Apple is set to launch the next iPhone at its upcoming event: We’re expecting to see a whole new design, a high-end camera and of course, iOS 10.
The unveiling is scheduled to take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. If you want to tune in and watch it live, here’s how and when you can do so.
Apple’s iPhone 7 keynote starts at 10AM PT, 1PM ET, 6PM GMT, 7PM CET and 10:30PM IST on September 7.
Where to watch
You can stream the event on Apple’s site at apple.com/apple-events/september-2016, using:
- Safari on iOS 7.0 or later
- Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5
- Microsoft Edge on Windows 10
- Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) with software 6.2 or later, or a 4th generation Apple TV. You should be able to find the event listed in the Apple Events app.
So what’s in store at the event? TOP 10 Features
1.1. Two models of the iPhone7 running iOS 10.
2. Dual Cameras
The logic board for the incoming iPhone 7 may have been spotted in spy photos from Apple’s supply chain, and suggests there are some significant design changes in store.
3. 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage tiers will replace 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB. You won't run out of storage space as often
Apple is reportedly ditching the 16GB base storage option for the iPhone 7, and is increasing the base storage up to 32GB, according to Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal.
This is huge, because 16GB isn't realistically enough for today's uses, especially as Apple added new features like Live Photos and cameras with a higher megapixel count on the iPhone 6s that take up more storage than previous iPhone did.
It's still unclear whether or not the added storage will drive up the price of the iPhone 7.
4. Lightning EarPods in addition to a headphone jack.
Someone recently posted what appears to be the label of a 256GB iPhone 7 on the Chinese social networking site Weibo. This label suggests that Apple will include earbuds and an adaptor with its new phones, meaning that customers won’t have to pay through the nose for a small piece of plastic that allows them to use old headphones.
5. The high-end version might have a Smart Connector for accessories, and a second speaker grille to boot.
6. Basic ipx7 water resistance – both phones can withstand splashes and full submersion for up to 30 minutes. Not quite Galaxy S7 level (1hr + ), but close.
The iPhone 7 could offer improved water-resistance if predictions from the notoriously accurate KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo come true.
If true, it means we won't need to worry so much about accidental water dunks.
Apple quietly gave the iPhone 6s and 5SE some degree of water-resistance, but it's not yet clear if Apple will boast about the iPhone 7's water resistance, like Samsung did for the Galaxy S7.
7. It could have a better battery life.
One of the earliest rumors about the iPhone 7 was a bigger battery than the iPhone 6s.
That could lead to better battery life than previous iPhone generations, especially if the A10 chip Apple will supposedly use in the iPhone 7 is more power-efficient. However, new features in the iPhone 7 could also require more power, which could balance out any improvements from a bigger battery.
8. 3.5 mm headphone jack removed
9. Two new colours: dark black and piano black.
10. Home button replaced with non-clicking touch sensor with haptic feedback