iPhone 7 release date, specs news: Apple gearing up for a September 7 media launch


Following leaks of the scheduled retail rollout of the iPhone 7, the official media launch may have already been confirmed and it will supposedly happen a week before the handheld hits the shelves.

While discussing the release date of Apple’s MacBook Pro, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman may have accidentally revealed the date of the event that will formally introduce the next top-shelf smartphone from the Cupertino-based company.

“The MacBook Pros aren’t likely to debut at an event currently scheduled for Sept. 7 to introduce next-generation versions of the iPhone, according to one of the people. Apple spokesman Bill Evans declined to comment,” Gurman wrote on his column for the media outlet earlier this week. Unfortunately, aside from the passive statement, no other specifics about the iPhone 7 were mentioned in the article. There might be some truth to what Gurman is claiming as the writer has made a career out of being a famously accurate Apple specialist at 9to5Mac. The date also coincides with previous news about the public debut of the device.

A couple of weeks ago, another notorious online leaker, Evan Blass, took to Twitter and revealed that Apple’s next-gen phone will be available for public consumption starting Sept. 16. At that time, Blass made it clear that the date is different from the usual media event that acts as a pre-debut of any new device. Usually the window of time between the launch and the rollout is around two weeks to draw as much interest on the product. But given the latest revelation, Apple is looking at just a couple of days more than a week.

Apple has continued their silence over the matter and both dates have yet to be confirmed or denied by the tech giant. No word as well with regard to what consumers are waiting for exactly, in terms of the specs of the iPhone 7. Nevertheless, prominent rumors over the last few months have suggested the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack. Instead, a lightning port will take its place and will serve as both audio output and the charging dock. This specific claim has been a conversation starter for iPhone users as the reason behind the supposed move is still also unclear.