Apple will unveil the iPhone 12 during a virtual event on September 15

  • Apple is expected to launch four new iPhones this month at a virtual event on September 15.
  • The so-called iPhone 12 will be Apple's first smartphone to support 5G.
  • Apple is also expected to announce two new Apple Watches, a new HomePod, and more this fall.
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Apple just announced that it will hold a virtual event on September 15, where its highly expected to unveil the iPhone 12 and other new products.

The event website doesn't offer many details about what the event will entail, other than to say it will begin at 10 a.m. PT and will take place at Apple Park. A blue Apple logo can also been seen on the page, further fueling rumors that the next-generation iPhone may come in a new blue color option.

Apple's iPhone 12 is expected to be its first smartphone with 5G connectivity, coming after Android device makers like Samsung, Huawei, and OnePlus have launched 5G phones throughout 2019 and 2020.

Apple's iPhone 12 will reportedly come in four variants: two models to succeed the iPhone 11 and two that will replace the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. All four versions will reportedly featured OLED screens, which offer deeper blacks and richer contrast compared the iPhone 11's LCD panel.

The iPhone 11 sequels are expected to come in two sizes, 5.4 inches and 6.1 inches, while the expected iPhone 12 Pro is rumored to come in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch options. The larger high-end model is also expected to come with the same Lidar sensor as the latest iPad Pro, according to Bloomberg.

In addition to launching new iPhones, Apple is also expected to unveil two new Apple Watch models, a smaller version of its HomePod smart speaker, and a new iPad Air with thinner bezels like the iPad Pro, Bloomberg reports.

The September 15 announcement marks the second major event that Apple has had to hold virtually in recent months because of the coronavirus pandemic. In late June, it held its annual Worldwide Developers Conference digitally for the first time in its 31 years.

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