iPhone 7 & 7 Plus Launch Event Scheduled for Sept 7; Here’s What You Should Expect
It is that time of the year when Apple unveils its latest products to everyone in San Francisco. Apple has sent out invitations for this year’s Keynote event which everyone is excited for because the new line of iPhones, iPads and Macs is expected to be unveiled at the event.
The Apple Keynote event will be held on 7th September, a Wednesday, at 10AM Pacific Time or 10:30PM Indian Standard Time. While many of you won’t be able to attend it, you can watch it live too!
Live streaming uses Apple’s HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. HLS requires
- iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 or later
- Mac with Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later
- PC with Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
- Streaming via Apple TV requires an Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later or an Apple TV (4th generation)
The retail release date has been pegged at September 16 when the iPhones will be officially available to customers for purchase.
What can you expect at the event?
It is quite apparent that the next generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be unveiled at the event. However, what one doesn’t know is that the next gen iPhones will be sacrificing a few features and making way for some new exciting ones.
First and foremost, it is rumoured that the new iPhones will abolish the 3.5mm headphone jack and instead integrate it with the lightning port on the phones. There have been mixed reactions and we’re quite sure this will affect iPhone sales in some way.
There have been a few design changes as well, more prominently at the back with just bordered antenna lines and cleaner finish. There might also be two downward facing speakers in the smartphones for crisper and louder sound.
Some rumours also suggest that iPhone could be dropping the iconic home button and replacing it with a touch capacitive button, which might not go down well with iPhone users. However these are just leaks and we’re only about a week away from the actual smartphone.
Other than iPhone, new generation iPads will also be unveiled, with a small possibility of upgraded iMacs. The Macbooks are also due for an upgrade this year and we shall see more powerful MacBook at this year’s event, if not earlier.