Apple September 2019 Special Event

At the September meeting (held on Friday the 13th) we discussed the key announcements from Apple’s recent special event including the iPhone 11 and Pro, new iPad and Apple watch models, Apple Arcade and Apple TV+.

Apple “By Innovation Only” Special Event

Apple revealed and detailed lots of new products and services at their recent special event and we discussed them all:

  • Apple Arcade
  • Apple TV+
  • Apple Watch
  • iPad
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro

You can watch the keynote on Apple’s site.


We had a side discussion about music from classic video games, Robert showed SIDPlay a Mac app which can play music from the Commodore 64 home computer (which used the SID audio chip) drawing from the huge High Voltage SID collection with over 50,000 SID tracks.

We also listened to several music renditions of the Floppotron which plays music using floppy disk drives and other obsolete hardware, here are a couple of examples on YouTube:

And DaveK reminisced about playing “Daisy Daisy” on his C64 1541 5.25” disk drive like this:
Daisy Daisy

News Discussion

In addition to the news from the event, we talked about: