|iPhone 7 Concept image by Martin Hajek|
Apple likely to launch next generation iPhones on September 7
A Bloomberg article has kind of confirmed the date for iPhone 7 launch which was earlier reported by serial leakster Evan Bliss (@evleaks). The next-generation iPhones are expectedly going to be unveiled the morning of September 7th. Pre-orders should begin September 9th while the device should be up for sale on September 16th.
The dates seem to fit into Apple's long standing strategy of holding the launch event just a couple of days before new iPhones run into preorder and around one week before the smartphone is available in open sale.
Rumors regarding the specifications of the next gen iPhones have been making the rounds all across the web. It seems very likely that the legacy 3.5 mm headphone jack would find an exit while the new phones utilising the available space for a secondary speaker is still under speculation. A new color, either deep blue or space black as well as a pressure sensitive home button should make an inroad too. The antenna lines are bound to be moved to the edges at the back. The base model should now support 32 GB internal storage with 256 GB being the maximum.
While these changes are common to both the 4.7 inch and 5.5 inch variants of the iPhone, the larger one is rumored to sport a dual lens camera too. Moreover, it might also include smart connector pins at the back for connecting external third-party devices. A rumor which has still not been cemented is whether Apple would stick to its traditional two model practice or split the larger model into two, the Plus and the Pro. And lastly, what nomenclature would Apple use for this year's iPhones, the number 7 or the more appropriate 6SE.
These rumors would continue peaking as the launch date nears. And everything will be set in stone once Tim Cook takes the stage, yet again, on possibly September 7th this year.
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