New iPhone? Apple Announces Event on September 9

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By Keith Wagstaff

Is Apple ready to unveil a new iPhone? The world will find out on September 9, when the company holds an event at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco.

Many members of the media suspected Apple would hold an event on that date. Their suspicions were confirmed when Apple sent out official emails for an "an invitation-only event" starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 9.


When users ask Siri to give them a hint, the digital assistant answers with quips like, "Well, I hear there's something big happening on September 9" and "You're cute when you're desperate for information."

The company did not say why the event was being held, but many believe Apple will show off the successor to the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

So what can people expect from the next-generation iPhone?

Rumors have centered around the addition of Force Touch -- which can the tell the difference between a light tap and long hold -- and a more advanced camera. It's possible that Apple will also release a new, larger iPad.

The last big hardware release from Cupertino, the Apple Watch, sold 3.6 million units in less than four months.

Those who want to watch the news unfold can stream the Apple event on their Macs, iPads, iPhones and, for the first time, devices running Windows 10.