Apple Inc. has finally let the world know when it will set the iPhone 7 release date. The firm sent out invites to the event on Thursday. Apple’s launch for the next great smart phone will, as we heard in several leaks in recent weeks, fall on September 9. That means, assuming the firm sticks to its regular schedule, that we’ll see the iPhone 7 in stores for the first time on September 18.
The picture above is of the invite that Apple sent out to the major news outlets, including The Verge where we got the picture, on Thursday. We know the device is going to be called either the iPhone 7 or the iPhone 6s, and we know a lot about the specs. If you want to know more about what Apple will show off, all you have to do is follow the invite’s invite and ask Siri.
Apple Inc. lets Siri leak iPhone 7 release date
When you ask Siri, the Apple iOS personal assistant, if she’ll give you a hint about the iPhone 7 release date she responds with a number of flippant, and empty, responses. The Verge recorded the following:
- “you’re cute when you’re desperate for information,”
- “I can neither confirm nor deny that I am not authorized either to confirm or deny that I cannot disclose anything that you would then have to confirm. In any case, I would deny it. Got it?”
- “look deep within yourself and you will find the answer. Especially on 9 September.”
- “Why don’t you check a rumors blog? That’s what I do.”
- “You’ll have to wait until 9 September. I bet you were one of those kids who snuck downstairs to open presents weren’t you?”
Siri may not say anything useful beyond the iPhone 7 release date, but that’s what we have analysts like Ming Chi Kuo for. The Taiwan-based researcher has been digging through the supply chain. With his help, and leaks from the rest of the Apple machine, we’ve put together a pretty good idea of what the iPhone 7 specs will be.
iPhone 7 specs will blow you away
The iPhone 6 was, arguably, the best phone ever made. With Apple’s history it won’t be a surprise that the iPhone 7 specs are set to blow the world away once again. Even with the boost that the device will get in terms of power and features, it’s not clear that the iPhone 7 will be as popular as the last major Apple release, but those that buy it are likely to love it.
On the outside, says Mr. Kuo, the iPhone 7 will feature new 7000 Series Aluminum. The metal will be stronger than that used in the iPhone 6, and it will ensure that “Bendghazi” doesn’t happen again.
For the most part the iPhone 7 will look much like the Apple release as a leaked pic from CNBeta attests. There will be some key changes, however.
Kuo also reckons that we’ll have a new choice of colors this time around. Those colors will conform to the standard of the Apple Watch. That means Space Black and Rose gold are likely on the way.
Tech blog Engadget Japan uncovered blueprints for the device earlier in the Summer. They showed that it’s likely to be 7.1mm thick, 0.2mm bigger than the iPhone 6 which came in at 6.9mm. That size boost is there to add something very special to the list of iPhone 7 specs.
Force Touch will give you new ways to use apps on the iPhone 7, but it needed a little extra room in order to make it work. It’s going to be the new headline feature for the device, allowing you to skip multiple taps and menus by applying different levels of pressure to the new enhanced touch screen.
In order to help drive Force Touch, and the other great iPhone 7 specs, the chip inside the phone will be beefed up. The A9 is expected to give killer performance if Summit Research is believed. 2GB of ram will give “significantly better use experience” says Travis McCourt of Raymond James.
The iPhone 7 camera is also set to get a boost. Mr. Kuo of KGI reckons we’ll see a 12MP sensor in the next Apple release date as well as a boost in the software that runs it, giving it the best image capture that Apple has ever released.
Battery life, something many users have been crying out for, will be improved by the use of the A9 processor, which will take less juice to do the same tasks, and “Low Power Mode.” The Power saving tech will reduce usage by up to 40 percent, letting your phone last much much longer without needing to change a thing.
For most of the rest, we’re going to have to wait and see. It’s likely that Apple, as always, has a couple of surprises up its sleeve for the event. We’ll have to wait until September 18, the actual iPhone 7 release date, before we have any chance of getting our hands on the device. Even then low yields on the Taptic engine may make an iPhone 7 difficult to come across.
Waiting for the iPhone 7 release date
Apple Inc. has followed its usual pattern to a tee this time around. The firm has given tech writers a little over two weeks to figure out how to get to its event in San Francisco.
We know that the iPhone 7 release date is going to be a little bit different than the events that went before it. The Cupertino firm has rented the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, with a seating capacity of around 7,000 for the launch of its next major device.
That’s a bigger launch than we’ve ever seen from Apple, and it means that the firm may be doing something very different this time around. As well as the iPhone 7 we’ll be looking for the release of a new Apple TV on September 9.
There might also be some info on the next gen of iPad as well as new Macs at the event. With 7,000 people to impress Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, and the rest of the team, will have to do a lot to impress. Former Apple CEO John Sculley is, after all, launching his own range of smart phones at about the same time as Apple will set the iPhone 7 release date.