updated 07:49 pm EDT, Sat August 10, 2013
OS X Mavericks launch predicted to be separate
Apple is planning to hold an iPhone-related press event on September 10th, sources say. The people haven't revealed any other details about the event, but AllThingsD suggests that OS X Mavericks -- which is almost complete, and due this fall -- won't be getting a formal launch at the same time. There also haven't been any hints that the iWatch or a TV set will make a debut.
Instead Apple is typically expected to announce the iPhone 5S, an evolutionary upgrade of its flagship device. Rumors have called for features like a faster processor and a 12-megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash. A potential highlight is NFC and/or a fingerprint sensor, although no parts with a integrated sensor have surfaced to date.
In a radical departure, Apple may also launch a long-anticipated lower-cost (mid-tier) iPhone, possibly known as the iPhone 5C. The product is rumored to have an 8-megapixel camera like the iPhone 5, and a plastic back, unlike the more expensive metal and glass used on the iPhone 4, 4S, and 5. That back may also come in a range of different colors.