The countdown to the next iPhone(s) is officially on like Megatron, after Apple announced it’s holding a press call on September 9th that will surely be marked by the arrival of 2015’s models.
The invitation to the event dispenses with the visual clues and text hints that Apple has in the past employed to tease fanboys and set tongues wagging.
However, in their stead there’s a prompt for the Apple army to ask the iPhone’s Siri voice assistant if it knows anything more than about the showcase.
Go ahead and do that, though, and Siri pleads ignorance and waggishly directs you to an iPhone rumours blog for the latest news. A gag that would probably be funnier if those same blogs hadn’t been so on-the-money with their pre-release iPhone leaks over the last few years.
That said, to give Apple due credit we’re still not exactly sure what’s in store for us next month. At one stage, it looked like we might get three phones: the iPhone 6S, a super-sized iPhone 6S Plus and a successor to the more keenly priced iPhone 5C, dubbed the iPhone 6C.
However, latterly rumours have been circulating that the 6C has been put on ice for the time being, purportedly because of concerns that the lower priced handset could eat into sales of the 6S and 6S Plus.
As a so-called ‘S-release’ iPhone, the 6S and its larger running mate are expected to retain the look and feel of the current-generation model.
However, it is tipped to include a better camera, Force Touch pressure-sensitive display technology, a beefier processor and longer battery life from a smaller cell.