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What to expect from iPhone 7 launch event

Apple is also expected to introduce a revamped smartwatch, Watch 2, which has not been updated since its launch last year. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION San Francisco, CA, United States Sep 07, 2016, 08.30 AM (IST)
Apple is all set to reveal the much-awaited iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus today at San Francisco event, keeping with the tradition of its autumn product launch. 

The American tech giant has not really revealed too much about the mega event but it had sent out invites without giving away any details of the product, The Guardian reported last week. 

Speculations, however, have been doing rounds with tech analysts and bloggers expecting an iPhone without a headphone jack, a touch sensitive home button that vibrates and a double-lens camera for iPhone 7 Plus, according to Reuters. 

The removal of the headphone jack is being viewed as a cause for worry for most users as the 3.5mm jack is a universal connector which can be plugged into a smartphone, tablet, computer, TV and gaming consoles.

 Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has been quoted in the Australian Business Review saying that this was, “going to tick off a lot of people."

“I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through bluetooth, and bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music."

Meanwhile, an AFP report says Apple could include an adaptor that plugs into a remaining port to appease users accustomed to wired headphones.

The multinational technology company is also expected to introduce a revamped smartwatch, Watch 2, which has not been updated since its launch last year. It is expected to have a faster processor and a GPS chip, which will allow users to track their workouts without their phones. 

If rumours are to be believed, Apple may also launch iOS 10 which has already passed Beta testing. At this moment, one can only speculate and wait for Apple's big reveal.

(WION with inputs from Agencies)
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