Apple sends out invites for September 10 iPhone event

It's official. Apple has scheduled an event for a week from today and we're expecting a new iPhone. Read on for more details.

Mark your calendars for next Tuesday, September 10. Apple has just sent out invites for a news event that day, where we're expecting to see the next iPhone.

This year's tagline is simply, "This should brighten everyone's day."

The event is taking place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and begins at 10 a.m. Pacific. CNET will be there to bring you all the news, live. Stay tuned for more details on how to watch.

It's unclear at this point if Apple will also be offering a live video stream of the event. It didn't do so at last year's iPhone press conference, but proceeded to run live video for its October iPad Mini event, as well as its Worldwide Developers Conference this past June.

The date for the event matches up with previous reports, including one from AllThingsD as well as The Loop.

The event is strongly expected to bring two new models of the iPhone, both a high- and low-end range, the latter of which will be plastic. A series of leaks in the run-up to next week's event have shown colors of both models, though not a fully functioning device. The last time Apple held an event at its campus, it was for 2011's iPhone 4S, which brought Siri along with other new features.

Along with new iPhones, the event is expected to bring a formal release time for iOS 7, Apple's software overhaul which debuted at WWDC in June. The company has previously delivered finalized versions of that software to developers before releasing the same thing to consumers days before new iPhones go on sale.

New iPads or Macs are not expected at this particular event; Apple broke those products out into their own event last October.

The invite comes just hours after Microsoft's announcement that it plans to buy most of Nokia in a deal worth $7.2 billion.

CNET will have more details on what's expected, as well as how to watch next week's event in the coming days.

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