Everything you need to know about Apple's upcoming iPhone announcements
I'm sure this won't come as much of a shock to you, there's a good chance Apple will be showing off, or at the very least announcing, the next generation of iPhone. We wouldn't be so sure about it if there hadn't already been so many leaks, but we could still be surprised.
As is standard, we want to know everything about it: what it's like, how thin it is, whether the glass is actually shatter-proof, if it has a headphone jack, how much it'll be – I'm sure you've had a few thoughts.
Unfortunately, there's not a lot of solid information floating about at the moment, but we've had a bit of a dig and here's everything you need to know about it so far in one helpful place. Aww, aren't we nice?
Apple's still not officially confirmed any of this, so do take everything with a pinch of salt for now.
When might we see it?
Exactly a year from the date we saw the iPhone X all shiny and new, Apple's upcoming Keynote on September 12th is highly likely going to be the place it all goes down. If not from the fact the industry giant is just itching to get the next generation of iPhone on the market, some of Apple's more cryptic prose suggests that there's something big coming.
As stated in an email I received earlier today (as a consumer): "We wanted to find out if there was anything that, should it be announced, you would like to know more about or even organise a pre-order for." I can think of one major thing Apple might be keen on bulk ordering, can't you?
Where/when can we watch the Keynote?
If you're part of the media and were lucky enough to be invited, this year's Keynote will be taking place from the Steve Jobs Theatre. For everyone else, you can watch online right here on September 12th.
The stream will air at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.
What should we expect to see?
If a new iPhone isn't revealed, I'll eat my socks. This time last year Apple revealed not only the iPhone X, but also iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in succession. There are rumours that it might be called the iPhone XS, which would make sense.
At the very least I'd expect to get two sizes of iPhone as shown with the iPhone 7/Plus and iPhone 8/Plus. Multiple sources talking to 9to5Mac suggest that the larger phone might be called the iPhone Xs Max, which I did chuckle at.
IF a new iPhone is announced, what's it going to be like?
Reports over on our sister site, PocketGamer.biz, suggest that one device will be close in design to the iPhone X, but with a larger 6.5-inch display. There's also been an ongoing discussion about Apple releasing a cheaper iPhone. This may follow the X design with a 6.1-inch display and possibly in a larger range of colours.
9to5Mac also noted that the larger iPhone, iPhone Xs Max, may contain 4 GB of RAM and a new A12 chip.
What about features?
Well, it's a bit too early to tell for sure, but we've got some confident guesses. One thing we're bound to see is Face ID. After it joined the list of features when the iPhone X came about it'd be silly if Apple got rid of it.
According to various reports, the upcoming iPhone might be gold in colour. No doubt there'll also be an extensively long section of the show dedicated to the camera and all of the neat stuff you can do. It's also a guarantee that we'll see more on the AR front since Apple's been very keen on working to improve its ARKit.
In the last Keynote we saw LEGO's latest interactive AR toys take centre stage, so it'll be interesting to see what else is in store for us on that front.
Anything else happening?
There's been quite a big focus about Apple Watch Series 4. As with everything it's all just one massive rumour, but that Apple could be getting rid of the Watch's bezel. This'll mean the screen will stretch and wrap across the whole front of the device.
There's also some talk about a new iPad Pro, this time featuring FaceID, the lack of a headphone jack, and a change to its front-facing camera. This is all highly speculated, however, so don't take that as gospel.