New iPhones are coming in September, and now we know exactly when.
Apple sent out invitations to press on Thursday for a special event on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, CA. Like clockwork, the company will likely announce this year’s new iPhones at the event as well as new Apple Watches and new iPads.
The invitation doesn’t provide much a hint for what to expect. There’s only an outline of what appears to be Apple Park as seen from above in copper (could it be hinting at a new copper-colored iPhone?) and “Gather round” below it.
Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones this year: a 6.1-inch entry-level “iPhone 9,” an updated 5.8-inch iPhone X, and a 6.5-inch “iPhone X Plus.”
The 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones will come with OLED displays and likely a new and faster A12 processor and improved dual cameras.
The 6.1-inch entry-level iPhone, however, is rumored to look like the iPhone X, sporting an all-screen display and notch for Face ID, but the screen is said to be LCD and not OLED. This iPhone is also expected to only have a single rear camera.
Rumors also suggest this new iPhone will not come with 3D Touch. Analysts predict it’ll cost somewhere between $700-800 and come in a variety of new colors.
New Apple Watches
Besides the new iPhones, Apple might also use the event to announce new Series 4 Apple Watches. Previous reports claim Apple will increase the display on both the 38mm and 42mm smartwatches without increasing the watch case itself. The new Apple Watches might also have improved heart rate detection.
New iPad Pros
New iPads could also make an appearance. The iPad Pro is due for an update and rumors say Apple will replace the 10.5-inch tablet with an 11-inch model. This new iPad Pro and the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro will reportedly have slimmed down bezels, but no notch.
AirPower at last
Oh, and Apple will probably finally ship the AirPower wireless charger a year after it was announced.
Lastly, it’s also possible Apple will announce a new 13-inch MacBook Air replacement during the same event. Reports say it’ll resemble the current 12-inch MacBook which hasn’t been updated in two years and have a Retina display with thinner bezels.