Taking to Twitter, Evan Blass has stated via his popular @evleaks account that Apple’s “iPhone 2016 release” will happen during the week of September 12th. Given that Tim Cook and his team of executives generally prefer to release new hardware on a Friday, that would mean that we could potentially be in line for a Friday September 16th, 2016 release.
Blass doesn’t provide any additional information on his source for this information, but he has proven himself to be an extremely credible source of information in the past. Not perfect, but very credible.
If that date is accurate, then it means Apple would be holding a dedicated iPhone 7/7 Plus media event a week or a week and a half earlier than the release date, which would likely result in press contacts and privileged members of the media being invited to attend the conference sometime in early September.
Until that official invitation drops into the mailboxes of the media elite, then we will of course have to take any suggestion with a grain of salt. An educated grain of salt that could definitely be accurate, but a grain of salt nonetheless. As they say, it isn’t official until it’s actually official.
At that media event, we are expecting to welcome at least two new iPhone models which are likely to be similar in terms of overall design and dimensions to the existing iPhone 6s/6s Plus range except for the redesigned antenna lines, and some other internal changes. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone is expected to come with an improved and larger camera lens that will noticeably be larger. The 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will contain a pill-shaped aperture on the rear of the device charged with housing the new dual-lens camera. Both models are expected ship without the inclusion of the iconic 3.5mm headphone port that’s been a staple part of all iPhones from 2007.
As always, we will bring you more on this as and when it developers, including any new information that may fall into the public domain.