Sources familiar with Apple’s plans tell BuzzFeed News the company
intends to hold a special event the week of Sept. 7, with
Wednesday the 9th being the most likely date. Sept. 9 is the same
day on which Apple held this event last year.
Like Apple fall events past, this one too will focus on the
company’s next-generation iPhones, which are expected to arrive at
market with a pressure-sensitive Force Touch display, an improved
camera system, and a significantly faster and power-efficient
wireless chip. Sources say Apple executives are likely to show off
the company’s latest iPads as well, though that 12.9-inch “iPad
Pro” seems to be a wildcard, still.
Also expected to debut at this event is the long-awaited successor
to Apple TV.
If it pans out this way, it’ll be a change from the previous three years. Since 2012, Apple has held separate events for the iPhone (September) and iPad (October) each year. Would be simpler to put them all into one event.