Live Coverage of Apple’s iPhone 7 Launch Event

Apple Sept 7 iPhone event

This is it, folks! Apple’s “See you on the 7th” special event should be underway in a few hours from now, where it is expected to unveil the highly anticipated iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch 2, and wireless AirPods.

We also expect Apple to announce the release dates for iOS 10, tvOS 10, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra, which are currently in beta.


Announcements

All the major announcements from the event will be published here. The latest announcements will be at the top.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Unveiled (Accidentally)

Apple’s Twitter account has accidentally tweeted out iPhone 7 details before it was announced at the event.

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus comes with new features such as water resistance, stereo speakers (finally), and longer battery life. The introductory video of the water resistance features seems to also confirms the new iPhones will come with an all-new glossy black color called Jet Black, and another new Black color.

➤  Read more: Apple Unveils iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus with Water Resistance, Stereo Speakers, Longer Battery Life

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Release Date and Availability

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be available for pre-orders today, and will be available for sale on September 16th.

Read more: iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Release Date and Availability

Nintendo is Bringing Mario to iOS

Nintendo’s major character, Mario, is coming to the iOS App Store in a brand new game called Super Mario Run. It’s an endless runner title, which allows players to change jump height, collect coins, and reach the end of the level before time runs out.

Read more: Nintendo is Bringing Mario to iOS with ‘Super Mario Run’

Apple Watch Series 2 Launched with Improved Water Proofing, Faster S2 Chip, and Longer Battery Life

Apple has just unveiled the next generation Apple Watch called Apple Watch Series 2. The new Apple Watch is swimproof, comes with a faster S2 chip, in-built GPS and lots more. It also comes in a new ceramic material, which is 4 times stronger than stainless steel.

➤ Apple Watch Series 2 Launched with Improved Water Proofing, Faster S2 Chip, and Longer Battery Life

Apple Watch Series 2 Release Date and Availability

Apple Watch Series 2 will be available for pre-orders on September 9th, and will be available for sale on September 16th.

➤  Apple Watch Series 2 Release Date and Availability

➤ Apple Watch Series 1 Priced at $269; Apple Watch Series 2 Priced at $369

Apple Unveils Wireless AirPods

Apple took the curtain off the brand new wireless headphones, officially known as AirPods, that will help future iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners listen to music completely wirelessly.

Read more: Apple Unveils Wireless AirPods

iOS 10 Release Date

Apple has announced that iOS 10 will be released on September 13.

Read more: iOS 10 Release Date: September 13th


How can I watch the event live?

`Apple will be live streaming the event, so you can watch it live on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Windows PC. Check our post for the details.

When does the Event Start?

The event is set to kick off at 10 am Pacific Time. If you are wondering what time the event will start in your time zone then check our post for the event start time in your time zone.

What to Expect?

We expect Apple to launch iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and most likely the Apple Watch 2.

What’s new in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?

Here are some of the most rumored new features for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

  • Significantly faster A10 chip
  • All-new display with DCI-P3 wide color gamut with True Tone support like the 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • Dual-Camera system for better low-light and depth-of-field (iPhone 7 Plus only)
  • Pressure-sensitive Home button
  • 3GB RAM (iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 to come with 2GB RAM, same as iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus)
  • New colors: dark black and glossy piano black
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Bigger battery
  • The most controversial one is the lack of the 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Wireless AirPods though it is not clear if Apple will bundle it with the iPhone 7 or sell it separately

➤  Read our complete iPhone 7 rumor roundup

What about the new Apple Watch 2?

Apple unveiled Apple Watch in 2014 at the iPhone 6 event, so it is high time Apple unveils the next generation Apple Watch.

Here are some of the rumored features for Apple Watch 2:

  • Faster Apple S2 chip
  • GPS
  • Better Battery life
  • Lighter and thinner
  • New health-related sensors
  • New Watch materials
  • New bands
  • Improved waterproofing

Read our complete Apple Watch 2 rumor roundup

Release Dates for iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 and tvOS 10?

Apple unveiled iOS 10, tvOS 10, watchOS 3 and macOS Sierra at the WWDC 2016 keynote in June. We expect Apple to showcase new software features for the new hardware like iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and Apple Watch 2.

Apple should also announce the release dates for iOS 10, watchOS 2, tvOS 10 and macOS Sierra, and follow it up by releasing the final version after the event.

That’s all?

We don’t expect Apple to unveil new Macs, or iPad Pro at the event, though upgrades to the MacBook Pro are long overdue. Some have speculated that Apple may use the September event to take the wraps off some new Mac hardware, but Apple guru Jim Dalrymple and others squashed that rumor before it could gain momentum.

➤ Read what we expect from Apple’s ‘See You on the 7th’ Event

Last-minute Rumors

Not surprisingly, with just a few hours to go we are getting some interesting last-minute rumors.

We will be bringing live coverage of the event, so don’t forget to join us to discuss the new products and features as they’re announced at the event.

Let us know what you think of today’s announcements.