Twitter gets special Apple 'like icon' as NEW iPhone 13 expected later today – how to unlock it

YOU can unlock a secret "like" animation on Twitter – created specially by Apple.

The "Apple like" logo is in celebration of today's Apple event, where we're expecting the iPhone 13.

This top-secret event is also expected to showcase the reveal of the Apple Watch 7, some new Apple AirPods and possibly a new iPad.

The event is always a major date in the gadget calendar, eagerly awaited by Apple fans.

As part of the fanfare, there's now an official #AppleEvent hashtag on Twitter.

Using this in a tweet will make a small colourful Apple logo appear.

And if you "like" a tweet with this hashtag, the "like" button will transform into an Apple logo – using a new custom animation.

It's likely that this will vanish in a few days, once the hubbub around the event has died down.

The event is due to kick off at 10am California time – or 6pm in the UK.

As always, the Apple event is being livestreamed as it happens.

In fact it's an entirely virtual event this year – just like in 2020.

We don't know much about the iPhone 13 for certain.

But as the launch draws near, the quality and quantity of leaks increases.

And we can already make some educated guesses about the handset too.

It's extremely likely to support 5G – like last year's roster of iPhones.

You can also expect to see a new A15 Apple processor.

Some of the chief rumours include boosted storage – with a new 1TB model and an upgraded base of 128GB (up from 64GB) – and new colour options.

We could also see the most expensive iPhone ever, if the 1TB rumour is true.

Of course, we don't know anything for certain until Apple makes its big announcement later today.

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