In the past, I've pretty much bought one of everything Apple has sold. Call me a fanboy if you must, but I love what tech can do, and really have little to no idea how these devices work or how they do what they do - so Apple was kind of tailored to me back in the day. It just worked.
With the latest Apple announcement, this much beloved company has gone one step further to me not owning one of everything!
But desire abounds, so I'll share here what the new devices and services might mean to you in your ministry:
Apple TV. I will be getting one of these. First it's in my price range, and I've missed the hard drive on the more recent devices (Yes, back in the early days it cost waaaay more and had an internal hard drive). And while an Apple TV can be a great wireless connection device for presentations in church (if you have a good wireless system in your church - I don't) the old device will work just as fine, and now sells for $69. There is nothing for ministry in the new one - so sorry, I doubt you can get your board to pay for one!!
iPad Pro: Ok, here I have some serious 10th commandment breaking lust. But the new one has the same problem as the older versions - I like it. It's wonderful to use. But I don't really need it. However, the new enormous size, along with the pressure sensitive glass (Force Touch) and the new pencil (read stylus) for $99, make this a wonderful presentation tool for sermons and the like. Sure, Keynote will be great - but just a simple "blackboard" app would be superb when teaching to a large group. So wonderful that I might even end up getting one! Apple says that this will be available in November starting at $799, but the one I would want will be $1079 (128GB hard drive and LTE connection).
iPhone 6s/6+s: So, here's the thing. I've had every iPhone except the 2nd generation model (3G). Yes sometimes it's been for a color change and mere incremental upgrades. But I'm pretty sure I'll be sitting this one out. This probably has more to do with my finances than anything else. And yes, the new Rose Gold color is nice, and I love the 3D touch (called force touch on other devices... not sure why), and the better camera features might actually tempt me to up grade in the end (iPhone's an incredible camera that just keeps getting better). But nothing here to get your church board into a giving mood if you already have an iPhone.
My life changes... and with it so do my technology requirements and lusts! These days I'm looking at more laptops for my kids (They get Dad's hand me downs while I get the new one - sorry guys) which speaks to the real thing in a pastors life. As great as these mobile devices are, the laptop is still king in the productivity world.