Apple's iPhone 8 event is happening on September 12th

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San Francisco: The gadget market is once again abuzz with the news of launch of Apple's next flagship device iPhone 8 on September 12. As is the case every year, it is nearly time for the new iPhone to get unveiled and we might see a few other announcements happening as well on the same day, when Apple for the first time is going to have the presser at the Steve Jobs Theater.

For the first time, the event will be held at the spaceship-shaped Steve Jobs Theater on its new Cupertino, California headquarters, expected to open later this year. This has reportedly been revealed by Robert Hwang, CEO of Taiwan-based iPhone assembler Wistron. Wistron is said to have recently started assembling iPhone SE units at its plant in Karnataka, India. Since the smartphone will come with wireless charging, analysts believe that it is likely to sport a glass or a plastic back panel for hinder-free connection.

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As usual, the media invites include a sneak peek at the theme of the event, along with a tagline which this time simply reads "Let's meet at our place".

The iPhone 7S line is expected to feature incremental updates, but the anniversary phone could get a whole new look. This is the 10th Anniversary of the iPhone and rumours are rife about Apple bridging the gap between its rivals in terms of features and perhaps going beyond them. This is also the primary reason the company is dropping the Touch ID or possibly fingerprint sensor. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 4,971 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $716,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Users will be able to tap on the screen to wake the handset, a functionality widely used in majority of the Android smartphones. Among major anticipated changes is the removal of the home button and facial scanning replacing touch ID.