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The AppAdvice Tech Week in Review: Apple's September 2016 Plans Taking Shape

New iPhone, Apple Watch Set to Launch on Sept. 7
August 14, 2016

We’re getting ever-closer to Apple’s fall event. This week, we heard more details about the “iPhone 7” and “Apple Watch 2.” Here’s our look back at the week in tech.

Top News Stories

Top News Stories

Top News Stories

The latest news on the “iPhone 7”

Apple is expected to announce the next iPhone on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Here’s what we learned about the new handset this week:

Dummy: The removal of the headphone jack on the “iPhone 7” led many to believe that the new handset would include dual speakers. A newly released schematic suggests otherwise. Instead, the additional holes may be “purely cosmetic.”

Black or blue: With the iPhone 7, Apple is expected to add a new color to the mix. This week, it looked like that new color could be space black. Earlier rumors had suggested that Apple was launching a dark or light blue model.

Other iPhone news:

Image Source: Martin Hajek

Apple’s health plans for 2017 taking shape

A new report says that Cupertino could be planning on bringing a brand new “revolutionary” product to the market, which would allow customers to monitor their health like never before. This product would measure heart rate, pulse, blood sugar, and more.

According to the Economic Daily News, the unnamed product will “accurately collect users’ personal daily life including heart rate, pulse, blood sugar changes, and other information.”

The next Apple Watch set for release

The second-generation Apple Watch is expected to be announced in September. The new wearable device is likely to offer a superior processor and better waterproofing. It could also include GPS, a barometer, and a bigger battery.

At the same time, Apple could unveil a slightly improved first-generation Apple Watch, the so-called Apple Watch S.

Other news headlines:

On the App Store

On the App Store

On the App Store

There are so many apps to love for iOS and tvOS. Finding them is no longer a problem thanks to AppAdvice’s ever-growing App Collections.

Among the new lists published this week:

For our complete collection, see:

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