iPhone 7 release date slated for September 8 or 9? Production on track despite delays, analyst says


Apple may have a launch date for the iPhone 7 or Apple 6S and it could be between September 8 or 9.

Based on a BuzzFeed report, the launch may take place on the week of September 7<sup>th, according to the site’s source. While it was said that it’s likely it would happen on the 9<sup>th, which is a Wednesday, given Apple’s tradition of launching on Tuesday, it could also be on September 8.

A report by the Telegraph cited that the the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were announced on September 9, 2014, while the 5S and 5C was launched September 10. The iPhone 5 was released on September 12

The last two releases have been on a Tuesday like the iPhone 4S, while the iPhone 5 launch was on a Wednesday.

If Apple follows its tradition, the early September launch is a feasible timeline. And if rumors prove true, the phone could be released the following Friday, September 18.

Last week, an Independent report cited an analyst who said that Apple is facing several delays in production but remains on track for its targeted September release as the phones will begin production later this month.

If this timeline is followed and adjustments are made for reduced orders of iPhone 6 and 6Plus to make room for overtime production for the new phone, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple may make it in time for an early to mid-September launch.

Fans have been awaiting the new phone for some time now mainly because of its Force Touch feature, which enables the phone to sense how hard the screen is being pressed. The technology has been launched on the Apple Watch as one of its main features. Among other improved features fans are also looking forward to is the harder aluminum material to prevent bending.

The new phone will also run on Apple’s latest iOS 9.