All Things D, the Wall Street Journal-affiliated tech blog, says that Apple will unveil the next generation iPhone on September 10th. The new smartphone is likely to be called either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 5S.
Apple has released a new iPhone model every year, and the release dates have always been in the summer or fall. For example the iPhone 5 came out in September 2012 and the iPhone 4S was released in October 2011. The expected release date of the new device would fit the schedule Apple has established since the first iPhone was released in 2007.
The new phone will likely be the iPhone 5S and keep the same design as the current iPhone 5. Inside, it will have a faster processor, longer battery life, and an improved camera. It is also highly speculated that it will have a fingerprint scanner for added security and multiple users. Apple has also been rumored to be working on a more affordable version of the iPhone, named the iPhone 5C. The “C” is said to stand for “colors” and that could mean there is a plastic version of the upcoming iPhone that will have changeable colored panels.
In June, Apple previewed its iOS 7 software, which has a radically different design and some new features, including new Siri voices and a control center with easy access to settings menus. For those who already own an iPhone and are not planning to upgrade to the forthcoming iPhone model, iOS 7 will be available for as a free software update for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and iPod touch (fifth generation).
Apple is also said to be working on a smartwatch and a TV, but neither of those products are expected to be ready for rollout at next month’s event.