There is an Apple event rumored to be happening on September 7 which could include an announcement of the highly anticipated iPhone 7. So with less than three weeks to go, I am taking a look at all the latest rumors to see what they’re saying we should expect to see on that date.
iPhone 7 may keep the camera bulge
It has been rumored that with the iPhone 7, we could see what is called the “camera <em ‘wart,'” disappear. However, according to Mac Rumors and Apple Insider, even though the next camera tech in the iPhone 7 is thinner and more advanced, the cameras on both the iPhone 7 and the rumored iPhone 7 Pro will still protrude.
New iPhone 7 release date
As I mentioned at the start of this article, the iPhone 7 is expected to be unveiled on September 7. However, new information has been revealed that hints at a later release date than was expected. Apple has unveiled and released new iPhones in September since 2012 with the iPhone 5, and well-known leaker Evleaks first mentioned the rumor that the new iPhone 7 would hit the shelves on September 16, with preorders starting September 9. It is from this that the September 7 announcement was worked out.
However, the new detail I mentioned comes from AT&T in the form of a retail schedule that details upcoming merchandising reset hours. Specifically, the information points to September 9 and September 23 as dates for these merchandising resets. This could mean that preorders are set for the 9th, and the iPhone 7 will hit the shelves on the 23rd, one week later than previously expected.
iPhone 7 expected to charge faster
If the amount of time you spend charging your iPhone is a constant pain in your neck, Twitter tipster The Malignant has cited a Chinese source which suggests the iPhone 7 could be the recipient of “Fast Charging” technology.
What will this mean if true? It would bring the iPhone 7 more into line with smartphones that already feature this tech, such as the Galaxy Note 7, which in just 10 minutes can regain a charge of up to 50%. However, this is not the first time the iPhone 7 has been rumored to be getting this feature, and I can not verify its authenticity. So please take this with a grain of salt.
Apple said to scrap iPhone 7 Pro
Japanese site Mac Otakara recently reported that Apple never had plans to actually launch an iPhone 7 Pro. Instead, the device is said to have a been a fallback handset should the development of the iPhone 7 Plus with a dual-camera set-up have run into any problems. So that means, according to the rumor, that consumers should expect to see two models: the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
However, while this report indicates that there will be only two new iPhone 7 variants, it does not clarify whether both will have the dual-camera technology or if only the iPhone 7 Plus will have it.
iPhone 7 with no headphone jack
While this rumor is nothing new, it is one of the most divisive I have seen so far. Apparently, Apple, along with a few other minor tweaks, may not include the (until now) standard headphone jack in the iPhone 7. The reason for all of the derision seen on social media is because many believe the move will force music-loving users to use wireless Bluetooth headphones or buy an adapter.
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to get 256GB storage option
Apple is reportedly scrapping its starter 16GB iPhone storage option and replacing it with 32GB and then topping out at 256GB. This may come as a surprise to many iPhone users who have been crying for larger storage for some time, whether that be in the form of a microSD card support or an increase of internal storage, so could Apple have begun to listen to its customers?