Apple iPhone 7 Event Live Blog

We are here in San Francisco for the Apple event where the company is expected to show of its newest iPhones and may be even the rumoured Apple Watch2 and if we are lucky may be some new Macs too. Stay on this page for live updates from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium where Apple CEO Tim Cook will take stage at 10 AM Pacific Time / 10:30PM IST

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Here’s what to expect at the Apple event today

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Ok guys we are seated with a great view of the stage. About 15 mins before kick off

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Some nice music playing in the background here

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The auditorium is almost full here

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We’ve some great music leading upto the event courtesy of Beats Radio

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5 minutes to go. Hope you guys are pumped up!

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The lights are dimming and we are getting started !

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We’re all good to go. We are guessing the Bokeh invite is a sign of the camera features to come on the iPhone 7

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Tim Cook on James Corden Show doing a Carpool Karaoke!

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Pharell Williams enters the car with Tim Cook and James. Quite a hilarious video so far

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Tim Cook on stage now and the event is good to go

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Starting with Update – First, Apple Music

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17 million paid subscribers for Apple Music

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Over 30 Million Songs accesible to users

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Apple Music Festival will take palce in London, 11 days from now. Will mark the 10th anniversary of the festival with Elton John, Britney Spears and more

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There will be a live stream for those who can’t join in person at the festival through Apple devices including Apple TV

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There are a a total of 140 Billion App Store downloads so far

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The most popular gaming devices are iOS devices – iPhone and iPad

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500k games on the App Store and is the most popular category on the App Store

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Super Mario is coming to the App Store!

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We’ve the creator of Mario from Nintendo on stage

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Super Mario Run is the new game and it will debut on iOS

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The game is easier to play thanks to a new one handed interface

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The Super Mario Run will release by the Holiday Season (December) at an unannounced price. The Super Mario stickers will also come along with iOS 10

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Real-time collaboration announced on all iWork apps

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The new Apple Watch everyone!

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Apple Watch is the 2nd Highest Selling Watch brand in the world just behind Rolex despite selling for just 8 months

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Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch

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500 Million Download for Pokemon Go so far

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4.6 Billion Kilometres walked by users so far

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Apple Watch 2 – Water Resistant

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Sports a similar design

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Brand New Bands as well

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It’s called the Apple Watch Series 2

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“Swimproof” Apple Watch Series 2 – Water Resistant upto 50 Metres

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Typical speakers allow water to come in since they need air to work. The Apple Watch Series 2 has a redesigned speaker that manages to shake out the excess water after a workout session

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The Apple Watch Series 2 is probably the most advanced swim tracker on the market currently. Note to self – *Time to replace the moov now*

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2x GPU Performance

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The 2nd gen display is now 2 times brighter and has a maximum output of 1000 nits which is the brightest display that Apple has shipped on any product

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The new Apple Watch Series 2 will come in a white variant that has a ceramic casing

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Ceramic looks great and is 4 times harder than steel

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Apple partnering with Nike to bring the Apple Watch Nike+

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The Apple Watch Nike+ is designed specifically for runners. Lightweight aluminium casing and aerated bands

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Apple Watch Series 2 will start at US$ 369. Same goes for the Nike+ variant

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Apple Watch Series 1 will also be available alongside with updated internals at a price of US$ 269

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Both Series 1 and Series 2 will be available starting from September 16th. Nike+ variant will come out by late October

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Now the big news for the day. The next gen iPhones

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iPhone is the largest selling smartphone till date with over 1 million units sold

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Time for hardware now

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Dual lens system confirmed

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Jony Ive appears in a new video talking about the design

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There will be a Piano Black variant as well

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A good homage to the iPhone 4/4S

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Phil on stage to talk about the new iPhone 7

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Brand new design with minimal antenna lines – Jet Black will the new colour with a high gloss finish with stainless steel apple logo

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The Jet Black variant will also mask the antenna lines pretty well

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There is also a regular “Black” version that will come with a matte finish

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Other colours include Silver, Gold and Rose Gold. No more Space Grey

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An all new home button that is more responsive, reliable and customizable.

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The physical key will be replaced with a force touch home button that has a built-in taptic engine

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Its more responsive and faster than the old generation home button

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Water and Dust Resistance confirmed

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The iPhone 7 has a single lens camera with 4 LED flash

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The smaller iPhone gets OIS for the first time, larger f1.8 aperture and 6 element lens

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Quad LED True Tone flash that outputs 50% more light and also has a flicker sensor

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Apple designed image signal processor that can provide much higher quality photos and videos

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The ISP performs 100 billion operations in just 25 milliseconds

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Some incredible samples being shown on the stage

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There is an improved low light performance as well as better Live Photos that has stabilisation and the ability to edit it

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RAW capture on iPhone and 7 MP front facing FaceTime camera

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2 12 MP cameras on the iPhone 7 Plus. One wide angle and one telephoto lens

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2X optical zoom and 10x digital zoom

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Much shallower depth of field is achievable compared to other smartphones and previous generation iPhones

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It uses a depth map of the image using the 2 cameras and apply an artificial blur

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iPhone 7 Plus Sample

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25% brighter, wide colour gamut, 3d touch and more with the new Retina HD display

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Stereo Speakers on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with double the volume as well

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No more 3.5mm Audio Jack but lightning port

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Over 900 million lightning connector devices

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The new earpods with lightning connector will be available in the box

Lightning to 3.5mm audio jack adapter will be included for free as well
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Apple AirPods

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Truly wireless earphones with Apple W1 audio processor and infrared sensors that detect when you are wearing them and only begin audio once they detect your ears

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Upto 5 hours of listening on a single charge

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Easy to switch between your various wireless devices and comes with a case

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Just open the case and tap connect on your phone

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Can be used in stereo mode for music or in mono mode with a single earpiece for siri or calls

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24 hours of listening. The case and the earpods have built in listening

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The new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 2 will include Felica as a mode of payment for Apple Pay in Japan

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The iPhones have a new A10 Fusion chipset that is 120 times faster than the original iPhone. 4 cores (2 high performance and 2 low power consumption cores)

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A gameplay demonstration on the iPhone 7 to show just how powerful it is

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32gb 128gb and 256gb variants for the 7 and 7 Plus

Jet Black will be available only in 128GB and 256GB variants
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Apple will be retaining the 6s and 6s Plus as well but doubling the storage options to 32GB 128GB and 256GB

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Pre-orders start on 9th September and orders start delivering on 16th September

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AirPods will start shipping in late October for US$ 159

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And we had a Sia performance at the end. and we are done. Stay tuned to @fonearena for hands on photos and videos