So the wait is finally over. Apple has confirmed what we were waiting for eagerly by announcing an invitation-only event in San Francisco on September 9.
While it has always been difficult to predict Apple, given its legendary love for secrecy and suspense, the upcoming event seems as a no-brainer given the usual cycle of iPhone launches.
Going by a precious few rumours and snaps, we can safely assume that Apple's next flagships will be the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus, phones as large as the current models but with heavily upgraded interiors.
As per 9to5Mac, Apple may also release a 4-inch iPhone 6c in November but the phone may not feature in the list of launches at the event.
Even though the new iPhones will look and feel the same, Apple is gearing up to sell close to an astronomical 90 million units in the last quarter of the year, enticing customers with the new iOS 9, improved internal features, better battery performance and products like Apple Pay, Apple Music and the reinvigorated Maps service.
Rumours suggest that iPhone 6S will also feature a Qualcomm MDM9635M chip which will deliver more than twice the download speed than the iPhone 6, supporting speeds as high as 300Mbps.
In terms of internal storage, several genuine sources have suggested that the iPhone 6S and the iPhone 6S Plus will feature 32GB as base storage, thus removing the last figments of anxiety among users about the absence of an additional memory slot.
The iPhone 6S' front camera will also feature a flash, panoramic capability and 1080 pixel resolution as against 720 pixels in the iPhone 6.
As per reports earlier this month, the new iPhones will go on sale come September 25th and Vodafone will start taking pre-orders from September 18. While it wouldn't make any sense to suggest that other network operators won't field any new iPhones, but they haven't revealed any pre-order dates as yet.