It’s that time of that year again.
Tech giant Apple has historically held September events to announce its new iPhone models, and this year is no exception.
It has sent out invitations to its annual WWDC event yesterday with the words “Gather round” under a large golden circle.
Details of its new devices are scant, but what’s clear is that the event will take place on September 12 at Steve Jobs Theatre in Apple’s Cupertino campus in Silicon Valley, California.
Three New iPhone Additions To The Apple Family
Rumour has it that Apple will introduce three new iPhone models, including one with a larger 6.5-inch display than previous models that would make it the largest iPhone to date.
This new model will apparently have “the ability to view content side-by-side” in apps like Mail and Calendar.
There could also be an upgraded iPhone X with a 5.8-inch OLED screen, and a cheaper version of the iPhone X with a 6.1-inch LCD screen.
Unfortunately, none of the new iPhone lineup will feature wholly new designs like last year’s iPhone X because of Apple’s “S year”.
Instead, the launch will retain previous smartphone designs such as a glass back with stainless steel edges and dual back cameras, but it will add new internal features.
The processing speeds and camera will be the biggest improvements over last year’s iPhone X, and some international models are also rumoured to have dual-SIM slots.
All the phones could also include gesture controls and Apple’s Face ID unlocking system, and 3D Touch might be stripped off from at least one of the devices.
A Gold iPhone X?
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 last year.
Documents filed at the United States Federal Communications Commission earlier this year revealed that Apple had sought approval for a gold version of its iPhone X, but never released the colour.
According to technology news website 9to5Mac, the new flagship model will be called the iPhone XS.
9to5Mac founder Seth Weintraub said the photos were spotted on a hidden portion of Apple’s website and are actual photos of the products to be announced in September.
Meanwhile, Apple has yet to comment on the authenticity of the photos.
Beyond the iPhones, Apple has been working on updated AirPods, an AirPower wireless charger, a new Apple Watch, and revamped iPad Pro tablets for this year.
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