Apple is scheduled to release iPhone 7 on September 7 at a launch event in San Francisco. If rumors are to be believed, Apple will release a 4.7-inch variant of iPhone 7 alongside a 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus. Based on reports, we can infer that the Cupertino-based giant will shelve 16GB internal storage variant to accommodate 32GB. Moreover, Apple will also ditch the traditional 3.5mm headphone port to incorporate lightning port connector.
Earlier, the popular tech leaker Evan Blass tweeted with the information that the iPhone 7 will be launched on September 16. The iPhone 7 Plus will most likely feature a dual-camera lens with a slight bump. Furthermore, the new iPhone 7 will be loaded with the full blown iOS 10.
Even though we know about the fact that iPhone 7 will be released in September, there has been a huge hype surrounding the new handset since last several months. This includes images leaked directly from factories in China, concept images created by digital artists, leaked accessories data from Weibo and much more.
According to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities, the upcoming iPhone 7 will be equipped with four LED flash lights with two each for cool and warm colors. Moreover, the phone will have an ambient light sensor as well, which will address potential issues while capturing images in low-light situations.
iPhone 7 Release Date
You can expect the launch of Apple iPhone 7 to take place at 10.30 PM IST at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. Apple has already mailed invitations for the launch event. The tag line on the invite states “See you on the 7th” with a colored circled image. According to industry analysts, this signals the arrival of several color variants of iPhone 7.
However, the colored dots also signify the fact that iPhone 7 will be integrated with a water-resistant feature.
It’s almost certain that Apple will name the new smartphone as iPhone 7. There were rumors that Apple will name the new phone as iPhone 6SE. But the invite clears the confusion since iPhone 7 will be a reality within hours from now.
iPhone 7 Design
As per rumors, the iPhone 7 design will be more or less same as iPhone 6s with an aluminum body. A leaked video shows that the white plastic antenna lines across the rear will be removed. There will be no 3.5mm headphone jack. You will also find an extra front speaker.
Upon inspection, we found that the traditional antenna lines were missing from the leaked renders.
Impressive leaked renders
Even before the release of iPhone7, designer Martin Hajek has created several impressive 3D renders of the forthcoming iPhone 7. Hajek has borrowed the Space Black finish from the Apple Watch and applied it to the handset.
Hajek has also created rough sketches of the headphones supposed to be paired with a lightning cable.
The iPhone 7 will be equipped with an enlarged rear camera. Moreover, the antenna lines have been moved from across the rear to the top and bottom of the handset.
According to rumors, Apple will release a dark shade of Blue color variant of iPhone 7.
Elimination of Home button
There are rumors that Apple will ditch the home button. According to a leading tech portal, the new iPhone 7 will make use of the pressure-sensitive technology with haptic feedback. This feature will be borrowed from MacBook.
Wireless AirPods bundled with iPhone 7
Apple will most likely bundle a pair of wireless headphones also called as AirPods. This will establish connectivity with the new iPhone 7 via Bluetooth.
Beat audio products likely to be unveiled
According to reports, Apple will release a wide range of new products from Beats by Dre.
There are reports that Apple iPhone 7 will also be available in stunning Gold variant.
Expected to be loaded with iOS 10, the iPhone 7 features a next-generation A10 processor with a clock speed of 2.4GHz.
Recently, MacRumors posted leaked images of the next-generation 256GB SanDisk NAND flash memory. If the news turns out to be true, we infer that Apple will also announce a 256GB variant of iPhone 7 Plus.
Waterproof iPhone 7
According to rumors, the new iPhone 7 will be water-resistant. Moreover, Industrial designer Herman Haidin revealed that the company will make use of a material named as ‘liquidmetal’ to design water-proof body.
Apple iPhone 7 Price
Based on the rumored specifications and features, the iPhone 7 will cost more than the previous counterparts. According to iGyaan, who claims to have full access to the price list of iPhone 7, the 32GB base variant will cost £595. However, the premium iPhone 7 Plus with 256GB will be priced at £900.
iPhone 7 32GB – CNY 5,288 (£595.25)
iPhone 7 128GB – CNY 6,088 (£685.30)
iPhone 7 256GB – CNY 7,088 (£797.87)
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB – CNY 6,088 (£685.30)
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB – CNY 6,888 (£775.36)
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB – CNY 7,888 (£887.92)
As you can see, the web is plagued with images and videos from various sources. Even though the majority of sources are credible, we can’t really confirm anything until Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives on the stage with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. There could be possible announcements regarding the availability of several official accessories.
Moreover, Cook will also announce the exact pre-order dates and offers if any. We expect Apple to bundle accessories like wireless headphone for all customers who pre-order the device. Apple will most likely tie-up with major carriers in the US to offer exclusive discounts and EMI options.