Apple sends out invitations for the new iPhone event on September 12

Apple has sent out invitations for an event at its Cupertino, California, campus – an event that is almost sure to reveal the next generation of iPhone, as the company has done every September since 2012.

Here’s a look at the invitation:

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Apple is expected to reveal three new models of its flagship smartphone on September 12 at the Steve Jobs Theatre at its new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.

The “gather round” tagline most likely refers to Apple’s new campus, Apple Park, which features a signature “spaceship” design that’s perfectly round. It could also be a hint as to what we can expect from the event – is Apple also planning to reveal a new Apple Watch with a round face, perhaps? Or a new HomePod speaker?

This year is expected to be an “S year,” meaning any new iPhones are likely to be an evolution, rather than a revolution, from last year’s flagship iPhone X reveal. Indeed, all three new phones are likely to sport the iPhone X’s edge-to-edge screen design, complete with the infamous “notch” for the Face ID selfie camera.

Of course, Apple could always have “one more thing” planned at its launch. Other possible products that could be on deck for a grand reveal include new Apple Watch models, an updated iPad Pro and the next version of its AirPods.

Business Insider will cover the iPhone announcement live. Come back on September 12 for all the news as it happens.

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