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Apple September Event

As we are coming closer and closer to September, the number of leaks relating to Apple is growing. The
company is scheduled to announce the latest line of devices and software upgrades in September. The
company hasn’t made any official announcement but they tend to hold events in the first or second week of September. Therefore, there’s a high chance that Apple September Event might be schedule to happen on 12th September.

What will be launched?

iPhones

We are still not sure but Apple is rumored to launch three iPhones this time which will include iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8 or Anniversary Edition. The company is also rumored to announce a
limited version of iPhones to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of iPhone. While the iPhone 8 is expected to be an entirely new smartphone – featuring an all-glass design, a curved OLED display, and wireless charging – the 7s and 7s Plus will be more direct upgrades from the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. They will be almost identical in appearance to their predecessors, but will probably feature upgraded processors, cameras and storage options. Apple is also planning to announce iPhone SE 2 which will be the upgraded version of iPhone SE. SE 2 won’t be seeing much upgrades from existing iPhone SE and there are chances that iPhone SE 2 might even launch in 2017 (according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo).

iPhone 8

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iPad

Apple is also rumored to announce a new iPad mini since the last iPad mini was launched in 2015 and it
might be time to refresh the lineup. The new iPad will be called iPad mini Pro and will come with
upgraded components, a new thinner, tougher aluminum chassis, and the inclusion of a Smart
Connector to match that of the other iPad Pro devices.

iOS 11

Apart from this, the company will launch its new Operating System, iOS 11. iOS 11 was first revealed at
the Apple World Wide Developer Conference back in June. The company is expected to showcase the
final version of iOS 11 at the September event and might show some apps taking advantage of the new
Operating System.

Apple TV

There’s also something which people failed to notice but 2017 also marks the 10th anniversary for Apple
TV. While there have been very little rumors about an upgraded Apple TV but it will be nice to see the
company giving a refresh to the Apple TV.

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Apple Watch

The company might also give a refresh to Apple Watch and launch the 3 rd Generation of Watch this year
alongside iPhone 8. And finally, Apple is also rumored to give a defined plan for its HomePod Smart Speaker which was also announced at the Apple World Wide Developer Conference back in June. For
those unfamiliar, HomePod is Apple’s answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home which will allow
users to transform their homes into smart homes using voice commands. Apple previously mentioned
that the HomePod will start shipping to the US, UK, and Australia in December but no specific dates have
been given.

Other rumors

Recently a photo surfaced online which reveal a mystery wireless device submitted to the FCC by Apple
bearing the model number A1844. The application claimed that it was a low-powered device with both
Bluetooth and NFC wireless functionality. This led some to believe that it was either going to be a new,
smaller Apple TV or possibly even an accessory for Apple Pay, allowing small businesses to accept
wireless/Apple Pay payments.

Apple September Event

What not to expect

Project Titan aka Apple Car

The year 2016 was filled with rumors about Apple working on Apple Car. Apple has scaled back its ambitions and now thought to see working on a software solution rather than the hardware. Right now no one except Apple’s Top Level Management knows about Apple car or when will it ship, how much will it cost but we do expect it to launch in 2020.

ARKit

Apple is also planning to launch ARKit which will be based on Augmented Reality instead of Virtual Reality. The company is expected to launch it with iOS 11 but we can’t see it happening any time soon.

How and where to watch the Keynote?

A live-stream of the event will be made available by Apple on the Apple website. You can use your Apple devices such as iPads and Mac. If you happen to be a Windows user then you can watch the live stream on Microsoft Edge. There will be many people live streaming as well so you can head to YouTube to watch. And of course, we will be live blogging so you can stay tuned to MSLeaks for all the announcements.