The latest unofficial reports on Twitter say Apple is going to release the IPhone 7 at a special event on September 16. The source of the leak was none other than Evan Blass (@evleaks), a prominent Twitter user with a history of leaking accurate details of new tech ahead of official sources.
Blass has accurately predicted specs and provided info of new smartphones on the past, so it is safe to assume that his guesses don’t come out of thin air.Moreover, the iconic company also has a track record of official September announcements for its massively successful line of flagship products: the iPhone in all its different versions.
This year is unlikely to be the exception, as the tipster Evan Blass when we can expect a statement from Apple, and also, what we can expect at said event.
Rumors say the company is going to launch three new handsets; a standard, an enhanced and a “Pro” version that would join the iconic “S”, and the newest “Plus” series of iPhones.These two sets always have improved features to satisfy users who wish for more: thinner phones, bigger screens, more storage space and the latest technology in a stylish device.
Just to clarify, this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016
Now, according to the source of the leaks, the new smartphones might not even get the name people expect, and even Evan Blass carefully worded his announcement regarding the newest iPhones: iPhone 2016.
There is no way of knowing if this is simply a cautionary measure or simple alternative phrasing, but Apple may be intending to revolutionize even the slightest aspects of its flagships.
Whether the public gets an iPhone 7 or a device with a different name, at least Mr. Blass’s announcement sheds light on their codenames, so people have something to call them in the interim.
“Sonora” and “Dos Palos” are the codenames for what we can assume are the standard and enhanced version of the new IPhone.
A Close-up on the Latest iPhone
Ever since the first iPhone was released back in 2007, the modern device has seen significant design changes and upgrades up until today.
The latest model revealed by Apple was the iPhone SE (Special Edition) back in March this year. The SE combines the premium acclaimed design of the 5S with some of the technological advances offered by the latest generation of 6 and 6S models.
Despite having seen a 2016 release, the features of the SE clearly distinguish it as a previous generation model compared with the upcoming iPhone. The new generation of iPhones, which marks the tenth consecutive release for the American company, is rumored to bring a lot of advanced features both in capabilities and design.
Regarding the insides of the phone, there have been talks and speculation about a bigger, better battery, improvements in mobile signals, a faster processor and more RAM capacity for the “Pro” version.
Moreover, it is highly anticipated that the latest release will also raise the standard storage space for iPhones (and eventually all competing smartphones) to 32 GB instead of 16 GB.
Apple rumored to launch #iPhone7 on week of Sept. 12 https://t.co/AuTDoS4z0K pic.twitter.com/wbnDQIHex5
— AppleInsider (@appleinsider) July 23, 2016
Concerning the design, leaked pictures and a video originally posted on the Chinese site Weibo shows the exterior changes of the presumptive device in contrast to its predecessor, the iPhone 6S.
The audio solution favored by Apple is still unclear as of now, but those interested in acquiring the latest iPhone will not have to wait long to find out if the leaked dates are right.
The leaked video shows an iPhone model in which the antenna strips do not go across the back anymore but instead cover both the upper and lower edges.
It can also be appreciated that the higher-tier version of the device counts with what seems to be a dual-lens camera and that it appears to stick with the 5.5 and 4.7-inch standards set by Apple.
Furthermore in design, the leaked images confirm the controversial decision of removing the 3.5-mm headphone jack, a bet that many see as aesthetics over functionality.