Apple to hold next big event on Sept. 12; will the iPhone 8 be unveiled there?

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An image promoting the livestreaming of the Apple Special Event on September 12. (Apple.com)

The long wait may finally be over, as Apple revealed the date of its next big event.

The tech giant released an invite via CNet, announcing Sept. 12 as the official unveiling of their latest products. The event takes place at 10 a.m. PT. The invite did not categorically mention iPhone 8, but as tradition goes, Apple reveals its flagship phones in the month of September. The venue for the big reveal will be at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino.

Aside from the iPhone 8, Apple is also expected to reveal the new iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus, as well as the latest Apple Watch model, said a Gamespot report. Meanwhile, YouTube personality and tech guru Marques Brownlee also shared an image of his invite via Twitter. “Just got the invite. It’s official,” posted Brownlee.

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to lead the event and unveil their fresh lineup of products.

According to rumors that have swirled over the past few months, the iPhone 8 will certainly pack a punch. A report from Time Magazine said that the smartphone is expected to feature a next-generation chipset that will likely be tagged “Apple A11.” It is also speculated to feature an OLED display that is also used in rival Samsung’s flagship smartphones.

As for the other key features, it is rumored to have a 3D sensor for its facial recognition. Similar to the Samsung Galaxy S8, the facial cognition feature will allow users to just look into the screen to unlock the device.

There will also be a selfie camera that features an infrared receiving module, an infrared transmitting module, and a front camera similar to that of the current iPhone models. Fans can also expect the device to come in three colors: white, black, and gold.

In addition, the device is rumored to bring a distinct look compared to the iPhone models in the past. It will reportedly come with a glass back coupled with stainless steel edges. Moreover, its screen will come with rounded edges that are similar to that of Samsung’s flagship smartphones.