It’s almost time for Apple’s latest, highly anticipated media event, where the tech company is expected to reveal a new batch of iPhones, new iPads — and hopefully a few surprises as well. Ahead of the Sept. 10 conference, we round up the rampant rumors circling the web to show what to expect.
1-C is for color
Last week, Apple sent invitations to an event on Tues., Sept. 10 — all but announcing new products. Along with the email, the tech giant teased recipients with a colorful message reading “This should brighten everyone’s day.”
The mysterious message only further fueled rumors that Apple will be releasing a new set of brightly colored phones to be added to the iPhone family (seen here in conceptual renderings from Apple fan Martin Hajek).
2-C is for cheaper
Although the C most probably stands for “color,” the rumored iPhone 5C is also expected to be cheaper than its pricey ancestors. The slightly curvier, plastic-shelled iPhone is thought to be budget-friendly and Siri-less, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
Firing Siri for the iPhone 5C will allow Apple to lower the price of the new phone to a rumored $300. This move may be due to the growing threat from Apple’s competitors such as Samsung.
Newly leaked photos of the upcoming iPhone show a silver ring around the phone’s black home button. The images furthered rumors that the new smartphone will include a thumbprint scanner as a form of extra security for users.
While the images have not been confirmed, Apple patented fingerprint technology last year. Fox News reporter Clayton Morris believes the scanner, which could be used as part of an authentication process, will be announced at Apple’s conference tomorrow.
4-Need for speed
Last time the “S” was for Siri, this time it stands in for speed. Multiple sources are reporting that the rumored iPhone 5S will be 31 percent faster than its predecessor.
New iPads are also on the menu for Apple’s big product reveal tomorrow. The rumored iPad 5 is expected to be significantly thinner and less wide while keeping the same screen size.
Samsung and Sony recently announced their new time-telling gear and it may be time for Apple to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon.
Images of the rumored iWatch have been clogging up the web for months. In February, a Bloomberg report hinted that Apple had “100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device.”
Source: Fox News