The Apple media cycle is in full swing. Since the company alerted reporters last week to a "secretive" event coming up on Tuesday in Cupertino, California, there's been little else to discuss in the world of tech—except for some stolen celebrity photos that were reportedly taken from Apple's iCloud service. (Apple denied that its system was breached.)
Here's what we know, or think we might know, about next week's show.
An iPhone 6 is on the way. The biggest change from the previous generation of devices, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, will be a bigger screen. One version will have a 4.7-inch display (up from 4 inches for the iPhone 5), and Apple will also introduce the iPhone "6L," with a 5.5-inch screen, as a competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note, Munster predicted.
From a financial standpoint, Stuart Jeffrey of Nomura Securities warns that the larger device could eat into sales of the iPad mini, which stands almost 8 inches tall. Numerous reports suggest that Apple will double the maximum amount of storage in the new phones to 128 gigabytes.
Apple's long-awaited entrance into the wearable computing market is likely upon us. The iWatch, or whatever name the device ends up with, has been a favorite topic of speculation for almost two years. The watch will give consumers access to Apple's iOS operating system on their wrists, taking on Android-powered smartwatches from Samsung and LG.
To help with the launch, Apple recently hired the sales director of luxury Swiss watch maker TAG Heuer. According to Munster, there's only a 50 percent chance of a smartwatch being announced on Tuesday, because Apple may prefer not to "dilute some of the attention from the core product."