Turning to other expected Apple announcements, updated AirPods, an AirPower wireless charger, a new Apple Watch, and revamped iPad Pro tablets could well feature at "Gather round". Units affected by these defective boards will see "unexpected restarts, a frozen screen, or won't turn on", says Apple.
Investor Warrant Buffett, speaking on Thursday to CNBC, said the iPhone is "enormously underpriced" even when it costs $1,000, given how indispensable it has become for so many people. We saw this previous year when almost every detail/feature concerning the 2017 iPhone X were spoiled by a HomePod firmware leak.
According to Apple site 9to5Mac, which obtained the leaked images, the name is final and Apple will likely make its brand new phone available to buy before the end of September. Members of the press have received an invitation to the company's headquarters in Cupertino, CA for a September 12 presentation that will presumably cover new iOS hardware.
Perhaps under a different suffix than "XS" will be the middle sized, but cheapest, new 6.1-inch LCD iPhone.
The leak also reveals the two iPhone XS models in a new gold colour variant. Shared by 9to5Mac, the image shows two iPhones that look similar to the current iPhone X, but with gold outer edges.
Rumours around new iPad Pro models While there are little chances, some rumours also suggest that Apple could launch a new iPad Pro model in 11-inch and 12.9-inch sizes with support for FaceID and thinner bezels around the screen. Lastly, there may well be a new and larger Apple Watch announced.
The Apple Watch Series 3 is easily the best Apple Watch so far, but you wouldn't know it from sales. Lastly, the picture above shows what could be an additional microphone between the side button and Digital Crown.
That device will also reportedly come in multiple color options, with Apple harking back to its now-discontinued iPhone 5c to give customers a bit more variety.