Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

Posted August 30, 2016

Apple has finally started sending out media invites for an launch event on September 7th. The event will be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco at 10am PST.

The presumed release event for the iPhone 7 is now officially on the books for September 7, right after Labor Day, as is customary for Apple's annual release schedule.

The next iPhone-whether it will be named the iPhone 7 or some other version of the iPhone 6-is expected to look very similar to the current model, with no major design changes slated for this year's update. And in July, the usually reliable leaker Evan Blass, who shares inside information about upcoming smartphones on his Twitter account, said Apple's new iPhones will likely hit stores on September 16.

Along with the newest phone, many people are awaiting the newest iOS 10 software update for all Apple phones.

According to reports, it was expected that three variants of iPhones will be released this year, which are the iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7 Pro.

The iPhone maker will likely unveil a new model of the phone that is speculated to have fewer antenna lines and no headphone jack.

Is this the new iPhone 7? The home button is likely going to be touch sensitive.

As you may notice in the alleged leaked cases above, Apple is also widely expected to drop the 3.5-mm headphone jack on both iPhone 7 models in a push toward Lightning, Bluetooth, and AirPlay audio.

Apple saw a revenue drop is two straight quarters since the launch of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in September 2015.

The background is black with a smattering of generic blurry pixels - a possible nod to the rumors the iPhone may get an improved camera with a dual-lens system.

It also features a number of translucent coloured bubbles, which may relate to the rumour that Apple is planning to introduce new coloured handsets.