Here's what else to expect at Apple's iPhone event

There's much more to Apple's September 7th event than just unveiling the next iPhone.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

Only a few days to go until the next iPhone is unveiled. But there will be a lot more going on at this event than just the unveiling of a new iPhone.

Here's what else you can expect:

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1: A mini "state of the Apple union" address

New stores, how well things are selling, perhaps an update on how much cash paid out to developers. Perhaps even some comment on the huge tax bill that the EU slapped on the company.

2: iOS 10 release date

Based on past patterns, expect this to be on or around September 14th. Although you might want to hold out upgrading straight away in case there are some last-minute show-stopping bugs.

If the past is anything to go by, expect a couple of iOS 10 patches to drop before the month is out.

3: macOS Sierra release date

The final version will probably roll out sometime in October, hopefully alongside some updated Macs.

4: watchOS 3

This will drop the same day as iOS 10 is released. If you're not planning to upgrade your iPhone to iOS 10 immediately, I suggest delaying this upgrade until you are ready to do both together.

5: Apple Watch 2

Oh yes, more shiny new hardware for Apple fans to drool over. Expect to see perhaps a FaceTime camera and maybe even a built-in GPS receiver in the new device.

6: Updated Apple Music

We got a teaser of this at WWDC 2016, so it's fair to assume that it will roll out alongside iOS 10/watchOS 3/iPhone 7.

7: New accessories

Dumping the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 gives Apple the perfect opportunity to unveil a line of new -- and undoubtedly overpriced -- accessories.

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