Apple to announce latest iPhone versions and other tech gear at London event

Tech giant Apple has confirmed it is likely to unveil several versions of the iPhone 12 at a special event in London on September 15.

This year’s iPhone is expected to be the first to support 5G.

“Please join us for a special Apple Event from Apple Park. Watch it online at apple.com,” the official invite from the tech giant says.

It is anticipated that Apple announce as many as four new versions of the iPhone, as well as a new generation Apple Watch. A new iPad Air could be among the new devices announced, as well as new Apple-branded headphones and a new version of the HomePod smart speaker.

A release date is also likely to be confirmed for the next wave of Apple software, such as iOS 14, which was previewed earlier in the summer.

However, some analysts have suggested the event could in fact be used to only announce a new Apple Watch and iPad, with the iPhone 12 announcement at a later date.

Earlier this year, Apple said it expected “supply to be available a few weeks later” than its traditional September release date, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It has confirmed that the London event will take place via a live stream because of Covid-19, which would make it the first major hardware announcement from the company to take place entirely virtually.

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