iPhone 7 release date: Apple on track to announce new flagship by September 9; release on September 18

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Apple is reportedly on track to release its latest flagship on September 9 which comes as good news for fans who are excited to purchase the new handset for the holidays.

While it is unsure if it will be officially called the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 6S, there has already been a lot of rumors about the specifications of the new handset. Fans are especially excited to see how Apple incorporates that Force Touch technology earlier used on its Apple Watch to the new flagship and how this impact the industry, reported The Inquirer.

Force Touch technology employs the use of a touch sensitive surface to register the degrees of pressure and movement.

A report by Patently Apple also speculated that the new device could have a curved display much like its competitor Samsung.

Another report by DigiTimes hinted that Apple could introduce a Touch ID sensor built into the phone’s screen.

The iPhone 7 may also unveil improved camera specifications as early rumors hinted that Apple was mulling the integration of a professional quality DSLR camera or a unique periscope design for its new flagship but there has not been much information on this rumor, reported Valuewalk.

Tech analyst Ming Chi-Kuo for his part suggested that Apple will increase the camera’s capability to 12 megapixels. Screen resolution will also likely be upgraded to HD.

It is also expected that the phone will have an A9 chip, 2 GB internal RAM, wireless charging support, and a new base model of the handset with 32 GB of internal storage.

If the rumored announcement date pushes through, the iPhone 7 could be in the market as soon as September 18.