Tuesday is a big day for the watchers of Apple, Inc.
The company will hold one of its rare “special events” in Cupertino, California—likely for the purpose of debuting a highly-anticipated new iPhone model, and updates to other Apple products.
Rumours have been swirling for weeks about the possibility of a cheaper iPhone model that will come in a variety of colours, including pink and green, as well as a higher end model that will have a gold colour option. Australian teenager Sonny Dickson made headlines last week for using his blog to reveal pictures of these supposed new models, which he told Bloomberg were sent to him by workers at Apple manufacturer Foxconn.
Industry watchers have suggested that one of the new phones, called the 5C, will come at a much lower price point of around US$100 in order to appeal to consumers in emerging markets. China has been rumoured as a particular target for Apple expansion, as CEO Tim Cook was spotted visiting with wireless providers in the country earlier this year. The other new iPhone, rumoured to be called the 5S, would be priced in a similar range to past new models such as the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4.
Other big predictions include the possibility that the iPhone’s “home” button will double as a fingerprint scanner on new models, offering an extra level of security for wary Apple customers.
It’s also expected that Apple will unveil a revamp of its iOS 7 system at Tuesday’s launch, as well as some potential updates to its Apple TV service.
The event is expected to get underway by 1 p.m. EST, or 10 a.m. local time in Cupertino. Canadian Business will continue to have updates as more information becomes available…