The event will be broadcast live today, September 12, at 10 a.m. Pacific / 1 p.m. Eastern.
But, if you just have to have the new phone, at least you'll get (rumored) new features like facial recognition unlocking, payment through facial recognition, an edge-to-edge display, with a glass-centric appearance, wireless charging and even augmented reality features.
While the iPhone 8 has been linked with many names, including iPhone Edition and iPhone Pro, the latest leak suggests that the smartphone will be dubbed iPhone X to mark the 10th anniversary of the series.
The anticipated name of the new model is said to be called iPhone X.
As for photo capability, the future iPhone is expected to have dual rear cameras, similar to the iPhone 7 Plus's, but with new filming options. USA TODAY will provide live updates of the event as it happens.
Also expected to be introduced in the new update is 'Animoji' - animated versions of the popular emoji icons. Termed the "Faced ID" it can scan your facial features in less than a second and can also be used to authenticate payments and open apps. (It won't work until the event itself has started.) Note that watching this way doesn't always work and the live stream can sometimes quit. Both front and back cameras are expected to be capable of recording 4K video. You can also use an Apple TV, which makes perfect sense, right? Other than this, the changes will be minor. It matters what you did with it. Before Apple, nobody thought of putting a telephoto and wideangle lens combination in a phone. And finally, Windows 10 users can stream the event on their Microsoft Edge browser at this link. However, the key focus will be on the iPhone X, an all new premium smartphone from the technology giant.
The third-generation Smartwatch is expected to come with LTE - long-term evolution - connectivity that would all for cellular connectivity.
Android users are out of luck if they are wanting to watch the launch event.