Apple Thursday mailed formal invitations to a media event on September 9, to be held at the Flint Center, in Cupertino at 10 a.m. Pacific time. 

The invitation is almost stark in its simplicity: "9.9.2014 Wish we could say more."

: 4.7-inches and 5.5 inches, according to the consensus rumor. Earlier this week, John Paczkowski, writing for Re/code, said "Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9." 

"The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple's HealthKit health and fitness platform," Paczkowski wrote. "It will also -- predictably -- make good use of HomeKit, the company's new framework for controlling connected devices -- though it's not clear how broadly or in what way."

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"It's not clear" is the state-of-the-art reporting for the upcoming products. In fact, very little is actually known about the new iPhone models, and even less about the "wearable." 

John Cox covers wireless networking and mobile computing for "Network World."


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