Apple sets likely iPhone event for September 12

Tomas Mccoy
September 1, 2017

Hold on to your hats and start saving for a new case: the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7S will be unveiled on September 12.

There's a lot on the menu for the Tuesday event, not least of which is the new iPhone, which may not be called the iPhone 8, but will assuredly have a full-screen face, no Home button, and a price tag of at least $1,000.

The September 12th event will also be the first one to take place in the new Steve Jobs Theater at Apple's new "Spaceship" campus in Cupertino. In addition to a new flagship iPhone, Apple may also announce two additional handsets which, according to Bloomberg, will be updates to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. That choice will likely spur speculation that Apple's new phone will feature a screen with organic light-emitting diode, or OLED, which will display more vivid colors than previous models. This is part of the company's revamped "living room" strategy as it dives head-first into original content creation, acquisition, and playback. Other rumours indicate that the company could have plans to reveal a new Apple Watch Series 3 that introduces standalone LTE cellular functionality to the device.

Cook and the rest of Apple head into the event with big expectations.

iPhone users awaiting the arrival of Apple's next-generation smartphone now have a date to circle on the calendar. Some rumors suggest a redesigned Apple Watch as well, but it may be too early for an entirely new-looking wearable.

On the operating system front, Apple will discuss the final version of iOS 11, as well as watchOS 4, tvOS 11 and macOS High Sierra. All of those updates have been in beta since the conference and are scheduled to be pushed out to the public this fall.

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