It's (almost) time for a new iPhone
If you're in the market for a new iPhone, you might want to hold off another couple of weeks.
Apple today sent out press invitations for a September 7 product announcement, an event in which the company is expected to unveil its new set of iPhones -- likely the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (possibly called the 7 Pro).
Apple (sort of) sticking to schedule
Apple will once again rollout a refresh of its smartphones at the beginning of fall. However, going against the company's typical trends, the 2016 iPhone 7 and 7 Plus won't be like other even-year iPhones -- meaning they won't be huge departures design- or hardware-wise from their "s" model predecessors.
The iPhone 5 had a larger screen than the 4s, and the 5s had the same look and screen size as the 5. But the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will, reports say, have the same screens and more-or-less the same design as the 6s and 6s Plus.
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will drop a notable feature
Rumors say the 7 and 7 Plus will be the first iPhones made without headphone jacks. The handsets will instead use Apple's special Lightning port for wired headphones.
Beyond that, the largest bits of hearsay revolve around camera improvements, with the 7 Plus getting a dual-lens shooter for improved depth in shots, and both phones possibly gaining water-resistance powers (about time!).
"See you on the 7th"
Apple's September 7 event will kick off at 10 AM PST.
The unveiling of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus seems all but certain (September 7, iPhone 7 - we're on to you, Apple), and if tradition has anything to say about it, the devices could be up for presale as soon as the following Friday, September 9.
But the maker of the Mac and Apple Watch could have also some surprises in store for us. So, stay tuned and try not to buy an iPhone -- or maybe any other Apple stuff -- in the next weeks.