Apple announces iPhone 7 event is taking place on Sept. 7th

Apple has confirmed what we've known all along: its iPhone 7 is going to be revealed on September 7th.

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Apple has started to send out invites for a its next media briefing, and as we previously reported, the event will take place on September 7th.

The invite Apple is sending out to select media says its September 7th event will begin at 10am PT and will be hosted at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. What will be showcased during the event should be no surprise at this point as we expect the iPhone 7 to be unveiled during next week’s event. Apple even hints at its reveal through its own invite, which says “See you on the 7th.”

While Apple typically announces when a new product will launch during these media briefings, well-known tech leaker evleaks previously said we should expect the iPhone 7 to release the week of September 12, specifically Friday, September 16.

While we wait for Apple to reveal the iPhone 7 next week, we’ve heard reports over the past few weeks that hint at it featuring a new Home button while also removing its headphone port. We’ve also heard the phone is expected to be more water resistant, will offer 32GB of storage for its entry model, and a dual-camera system for its larger models.

We’ll be covering Apple’s iPhone 7 event, so be sure to come back on September 7th to get all the news as soon as it breaks.

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    August 29, 2016 9:55 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Apple announces iPhone 7 event is taking place on Sept. 7th

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      August 29, 2016 10:22 AM

      I'm really on the fence about this. I may just get the 6S because of no aux, but depending on the improved tech I may just get it.

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        August 29, 2016 10:36 AM

        Same. I might be okay with the missing headphone jack if they include the adapter with the phone, but if I was a betting man I'd go with them not doing so.

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          August 29, 2016 10:47 AM

          Yeah. And I'm sure the adapter will be $20 minimum

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            August 29, 2016 5:36 PM

            Monoprice will have one for like 4$

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          August 29, 2016 10:56 AM

          i had a thought the other day, i wonder if there will be cases with the adapter built in. kinda like those cases now that have batteries in them to charge the phone where the case itself plugs into the port on the bottom

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            August 29, 2016 11:00 AM

            this wouldn't surprise me

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            August 29, 2016 11:00 AM

            Probably but they'll have to be pretty bulky cases to get a plug that fits into the phone and then a 3.5mm headphone jack in there. It could be on the side or back so it doesn't make it too obtrusive but yeah... if you use headphones a lot, it seems like this is going to suck for you.

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            August 29, 2016 11:04 AM

            They'll have to figure out how to not interfere with the speaker/mic. That seems like the primary problem to me. Otherwise I like the idea.

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          August 29, 2016 12:54 PM

          They won't include the adapter. They never do. Doing some admits that the device has a flaw.

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          August 29, 2016 1:04 PM

          As long as the dongle is small enough I can't be bothered enough to care. Hopefully it's just a little extension to my existing headphone cable that I forget is even there. I'm a huge headphone nerd and I can't figure out why everyone (not you specifically) is so up in arms about this without knowing what the adapter is going to be. I can't imagine it is going to be some huge monstrosity.

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            August 29, 2016 2:06 PM

            Don't be so reasonable!

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            August 29, 2016 3:50 PM

            It would have to have 2 inputs though if you want to charge your phone and listen to it at the same time and if it has that it'd probably be unavoidably bulky

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              August 29, 2016 6:22 PM

              This. I've often listened to music whilst charging the phone. Not looking forward to this. :-(

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        August 29, 2016 3:52 PM

        If they do it you might as well get on with it. At some point your going to loose it if you keep iOS.

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      August 29, 2016 10:37 AM

      I really want a MacBook Pro refresh :(

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        August 29, 2016 11:08 AM

        Me too. My 2011 MBP is barely gonna make it...

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          August 29, 2016 11:48 AM

          I'm betting they wont announced any MBP stuff until October with release in either late 2016 or early 2017 given that it's sounding like they maybe holding off for kaby lake

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          August 29, 2016 12:56 PM

          Yeah it wont happen now, the last 2-3 MBP refreshes were all unveiled at october, and all the other rumours point to october too. I expect Iphone 7 and Apple watch 1.5.

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          August 29, 2016 1:09 PM

          I stopped caring, dell is doing some good things with their xps line and if you look at news stuff like the surface book or the new thinkpad with oled display there are some interesting alternatives. I wont ever go back from android to ios and while I enjoy my mpb/mbpr they don’t offer anything significantly better for my use than a xps13.

          I might get a new one but they are thankfully not the only premium model in the 13-14" segment any longer (like in the years I bought my old ones).

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            August 29, 2016 1:11 PM

            I have an ASUS Republic of Gaming laptop, but I still prefer using a MBP for my everyday computing...

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              August 29, 2016 1:23 PM

              Try the xps 13 if you get the chance. Really nice keyboard/display which are my main criteria. The touchpad is not on par with the mbp but not that much worse/still good. I'm curious what they will bring in October but if the new big thing is an oled panel replacing physical keys (and not an oled display like the lenovo) and some minor spec bump I'm not going to be about as much enthused as I'm over their headphone strategy.

