iPhone 7 release date, specs, price and other news
The rumors about iPhone 7 release date have been surfacing around the world and it is being predicted that the this premium device could be launched in Q4 of the year 2016. There is no clear understanding whether the new iPhone will be only iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus too as some of reliable sources believe it will be iPhone 7 and some other think the tech giant may release iPhone 7 Plus as well just like iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
iPhone 7 is the most anticipated device of the year 2016 that I believe, could make debut any time in winters just like iPhone 6S. The phone will be slightly larger than its predecessors and will be having other ultra advanced technology.
Since the Cupertino, California based tech giant releases new iOS just before the launch of next generation iPhone, it is anticipated that the new iPhone, i.e. iPhone 7 gonna feature latest operation system with plenty of new interesting features, new UI, smarter SIRI, ultra fast processor and improved camera for clicking sharper pictures.
iPhone 7 release date
If we talk about the siblings of iPhone 7, Apple followed a set pattern for their release but a few of them were released at completely different time. If apple gonna follow the same cycle as it used for iPhone 5 and 5S, 5C, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPhone 6S we can anticipate that the release date of iPhone 7 will fall sometimes in September 2016.
The first iPhone was released in 2007 and it was the most hyped consumer product followed by release of iPhone 3G, iPhone 3G S, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and 5C, iPhone 6, 6 Plus and now iPhone 6S. Have a look at the release dates of different iPhones.
So if we look at the pattern that Apple is following, the first four generation iPhone was released in June month of each year with just one add release of iPhone 4S that was taken place in October 2012. The reason behind for the delay was that iPhone 4 was a huge success and the company didn’t wanted to bring new iPhone in the market.
After that tech giant follow ed different cycle wherein all the new iPhone were being released in the month of September. every year. So assuming Apple going to follow same pattern for iPhone 7 as well, I can project the iPhone 7 release date will fall sometime during September 2016 however it again depend on the company’s strategies when they want to launch new iPhone in the market.
iPhone 7 specifications
As far as specification is concern, there is not much news about it however since very new iPhone (except S’s and C’s versions) are launched with latest iOS. So iPhone 7 will going to feature new OS i.e. iOS 10 which possibly be announced latest by September 2016.
If we talk about the screen size, the device is going to feature a little bigger screen than its predecessors i.e. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which measure screen size of 4.7 and 5.5 respectively. Therefore the new iPhone will probably feature 5.8 screen size with OLED display. As far as camera is concern, iPhone 7 will sport improved 13 megapixel primary iSight camera with 8 megapixel secondary one.
iPhone 7 features
Sapphire Glass – According to the last rumors, the new iPhone 7 may feature Sapphire glass instead of Corning’s Gorilla glass that is being used in current iPhone. Sapphire glass is pretty much tough glass which is not easily breakable and the company is already using it in iWatch. It would be fair decision if Apple decides to use the same glass in new iPhone as well. As per Macworld, Apple is backing Arizona based plant run by G T Advanced Technologies that can be used to manufacture iPhone display.
Button-less design – The company may ditch its traditional design and come up with all new button-less design for its new iPhone 7. The home button which is being used in current iPhone can be eliminated completely to provide bigger space on the screen.
Wireless Charging – The rivals like Samsung is already offering wireless charging facility to the customer which is pretty much convenient. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge can be charged wirelessly and the customers have appreciated this facility. Apple can’t afford to lag behind its rivals and it makes sense for the company to allow iPhone 7 charge wirelessly.
Improved iSight Camera – To enhance the picture quality, Apple might use iSight camera which will help you take bright and clear picture through its anticipated 13 megapixel primary camera. The iPhone 7 will be able to take pretty much better picture through its 8 megapixel secondary camera as well.
Water and dust proof – To give maximum protection to such premium device, the California based techie planing to make iPhone 7 Water as well as dust proof. According to the rumors, the phone will be waterproofed to iP67 standard which is meant for making devices water and dust proof. As per IP67 the device wouldn’t get damaged if it submerged under 1 meter water for 30 mins.
OLED display – The latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 may feature OLED display instead of LCD which is currently being used. OLED screen generates its own light to illuminate however LCD screen requires back light to glow.
iPhone 7 price
With all these advanced features, I can anticipate the price of iPhone 7 may fall between the price range of 800-900 USD depending upon different locations and GB memory. The Phone could be available in contract with mobile carriers but at this point of time it is pretty hard to predict which carrier will have the privilege. With contract, the consumer will have to spend a couple of hundred dollar initially and rest can be paid in due course as contract lasts. Below are the tentative price of iPhone 7 in different countries.
|iPhone 7||32 GB||$649||£599||AU$1079|
|iPhone 7 Plus||32 GB||$769||£719||AU$1269|
The company is trying hard to make the new iPhone as thinner as possible and according to latest rumors, the iPhone 7 will be the thinnest iPhone ever with 6.1 mm thickness, 1mm thinner than iPhone 6S. The rumors also suggest that the company may ditch headphone socket in an attempt to make it thin.
