As expected, September will be the month when we will see the next generation iPhone. Apple has already sent out media invites for its event that will be held on Wednesday, September 7. Once again, the company has chosen the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
According to numerous rumors that were circulating during the previous months, this fall should be very interesting for Apple fans. The media event will most definitely feature the next generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. However, if you have been reading the rumors and leaks, you should already know what to expect from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. By having such a popular and widely used product, it is very hard for Apple to stop rumors and leaks that often turn out to be true these days.
The next-gen iPhone 7 is expected to come with improved cameras, where the larger phone will come with the dual-system camera. In addition, the next-generation processor will be built-in, and the water resistance will be improved as well, due to the elimination of the headphone jack.
If you were looking for a new kind of design, you will be disappointed since the iPhone 7 will be identical to the current iPhone generation, except for the antenna bands. The new, relocated antenna bands will no longer span the back of the devices, which means that the new iPhone will be even more visually polished than before.
Interestingly enough, a photo claiming to show the exact specifications of the new iPhone 7 Plus leaked on the Web a couple of days ago. The photo originates from China, and it is said that it comes from one of the factories where iPhones are being produced.
Once again, there is evidence of the inclusion of the Lightning-equipped EarPods, as well as a Lighting-to-3.5mm adapter, which means that you will get to use your old EarPods and other headphones. On that same day, Apple announced that it is adding a 2TB storage tier to its iCloud service, which goes hand in hand with the leaked photo that shows a larger capacity iPhone, with up to 256GB.
Aside from the iPhone, Apple is expected to dedicate some time to a second-generation Apple Watch. Even though design changes are not expected, the new Watch will mostly likely be waterproof, and should feature an improved processor, and a built-in GPS chip.
It is also worth noting that Apple’s Mac lineup is due for a refresh. However, we already know that the Cupertino-based company doesn’t usually mix different product categories when it comes to its media events. This year’s September event should only feature the iPhone and Apple Watch. Those who are waiting on the new MacBook Pro as well as other Macs will most likely have to wait for a couple more months.
The September 7 event will begin at 10:00am Pacific Time. Apple has already announced that they will be live-streaming the event, so you can watch it live. You will need to have an iOS or OS X device to do this, even though Microsoft Edge is also compatible with this technology.
Stay tuned to AppsRooster as we will be posting the latest news from the media event.