It is that time of the year that the tech industry is counting the days to the next iPhone launch. Coming this September, Apple is going to launch not two but three phones – iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and the iPhone 7 Pro. Noted tipster Evan Blass has tweeted the release date of the phones as Friday, September 16.
Apple has abandoned its usual two-year change in design cycle, where a new phone is launched after an “S” year. The iPhone 7 range of phones are claimed to feature a similar look to the iPhone 6S, which in-turn took its design from the iPhone 6 – the last major design change by Apple. Even while the exterior of the phones will be similar, Apple is reportedly making significant changes to the hardware, namely – with the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack and a few upgrades to the camera.
It is widely rumored that Apple deviated from its two-year cycle to launch a redesigned phone in 2017 – a year that will mark 10 years since the first iPhone.
According to rumours, among Apple’s few major changes this year is the addition of a third variant – a Pro model of the phone. This variant is said to feature the only significant change in this years look for the iPhone, with a dual camera lens setup. It is unclear what this second lens would do, with some experts claiming that Apple could use one of the cameras for background blur effect. Apple could also use dual rear cameras for better dynamic range and colour reproduction.
Check out Evan Blass’s tweet here
iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016
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