The rumour mill is in full swing regarding the Apple Keynote on 7 September 2016. The next smartphone version is very probably on the agenda.
When issuing its Keynote invitations, Apple likes to drop little hints about what its press conference will contain. All this year’s invitation says is “See you on the 7th”. So watch this space!
Because Apple traditionally announces its new smartphone generations in September, a new version must surely again be on the cards this year. The rumour is that it’ll have no earphone connection, and that it will come with a new Home button and double camera. Visually, the new device should look very similar to the previous version.
The Community Blog will be revealing all on Thursday, 8 September 2016, when we’ll be summarising the main points of the event.
As expected, Apple presented the iPhone 7 and its big brother, the iPhone 7 Plus, at yesterday’s keynote. While aesthetically similar to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the iPhone 7 has several big differences. Here are the most significant changes:
- The home button has been completely reengineered. It can no longer be pressed and only gives vibration feedback.
- The traditional headphone jack is also disappearing. Instead, the new EarPods fit into the phone’s Lightning port.
- Improved camera: the one on the back now has a resolution of 12 MP, while the front camera has a resolution of 7 MP. The iPhone 7 Plus also comes with a second telephoto lens offering higher quality zoom and an all-new depth-of-field effect.
- The 7th generation iPhone is also the very first water‑resistant iPhone. ;-)
You can pre-order the iPhone 7 on our website.