Apple plans to refresh its iPhone, TV and watch lines at an event scheduled Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs theatre.The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
In addition to upgrading its iPhone 7 models, the company is expected to debut a new mobile phone to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the brand, which the press has dubbed "iPhone 8."The new iPhone 8 is expected to be the biggest change to the iPhone in a long time, with a full-phone screen, no home button, and new augmented reality technology that will blend images from the real world with computer-generated images on your phone screen.
It reportedly will have an OLED display with barely any bezel, a fingerprint scanner at the rear of the phone, and support for facial recognition and wireless charging. Reduction of the bezel, the area around the display, allows Apple to fit a 5.8-inch screen in a form factor just slightly larger than the current 4.7-inch iPhone 7.
Pricing for the iPhone 8 is expected to start at US$1,000, while pricing for the new iPhone 7s and 7s Plus models will be in line with current pricing, which starts at $649.
The refresh of Apple TV reportedly will include 4K HDR output, and some models of the new Apple Watch will include LTE cellular support.