The first mutterings of a possible iPhone 7 release date have already reached our ears. Yes, yes, we’re fully aware that the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are only a couple of months old, but the rumour mill has already started to churn – just don’t shoot the messenger, alright.
Given the fickle, impatient nature of the tech industry and our insatiable need for something faster, thinner and with a new design – something the iPhone 6S lacked – the iPhone 7 is already being tipped as one of the most eagerly awaited additions to the 2016 smartphone roster. It might not appease everyone though, with claims it will ditch the headphone port.
So, what exactly can we expect from the iPhone 7 other than a potentially early launch? Well, read on to find out and bookmark this page as we’ll continue to update it with all the latest iPhone 7 rumours, leaks and announcements moving forward.
iPhone 7 release date: When can we expect it?
If you’re putting off that overdue upgrade until the iPhone 7 drops, we’ve some bad news for you; you’ve got one hell of a wait ahead. Probably the better part of a year. That’s right, at least 9 more long months, more than 300 sleeps of waiting as rival handsets – such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 – come and go, tempting you along the way.
Although Apple is currently holding its iPhone 7 release date cards close to its chest – and will likely continue to do so right up until the brink of unveiling – the company’s past smartphone launches can give us a sign of what’s to come moving forward.
Over the past five years – ever since the iPhone 4S, Apple has unveiled its latest smartphone wares in early September, bringing the devices to retailers’ shelves just a few weeks later. As such, there’s little reason not to expect the iPhone 7 to formally enter the realms of reality in September 2016.
There have been claims from mooted supply chain sources that the iPhone 7 release date will be pushed forward to early summer, but we’d take these with a pinch of salt for now. This might be pure conjecture right now, but one thing we know for certain is that you’re not going to have this device filling your pocket anytime soon, sorry, folks.
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