Apple yesterday sent out invitations to its next press conference. It will take place on September 7th. As is so often the case, it reveals little about what will be announced, saying only “See you on the 7th.” The company is widely expected to unveil next generation iPhones, likely the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, along with one and perhaps even two new Apple Watch wearables (the Apple Watch 2 and Watch 1S perhaps).
The majority of rumours suggest that the next generation Apple Watch will benefit from upgraded hardware including a faster TSMC-built processor and the addition of a GPS chipset and barometer. Earlier rumours that it could also sport a FaceTime camera have faded away, suggesting that Apple may have dropped the feature. It also appears unlikely that the Apple Watch 2 will have cellular connectivity due to battery life concerns (but Apple is still working on bringing it to a future model).
Should a second model be announced, it is likely to be a slightly upgraded version of its first generation Apple Watch. Look for upgraded hardware and improved waterproofing but no major changes.
Apple is also expected to give us a further update on WatchOS 3 as well as an official release date.
The invitation-only event will take place on September 7th at the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco. It kicks off at 1000 PT (1300 ET). Apple will once again livestream the event.