Steve Jobs Theater

Apple sends out invites for September 12 iPhone event at Steve Jobs theater

It's official! Apple has sent out press invitations for its first-ever event to be held at the Steve Jobs Theater on Apple Campus 2. As usual the event is on a Tuesday, September 12, and it's scheduled to start at 10:00 am (PST).

The invites don't say specifically what will be announced, but the consensus is that Apple will use the stage to unveil next-generation iPhones. Most of the rumor mill evidence thus far has pointed to an all-new iPhone 8, with an edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging and 3D face scanning, as well as more tame iPhone 7s and 7s Plus handsets.

In addition to the new smartphones, Apple is also expected to announce a third-generation Apple Watch with possible LTE connectivity, and a new Apple TV with support for 4K and HDR content.

Apple has confirmed that it will be live-streaming the event, but as always you are welcome to join us here at iDB on September 12, as we will be covering all of the major and subsequent announcements as they happen.

Apple Park sunset footage shows entrance to Steve Jobs Theater with its lobby lights on

Drone pilot Duncan Sinfield last Saturday published new aerial footage of the 175-acre Apple Park site on his YouTube channel, offering a glimpse at the entrance into the Steve Jobs Theater with its lobby light on.

“Opening day is getting closer at Apple Park, landscaping and road-striping are not the only things wrapping up,” reads the video's description.

Located atop a hill at one of the highest points of the upcoming campus, the Steve Jobs Theater sports the world's largest freestanding carbon-fiber rooftop.

Featuring glass staircase spiraling downward to an underground 1,000-people auditorium, the Theater will be used for corporate meetings and Apple media events, meaning the unveiling of iPhone 8 will most likely take place there.

“Steve’s vision for Apple stretched far beyond his time with us. He intended Apple Park to be the home of innovation for generations to come,” said Tim Cook in April.

The video revels significant progress being continually made on the main ring-shaped building, offering a nice look at the main atrium with its floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

Landscaping work will continue for a few months after offices in the main ring-shaped building are completed. Since April, employees have been gradually moving into Apple Park.