After all the rumors and all the leaked photos, Apple is finally ready to take matters into their own hands and formally announce the release of the newest incarnation of the iPhone. The company sent out save the date invitations today for an event that will take place in Cupertino, CA on September 9 and will, by pretty much all accounts, be the venue where the much-anticipated iPhone 6 will be unveiled. Rumored to be a bigger phone, the iPhone 6 has been the subject of rampant rumor and conjecture over the past year. At long last, the rumors will be put to rest and we will learn officially what will make the newest iPhone so special.
Apple on Thursday sent out invites for a press event on Sept. 9 in its hometown of Cupertino, Calif. The company provided few hints about what will be announced beyond saying “Wish we could say more.” That could indicate something related to Siri, Apple’s digital voice assistant. Generally, Apple is expected to introduce its newest iPhone, dubbed the iPhone 6. The event will come a year after Apple introduced the iPhone 5S and 5C and a week after arch rival Samsung is set to unveil its Galaxy Note 4 phone-tablet hybrid, or phablet. Apple has added a new iPhone every year since former CEO Steve Jobs introduced the smartphone line in 2007, and new iPhones have been unveiled in the fall since 2011. Many market watchers expect Apple to introduce two new iPhone 6 models with display sizes of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, though some recent reports speculate one device could be released at a later date. Analysts expect the iPhone 6 to be one of the largest product launches in Apple’s history — both in terms of device screen size and total sales. The company reportedly has asked manufacturing partners to produce about 30 percent to 40 percent more iPhones by the end of this year than it ordered for its initial run of last year’s iPhone 5S and 5C. For Apple, having a successful iPhone 6 launch is vital. Apple hosts only one phone event a year, and it generates more than half its revenue from its smartphone line. The iPhone serves as the lynchpin to Apple’s overall growth, particularly as the market awaits the widely speculated iWatch and as the iPad struggles against lower-cost rivals and larger phones. Apple also could show off a wearable at the event.
I think it’s a pretty safe bet that we will be seeing the iPhone 6 at this event … but I’d also wager that other Apple products will be announced/unveiled at this event as well. Personally, I’m really looking forward to a larger iPhone so if even half of the rumors that I’ve been hearing about the new phone are true, then I’ll deffo be upgrading. In just about 2 weeks time, we’ll learn just how much of our money will be going to Apple for this new iPhone. Are you planning to upgrade, too?