It doesn’t seem like there’s much left to know about the iPhone 7 at this point, and that includes the release date.
Already we’d heard that it would be landing in shops on the week of September 12, but @evleaks (a usually reputable tipster) then followed that up by saying it will go on sale on Friday September 16 and now he’ suggested pre-orders will start on Friday September 9.
That still doesn’t tell us when the iPhone 7 will actually be announced. Pre-orders may not open the same day as the announcement, but assuming @evleaks is right it seems very likely that it will happen during that week, which starts on September 5.
We should stress that this isn’t official information, but @evleaks seems very confident of it and he’s one of the most reliable leakers in the business.
Evolution not revolution
Whenever it launches, the iPhone 7 isn’t expected to be a huge change, in fact it might not even be called the iPhone 7, with that name instead reserved for a massive overhaul next year on the phone’s ten-year anniversary.
But there is talk of a waterproof design, a larger camera lens and a lot more power, so the iPhone 7 could still be worth getting excited about and the potentially more interesting iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 7 Pro might be landing alongside it. Either way,
Apple’s probably not worrying as it’s just sold its 1 billionth handset.
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