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The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will be unveiled in September 2016, potentially alongside a third iPhone – and the fourth this year. Apple iPhone 7 UK release date, UK price and specification rumours.
Latest rumours: A leaked image of the supposed iPhone 7 shows what looks like a Smart Connector and a larger camera module. See the picture. Also, word has it that the design will be very similar to the iPhone 6 (and 6S) and that Apple will ditch the ‘S’ model and move staight to an updated design for the iPhone 8 in 2017. To further solidify the rumours on 26 April 2016 Logitech released its Logi Base for £89.99 / $99.99, a stand used to charge the iPad Pro via Smart Connector. We therefore see this as an indication towards the iPhone 7 having
iPhone 7 UK release date rumours: When is the iPhone 7 coming out?
With the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus unveiled on 9 September 2015, and the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus on the 9 September 2014, one might think the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will come on 9 September 2016. Except that will be a Friday, and it’s much more Apple-like to unveil new products on a Tuesday. Our money is on either Tuesday 6 September 2016, or Tuesday 13 September 2016 – probably the latter.
But the latest reports say that Apple might struggle to meet demand for the iPhone 7 due todamage caused by an earthquake in Taiwain to Apple supplier TSMC’s factories. In early February, reports emerged to suggest that Apple would use TSMC as its sole processor manufacturer, but the earthquake came just days later.
Don’t be confused by the rumoured Apple iPhone launch event that took place on 21 March. This was for the iPhone SE, the ‘mini’ iPhone that is thought to be the first of several new iPhones launching this year. The firm also announced the new iPad Pro in a 9.7in size.
iPhone 7 UK price: How much will the iPhone 7 cost?
For its past two iPhone releases Apple has kept the pricing the same. That means we could well see the iPhone 7 costing £539 for a 16GB version, £619 for 64GB, and £699 for the 128GB iPhone 7. Rumour has it, though, that there may well be a 256GB model of iPhone 7, although we think that’s unlikely. If there is, however, expect it to be well into the region of £800. We’ll update this article as more rumours come to light.
iPhone 7 rumours: Design
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus looked largely similar to the 6 and 6 Plus, which is usually the case with Apple’s ‘S’ models. We are expecting to see something completely new for the iPhone 7, although it’s very likely that it too will come in Silver, Gold, Space Grey and Rose Gold.
The latest design rumours to emerge claim that the iPhone 7 could actually have a ceramic back like the One Plus X. This could make wireless charging easier to impliment (read more on this below) but it could also make the iPhone 7 look rather different. The rumour came from Business Korea, but there’s no real evidence to support the claim. There is, however, a rendering to give an example of what it could look like:
Earlier reports that also emerged in February claim that the iPhone 7’s camera will be flush against the back of the phone rather than protruding as it is currently on the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.
That’s according to MacRumors, which claims to have spoken with a reliable source who says a second design change for the iPhone 7 will be the removal of the antenna stripes on the back of the iPhone, as demonstrated in the mockup below.