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Apple announces September 15 event as Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air launch proves a no-show; iPhone 12 series due in October

The next Apple Event will commence on September 15 at 10:00 PDT. (Image source: Apple)
The next Apple Event will commence on September 15 at 10:00 PDT. (Image source: Apple)
The next Apple Event will begin at 10:00 PDT on September 15, the company has confirmed. Unsurprisingly, new hardware is expected to be announced at next week's event, but today's rumoured Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air launch came to nothing.

Today was supposed to be the day that Apple unveiled the Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air, according to Jon Prosser. Apparently, his sources were not to "budging or changing their mind" on that, with Prosser insisting that Apple would announce both devices in a press release. Prosser even gave a time for when the press release would be published, but "9:00am EST" came and went with no announcement.

The Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air were due today, according to Jon Prosser. (Image source: @jon_prosser)
The Apple Watch Series 6 and new iPad Air were due today, according to Jon Prosser. (Image source: @jon_prosser)

Apple did announce on thing today though, but it seems that Prosser has been fed false information again. Instead of announcing any products the company merely updated its Apple Events page with a banner for an event on September 15. The next Apple Event commences at 10:00 PDT (UTC-07:00). Typically, Apple announces a new generation of iPhones at these September events, but Mark Gurman suspects that this is not the case. Gurman correctly predicted that today's announcement would be for the September 15 event, but now thinks that Apple will use this to announce the Watch Series 6 and a new iPad Air.

The official invite, which we have included below, implies that Apple will be announcing something watch-related, at any rate. According to Gurman, Apple will not launch the iPhone 12 series until October. This would be even later than past rumours suggested, although it may mean that Apple has the devices ready to go almost immediately. Either way, an October iPhone announcement would be a first for Apple since the iPhone 4s in 2013.

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Apple, jon_prosser (1) (2) & markgurman (1) (2)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09- 8 (Update: 2020-09- 8)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.