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Apple has set the date for its latest iPhone’s debut. The new device, rumored to be called , is expected to include superfast 5G wireless connectivity and a new, iPad-inspired design, and it will be (1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST). There’s no official word yet on price or release date, but here’s what the rumors say. Like Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and its September , the iPhone event will be held entirely online. The event will be streamed via Apple’s website, and .
Apple’s fall product launch this year is expected to touch off a wave of upgrade purchases, analysts say, with fans eyeing the iPad Pro. A “staggering” 53% of respondents plan to buy this year’s iPhone, according to a survey by Flashier rivals — such as , with its foldable display, or Microsoft’s Surface Duo, with two screens sandwiched together — offer new spins on the standard metal-and-glass smartphone construction. But most consumers will likely be gravitating toward what they know.and boxier look, similar to that of the
And even if thebeyond a , it’ll draw the lion’s share of attention. .
Apple’s invite, which often has some clues, this time has an Apple logo inside circles with different hues of blue, orange and red. And there’s a pun: “Hi, Speed.”
That didn’t stop people from speculating about what other mysteries could be hidden in the invite’s meaning. Apple’s also expected to announce) during the event, driving some people to wonder whether the circles have to do with audio sounds. (Apple has from its store ahead of the event.)