Apple To Unveil Next Generation iPhone September 9th

It feels like we've been anticipating Apple's forthcoming iPhone models since the last ones were released. According to the Wall Street Journal, though, we're not going to have that much more of a wait: Apple is expected to hold a press event on Tuesday, September 9th. It's not clear at this point if invitations have begun to go out, but we're sure it will be held in San Francisco, as historically has been the case.

While Apple has done well to avoid caving-in and release larger smartphone models, as its competitors have for quite some time, the iPhone 6 - or whatever it's going to be called - is widely believed to break tradition. Both the iPhone 5s and 5c feature 4-inch diagonal screens, whereas the iPhone 6 will likely be offered in both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch variants.

The current iPhone 5s

As seemingly simple as smartphone sizes are, it seems likely that the screen-boost alone is going to cause many last-gen and older iPhone owners to feel the upgrade pull. As for features and internal hardware? We're not quite sure of what to expect there, though it wouldn't be surprising if an updated SoC was introduced, even if it's just a minor update to the Apple A7. Perhaps also, this could be the generation where we'll finally see an iPhone ship with 2GB of RAM.

One thing we're sure of: This upcoming iPhone will ship with iOS 8, and we're sure Apple will have a couple of surprises in store for us. Until then, let the speculation roll.