Apple today sent out media invites for an iPhone-centric event that will be held on Wednesday, September 7 at 10:00 am at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. The invitation is pretty simple this year, with just out-of-focus colored circles scattered around a black landscape, and the words, “See you on the 7th” imprinted on the bottom of the invitation.
The fall 2016 event is expected to see the debut of the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which are rumored to feature improved cameras, better processors, and improved water resistance, implemented through the removal of the headphone jack and the introduction of a new flush, pressure-sensitive home button. Both devices are said to look similar to the iPhone 6s, with the same general size and shape, but with relocated antenna bands that no longer span the back of the devices.
Overall, the device will likely keep the same form factor, doing away with some of the antenna lines on the back plate, and featuring a pressure sensitive Home button, 3GB of RAM, as well as a dual camera system. Other rumors have suggested the iPhone 7 base model will start with 32GB of storage space, instead of 16GB as in years past models. It’s been suggested we could see a 256GB option as well.
Apple may use this event to also unveil Apple Watch 2. Very little is known at this time about the device. It will apparently keep the same form factor, feature a 35% larger battery, which may be necessary to power the improved processor as well as the GPS chip that is rumored to be part of this new model. Better waterproofing, as well as swim tracking may also come with this new version.
One other product that could be making an appearance at this year’s September event is a totally redesigned MacBook Pro. If the rumors leading up to the device’s launch are true, the new MacBook Pro will boast an OLED touch bar that serves as the row of function keys on previous keyboards. The device will apparently also feature a slightly tweaked overall design from previous models, and other key improvements as well.
On top of all that, Apple will also reveal the release date for all of these products, and also the release date for the public in regards to iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Both of these new platforms will bring a ton of new features to their product lineups. watchOS 3 and tvOS 10 will also get release dates.
Apple will indeed be live streaming the event as well.