Aug 31, 2016

    New iPhone to be released at Sept 7 event?


    APPLE on Monday sent

    out invitations to a

    "special event" on Sept 7

    in San Francisco, where

    it is expected to unveil

    a new iPhone model.

    In the company's usual enigmatic style, it provided little more than the date, time and place to the invitation-only gathering

    set for the Bill Graham

    Civic Auditorium near

    San Francisco City Hall.

    Apple has maintained

    a rhythm of introducing updated iPhone models

    on an annual basis, timing introductions to coincide with the year-end

    holiday shopping season.

    Rumours include talk

    of an "iPhone 7" that will boast improvements to software, cameras and processing speed along

    with doing away with

    jacks for plugging in

    wired headphones.

    California-based Apple could also use the event

    to showcase updates to other products, such as

    its smartwatch and

    laptop computers.