Don't expect Apple to announce iPhone 12 on 9/15 – it's all iPad and Apple Watch

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What you need to know

  • Apple will hold an online special event next Tuesday, September 15.
  • The event is expected to out new Apple Watches and iPads – possibly more.
  • Don't expect to see any iPhones this time around, though.

Apple announced that it will be holding an online special event next week, Tuesday, September 15. It didn't say what will be announced, but it doesn't look like iPhones will be anywhere near that event. Look to October, instead.

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That means that this event will be an iPad and Apple Watch-only affair, although there is still the possibility that there could be more on the horizon. As Bloomberg points out, HomePods and even some new over-ear headphones are expected before the end of the year. Could they get some stage time next week?

Probably not, but at this point all bets are off. The arrival of as many as two new Apple Watches and a new iPad Air is more than enough to warrant an online event. As for iPhones? We'll have to wait until October to even see them, let alone buy them.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.