for Apple and their devices looks highly interesting!

A new and much better front facing camera on the iPhone 6s and 6s plus will be great

More and more info and parts from the coming iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus leaks out. Now the highly reliable Mark Gurman from the website 9to5Mac reports about a new front facing camera.

First, comparisons of the front glass indicate that the new devices will sport upgraded front-facing FaceTime cameras with bigger sensors. The white phone in our images is a current iPhone 6, while the black plate is an iPhone 6S component. The presence of larger sensors likely indicates a higher megapixel count up from the current 1.2 as well as new functionality…

A better front facing camera is definitely needed and will probably be loved by many. Including me, because I am hoping for a better video recording functionality from the front facing camera too. I use it a lot for my vlogs.

All these leaks makes me sure that the next iPhone will be a much bigger upgrade than a normal “S” upgrade usually is. But of course I still believe it will be named iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus.

It will be a monster device that's for sure! Perfect for me because I am planning to use the new iPhone 6s plus as my main computer instead of my iPad Air 2 for a year.

Via iPhone 6S: Larger front FaceTime camera, Force Touch parts shown in new photos & video | 9to5Mac