iPhone 6 be revealed next month? Apple sends out invites for event

Apple’s set to hold an event in two weeks, where it’s likely to showcase the latest iPhone and iOS 8. But what else will we see? Here’s what we think…

Well that's that then. The new iPhone 6 will be officially revealed on 9 September 2014.

Apple's sent out invitations, inviting press to an event at the Flint Center in Cupertino California. The invitation is typically minimalist - a close up of the Apple logo, a date and a tagline: "Wish we could say more."

…yes, so do we.

It's all but certain that Apple will reveal a new smartphone at the event. Leaks and online reports have suggested it'll be a little bigger than the iPhone 5 and 5S, with a 4.7in screen. It may also sport an incredibly strong, crack-resistant sapphire glass screen.

It's also rumoured that Apple's making a second iPhone 6 - a larger model with a 5.5in screen. It's unclear if Apple will also debut this at the event. There have been reports of manufacturing and testing delays, so Apple may choose to showcase that at a later date.

As to when Apple will actually release the iPhone 6, that too is a mystery. Some sources have pointed to 19 September, but others say mid-October.

The other big question is whether Apple will finally reveal the iWatch. One of the big new features of iOS 8 - likely to launch with the iPhone 6 - is that it can bring data from various health apps and tools together, leading some to speculate that Apple's nearly ready to showcase its smartwatch, likely to play a big part in Apple's health and fitness plans, as Samsung's does in theirs.

We won't know for sure, of course, until the week after next. It feels like there's lot of buzz around this launch, even by Apple standards, so hopefully we're on the verge of seeing something special.

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