Apple has just invited the press, including Pocket-lint, to an event at Apple Park in September.
The company usually announces a new iPhone range on the second Tuesday in September. Like clockwork, an invite has arrived. The event will be held Tuesday, 10 September at 10am PT in the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino. Invites usually tease an event's theme, but this particular one merely shows an updated, transparent version of Apple's classic color-code logo.
And the invite's tagline simply says, "By innovation only." So, what does all that mean? It's hard to say for certain, but based on several leaks and obvious guesswork, we can expect the 2019 iPhone lineup to debut. There should be three different models: Two with OLED screens in 5.8- and 6.5-inch sizes; and one LCD iPhone that's 6.1 inches. All three will have spec and camera improvements, too.
For more about the next iPhone, thought to be called iPhone 11, see our guides:
- Apple iPhone 2019: Release date, features, news and rumours for the iPhone Pro
- Apple iPhone XR 2019 release date, specs, features and rumours
Apple's iPhone event might also preview an updated Apple Watch - maybe even a new 10.2-inch iPad and 16-inch MacBook Pro, as well. However, Apple may wait to introduce these devices at a second autumn event, as it has done in the past.
Time to get excited
If you're an Apple user, it's time to get excited because shiny new things are on their way.
While Apple doesn't detail anything specific in the invite - or give any clues away this time, it seems - the expectation is that there will be new iPhones (natch), new Apple Watches (maybe just new materials), more details on its OS upgrades (iOS 13, iPadOS 13, macOS) and, of course, a big shout out to its new Apple TV+ and Apple Arcade services. Apple might get really excited and detail new AirPods too, but I think that's a long shot.
What we aren't expecting are new iPads or new Macs. While rumours on both are gathering pace, Apple usually prefers to hold these back for their own event in October. The bottom line is, if you were about to buy a new iPhone, don't. Wait a few weeks and either get the latest version or find a deal on the current models.
Apple's hardware will also ship with the latest version of its operating systems. We expect iOS 13 to be released, along with MacOS Catalina, WatchOS 6, iPadOS, and tvOS 13. Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ should also launch this autumn.
Apple will stream the entire event live on its website and on the Apple TV. Pocket-lint will bring you the latest as it happens.