Apple iPhone media event set for September 12, "iPhone XS" photo leaks

Shawn Knight

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Apple has sent out press invitations to its annual iPhone media event. This year’s gathering will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, on September 12 (a Wednesday). The event will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

Apple’s invitation features the tag line “Gather round” with a large circle, likely a reference to the shape of its new headquarters.

The tech giant is expected to unveil three new iPhones at the event: a 5.8-inch device with an OLED display, a 6.1-inch handset with an LCD screen and a 6.5-inch iPhone with an OLED panel. We’re also expecting two new iPad Pros, a new entry-level MacBook and a launch date for Apple’s wireless charging mat. New Apple Watches with larger screens are also said to be on the docket.

That’d make for an awfully busy day so it’s entirely possible that the iPads and MacBook could be reserved for a separate event in October.

If previous years are any indication, Apple’s new iPhones could go on sale the following week, perhaps on September 21. Apple usually streams its event live online but if you are unable to tune in, we’ll have coverage of the day’s events right here on TechSpot.

Update: According to 9to5Mac, the new generation iPhone will come in two sizes carrying 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED displays and will be called the iPhone XS. They claim this is all confirmed. On top of this leak, they also have a photo of the alleged Apple Watch Series 4 that will have a larger display and less bezel, check out their coverage here and leaked photos below.

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Squid Surprise

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I'm excited for my iPhone X to "miraculously" get slower once it's "upgraded" to iOS 12...

But no new hardware for me this year - I used to upgrade my phone every 2 years, but last time waited 3... as they get better, there becomes less of a reason to upgrade as often...
 

ZackL04

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I'm excited for my iPhone X to "miraculously" get slower once it's "upgraded" to iOS 12...

But no new hardware for me this year - I used to upgrade my phone every 2 years, but last time waited 3... as they get better, there becomes less of a reason to upgrade as often...
Yep, still rocking an iPhone 7 here. This little guy still performs extremly well.

Now iOS is a different story. Ever since I think it was iOS 8 my iPhone is no longer the bug free phone I used to brag about. I routinely power cycle the phone whereas before I never had to do such a thing..
 
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Squid Surprise

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Yep, still rocking an iPhone 7 here. This little guy still performs extremly well.

Now iOS is a different story. Ever since I think it was iOS 8 my iPhone is no longer the bug free phone I used to brag about. I routinely power cycle the phone whereas before I never had to do such a thing..
Exactly... while we'll never be able to prove it, Apple (and other phone companies as well) purposely don't optimize their latest OSes for their older phones... making them slower and buggier over time... I had a 6+ for 3 years and it ran slightly slower each year as a new OS came out.... I might have even held off another year to upgrade had the lightning/charging port not started to die.
 

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As for the generational slowdown, Mrs. Zealand's iPhone 5s only slowed down when she recently updated to the iOS 11. The previous 3 iOS updates (8, 9 and 10) didn't noticeably change performance. And I suspect that wiping and reinstalling iOS11 will fix it as that has never been done on this phone. 3 outta 4 major updates with 5 years of support ain't too bad for a phone.
 
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ZackL04

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As for the generational slowdown, Mrs. Zealand's iPhone 5s only slowed down when she recently updated to the iOS 11. The previous 3 iOS updates (8, 9 and 10) didn't noticeably change performance. And I suspect that wiping and reinstalling iOS11 will fix it as that has never been done on this phone. 3 outta 4 major updates with 5 years of support ain't too bad for a phone.
I miss the size of my iphone 5. Maybe a wipe would help me too. I have a lot of messaging layout bugs, screen orientation is the worst. I also get major input delays on safari and messaging
 

tipstir

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iOS has a lot of issues even in 11.4.1 and now 12 won't solve that either. This is how Apple keeps their product alive and kicking. I got ipad 2017 model free from a friend as a gift for learning about Apple in Apple training class. I am still Windows 10 and Android 8 guy not really into Apple what I was trained on I feel iOS is no better than Windows 10 or Android 8. They all have issues just Apple does a good job covering them up.

What I recommend to all you on iOS now
make sure you know your Apple ID and it's password. Keep that in a hidden place since the entire Apple world depends on that Apple ID. iCloud, iTunes etc.. Just a messy if you don't know it and if you forgot your passcode numeric numbers. Oh boy.. Apple Care Plus if can get it? Then get it for those of you who have Apple iphone X and soon to be iPhone XS. You have a premium service, you pay for it you should enjoy the Apple Family. Windows 10 and Android 8/9 Family is the runner up. They have their moments as well.