Apple to release iPhone 7 in early September

09 Aug 2016 | Written by Akriti Asthana; Edited by Gaurav
Thinking out of the box with Apple's iPhone7

According to the sources, Apple is preparing to unveil successors to iPhone6S and iPhone6S Plus as early as next month.

They are expected to be packed with more advanced photography capabilities and upgraded hardware in a design similar to last year's models.

Apple is counting on the phones to boost sales ahead of an expected iPhone overhaul ahead of its 10th anniversary in 2017.

In context: Thinking out of the box with Apple's iPhone7

Apple Inc.'s iPhone

Apple's iPhone is one of the top-players of today's smartphone market. The first generation iPhone was released in 2007 and the most recent model is iPhone SE. Each generation of iPhone is accompanied by one of the nine major releases of their iOS operating system.

09 Aug 2016Apple to release iPhone 7 in early September

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Standout features

Speculated featuresStandout features

There will be dual cameras on the larger iPhone which will produce brighter photos with more detail and allow iPhone users to snap SLR quality photos and 3D images on a smartphone.

It will also have a pressure-sensitive home button that will employ the so-called haptic feedback i.e. it will respond to pressure with a vibrating sensation rather than a true physical click.

Speculated featuresDesign

iphone7 will look similar to the 6 and 6S and will retain the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screen sizes.

Apple will remove the two innermost antenna lines that run across the back of the current iPhones, to the top and bottom of the phone.

Two new colours- space black and blue are expected to be added to the current range of colours.

Speculated FeaturesDemise of the traditional headphone jack

The new iPhones will remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack in favor of connectivity via bluetooth and lightning port.

This will make room for a second speaker, allowing the stereo speakers in iPhone for the first time.

People will have to use wireless headphones or ones that plug into the lightning port. Adapters compatible with existing audio accessories are most likely to be available.

Speculated FeaturesSoftware and applications

The new models will run iOS 10, the new version of Apple's mobile operating system releasing this fall.

The updated software includes interactive widgets to quickly glance at calendar appointments and favorite contacts, new messaging features, a new application for controlling smart home appliances, and a redesigned Apple Music.

It will also run on current and some past iPhone models.

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Leaked InformationIf rumors are to be believed!

According to Evan Blass, the most likely release date should be 16 September 2016.

Rumours suggest that Apple is planning to ditch its smaller 16GB storage option in favour of a more generous 32GB base model.

Some leaks suggest that Apple may opt for the name "iPhone 6SE" instead of "iPhone 7" as it is an iterative update rather than a major design overhaul.

30 Aug 2016Apple to reveal iPhone 7 on 7 September

Apple has issued invites to selected media outlets to be present at the Bill Graham Civic Centre in San Francisco on 7 September.

It is expected that Apple will reveal the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus smart-phones.

It is also likely that Apple will reveal the latest Apple watch.

Pre-orders will begin on 9 Sept, while sales will commence on 16 Sept.

16 Sep 2016Apple confirms iPhone prices for India

Apple has confirmed the prices for iPhone7 and iPhone7 plus in India.

The iPhone7 (32 GB) is priced at Rs.60,000, 128 GB at Rs.70,000 and 256 GB at Rs.80,000.

The iPhone7 Plus (32 GB) is priced at Rs.72,000, 128 GB at Rs.82,000 and 256 GB at Rs.92,000.

The iPhone6 and 6 plus will now have their prices reduced as well.

21 Sep 2016DisplayMate: iPhone 7 has "best LCD display ever tested"

DisplayMate, a company that tests display screens on phones, tablets and the like, rated the iPhone 7's LCD, "the best performing mobile LCD display" it has ever come across.

It said the dual DCI-P3 Wide-sRGB / Rec.709 Color Gamut is the most unique feature, providing color schemes "indistinguishable from perfect."

It said the phone had the "highest peak brightness" ever recorded by DisplayMate.