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Liveblog: All you need to know about Apple’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Keynote event

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We’re just minutes away from the unveiling of the next iteration of the iPhone at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. The event starts at 10:30 PM(IST) or 10:00 AM(PST), where Tim Cook should soon take the stage to clear all our doubts about the iPhone 7.

Rumors of a missing headphone jack, and a dual camera setup have been circling the interwebs for quite sometime now. Today, these were joined by the reported removal of the Home button! Ah, who knows, what Apple is thinking?

Apple, though, keeps things simple and minimalistic, but has the tendency to have a surprise or two up its sleeve. And these surprises, maybe the next generation of Macbook Pros or iPads, are what have gotten me hyped up even more. It would also be surprising to see Cook drop some juicy tidbits about the complete design overhaul of next iPhone.

We’d love for you to join us and catch minute-by-minute updates from Apple’s iPhone launch event, right here on The Tech Portal. But, if you’d love to see Tim Cook live, you can also watch the livestream along with us.

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Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:36 am

Thanks for reading, Cheers !

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:33 am

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:26 am

In addition to upgrading the iPhone lineup, Apple has also renewed the previous iterations of the iPhone with increased storage.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:23 am

Tim Cook is thanking all employees and audience members for their support. This is a wrap on the live coverage of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus announcement.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:19 am

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The iPhone 7 starts at just $649, while the iPhone 7 Plus will start at $769. Pre-orders start on September 9, and shipping starts one week later.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:16 am

With these iPhones, Apple has doubled all onboard storage, i.e you now have a 32GB, 128GB and a 256GB variant.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:15 am

Let’s recap the features of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, while we see the demo video.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:13 am

Battery performance stats for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:11 am

You can see it for yourself:

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:08 am

Console level graphics on the iPhone with this new GPU : Schiller

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:07 am

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:07 am

Better battery optimisation with a new big.LITTLE configuration

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:07 am

iPhone7 GPU is 240x times faster than the first iPhone.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:06 am

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:06 am

In a gyst, the A10 fusion has a four-core CPU: two high-performance CPU cores both of whom are 40% faster than than A9 on iPhone 6S and two “high efficiency” cores that run at 1/5th the power to save battery life.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:05 am

iPhone 7 has a new chip, the A10 fusion

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:04 am

Finally, we are talking about performance on iPhone7

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:04 am

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:03 am

Beats will be launching the Beats Solo3 wireless over-ear headphones, a new “affordable” BeatsX line and the Powerbeats3 in-ear headphones.

Anmol Sachdeva September 8, 201612:02 am

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:01 am
<font color="3e433e“>AirPods will get 5 hours of playback per charge, excluding the additional charge provided by the carrying case
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Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:00 am

Sync is being done using iCloud. easy 1 step connection

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 8, 201612:00 am

double tap airpods to bring up Siri. A single button to seamlessly connect all devices. Thank GOD ! No more multiple pairing.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:59 pm

the chip lets you easily switch between Apple devices.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:59 pm

The airpods recognise the vibrations of your jaw for noise cancellation

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:59 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:58 pm

Apple has a W1 chip designed to produce highly efficient sound

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:58 pm

Airpods have infrared sensors which will recognise when you have them plugged in and when not.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:57 pm

Apple Airpods : The newest apple product to join the family. Apple is trying its best to tell you that they are the ones bringing a revolution in wireless headphones technology.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:56 pm

There some big announcement coming up, which combines Audio and Wifi

Schiller says, “We want to make Audio as fast as we can”
Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:55 pm

Schiller :

Why move on? I’ll give you three reasons, but it really comes down to one word: Courage
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Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:55 pm

As rumoured, They’ll also include a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:54 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:54 pm

Earpods connect via Lightning. JBL has debuted new lightning headphones. Apple says, 900 millions lightening connections, hence it is justifiable to bring in lightning connected earpods

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:54 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:53 pm

CONFIRMATION : Headphone jack is gone

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:53 pm

Earpods now being talked about.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:52 pm

2 speakers for iPhone7. both stereo. one at top, other at bottom.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:51 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:50 pm

Instagram’s head of Design, Ian Spalter, is on stage, talking about more camera stuff of the iPhone.

