Apple announces special event for September 12

A signage for an Apple iPhone X the new model of Apple smartphone is displayed inside the Apple Store Saint Germain

Apple’s holding a Sept. 12 event, new iPhones expected

Apple is expected to introduce the world to three new iPhones with varying degrees of advancements that'll entice us to line up on September 14th for those precious pre-orders. With no changes expected on the look of the 2018 iPhones, Apple is expected to upgrade internals focusing on the processors and camera. Soon after the invite was out, an image showing the upcoming 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhones leaked online.

Not so likely but there have been rumours that the iPhone SE could see an update.

An image that purportedly shows both of Apple's new iPhone models has leaked out.

Eligible devices would have been bought between September 2017 and March 2018, Apple says - that's the first six months that the phone was on sale after launch. The model in question looks quite similar to last year's iPhone X but will lesser bezels on all sides as Apple looks to maximise the screen on the front.

It is also expected to be more affordable than the iPhone X replacements, using less premium components such as LCD displays instead of the more vibrant OLED, according to Bloomberg.

Documents filed at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unsealed earlier this year showed Apple had sought approval for a gold version of its iPhone X, but it never released the colour. Additionally, all three phones are rumored to come in a variety of colors, with the iPhone X and the iPhone X Plus coming in black, white, and gold, and the iPhone X Lite rumored to come in four new colors (though colors weren't identified). The invite featured the phrase, "Gather round" with several circles above it - potentially hinting at the theme of what else will be announced, as is often the case with the imagery on Apple event invites.

If this image is real, then the new Apple Watch will have a larger OLED screen with much smaller bezels allowing the watch faces to show considerably more information. Although Apple continues to lead the smartwatch industry, a massive 9 out of 10 Apple Watches sold are the older Apple Watch Series 1.

Official renders of the next iPhone - due to be unveiled on September 12 - have been leaked online. Lastly, there may well be a new and larger Apple Watch announced.

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