Although the end of the summer doesn’t give us many reasons to be happy, most mobile geeks wait for it impatiently. Why? Because in mobile industry September equals new generation of iPhone. This year won’t be no exception as Apple has just started to send out invitation to a press conference during which they’re expected to unveil new iPhones and update their smartwatch line. Scheduled to 7th September the event will traditionally take place in California.
Apple iPhone 7 line will debut on September 7th accompanied by Apple Watch 2. It’s official.
Apple has finally given an official announcement concerning the iPhone 7’s premiere. Recently sent invitations confirm that the new generation of the iconic iPhone smartphones will be presented during a special event held on September 7th at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco at 10 am Pacific Time, which is 1 pm here in New York. As for the hints concerning debuting devices, Apple isn’t particularly generous in this field as the invitations only say “See you on the 7th”.
What to expect from the iPhone 7?
This has been the fifth time in a row for Cupertino team to introduce new devices in September. Traditionally, one of this products will be the latest member of the big iPhone line. If to believe all those rumors circulating the net, Apple will unveil two new models of the iPhone 7 series. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will target at those looking for a more compact handset, while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will be dedicated to phablet enthusiasts. Plus, Apple may also finally drop the 16GB model for 32GB version.
The new generation of devices is rumored to be extremely similar to its predecessors, with only few design differences of secondary character. Those will be smaller and hence less visible antenna lines and lack of the headphone jack, which long before the iPhone 7’s premiere has been considered the phone’s biggest drawback. However, the new line is also believed to come with enhanced water resistance, advanced optics represented by dual camera setup, beefier batteries and brand new ultra-fast A10 processor coupled with 3GB RAM in the case of iPhone 7 Plus.
Guesses on the Apple Watch 2
But the iPhone 7 won’t be the only star of the event, as if to trust some market analysts Apple may also use the occasion to upgrade Apple Watch family. The second generation of the wearables is said to come just as the iPhone 7 with improved water resistance, faster processor, GPS and barometers. Most likely there will be two version of the Apple Watch 2.
Show livestream access
All those of us who aren’t privileged to participate in the press conference in Cali, will be able to watch the show on their devices as the tech giant is going to livestream the event on their website. The access to the stream will be available on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches working on iOS 7.0 or higher versions with built-in Safari browser. Meanwhile, Mac users will need to run OS X version 10.8.5, and even Apple TV owners may take advantage of the livestream providing that they’re using second, third or fourth generation of devices with software version 6.2 or fresher. But since Apple applies its own HTTP Live Streaming technology, the show stream will be locked down to other software platforms, only Windows 10 users with Microsoft’s Edge browser will be an exception here.
Pre-orders on iPhone 7 are planned to kick off on September 9th, whereas on September 16th the devices are to hit stores nationwide.