Apple sends out official invitations for Sept. 9 event!

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It’s official — Apple will hold a special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, CA at 10 AM PT on September 9. This message comes courtesy of The Beard (AKA Jim Dalrymple), the proprietor of Loop Insight.

As usual, TUAW will be liveblogging the event and providing instant news of whatever announcements happen to be made by Tim Cook and company. We’ll provide details of the liveblog once the date gets a bit closer.

It’s widely expected that Apple will, as in past years, announce new iPhones at the special event. What is not known is whether or not an Apple wearable device (AKA “iWatch”) will also be announced

Here’s the new iPhone 6, Coming September 9!?

iPhone 6 (5)The Apple iPhone 6 are starting to pour in frantically as the launch event nears. The latest one clings to the September 9 announcement date instead of the September 19 one and complements the statement with a list of the specs and a ton of pictures of the phone itself and the retail box.

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By now we’re tired of repeating this but here goes – take these with a grain of salt as they could be just a clever hoax or a dummy unit or just a pre-production hardware that has differs from the final units.

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There are enough clues in the images above to suggest this as just another fake device or phone with Android software made out to mimic Apple’s iOS. For starters the Calendar icon looks fake. Second the hardware looks awfully unpolished with a plastic-looking front panel and a protruding camera lens on the back and the single LED flash.

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The source of the images has put forth some specs along with the hardware images. As we went through them we saw nothing new – a 4.7″ display of 960 x 1704 resolution, 2GB of RAM and dual-core 2GHz processor inside a 64-bit Apple A8 chip, 8MP camera with 1080p@60fps video recording, the lot.

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The torrent of images and rumors isn’t slowing down, so it’s up to you to choose what to believe until Apple introduces the real thing on stage. 

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Apple’s new Lightning cable could be reversible on both ends!

Apple's new Lightning cable could be reversible on both endsAccording to a tweet from Sonny Dickson, the teen in Australia who gained fame last year for leaking parts of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c, the new Lightning cable for Apple’s mobile devices will be reversible on both sides. While the next USB C connector will also have that feature, Apple’s cable could be ready in a matter of a couple of months.

Apple plans on achieving the reversibility by putting thinner pins in the middle of the connector, which allows it to have the same room to plug into the proper port regardless if it is oriented right side up, or upside down.

Assuming that this is a legit Apple design, and not the workings of a third party manufacturer, perhaps Apple will show these off on September 9th when the next iteration of the iPhone is expected to be unveiled. With total reversibility, just imagine how much sweeter your life will be.