Apple will use Fan Out technology to increase number of I/O terminals within a package according to etnews. It will help the device become thinner and have more battery capacity. Apart from this the loss of signals could also be minimized by using this technology. Since the device is going to be thinner, it is expected that Apple may drop 3.5mm jack and the people need to buy accessories for external radio.
Update 3: Apple may ditch 3.5 mm jack
The latest rumors suggests that the Cuppertino, California based tech giant may ditch 3.5 mm headphone jack to make the device slimmer ever. While the new iPhone 7 is several months away from its debut, the rumors at many tech blogs & websites are floating about the possible features, design, specification & price. The latest leak confirm the elimination of 3.5 mm jack.
The new iPhone 7 may ditch the aluminum casting and get back to all-glass body – Read more
It is also rumors that new iPhone 7 will have dual sensor camera for better picture quality – Read more
Update 5: Apple wouldn’t include rumored Smart Connector
The rumors about Smart Connector feature being included in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus were floating around for quite sometime but now the latest rumors suggest Apple wouldn’t be including it in any of two phone which are said to be making debut this autumn. The Smart connector feature was first included in 12-inch iPad Pro last year that helps with transferring data and the power between the device and attached accessories.
Update 6 – iPhone 7 in Dark and Space Black
Update 7 – iPhone 7 lacks dual camera, iPhone 7 pro to feature
The latest rumors according to well known technology websites TechCrunch & Nowhereelse reveal the iPhone 7 will not be featuring dual camera at the back and the same thing may come out to be true for iPhone 7 Plus as well which was earlier rumored to be featuring dual camera. The rumors suggest that only iPhone 7 Pro will be having dual camera and be much powerful than iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
Update 8 – iPhone 7 have a launch date, September 16th
iPhone 7 now have a release date, September 16th, 2016 according to evleak’s Evan Blass Tweet. We have seen Evan’s predictions coming out to be true in the past. If this rumor too comes out to be true, the most awaited iPhone 7 along with its sibling iPhone 7 Plus can be unleashed on 16th September. So if you are planning to upgrade your iPhone 6 to 6S, I would recommend you to wait till iPhone 7 is unveiled.
Update 9 – iPhone 7 Pre-orders may start on Sep 9th
Yet another tweet from Evan tells that iPhone 7 pre-orders may start from September 9, 2016. However it comes out to be true or not remains to be seen. We are moving closer and closer to the release date of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus (possibly iPhone 7 Pro too) and rumors about its specifications, release date, pre-order, features are heating up.
Update 10 – iPhone 7 have pressure-sensitive home button
Yet again rumours about iPhone Home button surfacing on the internet and Bloomberg believes that iPhone 7 may include pressure-sensitive Home button that will respond with vibrating sensation to the pressure. This is one of the most interesting feature upcoming iPhone 7.
Update 11 – iPhone 7 pre-order starts on 9 sep and on sale from 23 sep.
More and more rumors are coming up as move towards the release date. According to latest one, the iPhone 7 and 7 plus may can be pre-ordered from Sep 9, however it will be available for sale from 23rd September onward. So if you are planning to upgrade to 6S or 6S Plus, wait for sometime to see what all new feature this giant is going to come up with however some analysts are believes that there will not be major change in iPhone 7.
Update 12 – Apple confirms iPhone 7 release date
Finally we know when the iPhone 7 (and iPhone 7 Plus) is being announced. According to Forbes, the tech giant has sent invitation to selected media to join event on September 7th. The iPhone 7 release date is almost confirmed to be September 7, 2016 however the pre-order will start from September 9th. People can buy this premium phone starting September 16, 2016.
Update 13 – iPhone lacks headphone jack.
There was rumors few months ago that new iPhone 7 (or whatever it will be named as) will lack headphone jack and later lots of tech blog predicted that it will still have headphone jack. But yet again the rumors are surfacing about iPhone lacking headphone jack. Well, we have few days left to know what exactly the new iPhone going to call, what all features it going to have, what new technology the tech giant has implemented with it. Let’s see !
Update 14 (September 6, 2016) – iPhone 7 in 5 colors
The latest rumors claims that new iPhone will come in 5 different colors, rose gold, gold, silver, dark black and piano Black. While piano black will be kept for higher storage tiers, rest of the colors will be available for all the models.
Update 15 – and YES ! Its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus !
Finally the waiting time is over and Apple unveils iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in today’s special event at Graham Auditorium in San Francisco. Click here to see more details.
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