Last Thursday, Apple officially sent out invites to the press for a September 12th keynote. The keynote has been rumored for months, and it is now officially confirmed. Here’s everything you need to know.
The keynote will take place on September 12, 2017 at the newly built Steve Jobs Theater at Apple’s new headquarters, Apple Park. Many did not know if the theater would be completed in time for the keynote, but it looks as if it will be. This would mark the first time the media, or the world, has seen the theater/auditorium dedicated to the late Steve Jobs. Apple even pointed this out in the invitation to the press (right) saying, “Let’s meet at our place. Please join us for the first-ever event at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.”
This fall keynote is going to be Apple’s most significant announcement in years as it will mark the debut of the next iPhone that has been rumored for months. The phone will have a radically different design, 3D facial recognition, wireless charging, better cameras, and a number of internal improvements. Apple hinted at the design of the next iPhone in the invitation of itself, sneakily placing what appears to be an outline of the new iPhone inside of the Apple logo. Now, this is not an official reveal by any means, however, it should give the world an idea of what to expect. (Pictured below)
As for other updates, there have also been rumors of a third-generation Apple Watch expected to have an LTE connection allowing it to be used even if it is not connected to its partner iPhone. We could also get further information on the HomePod and the iMac Pro, both of which we heard about at WWDC. Alongside the new products, Apple should also release iOS 11, watchOS 4, tvOS 11, and macOS High Sierra to the general public. I would be incredibly surprised if we heard any new news on the Mac or iPad line-up as both were updated back in June of this year.
If Apple follows the typical keynote “rule-books” the event will start promptly at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, and the event itself should run for about two hours. Apple will stream the event on its website and on the Apple TV, and for anyone that can’t watch there will be a variety of media outlets providing real-time updates. Apple will also share the keynote on YouTube sometime later in the day.
This fall is set to be a major turning point in Apple’s future. There has been a large amount of anticipation for the new iPhone, so we will have to see what the general public thinks of it. Are you looking forward to the new products here in a week? Do you plan on buying a new iPhone? Let myself and other readers know your thoughts below!