Apple will hold its next major event on September 7th, the company is expected to unveil at the very least the iPhone 7 and potentially the new Apple Watch 2.
How To Watch The Apple iPhone 7 Event:
You can watch the Apple event live from 6PM BST through a number of different mediums:
Livestream: You can watch Apple’s event live on your computer using either the Windows Edge browser or Apple’s Safari. You can’t watch it on Chrome sadly.
If you have an Apple TV you’ll also be able to watch the event while all iPhone, iPad users can watch the event through their own Safari browser.
Live blog: We’ll be blogging the event live with essential facts and pictures so if you’re on the move you can stay up to date on what’s happening.
What can we expect?
As per usual Apple’s giving absolutely nothing away in the invite so all we have to go on are the myriad of rumours and ‘leaks’ which claim to have given us some clue as to what the iPhone 7 will look like.
If the leaks we’ve seen so far are anything to go on then the iPhone 7 will feature a design that’s similar to both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s.
Major features that are rumoured to be announced include a new screen which does away with the clickable Home button, instead replacing it with a fully touch-sensitive sheet of glass.
Of course one of the most controversial features that is expected is the removal of the headphone jack, instead relying on both the Lightning port at the bottom and Bluetooth connectivity.
As well as a new iPhone Apple could unveil and brand-new version of the Apple Watch which would feature a slimmer body, GPS for tracking while running and improved battery life.
Finally September 7th or the following week will almost certainly be the release date for iOS 10, Apple’s brand-new operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Best Smartphones You Can Buy In 2016:
The iPhone 6s
on the surface at least looks like your bog standard update. Visually it's very much the same animal but look a little deeper and this is an entirely different phone. There's now a pressure-sensitive display utilising a feature called 'Force Touch' while a blistering new processor means it's one of the most capable gaming devices outside of your living room.
The new HTC 10
might not have the waterproof credentials of the Galaxy S7 but what it lacks in weather resistance it more than makes up for in media specs. This is a Hi-Res audio playing pro thanks to dual-amplifiers built-in and Hi-Res audio headphones provided as standard. It also has one of the best screens we've ever seen on a smartphone, so there's that.
Incredibly, Apple's familiar-looking iPhone SE
manages to boast the same performance as its top-of-the-range iPhone 6s making it the most powerful 4-inch smartphone available. If you're keen to return to the days of one-handed texting then Apple's bite-sized iPhone is the smartphone for you.
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With a new curved back and larger 5.5-inch display the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
is more about evolution than revolution. The S7 edge now sports a water-resistant body, embedded camera and a MicroSD card slot. The S7 edge is also Samsung's most powerful smartphone yet, so powerful in fact that Samsung have actually had to equip a tiny water-cooling system inside the phone. The good news though is that means you'll never have to worry about getting a warm hand.
The LG G5
sets itself apart from rivals like the S7, Xperia XA and the iPhone 6s by being something utterly unique. The G5 is the first commercial 'modular' phone, allowing you to swap out the bottom for new accessories. So far there's an audio one made in partnership with Bang & Olufsen and a camera-focused attachment which gives you extra camera controls.
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The Huawei P9 is a smartphone designed for capturing life. Thanks to a partnership with photography legends Leica this dual-lens camera can take pictures that'll put your dedicated camera to shame. Of course it helps that the P9 is also a pretty great Android smartphone as well.
The Nexus 5X
strikes the ultimate balance between power and affordability. Taking over the responsibility from the frankly excellent Nexus 5, Google's new smartphone boast an ultra-light body but still crams in a fingerprint sensor, the latest version of Android marshmallow and a Full-HD display.
Sony has created the world's first truly 4K smartphone
. While you might be wondering why, the fact is they've gone ahead and done it anyway. Utilising Sony's amazing screen expertise it should come as no surprise to learn the display is an absolute stunner. There's a fingerprint reader and the ability to play high-res audio.
The Google Nexus 6P
is Google's answer to the big-screen phone. Sporting a 5.7-inch Full-HD panel, the 6P has a beautifully thin unibody enclosure while the subtle fingerprint scanner on the back can be used for security and for paying. You'll also get the added advantage of owning a phone that'll always get Google's Android software before anyone else keeping it safer than ever.
The Moto X Force might not be the most stylish phone of the bunch but what it lacks in looks it more than makes up for in strength. With an 'unbreakable' screen the Force is a no compromises Android phone that has a 5.4-inch AMOLED display.
The OnePlus 2 describes itself as the 'Flagship Killer'. It's a bold statement for a company that has made just two smartphones. Despite this the OnePlus 2 lives up to its name, for just £249 you get a stunning Android smartphone that boasts a huge display, large storage and a fingerprint sensor. It's also pretty much customisable to within an inch of its life so if there's anything you don't like about Google's operating system, well you can change it.