Three new iPhones, an updated Apple Watch and a new Apple TV set-top box will be revealed during the first media event held at Apple Park on 12 September, if the latest Silicon Valley gossip is to be believed.
The event is expected to feature updates to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, called the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus, as well as a significant new handset with a different design and a screen which almost covers the entire front panel. Tipped to be called either the iPhone 8 or iPhone Pro, the new handset will be Apple’s flagship through 2018 and comes 10 years after the original went on sale.
As for the 7S and 7S Plus, these are expected to have a similar design to the current lineup, but with glass backs to enable wireless charging for the first time.
These are tipped to go on sale soon after the event, while the iPhone 8 is likely to suffer stock shortages until the end of the year, analysts who watch Apple’s supply chain have claimed.
The 12 September date and Apple Park location come from sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal, which has a excellent track record for producing accurate Apple news ahead of official announcements. We will know if this date is accurate once invitation arrives; this usually happens a week in advance, which would be the 4th or 5th of September.
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