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Apple unveils official September 7 event – iPhone 7 announcement imminent

Apple has sent out media invites for a special event on September 7. The invitation-only event will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco from 10am on Wednesday morning. It’s expected Tim Cook & co. will unveil the iPhone 7, and the Apple Watch 2.

Based on recent rumors, we can expect the new iPhone to come in a similar range as present – a 4.7-inch screen standard model, and a 5.5-inch Plus model. It’s believed that the design will remain largely the same, but with the removal of antennae bands across the back of the device, the absence of a 3.5mm standard headphone jack in favor of Lightning-based headphones, while the base model will shift from 16GB to 32GB, with an additional 256GB storage tier expected to be available.

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Elsewhere, it’s believed a pressure sensitive Home button based on technology similar to 3D Touch will be installed, a faster 3GB of RAM will be available and the Plus model will receive a dual camera system.

Less is known about the Apple Watch 2, but it’ll likely retain the same design, include a larger battery and a GPS chip.

The keynote event, which has been confirmed by Apple to be live-streamed on its website, begins at 10am PDT. Watch it online here, or follow us on Twitter where we’ll be live tweeting the event.

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