iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Launch Predicted to Be Week of September 12th [Updated]

Well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass has this morning predicted which week of September that Apple will announce the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

Blass, who has accurately leaked images and details about unreleased smartphones on Twitter (@evleaks) in the past, tweeted today simply "iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th."

Blass is better known for leaking Android-based smartphone details ahead of their official confirmation, but his prediction for the iPhone 7's launch falls in line with Apple's typical September iPhone announcements – the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus launched on September 9th, 2015 – making it a pretty safe bet.

Blass's prediction follows a tweet by the blogger four days earlier in which he claimed the internal codenames for Apple's upcoming iPhones are "Sonora" and "Dos Palos", without specifying which is which (both are names of cities in California, though the former could refer to the Mexican state). Apple's codenames for the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were "N71" and "N66", respectively.

This year's iterations of Apple's flagship smartphones are widely expected not to feature major design changes aside from the removal of the headphone jack, as the company is said to be deviating from its standard tick-tock upgrade cycle in order to introduce major new features in next year's 10th anniversary "iPhone 8" which take time to develop.

This year the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get an improved camera and optical image stabilization, while the larger 5.5-inch model is thought to be gaining a dual-lens camera and 3GB of RAM.

Other rumored features of this year's iPhones include a faster TSMC-made Apple A10 processor, repositioned antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, a slightly larger battery, and a minimum 32GB of base storage. A larger 256GB model may also be available.

Update: Blass has since posted a follow-up tweet which notes that he was referring to the iPhone 7's retail release, and offered the more specific date of Friday, September 16.

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46 months ago
I heard they were releasing new Retina MBP's and Mac Pros that week too!

Naa... i'm just kidding. Nobody at that company is working on computer hardware anymore.

Rating: 57 Votes
46 months ago
sigh, September 2017 is so far away. Maybe I will check out the next Galaxy Note 7 in the meantime. I need a new toy and the next iPhone certainly aint it :D
Rating: 17 Votes
46 months ago
iPhone 7: The ugliest iPhone ever made.
Rating: 16 Votes
46 months ago
I'm going to say it again. I still can not believe the number of people that buy the iPhone for the way it looks. I buy it for what it does. I suggest to those that are into the looks of a phone switch to Android. The OS sucks, but you will have lots of different phones to choose from to make your life better.
Rating: 15 Votes
46 months ago
Launch predicted to be weak? Oh, week.

Well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass

He should probably see a doctor about that, I'm sure there is something they could do. No-one should be just left to suffer leaking mobile phones all over the place.
Rating: 13 Votes
46 months ago
Somewhere in September? Damn guys, crazy prediction... It's as if they're are psychic or insiders!
Rating: 12 Votes
46 months ago

The fact that Apple appear to be once again abandoning the 4" size and losing the headphone jack leads me to think that this iPhone will see the same downward trend in sales that we saw with the iPhone 6s.

Wish it were not so.

The SE came out later than the 6S though, it was always very unlikely they would launch another 4" iPhone already. If we don't see another smaller iPhone in another year, then it's maybe more of a worry, but the SE might be it until a small version of the iPhone 8. It's hard to predict when the SE is such a one-off in terms of time of release in the context of the other phones.
Rating: 12 Votes
46 months ago
Me if the 3.5" jack is removed and replaced with dongle ('http://i.imgur.com/ofJR2Ex.gif').

Rating: 8 Votes
46 months ago

I heard they were releasing new Retina MBP's and Mac Pros that week too!

Naa... i'm just kidding. Nobody at that company is working on computer hardware anymore.


I wish I could like this comment a thousand times over. Because of thier lack of interest in keeping up to date computer hardware, I was just forced to buy a used one...
Rating: 8 Votes
46 months ago
I still, to this day, believe Apple leak out information at launch day approaches to kill any unrealistic expectations about a product.
I've seen it happen many times now over the years, and it's just all too much to be a coincidence.

Honestly I also do fully understand why it would make good business sense to officially leak things.

Think about it for a moment. If you are going to get up on stage, in front of the worlds press, and show off your latest and greatest product. The very last thing you are a company, or person on stage would ever want is for everyone in the room to be disappointed, as one or two unrealistic expectations become so strong that, almost everyone there was expecting "A" and you could only deliver "B"

Sure, silly things, like colours not showing up, or perhaps RAM not being increased would not be a worry, but anything major that's all in the media about it's coming NOW, you would not wish to disappoint on.

So, the most obvious thing is, and this is what happens almost every year.
There ARE some great expectations about a product, and they grow and change over the year, a few BIG ones stick, and stay there till we start getting close to launch day.

Then just a few weeks away, some rumour sites/posts start to kill things off, and we end up pretty much expecting what ends up being shown.

As I say, it makes sense. If anything you want to show MORE than is being expected.
It will interesting to watch over the next few weeks if any of the current expectations mysteriously get killed off prior to launch day.

What do we have so far?

Colours Blue/Black (not that important to worry about killing rumours)
RAM starting at 32GB ? 32/64/128 ?
Dual Camera's (been talked about for almost the whole years now)
Headphone Jack vanishing, everyone is expecting it.
A speaker on the top for stereo in landscape?
Antenna Bands?
Rating: 7 Votes

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