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Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:49 pm

25% Retina HD display

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Explanation :

Apple has built a unique feature here. The company has created a tech which separates the object in focus with the background, something which only DSLRs could do till date. There is no crappy filters or other stuff.
Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:47 pm

Live ‘bokeh’ preview in Portrait Mode on the iPhone 7 Plus.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:47 pm

There’s a portrait mode, which will use the bokeh feature. Apple is using its Machine Learning tech which will automatically blur the background.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:46 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:46 pm

This is really amazing. DSLR like photography with your phone.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:45 pm

iPhone7 Plus uses two lens to create DSLR/professional camera like quality, specially with bokeh — shallow depth of field, or that “blur” you get behind someone when you take their picture with a professional camera

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:44 pm

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The telephoto lens allows you to zoom till 10x and the same features have been integrated in the Camera software as well. You will now be able to capture crisp images at 10x.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:43 pm

This two camera system however, isn’t new. LG G5 had something similar

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:42 pm

The iPhone 7 Plus, has a plus 1 in terms of the rear camera.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:42 pm

Optical Zoom till 2x. Digital zoom of course, till 10x

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:41 pm

iPhone7 Plus has two 12 MP cameras. One has a wide angle lens, while the other is a telephoto lens.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:41 pm

Here’s a snapshot of all features on the iPhone 7 rear camera

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:41 pm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:40 pm

You can capture RAW photos using the iPhone 7 rear camera, and edit it as you wish.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:40 pm

The best camera we’ve ever made for an iPhone : Schiller

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:39 pm

7 MP selfie camera for Facetime HD (upgrade from 5MP)

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:39 pm

Here’s what professional; photographers have to say about iPhone 7’s camera.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:38 pm

Samples are good, very bright and detailed. However, lets wait for a review before we judge this thing awesome

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:37 pm

Schiller says, iPhone camera is performing 100 billion operations !

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:37 pm

There is quad LED true tone flash which lets in 60% more light. There’s tone mapping too.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:37 pm

It also has Flicker detection sensor to adjust the exposure based on the flickering of artificial light

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:36 pm

Apple’s self developed image processor which identifies objects in the shot you take

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:36 pm

sensors are now 60% faster

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:36 pm

f1.8 aperture lens, lets 50% more light in

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:35 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:35 pm

The new iPhone7 Camera has OIS (Optical Image stabilisation)

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:35 pm

IP67 standard water resistance

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:34 pm

Apple has redesigned the ‘Home Button’ to include Force touch sensitivity into the small button. It is now more tactile.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:34 pm

iPhone7 is water and dust resistant.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:34 pm

Taptic Engine can be used by third party apps as well.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:33 pm

As rumored, the home button here is similar to the Force Touch trackpad on the Mac. It’s force-sensitive and unmoving. It, too, has a vibrating “Taptic” engine to give you feedback meant to simulate an actual button press.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:33 pm

We’re currently discussing the aesthetics of the iPhone 7, and it will be available in two news colors i.e Glossy Jet Black, and just Black. We still have the silver, gold and rosepink colors.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:32 pm

ICYMI : Apple devised a whole new manufacturing process to build this masterpiece of a smartphone

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:32 pm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:31 pm

The presentation is divided into 10 parts.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:31 pm

This is the best iPhone we’ve ever made — Phil Schiller

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:30 pm

The demo video also confirms the non-existence of the 3.5mm headphone jack. The iPhone 7 is soooo thin..

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:29 pm

We’re currently seeing an iPhone7 demo voice-overred by the Jony Ive himself

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:27 pm

Dual cameras are there on the iPhone 7, all rumors were in fact true.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:26 pm

Cook says that over 100 hardware innovations powered by HomeKit are hitting the market by end of this year.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:25 pm

Cook talks about various apps, inclusion of Machine Learning and the way Homekit has been a “huge revolution” in home automation

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:25 pm

We’re again discussing trivia about new software, i.e iOS 10.

