Apple’s officially holding a press event on 9 September, and all the other news you’ve missed

News in bite-sized pieces, what more do you need to get your Wednesday underway?

This month is going to be one where you’re going to get bombarded left, right, and centre with new gizmos and gadgets. We’re not complaining but just blink and it’s easy to miss out on some of the product launches and upcoming tech. Don’t worry – we’ve condensed them for you in our weekly news round-up. 

Apple confirms event for 9.9.2014

The iPhone 6 is coming – very, very soon. And you won’t have to wait too long for it. Apple’s invited the faithful to Cupertino in anticipation of a new device. We’re betting our last dollars that it will be the iPhone 6, but we might get lucky and see a bumper product unveil with the iPhone 6L and iWatch in addition to the iPhone 5S successor.

READ MORE: It’s official: Apple sends out invites for 9 September event

Samsung outs the Gear S smartwatch

Samsung has revealed its latest wearable device – and it’s one that has its own SIM card and 3G connection. Yep, its long-rumoured Gear S is finally launched and you don’t need a paired smartphone to take calls, send messages or use a bunch of apps. Most likely be available in October, it's quite the looker, don’t you think? 

READ MORE: Samsung announces the Gear S, its standalone 3G smartwatch 

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The purported Asus ZenWatch will be the cheapest Android Wear

Speaking of the Samsung Gear S being available in October, there’s another wearable that might be out at the same time. The alleged Asus ZenWatch, which will most likely make its debut at IFA in the next few days, may be available then and is said to possibly be the cheapest Android Wear smartwatch in the market.    

READ MORE: Asus ZenWatch, likely the cheapest Android Wear device to date, due in October 

Sony may bring out three water-resistant devices

Prepare yourselves – Sony’s due to out not one, not two, but three new devices at IFA 2014 and they’re said to be water-resistant. The teaser Sony’s put out hints at these and we’re guessing they could be the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and the Xperia Z3 Compact tablet. We hope Sony’s got something special up its sleeves.

READ MORE: Sony may have three water-resistant devices coming soon 

Here’s the first consumer VR headset, and it’s built for the LG G3

Vortex VR will soon bring to market a phone-centric headset (read VR headset) for the LG G3. Named the VRTX I, the headset enables the G3 to be nestled within the gear and it will also feature a 100-degree field of view. However, other details are scant and pricing and availability have yet to be disclosed.

READ MORE: First consumer VR headset for mobile phones is built for the LG G3

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