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iPhone 7 release date announced: Preorders start Friday, release on September 16

Zach Epstein
September 7th, 2016 at 2:47 PM
iPhone 7 Release Date

There’s nothing quite like the buildup to an Apple event, especially when new iPhones are set to be unveiled. We’ve seen months of non-stop rumors, leaks and speculation wash over the web ahead of today’s big event, but now all of the rumors have finally been put to bed. Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have been unveiled, and we were right on the money when we said that Apple’s new iPhones for 2016 would be its most exciting iPhones ever.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are faster, more powerful, sleeker and better equipped than any other iPhone Apple has ever built, and now we finally know when they’ll be available to purchase.

As has been the case in other recent years, nearly all of the well-sourced reports we saw ahead of Wednesday’s big event ended up panning out. Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus feature designs that are strikingly similar to Apple’s 2014 and 2015 iPhones, but with some minor refinements like a new antenna design. Of course the real story is inside the phones, where you’ll find upgraded guts, much more power and two different new rear cameras that both look impressive.

If you’re an Apple fan, you’re already sold. The only question that remains is when you can finally get your hands on one.

In line with rumors, Apple announced on Wednesday during its big September event that the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be made available for preorder beginning Friday, September 9th. The phones will then be released next week on September 16th.

Apple’s new iPhones come with either 32GB, 128GB or 256GB of storage, but pricing will remain the same at $649, $749 and $849 for the iPhone 7 or $769, $869 and $969 for the iPhone 7 Plus. Jet Black will only be available on 128GB and 256GB models of both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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