Apple's Next Big iPhone Event Is Slated For September

Joshua Bennett
September 1, 2018

Invites have just been sent out to the world's media with the major keynote event taking place on Wednesday, September 12. Apple is also expected to launch a third iPhone model, but this one will be cheaper, reportedly with aluminum edges instead of stainless steel and an LED display instead of OLED.

And since the event invitation significantly used the colour gold, it fuels speculation that the company plans to launch a gold-coloured successor to the premium iPhone X, which was only available in silver and grey past year.

Apple is expected to unveil a new Apple Watch - along with three new iPhones - at its event on September 12. It's happening on 12 September at 10AM PDT which is on Thursday, 13 September at 1AM Malaysian Time. In his opinion, Apple's ecosystem "is all based on the number of iPhone users, and we are seeing a slowdown in the iPhone and the whole global smartphone market".

The iPhone 8, introduced in late 2017, could be the last model without a notch. What's more, the iPhone X successor will obviously improve in all the usual areas - camera, battery, chipset, etc.

A 6.1-inch model with an LCD display: If the above models are the lux options then this one is the utility phone.

Apple has launched a free fix programme for iPhone 8 handsets that were sold between September 2017 and March 2018 with a manufacturing defect in the "logic board" which has been causing unexpected restarts, frozen screens, and issues with the device turning on.

But all told, Apple's 2018 line-up is likely to be a refresher year with slight performance bumps rather than any grand new reveals. Those two side buttons also have a different look to their incarnations on previous Apple Watch models.

While it is hard to tell too much from the image, the leak does appear to confirm earlier rumors that Apple will be giving the Apple Watch its first redesign, increasing the size of the display by shrinking the bezels around the screen. There's also been chatter of a new iPad Pro, for instance, and indeed refreshes elsewhere in Apple's hardware line-up.

Meanwhile, Apple has yet to comment on the authenticity of the photos.

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