Apple will host an event from its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif. on Sept. 7, where it is widely expected leaders will unveil the iPhone 14.

Although Apple has not officially confirmed a new iPhone will appear in invites sent to media last week, the tech giant typically reserves September for launching its signature smartphone.

The event also kicks off a busy time in tech as companies roll out new devices and hardware in preparation for the holiday shopping season.Here's everything you need to know about Apple's tech event next Wednesday.

The event kicks off at 1 p.m. ET, or 10 a.m. PT if you're on the West Coast.

When does Apple event start?

USA TODAY's Tech team will provide live updates of the Apple event when it starts at 1 p.m. But if you want to watch it yourself, Apple will streaming both on its website and through the Apple TV app. It will also stream on Apple's official YouTube channel.

How to follow Apple event live

Unless Apple upends years of tradition, we're going to see a new iPhone. But Apple has also trotted out other gadgets in its portfolio, too. Last year, Apple unveiled a new Apple Watch, an updated version of its budget-friendly iPad, and a new iPad Mini.

What can we expect at Apple event?

Apple will reveal this next week. But if history offers any clues, last year Apple launched iPhone preorders the Friday after the event, with phones officially going for sale the week after. If Apple follows this pattern, expect preorders to open Sept. 9 with the new iPhones going on sale Sept. 16.

When will the iPhone 14 go for sale?

Maybe not so much. Digital marketing firm Time2Play surveyed more than 2,500 iPhone users in the U.S. who own an iPhone X or later. Their results showed only 9.5% of respondents were definitely upgrading. However, 59% said they have no plans to upgrade. For those who aren't sure, they want to see a better camera, a larger battery, and USB-C charging, the survey found.

How excited are Apple fans for iPhone 14?

Let's not forget all eligible iPhones will receive an update for the latest version of iOS. Last year, Apple launched iOS 16 the Monday before the iPhone 13 went on sale. If Apple follows that trend this year, iOS 16 would launch on Sept. 12.

What about iOS 16?