appleposts.com – Finally, apple has sent out media invitations for an event next week, perhaps apple will unveil its next flagship handset – the iPhone 7.
The event is taking place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, at 10am local time, (6pm BST).
Apple often likes to include a hidden message in its invitations, but this one gives very little away.
It carries the tagline “See you on the 7th” – which may allude to the name of the iPhone 7, as well as the date.
It also features a number of translucent coloured bubbles, which may relate to the rumour that Apple is planning to introduce new coloured handsets.
However, these could also be water droplets – which would be relevant if Apple was planning to launch a waterproof iPhone.
When is the release date?
Apple has now confirmed that its launch event will be on 7 September 2016. However, there is usually a gap between Apple unveiling its latest iPhone and the device going on sale.
Notorious leaker Evan Blass claims to have pinned down the release date to Friday, September 16 – although he has cited no source for the information.
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.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016
Here’s The Leaked Images and Specs
While the iPhone 7 is expected to look largely identical to the iPhone 6s, rumours point to a number of key changes.
Many tech fans felt the design change from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone 6 (and then 6s) was a hugely positive step – praising the thinner body and larger screen.
As with last year’s flagship, the iPhone 7 will come in two sizes – one with a 4.7-inch display, and one with a 5.5-inch display (which will be known as the iPhone 7 Plus).
These will both have the same aluminium body as the iPhone 6s. However, a video obtained by French tech site Nowhereelse.fr shows that the white plastic antenna lines across the back will be removed.
It also shows that there is no 3.5mm headphone port on the base of the handset, suggesting that iPhone 7 users may have to rethink their headphone choices.
shows an iPhone 7 Plus mockup in a deep metallic blue tone – suggesting the tech giant may be planning to expand its range of colours for the iPhone 7 range.
It’s unlikely that Apple’s main iPhone 7 will be any easier on the wallet than past variants.
But its launch could see Apple finally change the thing that annoys people most about the iPhone.
Rumours suggest that Apple is planning to ditch its pitifully small 16GB storage option in favour of a more generous 32GB base model.
The current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus lineup offers customers a choice of 16GB, 64GB, or 128GB storage options.
However, supply chain investigations by Kevin Wang, director of market research at respected analyst firm IHS Technology, suggest the iPhone 7 base model will come with with 32GB of storage.
If true, we could expect other models with larger storage – 64GB and 128GB most likely – to stick with the £619 and £699 prices. -end-
Source : http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/iphone-7-release-date-rumours-8131852