'Gather round': Apple unveils iPhone launch date

Laverne Mann
August 31, 2018

Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to a September 12 event at which it is expected to unveil new additions to its money-making iPhone line-up. In fact, the event, where the next iPhones are expected to be launched, will be again at the Steve Jobs theatre adjoining the new Apple Campus.

San Francisco: Apple Inc. set 12 September as its most important day of the year when the world's most valuable public company will unveil the next iPhones.

Apple has reportedly suffered a major leak that may have revealed key details about its 2018 iPhone and Apple Watch devices. We can also see two different iPhone sizes, which lines up with the rumor that the new iPhone X models will come in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch sizes.

The September 12 date seemingly corroborates what a French radio station claimed was the iPhone event date, from earlier this week. Most of the other design elements look the same.

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The new iPhones will boast significantly bigger, edge-to-edge screens.

This would mean that the button doesn't actually press in, but the feeling of pressing it is simulated by Apple's Taptic Enging, much like the solid-state home buttons on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 8. Reports dating back to this spring suggested that Apple may debut an updated-yet-cheaper version of the MacBook Air with slimmer bezels, a better display, and a price tag around or below $999.

The 6.1-inch entry-level iPhone, however, is rumored to look like the iPhone X, sporting an all-screen display and notch for Face ID, but the screen is said to be LCD and not OLED. Kuo further predicts that the 6.1-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone models could come in single-SIM and dual-SIM variants depending on the regions. While 3D Touch is expected to stay when it comes to this year's upcoming iPhone release, the 2019 lineup might bid it farewell, says Barclays analyst Blayne Curtis, according to MacRumors.

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