August 5, 2014 1:25pm
According to a report from Re/Code’s John Paczkowski, Apple will hold a media event on Tuesday, September 9th. Apple declined to comment on the speculative date, but on tap will be the rumoured larger sized all-metal iPhones at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inches, which will likely sport an updated A8 SoC.
It should also be known that Re/Code, formerly AllthingsD, accurately pinpointed the launch of the iPhone 5s last year, so its track record is solid.
In addition to the size and processor boost, Apple is likely to integrate additional sensors into the next-gen iPhone, specifically for temperature and humidity. From a payment perspective, there are expectations that Apple will partner with a large merchant to finally enable mobile payments on a deeper level than it currently has access to without NFC.
Apple is also expected to host another conference in October to launch a smartwatch alongside new iPads and perhaps a new Apple TV.
Update: Well, now that the September 9th date is out in the open, Both the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg are backing the date. The WSJ notes in its report that “Apple is expected to hold an event to introduce its new iPhones on Sept. 9, according to a person familiar with the matter.”
Over on Bloomberg, “Apple Inc. is preparing to introduce bigger-screen iPhones at an event on Sept. 9, a person familiar with the plans said. The Cupertino, California-based company is set to introduce two new models: one with a 4.7-inch screen, and another with a 5.5-inch screen, people with knowledge of the plans have said.”