Apple to hold event on Sept. 7; new iPhone, Watch expected

Apple prepares to kill off the headphone socket: Firm to unveil wireless ‘airpods’ alongside iPhone 7 next week

  • iPhone 7 expected to be unveiled on September 7th in San Francisco
  • Will dump headphone socket in favour of lightning port
  • Russian filings show wireless ‘airpods’ alongside new Beats headphones

According to Daily Mail, It is set to be a highly controversial move – but it appears Apple really will kill off the headphone socket next week.

Iphone 7 leak

iPhone 7

  • 4.7-inch display, 1334 x 750 resolution
  • Apple A10 processor
  • 2GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 1,960 mAh battery
  • 12-megapixel f1.9 rear camera
  • Improved water and dust resistance

iPhone 7 Plus

  • 5.5-inch display, 1080p resolution
  • 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM
  • 2,910 mAh battery
  • Dual 12-megapixel f1.9 rear cameras

Multiple reports have claimed the move will force users to use either the lightning connector or wireless headphones.

Now, a Russian filing has revealed Apple is also developing new wireless headphones called ‘airpods’ to sell alongside its current ‘earpod’ headphones.

The firm is expected to bundle a set of headphones with the iPhone 7 that have a wired, lightning connector.

However, the patent shows the firm is also developing its own Apple, rather than Beats branded wireless alternatives.

The filings were to the EEC, the main regulatory body for the Eurasian Economic Union, which consists of Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia.

They show Apple gained ‘active’ certification status for a wireless headphone product dubbed ‘AirPods’ alongside three other models to be marketed under the Beats brand.

It comes days after the co-founder of Apple warned the iPhone maker not to kill off the headphone socket in its upcoming model.

According To USA Today, NEW YORK — Apple has made it official: the company will be holding a press event on Sept 7 in San Francisco where the presumption is it will unveil both a new iPhone and a new Apple Watch.

Unlike prior invitations to Apple special events there were no obvious clues to what Tim Cook & Co. might be cooking up. Of course, the very date of the event, Sept. 7, may be a nice nod to the long rumored iPhone 7, of which there is likely to be more than one model, perhaps an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus.

The venue, the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, is the same location where Apple has hosted its last few product launches.

Much of the speculation is that the new iPhone will sport relatively modest changes, aside from the removal of the headphone jack, considered controversial. Such a move would either require the use of wireless Bluetooth headphones, or a headphone that connects to Apple’s proprietary Lightning port.

New phones should be faster, may come in additional colors, and may feature a second rear camera sensor (for low light shooting), at least on a larger Plus version. And the phones will run the already announced (and available as a beta) iOS 10 software update, which, among other new features, fancies up its iMessage app.

Creative Strategies analyst Tim Bajarin, a longtime Apple watcher, told USA TODAY recently that Apple may hold off on what people would considerer a major upgrade until 2017, the iPhone’s tenth anniversary. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple skips 8 and 9 and introduces the iPhone 10 for the anniversary,” he said.


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