This is the biggest iOS release ever, but will iPhone 7 hardware be as redefining as its software?
Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:24 pm

Cook talks about iOS 10. He talks about the launch. You can get a full recap on our website.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:24 pm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:23 pm

Tim Cooks boasts about the recent billion iPhone milestone, on stage.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:23 pm

All Apple Watch 2 models will all start at $369. Pre-order begins September 9, WatchOS 3 goes live on the 13th.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:23 pm

Apple Watch done. iPhone next. Cook has taken over.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:22 pm

Apple Watch Series 2 for $369. Older Apple Watch is now Apple Watch Series 1 with upgraded dual core processor.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:21 pm

The Apple Watch Nike+ is available in four colors.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:21 pm

In addition to this, you’re also invited to run alongside people from all around the world

This is called ‘Just Do It Sunday’.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:20 pm

This is the stunning Nike+

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:19 pm

You can simply ask Siri to start the run, and the app gives you workout information at a glance, to prevent distraction.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:18 pm

This Nike addition has added software as well. You can start a run almost immediately.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:18 pm

Apple Watch NIKE+

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:17 pm

Nike president Trevor Edwards on stage. And P.S. Tim Cook has been a board of directors’ member at Nike. So….YEAH !

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:16 pm

Nike is partnering with Apple to bring us a special edition. It’s a Nike-designed band paired with an aluminum case.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:16 pm

All about Apple Watch Series 2 :

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:14 pm

Williams says it is 4 times stronger than STAINLESS STEEL

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:13 pm

APPLE WATCH SERIES 2 COMES IN CERAMIC MATERIAL

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:13 pm

Williams back on stage to discuss more hardware.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:13 pm

You will also be able to see trivia and information about the hiking trail you’re visiting.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:13 pm

Catmur says this is the first Apple Watch hiking app using GPS

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:12 pm

In this demo, we’re seeing turn-by-turn hiking directions, as well as route progress. You’ll also get a warning if you stray too far off the trail.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:12 pm

First hiking app on Apple Watch, ViewRanger.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:11 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:10 pm

To a HUGE ROAR, Apple has introduced built-in GPS

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:10 pm

Apple Watch Series 2 ships with the brightest display Apple has ever shipped in a product.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:09 pm

2nd gen processor which is DUAL CORE.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:08 pm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:08 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:07 pm

This is revolutionary ! Apple analysed 700 swimmers with differnet body types and used blood sample for lactic acid samples, to give you the most accurate calorie count !

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:06 pm

For Series 2, a redesigned speaker has been built in. After your workout, the speaker itself will let the water out.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:06 pm

Watch Series 2 is “swim proof“, meaning it is water resistant for upto 50 metres deep.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:06 pm

The Apple Watch 1 was splash proof, but the Apple Watch 2 is swin proof.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:05 pm

Watch Series 2 is the name !

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:04 pm

Next-gen Watch is being launched, demo goes on.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:03 pm

This will be your new workout companion, and will be available by end of this year!! Isn’t that just exciting!?? pokemongo

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:03 pm

PokemonGO on Watch will ship by the end of this year.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:03 pm

Keep track of your pokemongo progress :

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:02 pm

The main screen shows you your level, and when you start walking you are greeted with PokeStops and new Pokemon on the way.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:02 pm

You can watch how far you have to walk for those eggs. At a glance, you can see which Pokemons are nearby. You can take out your iPhone to catch those which you find.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201611:01 pm

We’re now getting a demo of Pokemon Go on the Apple Watch!

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:00 pm

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201611:00 pm

PokemonGO is coming to AppleWatch !

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:59 pm

Okay, this is surprising. Niantic Labs CEO John Hanke has now taken the stage. He says that the game has been downloaded 500 million times, and users have walked 4.6 billion miles till date.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201610:59 pm

Jeff talks about various third-party apps launched on WatchOS

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201610:57 pm

Jeff talks about various new apps which have been gradually launched for Apple Watch. Emergency contacting app and others.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:57 pm

We know everything about WatchOS 3 very well, just show us the Watch 2 nowwww!!!

