Apple’s upcoming iPhone 7 (and its alleged Plus and Pro variants) has already been a subject of numerous rumours and leaks over the past few months.
The handset’s purported features including dual camera setup, new antenna design and other major specifications have been making the rounds online for quite some time now. However, there is no word yet as to when Apple plans to launch the devices.
That’s probably no longer the case, as popular tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) seems to have some lead about the release date of the Cupertino-based company’s next flagship.
A few days back, Blass had tweeted that the iPhone 7 would be hitting the markets in the third week of September. Over the weekend, Blass posted a follow-up tweet clarifying that the exact date the new iPhone(s) will hit the market should be September 16. “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.”
Based on the Apple’s previous track record, there is approximately a two-week gap between the iPhones’ launch and the smartphones actually being available in the stores. Going by that, the company might launch the next iPhone(s) around September 2 and the launch invitations themselves should arrive in mid-August.
Another rumour suggests that the new iPhone might be called iPhone 6SE instead of iPhone 7. However, these are nothing but speculations.
Recently, a couple of leaked images claiming to show the alleged iPhone 7 Pro made their way on to the web. The images show iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7 Pro side-by-side, both from the front and the back. The ‘Pro’ version will likely pack a dual-camera setup at the back.