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                August 29, 2016 1:26 PM

                I have had really bad experiences with Dell and customer service. I have sworn off the company. I had multiple XPS laptops and Dell towers. They are infuriating to deal with when something breaks. I will keep buying ASUS or maybe a Lenovo down the line.

                Dude, I'm not getting a Dell... ever again.

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                  August 29, 2016 1:33 PM

                  Never had that kind of experience with them but I know what you mean in some different way.

                  I'm never even considering any mouse that was not built by logitech. Those guys deserve every cent, not simply because they make the best hardware but because their support was golden, every single time I had to deal with them for myself or family.

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                    August 29, 2016 2:35 PM

                    Yep. Logitech is the Amazon of computer peripherals: even if it costs a bit more, it's still totally worth it just for the quality of customer support you get.

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                August 29, 2016 11:22 PM

                No one makes a trackpad as well as Apple still :(. Plus I really like OS X as a laptop OS. Windows is better on the desktop, but I feel like the combined hardware/software combo of a MacBook and OS X is superior for laptops.

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            August 29, 2016 2:55 PM

            Dell really is kicking ass with that XPS line. I am waiting to see what the new MBP's look like. But if Dell has a 15 inch XPS with an OLED display, nVidia gpu, and 7th gen Intel CPU then I may purchase that instead.

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              August 30, 2016 8:09 AM

              Yup. I've been using a Macbook Pro 13-in for a while now, but if the refresh doesn't excite me, an XPS 15 with a 10-series Nvidia GPU (nothing big, just a 1060 is fine, to play stuff like Dota on the go) would be my next laptop purchase.

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      August 29, 2016 10:40 AM

      I am ready to give Apple my money.

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      August 29, 2016 10:58 AM

      Prepare your headphone dongles!

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      August 29, 2016 11:59 AM

      iPhone 7 on Sept 7? What happens when they reach iPhone32? Last iPhone model ever: 31, you heard it first!

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      August 29, 2016 12:11 PM

      I am so bummed about the headphone thing.

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        August 29, 2016 1:06 PM

        Probably best to wait to see what the adapter is before getting bummed about it. I imagine it is going to be a small little extension that just adds a couple of inches to the length of your headphones. As long as they don't make it some big solid clunky thing that you can't leave attached, it shouldn't be a problem.

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          August 29, 2016 1:37 PM

          I actually wonder if it might be wireless - so you just attach it to the end of the headphone cord in your pocket or bag or whatever rather than to the phone.

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            August 29, 2016 1:39 PM

            Don't forget to charge your headphone adapter!

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            August 29, 2016 1:47 PM

            Eh that might be good for some running applications or something, but I hope it's just a small adapter.

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          August 29, 2016 2:04 PM

          Ideally you are right and on top of that its really cheap so you can get an extra adaptor or two. Knowing Apple its going to be $30 but my fingers are crossed. If they were smart they would sell them at cost so you can just get one for each of your headphones and leave it on the cord.

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            August 29, 2016 4:01 PM

            Considering their plugs are $20 I can't imagine it being any cheaper even though the parts maybe cost a dollar.

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          August 29, 2016 9:58 PM

          I go to bed listening to a podcast with headphones on and charging the phone at the same time. I suspect the adaptor in the box will allow me to do only one of those things at a time.

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        August 29, 2016 1:28 PM

        Don't worry, they will release Beats that don't require the Dongle... FML :(

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          August 29, 2016 2:09 PM

          an acquisition and planned obsolescence... whoda think it. people hate wires and connectors, right? apple gonna innovate here like a boss. welcome to beats.

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            August 29, 2016 2:11 PM

            I didn't ask for this. I will keep wearing my Sennheisers with a dongle

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              August 29, 2016 2:27 PM

              http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/29/heres-whats-expected-to-be-in-the-iphone-7.html

              who knew this would be such a touchy issue in 2016? don't people want all bluetooth and no cords and such?

              "who besides me is strongly considering jumping to Android if/when Apple removes the headphone jack from the next iphone"

              didn't android units remove the headphone jack first? oh right they did

              http://www.androidauthority.com/first-phones-without-headphone-port-run-android-687910/

              While we in Android-land likely smirked and counted ourselves lucky, the first three smartphones with no headphone port have just been announced in China. And they run Android.

              So no headphone jacks are something to smirk about, because they beat apple to it. So, apple folks can't jump ship I guess....

              This means that we will have better audio quality thanks to the lossless nature of digital headphones, but it also means you’ll lose the ability to listen to music when charging your phone, something many of us us do at work every single day. So while it might be nice to have fancy new USB Type-C headphones, you might also need to invest in a solid pair of Bluetooth headphones.

              Same problem. lol

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              August 29, 2016 6:17 PM

              I'm pretty sure if Jobs was still alive and someone suggested removing the headphone jack and giving users a dongle he would have cussed them out for an hour and possibly threw things at them.

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          August 29, 2016 3:53 PM

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            August 29, 2016 5:19 PM

            I completely agree. They are to headphones what DX Racer is to computer chairs.

