Apple’s next version of the iPhone, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be released on September 16th, suggest new reports.
The news comes from serial tech leaker and normally well placed source Evan Blass who shared the release date of the iPhone 7 on his Twitter account on Sunday.
While this is far from being official confirmation of the release date of the iPhone, Blass normally gets it right with his predictions and leaks on new release of new smartphones.
Just to clarify, this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016
Blass claims that the iPhone 7 will be released on September 16th tie in with previous iPhone releases in that it is a similar time period when Apple normally releases a new device and it’s also a Friday – Apple’s usual day for releasing new iPhones.
The iPhone 6 was released on September 9th, while the iPhone 6S was released on September 25th, for example.
Blass suggests that the iPhone will be officially unveiled on September 12th before the September 16 release.
As for what we can expect in terms of specs and features is anyone’s guess as there have been some many rumours and leaks surrounding the device.
What is likely is that the iPhone 7 will look relatively similar to the iPhone 6 and 6s.
Other rumours suggest that Apple could be about to remove the headphone jack from the upcoming model, as well as make big improvements to the camera, which is expected to include a dual lens.
Major changes to the iPhone lineup are said to come with the release of the iPhone 8 in 2017 but users can expect a wealth of software and hardware improvements when the iPhone 7 is finally unveiled.