After so many years of seeing Apple launch new iPhones at some point in September, we all expect to see the new 2016 iPhone models arrive less than two months from now. We don’t have any official announcements from Apple just yet, but new a new report appears to reveal the actual dates on which the upcoming new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be made available for preorder and the released.
A few days ago, well-known leaker Evan Blass tweeted that the phone will be released during the week of September 12th, with September 16th being the purported release date. Blass has been accurate with his mobile leaks over the years, so he’s one of the sources to trust when it comes to early info.
Blass is back with a second prediction related to the iPhone 7’s launch, stating that the iPhone 7 will be available for preorder starting on Friday, September 9th. “Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch event date from there,” he said in a tweet.
Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch event date from there. https://t.co/gwoPzIM1dI
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 28, 2016
Apple usually starts preorders on the first Friday that follows the official new iPhone announcement. That means Apple might hold its iPhone 7 keynote on September 6th (Tuesday) at the earliest, given that September 5th is Labor Day.
In 2015, Apple unveiled the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus on September 9th, kicking off preorders on September 12th, and releasing the phone two weeks later on September 25th.
Assuming Blass’s predictions are accurate, we could see Apple release the phone a bit earlier than expected, and reduce the preorder window back to just one week, as it used to be before the iPhone 6s.