If you even vaguely follow any sort of tech websites then you no doubt know that new iPhone time is just about upon us. Apple always announce their new iPhone towards the fall of each year, and parts have been leaking like crazy out of the supply chain strongly pointing towards two different size iPhone 6 models being unveiled: one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch screen. It's also widely believed that Apple will unveil some sort of wearable technology, a mythical device which is being referred to as the iWatch. Well, as of today we at least know a firm date when all the speculation can come to an end and we can finally find out what Apple is actually up to. According to our sister site MacRumors, via The Loop, Apple has sent out media invites for September 9th, the date many have believed would be the date new iPhones are announced.

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As usual, Apple has left a cheeky note on the invite that says "Wish we could say more" that likely hints to some major feature regarding the new iPhone announcement. I'm sure internet sleuths will be trying to decrypt what Apple means by that all the way leading up to September 9th. The media event will be taking place at Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Apple's base city of Cupertino, which is a change of their usual venue of the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. What does it all mean!? We'll have to wait until September 9th to find out.

[MacRumors via The Loop]

  • Goggles789

    Man, with all the different screen sizes, it must be a challenge for developers to make games to fit all the different resolution sizes.

    • ckoerner

      The update to retina screens and shift to a nearly 16:9 ratio didn't seem to slow developers down. Not to mention Apple has been encouraging resolution independence since iOS 6 (IIRC). https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/2ddrawing/conceptual/drawingprintingios/graphicsdrawingoverview/graphicsdrawingoverview.html

      • Goggles789

        Cool!

      • Randy O

        Eh, it slowed me down. It makes my first game Dead End HD feel old (3 years is old :( ) because I didn't update for widescreen. Partly because the playfield was built to the screen ratio, and partly because it uses a now old version of its engine.

        But yeah, since then I've constructed my games with resolution/ratio independence in mind. It's more work, but also smarter in the long run.

    • curtneedsaride

      Still probably nowhere near the amount of phones they need to test when they release apps on the Google Play Store!

  • br4nd0n

    That time of the year is upon us once again.

  • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    Yeah boyyyyy!!!! Amped as always!

  • Stormourner

    will the iWatch have games? well of course not but one can really hope

    • NickyNichols

      If it has a Dick Tracy simulator then SOLD!!!

      • Stormourner

        some smartwatches have games if you search on google

    • B30

      Maybe it will display Time and Date?

      • Stormourner

        have you heard about smartwatchery? this game can be found on androind smartwatch

      • AlexMilo

        Not before the second or third update.

  • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

    Oh and if you don't like iOS devices and what Apple does (since everyone always complains about these events) then go play on your Android! ;)

    • Stormourner

      I like iOS devices and I respect the Android users

      • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

        I agree with you. Ibe contemplated getting an Andriod device even. They both have there pros and cons. I just prefer iOS more. :)

      • Moot9

        I think one pro is that iPhones are built better than most Android phones. I must have dropped my iPhone 20+ times in the past year and it works like a charm. I recently bought a Nexus to test my games on, dropped it once and cracked the screen. I only had it for 3 days. You get what you pay for with Android devices.

      • br4nd0n

        One of the reasons I've stayed on iOS is due to the amount of money I've invested into their app and music ecosystem. It would be a hassle to have to buy many of the same apps I already own for a different os.

      • Stormourner

        since android operating systems are found on different devices that's why I stay with iOS devices

      • Edwin Ramirez

        I was in the same situation as you last November. But music is easily moved from one ecosystem to the other. Apps? Well, my solution was to ditch my iPhone 4 for a shiny Nexus 5 and buy an iPad so I wouldn't lose all my apps.
        And....that iPad mostly lays in my room picking up dust.

      • Leydz Boomshaka-Irwin

        Nexus 5 is an amazing phone! I hope they release a Nexus 6 with a better camera THEN i may just not get an iPhone 6. Love Nexus!

  • lll Anubis lll

    Half life 3 as an ios exclusive?

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  • Desertking24

    So I wonder if there's going to be a new iPod touch or iPad mini

    • korkidog

      Hope so!!!!

  • mattreeder

    I always get really excited for these events. I hope they live stream it so I can watch this with my dog (she too is an Apple fan)

  • iammane

    Excellent timing. My contract is up in October :)) will be nice to play Bioshock on a nice new shiny device. Good time to be a gamer!!

  • Jake7905

    Now that the IPhone is going large, with the 5.5 walking the phablet line, is there any reason left to buy an Android phone?

    • Ultima12

      Never was! Lol

    • ErlendHei

      Nope, but WP8.1 is a reason to turn to windows OS based devices.