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:55 pm

Jeff Williams has now taken the stage to talk about the Apple Watch and WatchOS 3 features, in-depth!

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201610:55 pm

More watchos and applewatch Trivia

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:55 pm

Apple Watch is the second most selling smartwatch, along with the top spot in customer satisfaction.

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201610:54 pm

Apple Watch is being announced. Cook talks about what Watch has been doing and the sales and revenues it has brought in for Apple.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:54 pm

Tim Cook is back on stage, and we’re now talking about new products starting with the ‘Apple Watch’

Deepanshu Khandelwal September 7, 201610:53 pm

Susan Prescott further demoes Real time collaboration in iWork. “It is going to change the way you interact with your colleagues

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:53 pm

iWork introduces Real-time collaboration (finally!!)

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:51 pm

Susan is now on stage to discuss about iWork, which comprises of Keynote, Word or Spreadsheets.

This is Apple’s version of Microsoft Office.
Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:49 pm

iWork — productivity tools for teachers and enterprise orgs

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:48 pm

Apple’s latest program is ‘Everyone Can Code’ that teaches students kids how to code using Swift Playground.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:47 pm

Tim Cook says that all the 144 ConnectED schools will be up and running. Donating MAcs to 4,500 teachers and iPads to 50,000 students.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:46 pm

Minamoto San is off stage, and Tim Cook is back on.

He’s now talking about Education initiatives by Apple.
Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:45 pm

This is Nintendo embracing the mobile gaming platform, after Pokemon Go’s wild success.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:44 pm

The game will be available at a fixed price, with no in-app purchases.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:44 pm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:42 pm

Toad Rally will allow you to play against other users, and your aim is to collect coins and impress toads that appear on the screen from time to time

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:41 pm

You can play one handed, and you have a new battle mode called ‘Toad Rally’

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:41 pm

Mario Super Runner on the iOS will be an endless runner game, and the goal remains simple i.e collect all coins and reach the flagpole before time runs out.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:40 pm

Mario is running towards its next goal, the iPhone.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:38 pm

Nintendo — Super Mario is coming to iOS

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:38 pm

Gaming is the biggest & most popular category on app store, 500k games live now

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:37 pm

106% YoY growth in app downloads, 2x more growth in revenue as compared to closest competitor(ahem, Google Play!)

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:37 pm

“The momentum for apps in the App Store has never been greater” — Tim Cook

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:36 pm

This was a brief update on Apple Music..next up App Store.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:35 pm

Apple Music was the first destination for great exclusive releases from Taylor Swift and many more

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:34 pm

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He is talking about Carpool Karaoke coming to AppleTV and Apple Music subscriber count

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:33 pm

Tim Cook is now on stage, the iPhone is next up!!!

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:32 pm

The two have now been joined by Grammy award winner Pharrell Williams

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:31 pm

Carpool karaoke, One Republic, hilarious Siri replies and goofy Corden is up on the screen atm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:30 pm

The keynote has begun, and we see James Corden take Tim Cook to the keynote location

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:28 pm

Fasten your seatbelts folks, the storm has been brewing for long and now its about to be unleashed…

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:26 pm

The announcement has been made — ‘presentation will begin shortly’

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:25 pm

There is, however, no certainty if we’ll have three iPhone models released today. The Plus with the dual camera module could be a no show(but we all want it 🙏)

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:22 pm

The removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is almost certain, keynote deck screenshots suggest.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:20 pm

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:19 pm

The livestream is now up, we have some Ty Dolla $ign – Blasé on the speakers

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:17 pm

We’re still a good 15 minutes out from the start of the keynote event. Let’s discuss whats on your minds about today’s release. Comment your thoughts down below.

Anmol Sachdeva September 7, 201610:14 pm

Hello apple fanboys!

Welcome to the liveblog!

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