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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

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FILE - In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company's store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9, 2014. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on technology. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

FILE – In a Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a person stands near the Apple logo at the company’s store in Grand Central Terminal, in New York. Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9, 2014. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple’s latest twists on technology. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple made it official Thursday: The company issued media invitations to a Sept. 9 event in Cupertino, Calif., where the company is expected to unveil the latest iPhone 6 and maybe more.

Rumors, consistent in detail but not officially verified, suggest Apple will announce a 4.7-inch screen iPhone and a 5.5-inch model. At those sizes, they’d be larger than any of their predecessors, and on par with Android smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5.

Rumors also suggest Apple will introduce an “iWatch,” a wrist-worn computer capable of connecting to the iPhone via Bluetooth.

These events have become an annual rite since the 2007 release of the iPhone. This year’s gathering may be the most anticipated since Apple Inc. took the wraps off the iPad in 2010.

But famously tight-lipped Apple refused to reveal what it had in store.

“Wish we could say more,” the invitation reads.

Apple has previously hosted events in September to launch new products, and many speculate that the company will unveil the iPhone 6 at this gathering. Technology news side Re/code reported yesterday that Apple will also debut a smart watch at the event.

The event will take place at 10 a.m. the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, Calif. Earlier this year, Apple celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mac computer at the same facility.

Tech aficionados have been saving the date since the start of this month, when word surfaced that Apple had something in store for Sept. 9.

With the latest iterations of the iPhone, Apple is widely expected to unveil devices with displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches, after long resisting the move to larger screen sizes.

 

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