Apple Announces ‘Gather Round’ Event for September 12 to Unveil 2018 iPhones

After many rumors and speculation circled the internet for months on end, we finally know when the next iPhones will be unveiled. Apple has begun inviting media members to an event being held September 12th at the Steve Jobs Theater where the company will, no doubt, unveil its next lineup of iPhones. We’re also expecting to see the Apple Watch Series 4, AirPower pricing and availability information, new AirPods and more.

In the invitation, the company uses the tagline “Gather round.” It’s unclear what this could be hinting at, but I wouldn’t bet it’s anything more than the fact the Steve Jobs Theater is a big, round building and people come there to watch products be announced. Still, it could be a sign of some sort of surprise Apple has up its sleeve.

As for exactly what we’re expecting to see come September 12th, Apple is said to be unveiling three new iPhones this year. A 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch model will succeed the iPhone X and come with OLED displays, while a third 6.1-inch model will succeed the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and come with an LCD screen. The latter will also reportedly come with just one camera on the back, no 3D Touch, and slightly thicker bezels. All three will ship with Face ID, iOS 12, and a gesture-based navigation system.

As for the new Apple Watch Series 4, we haven’t heard much about the device, but we did hear some mumbling surrounding a bigger display in the same size body as the Series 3. Existing Apple Watch bands will also reportedly fit the newer model despite its larger screen.

Finally, we’re also expecting to hear news regarding AirPower (Apple’s wireless charging mat that debuted last year but has yet to reach the market) and upgraded AirPods with wireless charging. Rumors also point to Apple introducing new Macs and iPads before the year’s up, but we’re pretty sure they’ll save those announcements for an event in October.

Of course, during the event, we’ll also hear when iOS 12, macOS Mojave, watchOS 5, and tvOS 12 will all start rolling out to the public.

If you’re interested in watching the event unfold for yourself, you’ll be able to do so at this webpage on Apple’s site. Be sure to stay tuned to Matridox for all the latest news from the event both leading up to and during it.