The Countdown To The iPhone 7 Begins

Publish Date
Monday, 5 September 2016, 9:51AM

Apple will hope to turn attention away from its tax affairs in Ireland when the technology giant unveils the next generation of the iPhone on Wednesday in the US.

Widely expected to be the iPhone 7, heavy speculation suggests the Cupertino- based firm will add a second camera lens to the rear of the smartphone for the first time while also removing the headphone jack and moving to wireless earphones.

A second generation of the Apple Watch could also be revealed at the event in San Francisco, with an early September show having become synonymous with major hardware announcements by the company.

The rumoured second camera on the rear of the device could be used to offer higher quality images, and has already been introduced by Huawei and LG to their flagship smartphones for similar reasons.

It has also been suggested the second lens could help to offer an instantly zoomed-in view of any image.

Removing the headphone port has been linked to Apple wanting to make the iPhone thinner, though commentators remain divided on how Apple will bundle earphones into the new iPhone's set-up.

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