Apple iPhone 7 launch: The virtual smartphone wars have reached a new high, with Apple, Samsung and Google battling it out. Today on September 7, Apple will launch its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple will host the event in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. According to reports, the tech giant will also unveil the new Apple Watch. The company has still not disclosed any other information. Apple in an invitation to journalists and a few other people, hinted at the launch of the new iPhone. The invite as well as the date gives away a few clues which has answered a lot of conjectures.The launch of a new smartphone by Apple has always garnered a lot of attention of the world. Speculations and rumours have been doing the rounds in the technology world about the new iPhone. The phones that are expected to be launched are said to be named as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Even though the MacBooks have not be refreshed since a long time, it is unlikely that Apple will unveil anything about laptops. Yet, speculations are rife that if Apple decides to maintain its position in the market, it may go for some heavy upgrades in the MacBooks. It is expected that the design of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus will be similar to the earlier version s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. But the upgrades will be noteworthy in the camera department and hardware. Apart from the questions related to the new features like dual-camera and the HOME button, there are many other queries related to the event. Here are the answers to all queries regarding the Apple event, which includes the date, time, live stream and expected launch dates.
What is the date for the new Apple iPhone launch? What time is the event?
September 7, that is tomorrow, is the date when Apple will launch its iPhone 7. The event will start at 10.00 PDT or Pacific Daylight Time. In India, the time of the event will be around 10.30 pm, and might go late into the night.
How to live-stream the Apple keynote event and watch it online?
Viewers having an Apple device can watch the key events live on its official website Apple.com. For the website, Apple uses an HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology. People who have any of the company’s devices like the iPhone or iPad among others will be able to live-stream and watch on its Safari browser but only if the device runs iOS 7.0 or later.
For Mac users, Safari browser needs to be 6.0.5 or above or OS X v10.8.5 or above. Users of Apple’s television, the Apple TV, will be able to stream the event directly on the screen. Software 6.2 is needed for Apple TV 2nd and the 3rd generation or will have to have the Apple TV 4th gen.
Where can non-Apple users watch the event live?
Apple has decided to lo longer be exclusive to the iOS or the Mac platforms. One can watch the event on the Microsoft Edge browser on their PCs or Mobile devices, that have the Windows 10 OS. Although Youtube does not show the event live, but Apple uploads the whole event at a later time.
Where is the launch event for iPhone 7 taking place this year?
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco will host the launch event. Not everybody can enter the event as it will be an invite-only event, which includes the media and other attendees whom the company has invited.
What devices are to be expected at the launch event?
There have been many speculations about Apple’s launch of the new iPhone. The new smartphones are expected to be called- iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. there have been minor rumours and leaks about Apple’s decision to name the phone as iPhone 6SE which will be a special edition as they might not have changed much from the previous versions. Apple will likely unveil the new variant of the Apple Watch. The Watch will run on WatchOS 3, along with a GPS support and improved power. According to the leaks, new versions of the MacBook Air might also be unveiled but the chances are less.
What features to expect in the new iPhone?
There are some notable features in the Apple’s new iPhone including a dual camera at the rear end on the costlier Plus version. There will be no headphone jack according to reports and instead, will have an extra set of speakers. The new iPhone will likely come in the 32 GB, 128 GB, and 256GB variants according to the leaks. More developments are expected in the Force Touch Display as well. There might also be a change in the Home button. And as usual is the case, Apple might bring in some surprising new features.
When will Indian consumers get to buy the new iPhone?
There have been no leaks or rumours on this, and as India is generally not among the first countries to get the iPhone, we might have to wait for a while, at least for another month.