While there is no stopping the Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus rumor mills, there haven’t been a lot of speculations on a possible launch date. Previously it has been reported that the upcoming iPhones will be up for preorders from September 9, leading us to believe that Apple could be scheduling an event on September 6. But now, it’s all but confirmed that Apple’s event will be held on September 7. Also Read - iPhone 13 launch date and more details tipped as part of new leaksAlso Read - iPhone 12 Mini reaches end of production already, say rumours
The September 7 (Wednesday) timeframe is in line with Apple’s traditions, and last year too it had unveiled the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus on September 9, which too was a Wednesday. The Bloomberg report reveals the unveiling date cites ‘sources familiar with the matter’. While we usually advice caution, the timeframe is consistent with what has been reported before, and there’s no reason for Apple not to unveil the phones on September 7. Also Read - Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale top deals: iPhone SE, Poco X3 Pro and more on discount
A recent Bloomberg report also confirmed certain aspects of the upcoming iPhones. On the design front, there aren’t likely to be a lot of changes, except maybe they will be a bit slimmer and have the ugly antenna lines pushed towards the top and bottom edges. The report confirmed that there won’t be a 3.5mm audio jack on the iPhone 7, as well as the presence of the dual-camera setup on the iPhone 7 Plus variant. The Touch ID button below the display won’t be clickable any more, and will instead be pressure-sensitive like the trackpads on recent MacBooks.
Speaking of MacBooks, the report also talks about Apple‘s plans to give its MacBook lineup a major overhaul. The company is said to be planning a major overhaul of the MacBook Pro lineup for the first time in four years, which would include a slimmer design, powerful graphic capabilities for gamers, and a touchscreen strip for function keys. The report however says that these refreshed MacBooks won’t be ready to be unveiled on September 7.