The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will reportedly be made available for pre-order on September 9, according to well-connected tipster Evan Blass.
Extrapolating from that date, it suggests that the two devices are likely to go on sale one week later, on September 16, while the official unveiling of the handsets will take place on September 7.
Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch event date from there. https://t.co/gwoPzIM1dI
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 28, 2016
While reportedly a smaller, more incremental upgrade than the usual “full number” iPhone launches we’re used to seeing, the iPhone 7 is rumored to include a handful of significant changes.
In addition to the removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack, the handset is also said to ditch the physical Home button in favor of a new 3D Touch button that will use haptic feedback to replicate the feeling of a physical button — much like the Magic Trackpad 2. The phones are additionally set to include dual-lens camera, A10 processor, simplified antenna design, bigger battery, and new color option.
Although it certainly sounds like Apple is holding off its best upgrades for next year’s tenth birthday iPhone refresh, with less than six weeks to go until pre-orders (allegedly) start, it’s difficult not to get a bit excited.
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