Sigh. Okay let's do this, by the numbers, and go: Apple will announce the iPhone 7 at its September 7 event in San Francisco. The company, known for releasing new products in the northern autumn, has saved the biggest iPhone update of the year for next month. And, little more than a week away, iPhone users may see many of the features anticipated from factory leaks and rumours finally come to fruition.
Invites were sent out to press today with nothing else to say but "See you on the 7th," and the Apple symbol arranged in out-of-focus points of light. Similar to a camera's effect when focusing on a subject, this could be a hint that we'll see substantial camera updates made to the iPhone lineup. Which align nicely with the numerous leaks of a dual camera on the back of the iPhone 7 Plus.
We may also see the newest iOS device get rid of the headphone jack. A move in this direction could signal a shift across all of Apple's products to get rid of the 3.5mm analog headphone connector. Also rumored to come to the iPhone 7 is a 3D Touch (or Force Touch) enabled home button. Instead of physically pressing the home button inward, the fixed piece of glass would be pressure-sensitive, much like the screen on the Apple Watch or iPhone 6S.
We may also see a few updates to the Apple Watch, including GPS and a bigger battery, but nothing can be said for sure until September 7 arrives. We'll be bringing you updates as they're revealed on the day of the iPhone 7 event.