What You Need to Know About Apple’s Next Event

Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering Craig Federighi speaks during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Apple held their first special event at the new Apple Park campus where they announced the new iPhone 8, iPhone X and the Apple Watch Series 3. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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It’s that time of year again: Apple is expected to release a new iPhone model, as well as updates to numerous other products, including the Apple Watch and AirPods, according to numerous reports. The company is holding an event on Wednesday from their Cupertino headquarters, where the company is expected to debut the first look at the updated iPhone X.

Earlier this year, Apple announced a major upgrade for their phone operating system at the Worldwide Developers Conference. (WWDC). Some of the iOS 12 updates included faster apps, a new “Do Not Disturb” mode, new emojis, updated photo features, new notifications, and more personalized phone features.

 

 

Rumors have been flying around the internet about what Apple might debut at the event. We put together all the important stuff you need to know for Wednesday.

Here’s a look at what Apple is up to:

iPhone X Upgrades

Been looking to upgrade your iPhone? This is the perfect time to do it—or during the holiday season as your next big gift. Apple is reportedly set to debut two new types of iPhone X models, the Phone XS and iPhone XS Max, both of which will include software upgrades and new features, including a faster processor and an updated camera, according to CNet.com. The iPhone XS Max is expected to have an expanded screen, which would make it the biggest iPhone yet.

But that’s not all. Apple is also expected to debut a more affordable version of the iPhone X, which is run on slightly lesser powerful components, but with many of the same features, according to CNN. The new device is expected to come in multiple colors and have features like Face ID and an edge-to-edge screen.

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has helped people keep track of everything with just a few taps on their wrist, and Apple is expected to announce hardware upgrades and software improvements for the device. The watch faces may get an upgrade with larger screens, including edge-to-edge displays, as well as new accessories and application features, according to 9to5Mac.

AirPods

If you’re like us, you haven’t stopped wearing your AirPods since they became available. We’ve taken ours on our commutes to work, cycling, or on our runs. And they just might be getting an upgrade of their own. Some possible upgrades to the hardware include a longer duration of battery life, hands free features, voice-command upgrades, and potential waterproof headphones, according to CNN.

The Apple event on Wednesday, September 12 will start at 10 a.m. PST at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California.