Apple earlier today started issuing invites to the much-awaited iPhone launch event, scheduled for September 9, reports the Loop Insight. Earlier, the Inquisitr had on several occasions reported about the then-rumored event. The invite sent out to bloggers and media houses simply reads as follows.
“Hey Siri, give us a hint.”
This year’s iPhone event would be held at the Graham Bell Civic Auditorium. As always, Apple will livestream the launch event. The difference this time here is the fact that users on Windows 10, using the new Edge browser, would also be able to watch the livestream. Apple is traditionally known only to support Apple devices with its live streams for launch events. The current list of supported devices include the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Mac with Safari, or a Windows 10 based PC using the Edge browser. The live stream would go live on this link on September 9, 10 a.m. PDT.
Apple is expected to show off its next generation iPhone models at this year’s event in San Francisco, which is being held exactly one year after the announcement of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Both these devices went on to become the best selling Apple devices ever, and ended up making Apple the most profitable company in the world.
There have been several rumors flying around regarding the phones that would be announced at the September 9 event. While several reports talked about an incremental update to the existing iPhones — thanks to the fact that this event falls in the “S” cycle this time — others have said that the company could also release completely revamped models this time round. However, most of the trustworthy reports seem to suggest that this year’s iPhone models would get a bunch of new features while keeping the design language fairly similar. The new devices are also likely to be called the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. Among the feature updates, the most interesting is the possibility of the iPhone getting support for Force Touch. The technology made its debut with the Apple Watch and the razor-thin Macbook, and is now also seen on the 2015 MacBook Pro. Apart from this, the new iPhone is also likely to get a better camera and not to mention, a bunch of new color options.
There is also an ongoing talk about the possibility of an iPhone C. However, recent reports seem to suggest that Apple may drop the “C” moniker altogether. As always, this is part of an ongoing rumor, so we would advise you to take it with the traditional pinch of salt.
The event could also see the launch of a new Apple TV box along with a new Internet TV service. There are also reports of the probability of Apple showing off new iPad models at this event.
Would you be watching the Apple iPhone launch event live on September 9?
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