Apple is expected to unveil its flagship devices next month, but what is the exact date? According to a report from CNBC, the company is hosting an event on September 12. Apple could possibly unveil the iPhone 8, Apple Watch 3, or Apple TV on the said event. The iPhone 8 is probably the most anticipated smartphone to arrive this year. A lot of fans are excited because it marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone line.

iPhone 8’s rumored features

The iPhone 8 will feature an edge-to-edge screen display that takes up almost its entire front portion.

The device will also sport an OLED screen, which makes it brighter and more colorful compared to its predecessors. Apple might remove the iconic physical home button of the device and replace it with a virtual button. There is nothing to worry because all of the home button’s previous functions will still be available, except the fingerprint sensor. Rumors claim that the company will be moving the fingerprint sensor at the back of the device, just like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8. The new virtual home button is going to be called “Home Indicator.”

What can 3D sensors do?

The iPhone 8 will feature 3D recognition sensors capable of generating a “FaceID.” The FaceID can be used to unlock the smartphone and verify payments on Apple’s digital wallet service.

The device will also feature inductive wireless charging technology. Inductive charging uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects.

How long will it take to charge the phone?

According to MacRumors, the wireless charging feature of the iPhone 8 might be half the charging speed of standard chargers. The iPhone 8’s charging might be limited to 7.5 watts of power instead of the 15 watts of the Qi standard.

The group “Wireless Power Consortium” developed the Qi standard, which is the standard commonly used for wireless charging technology.

Apple partners with Accenture

In other news, Apple and Accenture (a management consulting company) recently announced that they will team up to build better business applications for iOS. According to Susan Prescott, Apple’s Vice President for applications, markets, and services, the partnership with Accenture is not just about improving existing applications. It is about creating new apps and experiences with the help of new technologies. The partnership will take full advantage of the power, simplicity, and security of Apple’s mobile operating system.