Apple Event Set for September 7, iPhone 7 Likely to Debut
Apple will be hosting a media event on September 7, according to invitations sent to select members of the press and a notification posted to apple.com. The event will be held at 10:00 am PST in San Francisco, California, and the event keynote will live streamed through the web.
It is widely assumed the upcoming next generation iPhone will be the primary focus of the event, perhaps labeled as “iPhone 7” though some rumors suggest it will be called “iPhone 6 SE” or some other naming variation. Additionally, rumors speculate that Apple Watch 2 will debut at the event.
iPhone 7 Likely
The next iPhone, colloquially known as iPhone 7, is likely to include notably faster processor capabilities, a new and enhanced camera, the removal of the headphone jack, and possibly an offering of up to 256GB of storage space. All longstanding rumors have demonstrated the next iPhone 7 will probably look much like the existing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, though gossip and photos from Chinese sources have suggested a possible inclusion of a darker near-black color option to the lineup. A dark “space black” iPhone enclosure or mockup device is shown in the picture below:
The September 7 event webpage and press invite demonstrate an image with a common photographic technique known as “bokeh”, perhaps hinting the primary focus of the next iPhone will be the devices camera. An unconfirmed rumor has hinted that a new iPhone camera may offer manual controls for aperture, ISO, and shutter speed. iPhone users can currently achieve a bokeh photo effect with iPhone camera by intentionally locking the focus on a close-up object and then panning the camera to a wider and more distant view.
Apple Watch 2? Updated Macs? iOS 10 & macOS Sierra Release Dates?
Aside from iPhone, there is speculation the next generation Apple Watch will also debut at the event. Rumors and common sense assume the Apple Watch 2 will include GPS and perhaps boast better battery life, along with a few other feature refinements.
Most of the Mac hardware line is also due for an update, but it’s unclear if the September 7 event will also include any updates or revisions to Mac hardware. There has been longstanding speculation that a redesigned next-generation MacBook Pro will be unveiled sometime this year, though obviously nothing has panned out yet. Separately, Bloomberg is reporting that updated Macs could be announced sometime in October, but they are unlikely to make an appearance at the September 7 event.
Additionally, it is very likely the September 7 event will include a precise availability release date for final public versions of macOS Sierra and iOS 10, which as of now are loosely set for a “fall” release.
Enthusiasts who wish to watch the September 7 2016 keynote can mark the event on their calendars with a .cal invite available on apple.com here.
Apple September 2016 Event Wallpapers
Many Apple fans enjoy wallpapers centered around the Apple Event invitations and imagery, so we have included a few wallpapers for the Apple September 2016 event below, sized for iPhone, Mac, and iPad. Click on any of the thumbnails below to launch a full sized version for your device.