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Apple holding media event Sept. 10, new iPhone announcement expected

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Apple has made it official. The company is holding a media event at its Cupertino corporate campus on September 10, presumably to introduce a new iPhone, and we'll see what else.

Apple's invitation lacked the cryptic clues you sometimes see prior to one of the company's product unveilings. Colorful circles or balloons decorated the invitation. Apple simply said of the "café breakfast and coffee bar" that "This should brighten everyone's day."

While iPhone is likely to command center stage, expect the usual buzzing about whether Apple will finally release an iWatch smartwatch, especially with Samsung widely expected to show off its own Galaxy Gear smartwatch on Wednesday.

There will also be plenty of questions and rumors about the latest handsets: will there be smaller and/or larger screen models? Will they have fingerprint authentication or NFC?

One thing that is almost certain: the new handsets will run iOS7, the previously announced and (aesthetically) very different mobile operating system, which boasts a handy Control Center for getting quick access to certain settings and utilities (flashlight, wireless radio controls, calculator). Apple may also finally unveil its rollout plans for OS X Mavericks, the latest operating system for Macintosh computers.

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By Edward C. Baig, USA Today

Associated Press

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