Apple has finally sent out invitations for its fall event where the iPhone 7 is expected to make its official debut. The event will be on Sept. 7 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California.
The invite reads “See you on the 7th” — a not so subtle hint at the iPhone 7. The invite also reminds everyone that registration will start at 8 a.m. and that members of the media should arrive early. The event will start at 10 a.m. PT. For those unable to attend, the event will also be streamed live on Apple’s website.
The invite sent out by the tech giant shows a bokeh effect forming the upper half of Apple’s logo. This may just be an aesthetic choice, but it’s possible that it may be hinting at something else. Bokeh is a camera lens technique where lights are out of focus to form orbs in the background. This technique can be achieved on smartphones using dual cameras, which, evidently, is what everyone is hoping for the iPhone 7. The image may also hint at better low-light photography, as pointed out by The Verge.
However, if the most recent rumors are true, only the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will have the dual-camera system, while the regular 4.7-inch iPhone 7 will come with a single camera. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are both expected to come with A10 processors and will start with 32GB of internal storage instead of 16GB, according to 9To5Mac. These handsets will also be the first to run iOS 10 straight out of the box.
The Apple Watch 2 and the new MacBook Pro are also rumored to make their debut during the same Sept. 7 event. The Watch 2 is believed to come with a new GPS chip that would allow better mapping for workouts. The new MacBook Pro, on the other hand, is expected to come with an OLED touch panel above the keyboard.
The problem with MacBooks is that Apple really doesn’t have a consistent schedule for their release. The Cupertino giant just releases new models when they are ready, so it’s possible that the new device may debut at another event this October or in March 2017.