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Apple invites press to iPhone event on September 7th

September 2016 press invite

This morning, Apple sent out press invites for their yearly iPhone event. The company is expected to reveal new iPhone hardware and a new Apple Watch model. Although rumors of a bump in Apple TV hardware and redesigned Macbook Pro Retina have circulated, they are likely to be pushed back to a later date sometime early in 2017.

Apple will be live streaming the event, so bookmark this link: http://www.apple.com/apple-events/september-2016/

iPhone 7 (Odds of update: 100%)

iPhone 6

Apple is widely expected to unveil the next major update to the iPhone on September 7th, including the usual, faster “A10” processor and graphics capabilities, along with some rumored changes such as the removal of the dedicated headphone jack, better cameras, and increased local storage space. Read more

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Next-gen iDevices to feature shatter-resistant OLED displays

The next-generation iPhone and iPod Touch will be based on a unique type of OLED display, according to sources, which is far more shatter-resistant than the current “gorilla glass” and LCD design used in the iPhone 4/4S and previous generations.

One of the chief problems with the iPhone and iPod Touch to date has been its easily damaged glass touch screen, and in the case of the iPhone 4/4S, the glass back panel. The iPhone 5 and its corresponding iPod Touch cousin will, according to a report just in from sources familiar with Apple’s 2012 Hardware Roadmap, replace the “square” design of the iPhone 4 and 4S with a solid frame — in some prototypes, this is metal (usually aluminum, though Titanium has been explored due to its superior strength in extremely thin configurations) and in others, a thermoplastic carbon fiber material — and a new type of capacitative touchscreen which incorporates a much tougher, nearly shatterproof outer surface material with an organic LED (OLED) display that is significantly larger than today’s “retina” TFT LCD. Read more

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