Apple is expected to announce two new versions of the iPhone today, both with bigger screens than their predecessors, and to introduce a wearable device, nicknamed the iWatch, also expect something big from U2. Extending a decade-long connection with Apple, U2 will play a significant part in Apple’s event.
The new phones are said to have 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays, and a design similar to the current iPads. The smartwatch is expected to feature a flexible display, protected by a stronger-than-glass synthetic sapphire coating, and will charge wirelessly. Both types of devices will reportedly include near-field communication, or NFC, technology that could allow for tap-to-pay mobile payments.
The Apple event starts at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, which will be held at a performing arts center in Cupertino, Calif.[NYT]