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iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Pre-Orders Could Start September 9

Over the weekend well-known mobile phone leaker Evan Blass predicted that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would release the week of September 12. A short time later, he predicted that it should launch on Friday, September 16. Today, Blass has followed up and reported that pre-orders would take place on Friday, September 9.

Apple typically announces the newest iPhone a couple days before pre-orders start. With September 5 being Labor Day, it's likely Tuesday, September 6 would be the day of Apple's iPhone 7 event. The dates roughly line up with Apple's usual pattern for iPhone releases. Last year, Apple announced the iPhone on September 9, started pre-orders on September 12 and released it on September 25.

Blass is well known for leaking details and images from Android smartphones well before official confirmations. A couple days before predicting the release week of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, he revealed that the codenames for Apple's new smartphones are "Sonora" and "Dos Palos."

This year's iPhone models are not expected to feature significant design changes aside from the loss of the headphone jack. Instead, Apple is said to be introducing major new features for the 10th anniversary iPhone 8. The 4.7-inch iPhone 7 is expected to get an improved camera and optical image stabilization while the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may gain a dual-lens camera system and 3 GB of RAM.

Other rumored features for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus include a faster TSMC-made A10 processor, repositioned antenna bands, faster LTE and Wi-Fi, a slightly larger battery, and a minimum 32 GB of base storage.

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39 months ago

The A-10 processor will be enough reason for me to upgrade from a 6s.

You're Apple's favourite type of customer :)
Rating: 17 Votes
39 months ago
Nothing like the usual haters to brighten the mood :/

I'm personally excited for the next iPhone, regardless of whether I buy it or not.
Rating: 17 Votes
39 months ago

Not that pre-ordering is necessary for the 10 people who are buying one.

Interesting to watch Macrumors become the go-to place for Apple haters and doomsayers.

Meanwhile the rest of the community will just continue to buy Apple's products and enjoy them, completely oblivious to us dying breed of nerds who care more about specs and Skylake rather than the experience offered by the product and its ecosystem.

Apple's whole has always been greater than the sum of it's parts.
Rating: 12 Votes
39 months ago
Don't have high hopes for this one :(
Rating: 10 Votes
39 months ago
This will be an easy pass, haven't seen anything worthy of my $$ yet.
Rating: 8 Votes
39 months ago

In my opinion , the 2013 Mac Pro, was a PR move, showing apple could innovate down to such a small size and making huge fanfare about bringing production back to the USA. i think it played out really well for PR.

Just a shame that for professional applications , it was kinda crap. From a design point of view, it's awesome.

Agreed, it was a powerful statement of engineering ability and design. It also played into Obama's hands at the time, if I recall his state of the union address.

It is beautiful to look at and I wouldn't sneer at one myself - such a computer would last me 10 years.

Functionally though, it's a flop. It's not an upgradeable tower, which arguably makes it useless to the sorts of high-end creative professionals it was aimed at. It can't be rack-mounted, it's not suited to gaming and is too outdated for VR applications. It's too expensive and quite frankly overkill for any class professional who doesn't need all that Xeon and 3D compute power.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago

Considering the iPhone 7.

But then I 3.5 mm headphone jack. It's going to be a tough call this September.

Im definitely excited about a 32 GB option which means at least I won't have to shell out a lot of money for space I won't use.

Already bought a 128 GB 6S Plus a few weeks ago because I'm not dealing with some dongle. Just no.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago
I'm very excited about this phone. Some people's expectations are way too high. The design looks great. I don't mind a protruding camera. I'm sure the phone will have great features.

Just wait.
Rating: 7 Votes
39 months ago
This will be the first time in years that I won't be preordering. But I will look forward to the announcement, the reviews, and seeing what the new cameras can do. I may trade in my 6S Plus if the new dual camera system brings extraordinary results but I won't be buying upon release this time.

I think the upgraded components are a significant step up on refining the 6 series, but do not truly define an entirely new series. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's just not particularly exciting as it was when the 6 body type was first released.
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago
Pre ordering 128 gig 7 plus space black :)
Rating: 6 Votes

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