07/09/2016 9:28 PM IST

LIVEBLOG: Apple's iPhone Event Starts Tonight 6PM BST

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Attendees enter the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium for the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, June 13, 2016. Apple Inc. has lost ground to Alphabet Inc.'s Google in the hot voice-activated assistant space. By releasing a software kit at today's Worldwide Developers Conference that lets programmers integrate Siri into their apps, it hopes to catch up with the maker of Google Now and the Android operating system -- as well as Inc.'s Alexa virtual helper -- and thus tie customers more closely to its iOS system. Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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The long wait is over. The Apple iPhone Event is happening at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on 7 September at 6PM BST. Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the iPhone 7 and a brand-new Apple Watch.

Announcing the event earlier in September with a typically cryptic picture all we know about the event are the numerous rumours that have been circling since the iPhone 6s was launched last year.

With the iPhone’s 10th Anniversary taking place next year all eyes will be on whether Apple can persuade users that this year’s iPhone will still be worth buying.

What are we expecting from the iPhone 7?

Well we’re expecting Apple to ditch the headphone jack for starters. Instead the iPhone will output audio through either the Lightning Port or via Bluetooth.

Apple’s also reporting ditching the physical Home Button, instead replacing it with a fully touch-sensitive panel that will still work as a Touch ID sensor.

Both of these decisions then rather neatly lead us to the next feature which is that Apple’s expected to announce that the iPhone 7 will be water-resistant. While that’s not fully waterproof it’s more than enough for downpours or the occasional dip in the pool.

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