Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 event is shaping up to be a big one. Invites that were sent out on Thursday saw Apple coyly tease, “Wish we could say more,” suggesting the company is very excited about what’s to come. So far we know there will (probably) be two bigger iPhone models, and recent rumors claimed we’d also see Apple’s iWatch, which has been talked about for months.
Here’s where things get even juicier. Apple’s event is being held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts at De Anza College in Cupertino, which is the same location where Steve Jobs introduced the first Mac 30 years ago. That’s a nice little ode, and perhaps setup to usher in what Apple considers its next industry-changing product, the iWatch. Apple has built a new structure at the college, though administrators have evaded questions about what it’s for. Seems like it might make a nice little showroom after Apple’s presentation is over.
Of course, we know the main attraction of Apple’s Sept. 9 show will be the company’s new iPhone(s), which could come with NFC for the very first time. Apple has been building up to this moment for the past few years now, and it finally looks like the company is ready to deliver. What better place than where Steve Jobs introduced Apple to the world?
The Flint Center has a higher seating capacity compared to other Apple haunts, including the Yerba Buena Center and its own campus. Considering what’s at stake, David Smith, an iOS developer, puts it into context for us.
Relative seating capacity of Apple Event venues: Campus Town Hall: 301 Yerba Buena Center: 757 Flint Center: 2,405
— David Smith (@_DavidSmith) August 28, 2014
Apple has promised its upcoming product lineup is the best it’s ever put out, and we’re just over a week away from seeing if indeed all the rumors were worth the hype.