iPhone enthusiasts and the general tech world are eagerly awaiting the release of the iPhone 7. Apple has in the past year released phones in September. 2016 will be no different if a leaked rumor by VentureBeat’s Evan Blass is anything to go by. Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, tweeted that Apple will launch the 2016 iPhones in the week of September 12.

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Evan Blass, @evleaks on Twitter, tweeted that Apple will launch the 2016 iPhones in the week of September 12. Evan Blass has in the past proved to be a reliable source of such leaks. But this comes as no surprise as many people have predicted the release date to be mid or early September. Apple has a tendency of starting phone sales on Fridays. Were they to continue this trend, then September 16 is a more accurate launch date.

On the tweet, Blass does not mention the device name as iPhone 7. Reports doing rounds seem to suggest that Apple may not use that name for the 2016 device.

Apple has indicated that there will be no significant changes to the 2016 phones. Apple has maintained a trend where some years have very significant changes while the next year features only an incremental change. Judging by that, this year was to be a ‘significant changes’ year. However, Apple seems to be saving significant changes for the iPhone 10th anniversary next year.

Apple’s iPhone 7, or whatever they will call it, is expected to sport an upgrade of the Apple A10 processor, have a larger internal storage and run on a larger RAM than its predecessor, iPhone 6s. Apple has indicated that it plans to abandon the 16GB storage and make 32GB storage the default for iPhones. We are also expecting the integration of Intel’s 4G LTE modem chipsets and Bluetooth enabled wireless earpads in the iPhone 7.

The 4.7 inch variant of the iPhone 7 will feature an enhanced camera coupled with optical image stabilization.


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