5 things to know about the next iPhone

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Apple is expected to unveil new iPhones on September 9 in San Francisco

Phones may come in a new color, rose gold, and have a new feature called Force Touch

CNN  — 

It’s that time of year again. The kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, footballs are flying through the air and Apple is readying new iPhones.

The company just announced it will hold an event September 9 in San Francisco. And while Apple is tighter with its secrets than the CIA, a new generation of iPhones – which have been birthed every September or October since 2011 – are a safe bet.

Here’s what to expect from the ninth generation of Apple’s flagship device.


If recent patterns hold, the phone will be called iPhone 6S – assuming it’s a relatively modest upgrade over last year’s iPhone 6. But if Apple overhauls the handset, it may ditch the odd-year “S” naming convention and call it iPhone 7.

There’s a perception among some consumers that the “S” models aren’t as de