Apple officially sends out invites for September 10th event

Ian Hardy

September 3, 2013 12:02pm

As expected, Apple has confirmed that they will be holding a media event to unveil some new products on September 10th in San Francisco at 10AM PT (1PM EST).

While the company didn’t confirm the exact products that they will announce, it’s heavily rumoured that we can expect to see the entry-level iPhone 5C and the improved specs of the iPhone 5S. In addition, Apple will also give a firm date of when iOS 7 will be available to all.

The invite, pictured above, shows a bunch of coloured circles noting that “This should brighten everyone’s day.” The colours are yellow, red, blue, white, pink, and a hint of gold – which could be an indication that new iPhone colours are coming.

Source Apple

  • Jason K

    I think you mean “Improved spec iPhone 5S”. Hoping for bigger battery, better processor, hopefully an up in resolution although I doubt it. More MP camera isn’t really needed. Optics are pretty good.

    Been a complete Android fanboy ever since iSold my iPhone 3G back in 2010 for a Galaxy S. Owning that, a Galaxy SII LTE HD, Galaxy Nexus, and now a Note II. But I am really considering giving Apple another shot. iOS7 looks like a nice improvement and I am really starting to dislike the materials used by sammy. When you spend this much for a phone it shouldn’t be plastic. My Fiancés HTC One is amazing. I might end up going with the 5S. Did Apple “steal” from Android and webOS when creating ios7? Absolutely. But you have your blinders on if you don’t think every other player in the market has done the exact same thing. Everyone rode Apples coat tails, now its time for them to even the playing field.

    Oh yeah, and flame suit = on.

    • Jason K

      It sounds funny, but I kind of miss the “simplicity”. The iPhone just seems to have that “polish”. Like everything works as it should. Apple only puts their time into 1 phone, they don’t flood the market with 100 different thing and see what sticks. I’m not saying I don’t like Samsung or android as a whole, I just appreciate the time and effort that goes into the iPhone. Just feels like a lot more care is put into everything they do.

    • J-Ro

      Lol if you get enough up votes, that might become their new advertisement.

    • Jason K

      Hey, if they pay well I’ll advertise anything! Looking at you Blackberry ;)

    • J-Ro

      Blackberry could use the help. Advertising was never their strong suit.

    • Jason K

      Maybe I’m just getting old when it comes to this stuff. Haha. I feel that Apple will push back with the iPhone 6. I really don’t think they put this much work into a product to watch its marketshare slip away. iOS7 is a great step in that direction.

      You know when you are sitting in bumper to bumper traffic and the lane you are in comes to a dead stop and the other just keeps moving? You move into the other lane, and eventually that stops, the lane you were in before starts moving again? I feel like that’s the smartphone market. Apples lane stopped at the 4. And android just kept on going.

      I’m not saying Android has shown any signs of stopping, but Apples lane is certainly moving again.

    • Eluder

      Sounds like you’ve bought into Apple’s marketing. The truth is, iOS is no easier than Android. I currently use both an iPod touch 5th gen (running iOS 7 Beta 6) and an HTC One and over the past few months have realized that iOS really isn’t intuitive. For example, get an email with an attachment in iOS and say it’s a long thread of over 20 messages, where is the attachment? All the way at the bottom, meaning you have to scroll all the way there to open it up. That is definitely not intuitive, did a monkey design it? Seems like it. Also their new control centre in iOS7, just to be different, they have it sliding from the bottom, but since the screen is so narrow, when browsing the web in landscape, you’re constantly swiping the control centre when all you’re trying to do is scroll down the page, quite annoying, and again, not intuitive. Easy to use, just works? Meh, I call marketing spin and not the truth.

    • Jason K

      I 100% agree. There are certain things that need to be improved. I just get frustrated with android never feeling polished. Random lockups, freezing, soft boots. It just never really feels “done”. iOS7 is a step in the right direction. And using the beta for a short period of time I actually liked it a lot. The finished release should be great.

      Again. This is my opinion. I’m just an average guy who uses my phone to check sports scores and email. Not a hardcore modder (clearly android is the best choice if you are into that).

