Apple iPhone 7 Release date, price, leaked pictures, and all the latest news and rumours
A render of what the iPhone 7 might look like. Credit: Martin Hajek

Apple iPhone 7 Release date, price, leaked pictures, and all the latest news and rumours


Apple ready to smash the box office of the mobile world. Apple is gearing up for the big event on Wednesday, where it is widely expected to launch the iPhone 7. The company has sent out invitations for an event, where it is widely expected to unveil the Apple iPhone 7. The event is taking place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, at 10am local time, (6pm BST).

Apple often likes to include a hidden message in its invitations, but this one gives very little away.

It carries the tagline “See you on the 7th” – which may allude to the name of the iPhone 7, as well as the date.

Considered as one of the biggest annual events in the tech industry, the Cupertino giant will finally reveal what it intends to offer its fans in this year’s iPhone 7.

Apart from the iPhone 7, Apple is also pegged to launch the new Apple Watch 2, and announce roll out details of the iOS 10.

Few day before the launch of Apple iPhone 7 there is still rumors are coming out about the phone.

This year it will almost certainly be the iPhone 7 that’s revealed, and the online rumour mill is going into overdrive ahead of the announcement.

And we collecting latest information about phone and we continue updating this article and latest rumors about tell that, and putting all the collated months of rumours to rest. According to KGI Securities analyst, Mr. Ming-Chi Kuo has released a fresh note collating all specification and features expected.

HomeButton

Apple is planning an updated home button for the new models. Current home buttons are switches that physically press into the phone, but the new models will have a pressure-sensitive button that employs so-called haptic feedback, according to the people. This mechanism is similar to that of the trackpads on the latest MacBook line.

iPhone 7 Specification about the phone according to Mr. Ming-Chi Kyo

Apple is expected to keep the display sizes at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch only, with no change in sizes, though Kuo says the new displays will feature the wide-color tech seen on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. Kuo adds the new Home button is also [expected to be capacitive, and respond to pressure using a Force Touch haptic engine to mimic a clicking sensation.

The Apple iPhone 7 is expected to be powered by a 2.4GHz A10 chipset. Kuo says that the clock speed could be lower to prevent excessive power usage and overheating. The iPhone 7 is said to stick with 2GB of RAM, but the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus will see a bump to 3GB of RAM. This increase is credited to the dual camera setup on the larger variant.

Kuo reveals that the dual camera setup will be a combination of two 12-megapixel sensors with different optics embedded inside. One sensor will have a 6-element wide-angle lens, larger pixels, and support optical images stabilization (OIS), and the other will have a 5-element wide angle lens.

The 4.7-inch Apple iPhone 7 will see just one 12-megapixel sensor, and while Kuo does tip improvements, he doesn’t specifically point to the to the additional support of OIS that’s been rumoured for a while for the smaller iPhone this year. Kuo claims that a 4-LED flash will be housed on both phones, and you’re able to take SLR photos through your IPhone let’s see what’s coming from Apple Family.

No more antenna lines

Apple iPhone 7 Release date, price, leaked pictures, and all the latest news and rumours
A render of what the iPhone 7 might look like. Credit: Martin Hajek

This picture appears to give us our clearest view yet of what the Apple iPhone 7 will look like.

Emerging on Chinese social media, it shows a device that’s very similar to the current iPhone 6s, albeit with a couple of small changes.

Firstly, the camera lens is clearly bigger – which holds true to rumours the tech giant is improving the onboard snapper.

These lines currently allow radio signals to pass through the metal casing and reach the antennas. However, it looks like Apple may be planning to redesign the case to get around this restriction.

It could be a risky move, though, as last time Apple messed with its antennas, things didn’t end well. – remember #antennagate?

Network transmission photo shows the camera back and the shape and texture similar iPhone 6 series, are streamlined design, strong metal texture, but the white side of the antenna design change, no way back through the machine, but the machine from the top and bottom borders around too, to keep the rear metal surface integrity.

The most eye-catching rear design is located in the upper left corner of the twin-lens camera, placed under an oval-shaped lid, with a clear projection.

Coming to the storage, Kuo reconfirmed Apple is switching the 16GB base storage option. Instead, it is introducing 32GB as the new base storage option or both the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Apple is also saying goodbye to the mid 64GB option and is bringing 128GB as the middle storage option. As for the largest variant, the company is introducing a new 256GB storage variant in the mix. Apple recently increased its Cloud Storage cap to 2TB, another indication maintains the same ratio for the anticipated 256GB storage variant.

Rumors about the phone are new colour variants have also been in richness. While some say Space Grey will remain, and Apple will introduce will introduce a new Space Black variant, other reports suggest that the Space Grey will be killed to introduce the Space Black. Kuo is backing the Space Black to replace the Space grey rumour, and also claims that a new Glossy Piano Black variant will also be introduced. There were also rumours of a new Space Blue variant, but it seems to be very unlikely now. The old Gold, Rose Gold and Silver variants will remain as is.

Another rumor about the phone is there is the big change that will be introduced is the removal of the 3.5mm audio jack. There will be no slot to support the industry standard 3.5mm earphones, and instead, Apple will try to convince users to listen to audio via the Lightning port. For this purpose, Kuo says Apple will have built new Lightning EarPods that will be bundled with the smartphone, and also include a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box. It is separately rumoured expected to be working on wireless ‘AirPods’ and is expected to unveil all the accessories at the event.

The iPhone 7 is said to feature IPX7 certification, matching the Apple Watch in terms of dust and water resistance. This can keep it immersed in up to 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. Kuo also notes that even though renders seem to suggest the addition of two speaker grilles at the bottom, there is going to be only one – instead, the company will make the earpiece the another speaker thanks to the inclusion of an audio amplifier. This would provide stereo sound when the phone is held in landscape mode. The company is also expected to bump up the current proximity sensor from LED to laser, helping improve the speed and accuracy, apart from enabling gestures.

Apple iPhone 7 Price

Apple iPhone 7 Release date, price, leaked pictures, and all the latest news and rumours
A render of what the iPhone 7 might look like. Credit: Martin Hajek

Past reports have revealed the China pricing of the Apple iPhone 7 all storage variants. In China, the iPhone 7 is expected to be priced at CNY 5,288 (roughly Rs. 53,100), CNY 6,088 (roughly Rs. 61,200), and CNY 7,088 (roughly Rs. 71,300) respectively. The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to be priced at CNY 6,088 (roughly Rs. 61,200), CNY 6,888 (roughly Rs. 69,200), and CNY 7,888 (roughly Rs. 79,300) respectively.

It is important to note that the Indian prices are just based on actual conversion rates, and the exact pricing is calculated after deliberation of many market factors. There is also another leak that suggests that Apple will keep the same price points as previous generations for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with of course a large premium for the top-end 256GB variant.

Interestingly, Kuo says Apple’s decision to include improved water resistance and the strict quality standards it has imposed on this have dramatically reduced yields and pressured the supply chain. He says Apple will ship 60-65 million units until the end of the year, down from 82 million last year.

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