Get ready for a new iPhone, folks. Apple just sent a select group of journalists invitations to a September 9 press event at the Flint Center in Cupertino that will in all likelihood include a new iPhone 6.
The invitation features a cryptic tagline: “Wish we could say more.”
Apple is expected to announce iPhone models with two larger screen sizes, one that’s 4.7 inches and a 5.5 inch “phablet.” The rumor mill has appeared united behind the idea of the smaller of those two phones, but there have been some doubts about the final appearance of a 5.5 inch phone.
It’s almost guaranteed that Apple will also announce a final release date for iOS 8, which it unveiled at its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco earlier this summer.
In addition to the iPhone, Apple is expected to unveil a new wearable device, the specifications and features of which are currently unknown. In the past, pundits have taken to calling it the “iWatch,” though it’s unclear if the device will behave like a watch at all.
Apple’s choice of venue is an interesting one, considering the company usually taps the Yerba Buena Arts Center for its smaller press events. However, the Flint Center is an important piece of Apple’s history: Steve Jobs unveiled the first Mac there in 1983. Recent comments from Apple executives have expressed significant excitement about what the company is doing, and the venue choice seems like a clear indication that the company thinks it has something big on its hands.