iPhone XS: Apple announces new iPhone event; see details


Apple has announced a date to introduce its new iPhone, rumored to be called the iPhone XS.

“Gather round,” the official Apple invite said Thursday, for a special launch event on Sept. 12 at the Steve Jobs Theater. The unveiling will begin at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) from Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Popular Apple blog 9to5Mac says it has photos of the new phone that will be introduced next month as the “iPhone XS.” It will come in 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch models with improved designs, an OLED (curved) screen and a new gold color; the iPhone X is currently only available in black and white.

Of course, if “iPhone X” is pronounced “iPhone Ten,” it may be hard to convince customers to call iPhone XS the “iPhone Ten S” when it looks like iPhone Excess (or iPhone Extra Small).

Apple, as always, has not responded to any reports of rumors. Details, including pricing and availability, will be announced at the Apple event on Sept. 12; the new iPhone is expected to get a release date later in the month.