Apple confirms iPhone 8 launch date for 12 September

Alex Kidman 1 September 2017

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Apple's new family of iPhones will be announced very soon indeed.

It had already been rumoured that Apple was looking to hold the launch event for its next generation of iPhone handsets on 12 September at the newly constructed Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino. Overnight, Apple has made that official, sending out invites to press and analysts for an event to be held at 10am (local time) on 12 September, which will be 3am AEST on 13 September in Australia.

Apple is notoriously tight-lipped about what's likely to be announced at its events, but it's all but certain we'll see new iPhones, with many pundits tipping three models of iPhone making their debut. It's expected that Apple will refresh the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus into the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus as well as introduce a new premium tier, informally dubbed the iPhone 8. Apple is also rumoured to be launching a new generation of Apple Watch at the event as well as possibly a 4K-capable model of the Apple TV set-top box.

We'll have full coverage of the iPhone launch from 3am on 12 September, so stay tuned.

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