Apple has announced that its next product launch event will take place on September 14.
The tech giant sent out media invites for the event that will be streamed online, where it is expected that new iPhones will be announced.
The ‘California streaming’ event will be broadcast from Apple Park and online at apple.com, starting at 1 p.m. EST (19:00 SAST).
In addition to new iPhones, which are likely to be known as the iPhone 13, it is reported that Apple may unveil new versions of the Apple Watch and AirPods.
According to the Daily Mail the new iPhone may have a much longer battery life and get camera updates, including a slightly larger ‘bump,’ a 2.5x telephoto zoom, and an upgrade to the super wide-angle lens.
Apple’s latest smartphones are also likely to get upgrades to its video taking capabilities, including a new ProRes feature for professional filmmakers.
The new devices may allow users take videos in a portrait mode and blur the background.
Higher-quality videos, including in HD and 4K formats, will give professional filmmakers more editing capabilities.
The new device may also incorporate a satellite mode that enables it to make calls and send texts when out of range of cellphone networks in the case of emergencies.
It has also been suggested that the company may bring back TouchID, as face masks have interfered with some users’ ability to use Face ID.
The new iPhones are expected to retain the same screen sizes as the iPhone 12 models, including 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch for the regular models and 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch for the Pro models.
They are likely to be made of the same material as previous devices, something that may change with the 2022 iPhone model.