Apple announces Sept 10 launch event to unveil the latest iPhones

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A visitor inspects the new Apple iPhone XR during an Apple special event in 2018.
A visitor inspects the new Apple iPhone XR during an Apple special event in 2018.PHOTO: AFP

SAN FRANCISCO (BLOOMBERG) - Apple announced the date for unveiling its next iPhones and potentially a slew of other products.

The launch event will take place on Sept 10 in the Steve Jobs Theatre at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California, according to an invitation Apple sent out.

The tag line for the event is "by innovation only".

The company said it will livestream the announcement, which begins at 10am local time, on its website.

The centrepiece will be the next iPhones, while the company also typically unveils new Apple Watches alongside the flagship device.

Apple will announce "Pro" successors to the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, as well as an upgrade to the iPhone XR, Bloomberg News reported earlier this month.

The image for the announcement features a multicoloured Apple logo that may hint at new iPhone options.

 

Bloomberg recently reported that the successor to the iPhone XR will include a new green version.

Apple typically puts new iPhones on sale within two weeks following their launch and rolls out the accompanying software update a few days after showing off the devices.

The new iPhones will be key to Apple's holiday quarter.

Last year, the company missed expectations on waning smartphone demand, especially in China.