Apple will take the wraps off the newest iPhone(s) and perhaps a second-gen Apple Watch at an event on 7 September at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern. The venue is a standard Apple pick, San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium.
The invitation, which Apple emailed to media outlets on Monday morning, gives away absolutely nothing. “See you on the 7th,” it says. That’s it. But if history tells us anything, it’s that new iPhones are on deck next week. The invitation’s colourful lights could be hinting at that incredible dual lens camera we’ve been hearing so much about, though maybe we’re just grasping there. The next-gen iPhone is also expected to ditch the headphone jack, a controversial decision if ever there was one.
We’ll also see final updates to iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, which were previewed at June’s Worldwide Developers Conference and will be released this spring.
Check out our constantly updated iPhone 7 rumour round-up to get up to speed on which rumours are credible and which are probably junk. We’ve also been hearing rumours about refreshed Apple Watch hardware for a while, so we may see an Apple Watch 2 alongside a watchOS 3 refresher at the September event. It sounds like the upgraded watch won’t include long-awaited cellular capabilities for a true stand-alone experience, nor will it be a dramatical overhaul in appearance.
Our colleagues at US Macworld will be on the ground at the event with all the news as it unfolds, so be sure to mark your calendar for 7 September and join us for the annual iPhone live-blog. Apple will live-stream the event as usual, so you can tune in and follow along.