The speculation that the next Apple event would be held on September 12 has now been confirmed. Apple has sent out media invites to the event, which will be held at 10:00 am Pacific at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple campus in Cupertino. The event is expected to be significant with a number of announcements including three new iPhones.
The three new iPhones are expected to come in the form of a second generation 5.8″ iPhone X model with the odds-on favorite of it being called the iPhone Xs. A larger 6.5″ model is also expected to be announced with both of these models sporting a OLED display. A small, 6.1″ device with a LCD display and a lower price point is expected as well. All three devices are expected to be running the yet-to-be announced A12 processor, have Face ID, and all three of them will eliminate the famous Home button.
Along with these new iPhones, iOS 12 is expected to be announced and likely released the same day or shortly thereafter. It brings a wealth of updates and improvements to the mobile platform including faster performance, improved management of notifications, and Siri shortcuts.
Also, the second generation AirPods are expected to be announced at the event. These will bring “Hey Siri” support and support wireless charging thanks to a new case. It is unclear if existing AirPod users will be able to pick up the case separately.
MacOS Mojave is also likely to be debuted at the September 12 event which could also mean we see the refreshed MacBook and the revamped Mac Mini. That said, they along with the expected update to the iPad Pro lineup could fall back to a later event. The new iPad Pro lineup is expected to also get rid of the Home button and introduce Face ID to the devices.
Apple has in the past had a September event for iPhones then host an October event for the Macs and iPads. That could happen again and that could mean that we don’t see MacOS Mojave until October.
Finally, a new Apple Watch Series 4 is expected to be announced. These new watches will have a significantly larger display thanks to smaller bezels, longer battery life, and improvements in sensors for measurements for movement, heart monitoring and others.
Even if the Mac and iPad announcements push to October, this is still going to be a huge event. Apple is already planning to live stream the event for those who are not invited to attend. You can go to the Keynote event page and can download a .ics file to add it to your calendar.