Apple sends out invites for September 7 iPhone 7 event

By , Aug 29, 2016


See you on the 7th, reads the invite that Apple sent to the media on Monday morning. Held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the event will of course be focused on the new iPhone 7, but will also likely see a new Apple Watch 2 unveiled, and possibly a new MacBook Pro.

Rumors surrounding the iPhone 7 have been going around for months. Among the most likely one to materialize, the iPhone 7 will see the removal of the headphone jack, in favor of the already existing Lightning port. 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.

Seeing a new MacBook Pro at this event is sort of a wild card. Apple’s lineup of pro laptops is definitely due for an upgrade, but rumors have suggested this will be unveiled at a separate event in the Fall.

As far as software goes, iOS 10, tvOS 10, and watchOS 3 will likely be released a few days before the launch of the new iPhone 7, possibly sometimes between September 16 and 23. macOS Sierra will likely be released later in the year, possibly in October or November.

It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but Apple will most likely streaming the event live on its website. We at iDB will of course be covering the event live as it happens.

What are you most excited about for this event? iPhone? Apple Watch? Surprises?

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  • Jamessmooth

    Yeah they did woooooo!!! Exciting!

  • What a blurry photo. Terrible.

    • Dallas Groot

      it’s out of focus… not blurry,,,

      • Benedict

        what’s the difference?

      • Ángel Javier Esquivel

        The out of focus effect is on purpose, the “blurry” “effect” maybe because of a low-res photo or a fast action shot. Not the same.

      • Benedict

        Same outcome. Blurry. You can’t tell the circumstances. Could be a bad autofocus capability in lowlight of an iphone 7 what is more obvious in this case 😉

      • Jeffrey

        My god you are so damn sad…

      • Benedict

        You sound awfully hormone-driven. Please get yourself together and stay objective. Just made some “fun”.

      • :D

        Then why is the text blurry too?

    • Taken by Tim Cook at the Super Bowl??? 🙂

  • Ara Rezaee

    Lets get it on!

  • Virus

    What time does it normally start?

    • liamcarbin

      isnt it normally 6pm GMT

    • Austin

      10 am PST

    • Dallas Groot

      10am Pacific Time.

  • liamcarbin

    OMG its happening

  • Took me a minute to see that Apple Logo. 😉

    Isn’t this first Invite with black background? Hinting the new space black color maybe.

    Would be interesting to see the list of all previous year invites and keynote videos in one post if you can gather it all iDB.

    • J3ff

      maybe hinting at night mode ? =x

      • Actually, if they really wanted to unveil Night Mode in iOS 10 they would have done in WWDC. I don’t mean to say they won’t do it in future, as there’s clear pointers that lead me to think they’ll do it, but maybe by 10.3 like Night Shift in 9.3.

        One of reasons I believe Night Mode is coming is because they made the Widgets and notifications with white background, they are just having a little more trouble for devs as they’d need to set text & other elements’ colors different for iOS 9 and 10, they could have easily kept it dark to save trouble for developers, but then they’re going to introduce dark mode anyway but it’s somehow not ready. So, maybe they’d have thought they keep it white for now. Hope my theory was clear, coz I may get confusing at times.

  • Andrew Little

    “See” you on the 7th?? Proof that the iPhone 7 plus will have unlocking capability via retinal scan….

    Or is it too late to add to the rumor mill??

    • Or some remarkable improvements in Camera Tech which we already know, Dual Lens Camera in 7 Plus.

    • Bill

      See you “on” the 7th?? Proof that they are ditching the power button and the phone will always be turned on and tracking you?!

      Or is it too late to add to the rumor mill??

      • Haha, just so you wrote this, I got another funny Idea.

        “See” you on the 7th?? Proof that Siri gets a face, now she’ll read your emotions and show hers too, now with a pretty face…

        Or is it too late to add to the rumour mill??

      • Bill

        Dang…that would be pretty neat. But I can just see it now…ugly/fat people would make a big deal about her being slim/pretty.

      • Just like different voices, she can do different figures too 😀

    • Micke på taket

      “See you on the 7th” proof that im gonna get laid then …

      Or is IT to late to Add to the rumor mill?

    • Jayy

      See “You” on the 7th?? Proof that the iPhone 7 will be fully customizable to suit “You” and your likings. Taking ideas from the jailbreak community that we have always wanted Apple to implement!

      Or is it too late to add to the rumor mill??

  • TwinSon

    Let’s go Space Black!

  • leart

    can’t wait 🙂

  • n0ahcruz3

    There’s nothing to “see” A10 chip, m9 motion processor, better camera, dual camera for plus, space black or blue. There u have it you’re welcome! Lmfao

    • leart

      s5-s6-s7 here u have it you’re welcome! Lmfao

  • Steve Brea

    Time to sell my 6S before value drops

    • leart

      just got 6s+ 3 month ago :S

  • besrate hogsa

    I been waiting to upgrade my 6plus
    This is good news for the most of us who said no the iPhone 6s

    • n0ahcruz3

      I would suggest waiting for the totally revamped iPhone 8 next year. Almost same design as the 6 with incremental changes isn’t worth it.

      • besrate hogsa

        Let’s wait and see before we decide if is not worth it or not

  • ClaudieX X

    Let the Samsung BOTS start to disparage everything related to Apple and the new iPhone LIKE EVERY YEAR!

  • Something that no rumors have mentioned or brought up is if iTunes will get a refresh. Or at least move Apple Music out of it into an all new application. That program is just treacherous and I can’t stand using Apple Music (or anything else) in it. Even something like we have on Apple TV for music would do. It’s at least less confusing.

  • Madhu Renduchintala

    Since the normal invitations tend to be more light in nature, I am hoping this is foreshadowing dark mode.

  • Mike M. Powell

    1pm EST for me can’t waif!

  • Dontwannaknow

    Copied from Alfonso:
    The invitation is obviously hinting towards the camera being one of the most important features to be discussed in the event. The background is a bokeh (usually related to fast optics and good low light photography) and they chose to start with “See you”.

  • DirtDig

    The invite picture is likely related to the dual camera. It seems to be representing the photo bokeh effect in out of focus backgrounds. It looks the same when there’s lights in the background.

  • Bashar Saade

    It is like
    Upper part of Apple logo
    Disappearing head phone jack
    Double lens
    Water proof
    Multiple color watches

  • Better night cam? Bokeh camera?