On Tuesday, Apple got everyone talking with another of its typically cryptic launch event save-the-dates: "See you on the 7th," the invite read, with no other information other than the big reveal's location (which is in San Francisco, if you're there and free that morning, FYI). But based on years of tradition - and lots of tech-industry rumours - here's what you can anticipate from Apple's big announcement.
Get ready for the iPhone 7.
Apple is expected to unveil the newest iPhone and iPhone Plus, since that's what it usually does in September. According to 9 to 5 Mac, the new iPhone will be very similar to last year's phone, with tiny visual tweaks, faster processors, and no 16-gigabyte storage option. Bloomberg reports that it will have a dual rear camera, which will make photos brighter and zooming way better, and possibly a different type of home button. A new patent might hint to the new phone being waterproof, Quartz reports, which would be huge.
But know that this upgrade will be inconvenient, at least at first.
The new iPhone 7 comes with one huge rumoured difference: The new model reportedly won't have a headphone jack, The Verge reports. Instead, you'll have to plug in your headphones into the same port you use to charge your iPhone, or use Bluetooth or AirPlay-enabled headphones. And that also means you'll either have to buy new iPhone-optimised headphones or buy an adapter to plug in old ones. Why the change? Fast Company reports that ditching the headphone jack will make the phone much thinner, and other reports say it will make room for other features, like more speakers. Also, in 2014, Apple bought Beats, so you can definitely blame Dr. Dre for this. (Or give him credit for the beginning of the end of tangled earbud cords.)
There might be an upgraded Apple Watch too.
The Verge notes that it's been two years since the Apple Watch went on sale, and the only new model came out six months later. The new model is rumoured to be faster and possibly have a camera. According to CNET, there will likely be an upgraded GPS tracker and better fitness tracking in general.
The only sure thing is a new operating system.
At Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the company promised an upgrade to the software that powers every device, from iPhones to Apple Watches and Macs. You'll finally be able to delete apps you don't use, like Stocks and Compass, you'll get transcribed voicemails so you don't have to actually listen to them, and you'll get more fun iMessages including giant emojis and doodles, according to the New York Daily News.
You can watch it all live.
Head to Apple's website on September 7 at 9p.m. local time to watch their keynote live. The stream will only work on Safari browsers, though, so make sure you have that downloaded beforehand.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.