Apple finally confirmed this year's iPhone launch date. On Thursday, the iPhone maker sent out invitations to an event on September 10 at the Steve Jobs Theater, a part of the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
In its trademark, tight-lipped style, Apple disclosed very little about what it plans to spotlight at the event. The invitation featured a modern version of Apple's official logo — an apple divided into rainbow chunks. The tagline for the invitation reads: "By innovation only."
What to expect:
All eyes are on new iPhone line up that Apple is going to launch on September 10. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is planning to announce three new iPhones, according to a Bloomberg report. “Pro" iPhone models to succeed the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max as well as a successor to the iPhone XR. The main feature of the Pro iPhones will be a new camera system on the back with a third sensor for capturing ultra-wide-angle photos and videos.
Another notable new feature will be a reverse wireless charging system so that a user can power-up the latest AirPods in the optional wireless-charging case by leaving it on the back of the new Pro phones. All of the new iPhones will have faster A13 processors.
The phones will include a new multi-angle Face ID sensor that captures a wider field of view so that users can unlock the handsets more easily – even when the devices are flat on a table
After launching new mid-tier iPad Air and iPad mini models earlier this year, Apple is planning to refresh the iPad Pro and its low-end iPad for schools.
The 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pros will get similar upgrades to the iPhones, gaining upgraded cameras and faster processors. Otherwise, the new iPads will look like the current versions.
Apple Watch, AirPods, and HomePod:
After revamping the Apple Watch last year with a new design and bigger screens, this year’s changes will be more muted, focusing on the watchOS 6 software update, and new case finishes. References to new ceramic and titanium models have been found in an early version of iOS 13, Apple’s latest mobile operating system.
Apple is working on new AirPods that are likely to be more expensive than the current $159 model. New features will include water resistance and noise cancellation with a launch planned by next year. Apple introduced a new version of the entry-level AirPods in March with hands-free Siri support and longer battery life.
Apple is planning a revamped MacBook Pro with a screen over 16-inches diagonally. The bezels on the new laptop will be slimmer so the overall size of the laptop will be close to the current 15-inch models.
(With inputs from Bloomberg)