It’s official. Apple has scheduled a special media event at 10 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, Sept. 7. And if you’re not lucky enough to attend in person at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California, Apple will offer a live stream of the event.
How to watch
Anyone with a iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7.0 can watch along with Mac users sporting Safari 6.0.5 or later on OS X v10.8.5 or later. Apple TV users can also get in on the fun.
Even PC users watch if they have Microsoft Edge on Windows 10.
What to expect
The “iPhone 7” is expected to look similar to the iPhone 6s/6 and be offered in the same two models with a 4.7-inch screen and a Plus version with a 5.5-inch screen.
The biggest rumored change will be the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack to help make the iPhone thinner and improve its water resistance.
By removing the ubiquitous jack, users will have a few options to rock out. They’ll need headphones with Bluetooth, a Lightning jack, or use an analog-to-Lightning plug.
A dual-lens camera system is also expected on the larger handset. One lens could support a wide field of view while the other might feature telephoto technology. Independent images are captured from both lenses which are then combined into a single photo using special algorithms.
Instead of an physical button, the Home button may be a touch-sensitive part of the exterior like the Force Touch trackpads on newer Macs.
Along with the introduction of the next-generation iPhone models, Apple is also expected to reveal the “Apple Watch 2” with a larger battery and built-in GPS capability.