Apple has sent out media invites for its annual fall event, being held this year on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park Campus in Cupertino, California.
As usual, the media invites carry a theme and tagline, which this year likely refers to the new Apple Park Campus, with the phrase “Gather Round,” rather than the oblique references to new products and technologies that we’ve seen in previous years. The event will almost certainly feature the unveiling of new iPhone models, with a trio of new iPhones expected this year if recent rumours are to be believed: a 5.8-inch OLED direct successor to last year’s iPhone X, a larger-screened 6.5-inch OLED version filling in the missing “Plus” model gap, and a lower-cost 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display that would in effect be a successor to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, although the entire 2018 lineup is expected to feature Face ID and eliminate the home button entirely.
The event is also expected to feature the Apple Watch Series 4 that rumours suggest will include a larger display, although little other information has surfaced. New AirPods and Apple’s long-awaited AirPower charging mat will also likely be revealed at the event, although it remains unclear whether rumoured iPad Pro models with Face ID will come in September or be deferred to a later October event as we’ve seen in past years.