Revealed: When the much-anticipated iPhone 7 will be unveiled
Published 30/08/2016 | 09:16
Apple has confirmed the date for its annual product launch event on September 7 where it is expected to unveil the next generation of the iPhone.
The Californian company is expected to showcase at least two new iPhones at the event, which will probably be called the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. It could also release new or updated models of the Apple Watch.
The invitation featured a blurry Apple logo made up of an array of multi-coloured dots. Apple's event invitations are often scoured for signs of hints about the next iPhone, but none appear to be obvious this time.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are expected to look fairly similar to the current models, but have larger and more powerful cameras than their predecessors, with the 5.5-inch version possibly sporting a dual-lens camera.
Rumours have consistently indicated that the phones won't have a headphone jack and that the physical home button will be replaced a pressure-sensitive one.
Apple confirmed the date on Monday when it sent out invitations to an event at 10am Pacific Time (6pm UK time) on September 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. For the last four years Tim Cook has unveiled a new iPhone every September, with the exception of this year when he also launched the iPhone SE at the end of March.
After being launched on September 7 the new products will go on sale on September 23, according to a leaked retail schedule from AT&T. However, they may go on sale a week earlier, on September 16.
It is not clear how much the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will cost given post-Brexit currency fluctuations and the rumour that Apple could ditch the cheaper 16GB model for the iPhone 7.
This would make the smallest iPhone 32GB, a size that isn't available for the iPhone 6s.
If Apple keeps the prices for its larger handsets the same, we can expect a 64GB iPhone 7 to cost £619 and 128GB £699.