Just as expected, Apple sent out invitations on Thursday for what’s presumed to be its big iPhone event of the year.
The invitation, which coyly says “wish we could say more,” revealed that the “exclusive event” will be held on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. PT. It will be held at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, which is Apple’s hometown.
It’s also the same location where Apple debuted the Macintosh computer in 1984, 30 years ago this year. Perhaps the Flint Center was chosen as a way to pay homage to that groundbreaking product with a new one: the iWatch, which is also rumored to be making an appearance.
It’s expected that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 in what is believed to be two sizes, a 4.7-inch model and a larger version at 5.5 inches, possibly called the iPhone 6L.
The price tag for the new iPhones may be a bit higher than before, thanks to a sapphire screen (instead of a glass one) that’s typically used in luxury watches. The inclusion of a sapphire screen will make it much more difficult to scratch.