Apple to Unveil iPhone 7

The iPhone 7's rear camera

Apple is holding their annual event today, September 7, to unveil a new iPhone and many more products, including a new version of the Apple Watch and software updates for all Apple products! The device would similarly be available on Apple's online marketplace. To pull that off the company redesigned its SIM tray, adding a rubber gasket to the metal tray to keep water from seeping in. It is organized at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. To get around this issue, Apple could do away with the hardware home button, replacing it for a pressure sensitive, capacitive touch based home button and fingerprint sensor (it will wake up and unlock the phone as well as double up as home button).

Here are the live updates.

Note 3: Apple can change the above URL, so before going to watch it on VLC, don't forget to check out the link mentioned here. There's a lot riding for Tim Cook and co with this launch and we'll have to wait and see what Apple reveals. Though the publication has not seen the iPhone 7 Plus, it confirms that the bigger iPhone would come with a dual-camera setup. So if either of the iPhone 7 display rumors is accurate, it would have a much sharper screen than its predecessor. Mac users will need to run the OS X version 10.8.5 or newer in order to watch the show. All users on Apple devices must access the stream on the native browser, Safari.

Because the iPhone is such an important product for the world's largest tech firm - and Apple expects to ship about 222 million phones by the end of fiscal 2017 - an appropriately high amount of attention is paid to the device. Apple is expected to launch a major iPhone design change next year. Streaming via Apple TV requires second- or third-generation Apple TV with software 6.2 or later, or an Apple TV fourth generation.

The iPhone 7 has leaked over the past months in the shape of components and rear shells.

First off, there's talk that Apple will kill of the 16GB model, meaning the price of the cheapest (32GB) SIM free iPhone 7 could be slightly more expensive than the iPhone 6S when it launched last year - what with it being double the capacity of last year's iPhone 6S entry model. It was also early in getting rid of Ethernet ports, killing off the wired connection, and a year ago Apple released a MacBook with just a single USB connection point. However, we will advise you to take it off while swimming.

I'll have more to say once I've had a chance to review the new phones.