Ahead of the Labor Day weekend, Apple sent out exclusive invitations for a special event to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on Sept. 10. At this point, it’s pretty safe to assume some new iPhones are on the horizon, and possibly a new Apple Watch as well.
According to several leaks, two OLED models and one LCD model are expected to be announced on Tuesday. The two OLED models will allegedly feature a triple-lens rear camera with a telephoto lens, a wide-angle lens, and a new super-wide angle lens. Users will be able to capture a wider field of view and take better photos in low-light settings. For the LCD model, we can expect a dual-camera setup for the first time ever.
As usual, the invite led with an ambiguous graphic, which always leads to speculation and rumors of what’s to come. This year’s image was a colorful Apple logo that looked to be inspired from a 90s iMac. But that doesn’t seem to be the direction Apple is headed, especially since they just announced a new Mac Pro during the World Wide Developers Conference. Many people are thinking it means the new iPhones will be available in new colors like matte green and lavender.
Other design features might include enhanced durability and a more intuitive face ID that can capture a person’s profile from several different angles. As for possible names, outlets like Forbes and TechCrunch seem to think the new iPhones will be dubbed the Pro and Pro Max, while the cheaper model could become the base level iPhone 11.
One thing we most definitely won’t be seeing on Sept 10 though is a 5G-ready iPhone. It’s very possible that a 5G iPhone could be the headline for next years event but lets not get too ahead of ourselves.
As with this year’s WWDC, the event could run as long as two-plus hours. It’s likely that the Apple team will also go into more detail about their other projects like macOS Catalina, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and more.
For those of us who didn’t get the exclusive invite, Apple will be live steaming the event on their website and on Apple TV when it kicks off at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. We’ll also be providing a rundown of Apple’s new releases and announcements so be sure to check back in with us after the event.