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Apple to launch new iPhones on 9 September; will discontinue iPhone 5c

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In line with reports earlier this month, Apple is all set to host its next-gen iPhone launch event on September 9. The company will be live streaming the event on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and also for PC users.

The company has started sending invites to some media houses for the event to be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. The event image reads, “Hey Siri, give us a hint.”

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The company has ensured that Siri is a part of its media invite this time. Take a look below:

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This year, the Cupertino company is expected to launch the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The company was also rumoured to launch a cheaper variant – iPhone 6c – at the event. However, a new report by 9To5Mac claims otherwise. Citing sources related to the matter, the report says that Apple is working on the 4-inch device but it is not yet ready to ship.

“Apple has also internally prototyped a new, smaller iPhone with a 3.5-inch display, the same size of the iPhone’s screen from the first model in 2007 to the iPhone 4S in 2011, but it does not appear that the company plans to move forward with actually releasing such a device,” the report further adds. It further adds that the company plans to discontinue iPhone 5c, but the iPhone 5s, 6 and 6 Plus sales will continue.

Besides the new iPhones, the company is also expected to launch the long-time rumoured and much talked about 12.9-inch iPad dubbed iPad Pro. The large ‘12.9-inch iPad’ first hit headlines way back in 2013. Earlier this year, reports claimed that Apple will delay the start of production on the larger iPad Pro until around September due to problems involving the display panel supply.

The list of new products to be launched at the September event also includes the new Apple TV. Reports earlier this month hinted at Apple’s talks with ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox ‘rapidly gaining momentum. The company had earlier planned to launch the Apple TV at WWDC. However, the plan was canned as Apple didn’t want to take away the focus from its new OS or music streaming service.

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