New Apple launch: preview

Apple's expected to announce its brand new iPhone in the next few hours. Here's what you need to know about it, and how it's likely to affect the world of design.

Update: The launch is over - read our report here

The launch of a new Apple device is always big news in the tech industry and so geeks everywhere are currently working themselves into a frenzy. Because in the next few hours, Apple's due to announce its latest iPhone, the iPhone 5S, and possibly also a new budget phone, widely expected to be called the iPhone 5C.

Whatever's announced is likely to have a major impact on the world of digital design, so here we've gathered together all the details we have so far. Get reading, and get yourself prepared for the big launch!

iOS 7

What we definitely know is that the iPhone 5S will be running iOS 7. This new operating system is a real departure for Apple, representing a move away from skeumorphism and towards flat design. You'll find all you need to know about iOS 7 in these articles:

10 things you need to know about iOS 7

Apple has revealed a radical new vision for iOS - but what does this mean for designers? Sam Hampton-Smith delves into the official guidelines to find out...

The best free iOS 7 resources on Dribbble

If you’re looking for iOS 7 inspiration, want to get an idea of what’s on-trend, or you’re simply interested in what your fellow designers are up to, check what goodies Dribbble has to offer.

iOS 7: the app developer's guide

What do those developing apps for the platform need to know? WWDC attendee Tammy Coron offers some pointers.

The iPhone 5S

As far as the hardware of the new iPhone's concerned, Apple's keeping its cards close to its chest - but the video above and this article round up of all the iPhone 5S release date, news and rumours to date, courtesy of our sister site Tech Radar.

The iPhone 5C

Will Apple release its first budget iPhone today? The video above and this article brings together all the news and rumours we could get our hands on.

And that's it for now! Tech Radar will be covering the event live, so keep an eye on that site for updates throughout the hours to come, while we at Creative Bloq will bring you designer reaction once the big reveal has been made. Stay tuned!