Four years have passed since Apple blew our minds with a completely new device. If the rumors about an Apple wearable are true, Tuesday may bring something worth liveblogging about. Boing Boing will be in Cupertino, Tuesday morning for a special live Apple event at which a new, larger iPhone 6 and a wearable tech device unofficially known as iWatch are expected to be released.
The drama kicks off on Tuesday September 9, 10 a.m. PDT. Here's Apple's live event page, with video starting around 10am.
The event takes place at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, where 30 years ago, the late Steve Jobs–with inimitable showmanship and flair–introduced the first Macintosh computer. The selection of this venue seems symbolic. Very few things Apple does are by accident.
Reuters reports that Apple has invited lots of fashion reporters and bloggers who don't normally cover these launch events, and I suppose the big white cube at the Flint Center in Cupertino could hold a catwalk.
Or, maybe it's a stage on which U2 will play.
A New York Times piece digs into how success for the "iWatch" (which may or may not be the product name) might depend on health data partnerships, as iPod and iTunes depended on the legacy music industry playing along.
Apple today also made an update to iCloud security, in response to the recent celebrity nude photo scandal, but perhaps also related to one of the themes we're likely to hear lots about tomorrow: mobile payments.
Tune in to Boing Boing Tuesday morning, and we'll slog through the theatrics together.