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            August 29, 2016 9:59 PM

            Your friend gave you $300 headphones for free. Who wants to bet it was a Chinese knockoff.

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        August 29, 2016 2:10 PM

        Ditto. I hate having to worry about dongles. Being able to connect to anything with a standard cable is awesome. But now if you go to a friend's house, you're hosed unless you're packing a dongle.

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        August 29, 2016 2:50 PM

        To be honest, I bought earbuds and only use them on my phone anyway, so a different connection is no big deal. I'm sticking with my 6S off contract though.

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        August 29, 2016 4:04 PM

        I'm looking forward to it. It'll force me to join the 21st century and buy wireless Bluetooth headphones.

        The current 3.5mm jack is from the 19th century and popularized in the mid-20th century. This is something that's been around in consumer products for 60+ years and still showing up in an iPhone that has some of the latest tech in consumer products. It makes sense to use or develop something more modern. Consumers will go though growing pains but eventually no one will care. It's like how a lot of consumers progressed from CDs/DVDs to digital downloading. Tech that represents the uses of consumers today and in the future.

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          August 29, 2016 10:23 PM

          21st century would be wireless headphones that don't do additional compression on the audio. Bluetooth headphones are not 21st century.

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        August 29, 2016 6:11 PM

        all headphones should be wireless. end of story.

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        August 29, 2016 7:21 PM

        Same.

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        August 30, 2016 9:05 AM

        On one hand, i'll be pretty bummed out, too. I'm listening to music constantly and have an $100 pair of earbuds (Sony XBA-H1) that i've used for a few years now. I care more about music quality then portability (my sonys don't even have a mic), and while I can see why a lot of people like bluetooth, no set of bluetooth earbuds can match the quality of my Sonys, even at 2 or 3 times the price. Also, there aren't many instances where i'm listening to music and charging at the same time, but i'm sure there are people out there who do and that would suck if they couldn't do that anymore. Hopefully the adapter, if there is one, will have space for both a lightning cable and a headphone jack.

        On the other hand, people thought Apple was crazy when they got rid of the CD drive in MacBooks, and now that's the standard. As long as the phone comes with an adapter then I think I can manage. I'd rather not move away from iPhones if I can help it, and even so Android phones are doing this as well, like the Moto Z, so I can see no headphone jack being the standard in a few years anyway. The idea of an adapter that also acts as a portable external DAC and/or AMP is also intriguing to me, as long as it's not crazy bulky. I think that if anyone is forward thinking enough to make a move like this, it's Apple, but it's going to be very interesting to see how they sell this on stage.

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      August 29, 2016 2:56 PM

      My iPhone is 2 years old and I really want to upgrade. Especially if the rumors are true about moving to 32 gigs for the base storage option are true.

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      August 29, 2016 3:47 PM

      I might stick with my 6+

      Unless the design is massively different (from the leaks it isn't) or it has some new killer feature I dont see the need. Especially considering the rumours that this will just be a another s style upgrade with next years phone being a major release.

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        August 29, 2016 3:54 PM

        This is just another s? :( where did you read that?

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          August 29, 2016 4:06 PM

          http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/iphone-7/

          Same case design with a few tweaks (flush home button sounds neat), faster processor, camera tweaks. Smells like an S to me.

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            August 29, 2016 5:24 PM

            I'm hoping for a kickass all new iPhone 10th anniversary edition next year.

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              August 29, 2016 5:26 PM

              Yeah, rumour is oled and almost no bezel/edge. Plus it will probably be at their new HQ's conference centre.

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      August 29, 2016 3:51 PM

      My launch day 5 needs to be retired :(

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      August 29, 2016 3:54 PM

      I'm readying my wallet for an Apple Watch announcement regarding GPS.

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      August 29, 2016 3:58 PM

      I have that new "Apple rent" program where you pay 30$/mo to basically have an iphone + applecare. Anyone else doing this? I'm curious how the process will be to upgrade to the new iphoen 7 from my 6s.. hoping there's something in place that doesn't require going to the store..

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      August 29, 2016 5:29 PM

      This looks to be the most uninspiring tock iPhone announcement. More like an S release from the leaks so far. iPhone 8 next year looks to steal the show though.

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        August 29, 2016 6:07 PM

        Agreed. Apple is coasting in the design department. They aren't innovating anymore. There is no excitement or awe when they release a new product. I feel like they still have the superior mobile OS. That plus their commitment to privacy is what keeps me in their camp.

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        August 29, 2016 6:21 PM

        Why would next year be 8, and not 7S?

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          August 29, 2016 11:42 PM

          Because it's the 10th anniversary and they are expected to move to OLED screens then which means a complete redesign of the phone is more likely. All of the leaked parts this year just look like another slight revision on the 6 design.

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      August 29, 2016 6:48 PM

      Tempted, but I'll wait for the 10th anniversary OLED, bezel-less iPhone next year. Sticking with my trusty Nexus 5 till then.

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      August 30, 2016 8:37 AM

      I know it's not going to happen, but I'm really hoping for USB Type-C.

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