Everyone knows that the iPhone 7 will be released soon. With rumors of waterproofing, new dual cameras, and the absence of a headphone jack, the anticipation for the brand new version of the device keeps growing every day.
With all the information floating around, it is no longer a question of what, it is a question of when.
Twitter user Evan Blass aka @evleaks claims to have the answer. With a short tweet over the weekend, he is saying the iPhone 7 will come out the week of September 12. He even followed it up with the specific day he thinks the device will be released. That day is Friday, Sept. 16.
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
However, take this release date with a grain of salt. Even though Blass is reportedly known around tech circles for accurate gadget leaks, particularly Android devices, he erroneously predicted that the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and the cheaper 6C will arrive at the same time. It turned out the smaller iPhone SE was released in March instead.
Assuming that Blass' claim is true and we follow Apple's usual two-week wait between launch event and release, the announcement of the iPhone 7 will then occur late August. That is unless Apple changes it up and they settle for a shorter window between the event and release.
Speaking of changing it up, there are even more rumors floating around that Chinese sources have been spotting packaging indicating the new iPhone may not be named iPhone 7 at all. They are saying that it will be called the "iPhone 6SE" instead since the new phones will look similar to their predecessors, albeit with a few incremental upgrades.