    • Eluder

      Hey, my iPod touch probably freezed as often as my Android, if not more, and I’m not talking with iOS 7, iOS 7 is definitely not ready for prime time yet, lot of app crashes. My HTC One is solid, the only app that ever crashes is the amazon app store, aside from that it’s solid! Super smooth and never lags…

    • Jason K

      I guess one of the reasons that I am more willing to give Apple another shot is that I still have access to android. I use my Fiancés HTC One a lot. Love the build quality, but still not all that happy with the OS. I also still have my old Galaxy Nexus laying around somewhere as well.

      That being said, anyone looking for a mint condition Note 2? I’ve got mine for sale ;) .

    • Richard Xing

      The app crashes are because the developers have not yet updated their apps to support iOS 7.

    • Eluder

      Well aware of that, but no matter, iOS 6 wasn’t crash proof either, and the problem with iOS is it doesn’t tell you there was a crash, it just friggin’ closes on you and keeps on doing it without a single notice; really poorly designed IMHO and quite irritating that there’s no notification.

    • Guest

      So you’d leave Samsung because they use plastic… And then go buy the first plastic iPhone since 2010.

    • Jason K

      No. I would not buy a 5C. Nor do I agree with its existence. Apple made a mistake. The 4 and 4S served the purpose of the 5C while remaining premium.

      That said, I am extremely interested in the 5S. And to a further extent, the 6.

    • Liberal Phone Person

      I derped.

    • Collin dubya

      hope you enjoy having all kinds of restrictions on your device again, having to use itunes, not being able to watch mkv, or drag and drop files.. not to mention being forced to use safari,and any other apple apps that are totally underwhelming.

    • Jason K

      In all honesty I will likely miss quite a few things. But as I said I mainly use my phones for checking on sports and social apps. We do have a Nexus 7 that we use at home often. So its not as if I won’t have access to the android ecosystem. But as a walk around “daily driver” I think the 5S might make for a nice change.

    • alphs22

      A comment about how iPhones doesn’t suck on MobileSyrup and not downvoted to oblivion?

      This is new.

    • Jason K

      I was prepared to have my head torn off. I’m glad the internet is still able to produce debates rather than just fanboy riots. MobileSyrup community rocks!

    • Plazmic Flame

      I’ve been hoping for a bigger battery for too long. I don’t see it happening this year during the “spec bump” version. I’d say chances are higher for next year with the redesign.

  • JB

    Meh

    • DickGozinya

      Too bad for you BB shill, that apple will sell more phones release day than bbry has done since bb10 was released. Ha ha ha. Sucka.

    • JB

      Dick no one seems to like you on here. Maybe its best for everyone that you just leave.

  • Mr_Reliable

    I’m excited to hear what kind of pricing the 5C will see and how the Canadian Telcos are going to market it.

    • J-Ro

      maybe the 5C will go to fido,virgin and Koodo and the 5S will go to Rogers, Bell and Telus.

      That would kinda make sense to me.

    • J-Ro

      Because the Premium carriers would have the premium phone and the lesser carriers the lesser phone.

    • J-Ro

      It used to be. And it should help with pricing. I know at Virgin, the lower the cost in phones means your open to better plans while still getting the credits off.

    • J-Ro

      I guess your right. Nothing wrong with having 6 premium brands.

  • Sweet

    Prepare to be underwhelmed.

  • Sweet

    For the iPhone, I’m expecting (besides what has already been leaked and announced):

    – built-in fingerprint sensor used only for unlocking the device
    – iOS: several features copied from Android, BB10, et. al.
    – iOS: improvements in existing features like their maps
    – NOTHING innovative or even original

    • J-Ro

      That is to be expected. iOS 7 does look cool though. Reminds me of what ever Oppo calls their UI, with the colors.

  • Collin dubya

    Nice innovation apple, Sue samsung and then “invent” the colored iphone.

    • DickGozinya

      I feel sorry for your mother. Or maybe not… Perhaps its her fault. Hmm.

    • Collin dubya

      So many butt hurt iphone fanboys in these comments.

  • bembol

    iPad, yes for sure because I am a Mac user and I do purchases my Movies & TV Shows so I would like to have access to them.

    iPhone? I’ll pass until they we get at least 4.7″ and really open up iOS. I’m loving my hTc One and soon LG G2 as my second phone, well third but Samsung Note 8.0 LTE is a tablet.