Q: What is Apple expected to announce at 7 a.m. this morning?
A: Its own streaming video service, to compete with Netflix and Hulu. Original content (beyond Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps including shows starring Steve Carrell and Jennifer Anniston.
Q: Apple has been busy, with announcements throughout the past week, like updated iMacs?
A: Yes, they announced new hardware every day last week. The big one would be a new iPad Air and iPad mini, both with Apple Pencil support. The iPad Air has the same 10.5-inch screen but a much thinner body, and the faster A12 chip, for $499. iPad Mini is the same 7.9 inch screen, but the A12 chip, and starts at $399.
Q: What else?
A: I’m most excited about the new AirPods, Apple’s wireless ear buds that everyone said looks ridiculous, but ended up loving them. For $199, it now has a wireless charging case, so you can just set it down on a charging pad to recharge, and it has an upgraded H1 chip that gives you 50 percent more talk time and takes less than half the time to connect to or switch between devices. Finally, hands-free ‘Hey Siri,’ so you feel like you’re living in a Star Trek episode.