    • Edwin Ramirez

      Plenty of reasons. A better question is now that the iPhone will be offered in a market-standard size is there any reason to return to iOS after having an Android device for a year?

      Up until now, personally, I haven't seen anything worth going back to iOS, except the shrinking amount of iOS exclusive games.

      • Jake7905

        Listen, you made a mistake going with Android, there's no shame in admitting a mistake. Any mobile gamer knows that the App Store's selection blows everything else away. And as far as hardware goes, Apple puts out the best reviewed smartphones and tablets on a consistent basis. So, yeah, there are plenty of reasons to toss that Android device. Though I can't think of any reason to buy one.

      • Edwin Ramirez

        I'm not going to argue with benchmarks nor with the fact that the App Store is still the prefered platform for mobile game developers but going with Android is anything but a mistake.

        Android is not that afterthought for most developers like it was a couple of years ago. Games being released on both platforms at same time is becoming more and more common.

        Although I may miss a couple of iOS exclusives, my device compensates with much more functionality in other areas. Nothing cooler than just touching my phone with my NFC equiped speaker and start listening to music in less than 3 seconds. Or being able to share a picture to any device via bluetooth (like all phones have been doing since bluetooth was invented).

        I still have an iPad just in case any iOS exclusive game comes out worth my money but it's been months, my Nexus 5 keeps me entertained with the constant Humble "Mobile" Bundles coming out.

  • Ultima12

    In dying to see the iPhone 6! I also heard of a potential iPad Pro. Guess we'll see :)

  • B30

    "Wish we could say more" – I have no objection.

  • shdwstar2417

    I'll be playing Destiny .

    • caaalrb

      Been counting down the days since the beta. Can't wait!

  • masos

    Finally...a new iphone! It's been a year already!! "Sarcasm detectorizer!"

  • MaqueGenio

    iphone Air
    50% faster CPU (tri core Cyclone)
    50% faster GPU (PowerVr G6630)

    You heard it here first.

  • AlexMilo

    I'm really excited about this, there has not been much drastic chances in the iPhone design lately. I'm still on iPhone 4 because of the dissapointment of the 5. Psyched for the 6 though, if the hardware rumors are true, it'll contain some serious power.
    Also, Bioshock outdates my iPad 3 so I need a new device. :P

    • AlexMilo

      And when it comes to the so-called 'iWatch' (hopefully they'll change the name (iTime, iWrist..?)) I hope it will be worthwhile. Samsungs new smartwatch is quite nice, one of the only things that has made me think about switching to Android.

    • CzarBrain

      I'm in the same boat. Contract is up on my 4s, 5 blew, and been looking forward to the six for a few months!
      Game on!

  • TripMX

    I'm pretty excited about this! I really hope that the next iPad (Air 2/Pro) is announced during this event as well....and if so, it had better have at least 2GB RAM this time around! Worse case scenario, the next iPad will not be announced on that day, but announced later along with the fabled iPad Maxi....my patience is running thin with my current ancient hardware.

  • Kane

    September 9th... Wish we could say more? Something to do with 9/11 me thinks

    • xzeldax3

      I highly doubt it.

    • AlexMilo

      ....that is one of the stupidiest comments ever. Why in the world would Apple talk about some bad event that took place 13 years ago?? First of all, no. Second of all, Apple will never remind people of something like that, it'll just make people sad and that is something Apple won't like to be associated with.

    • AlexMilo

      Not to mention why the hell they should do it two days before??

  • PeezMonster

    I seriously love Apple events

  • panzerdss

    Obviously, Apple is buying SEGA and releasing Dreamcast 2.

    • Kane

      If that happens, I will run naked in the early morning, nobody will spot me.. I will jog at 4am.

  • tomj315

    I will tell you what it means: apple has just compared the iWatch announcement to the mackintosh,the iMac and the iPad announcement.

    It's like yelling: r e v o l u t I o n.

    And did you saw what apple is building for this announcement? It sure is a campaign the world have never seen ever before.

    I think that the iWatch will be in the spotlight this time, and not the iPhone for a change. Sort of the "one more thing..."

    I see the iWatch as a round watch (of course), with full iOS functionality (developer apps!!!), fully waterproof and scratch-proof, and with lots of health&fitness features.

    Don't forget what Nike said: "we are shutting down our fuelband project because 'there are more interesting things in this area' .

    • AlexMilo

      Just the fact that iOS8 will have a new health monitoring system points greatly towards a smartwatch and that it will not just be a feature for the iPhone. That's also the only way a watch can be justified, except for the gadget-factor.