New iPhone 2018 launch: Apple sends out invites for September 12th event

Looks like a new round Apple Watch Series 4 could be coming too. And here's where you can watch it

Apple has announced the date of its next big event: block out your diary at 10am San Francisco/6pm UK on 12 September 2018.

While Apple hasn't mentioned any specific products, it announces new iPhones at this time every year, so we're 99.99999% certain we're looking at the new 2018 iPhone launch event. 

All the rumours suggest a bigger version of the iPhone X, as well as a lower-cost iPhone with an LCD screen.

There are also rumours that Apple is working on a redesigned Apple Watch Series 4 with a circular screen, and if you're into reading the Apple tea leaves from its invitation images (which often do give small hints), maybe that's what you'd expect here. 

Or maybe it's a just a reference to Apple's giant ring headquarters, where the event is taking place.

Maybe the gold effect on the text and image means Apple's flagship phone will get that finish back – you can only get a gold finish on the iPhone 8 models currently.

Perhaps we'll hear about upgraded AirPods too, and surely the much-delayed AirPower charging mat will appear at last.

As is usually the case with Apple's events these days, you can watch the livestream on Apple's site.

Matthew Bolton

Matt is T3's former AV and Smart Home Editor (UK), master of all things audiovisual, overseeing our TV, speakers and headphones coverage. He also covered smart home products and large appliances, as well as our toys and games articles. He's can explain both what Dolby Vision IQ is and why the Lego you're building doesn't fit together the way the instructions say, so is truly invaluable. Matt has worked for tech publications for over 10 years, in print and online, including running T3's print magazine and launching its most recent redesign. He's also contributed to a huge number of tech and gaming titles over the years. Say hello if you see him roaming the halls at CES, IFA or Toy Fair. Matt now works for our sister title TechRadar.