Well known device info leaker Evan Blass predicted over the weekend that Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices should launch on Friday, September 16. Wednesday evening, Blass reported the devices would be available for pre-order on Friday, September 9.
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
The date works pretty well in the scenario Blass has previously laid out. As a rule, Apple usually announces new iPhones a few days before they begin taking pre-orders. As September 5th is Labor Day, (a U.S. holiday), it’s likely that Tuesday September 6th will be the day of Apple’s big debut shindig for the iPhone 7. Last year saw Apple unveil the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 9, beginning to take pre-orders on the 12th, and the device hitting shelves on the 25th.
Blass is well-known in the leaking community, and usually specializes in Android device leaks. However, he has leaked reliable Apple info in the past. Earlier last week, he leaked Apple’s internal codenames for the two, (and only two), new handsets.
The 2 (two!) 2016 iPhone models are codenamed Sonora and Dos Palos.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 19, 2016
The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are not expected to be a radical upgrade from Apple’s current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus handsets. Although it is widely expected that Apple will do away with the headphone jack, in favor of using the Lightning port or Bluetooth for headphone connections.
Both models should see some nice internal upgrades, with both handsets getting improved processors, batteries, and cameras, with the larger iPhone 7 Plus getting a much rumored dual-lens camera, and 3GB of RAM. Both devices are expected to see their base storage increased to 32GB.