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Solid source says he knows exactly when Apple will release the iPhone 7

Published Aug 26th, 2016 9:49AM EDT
iPhone 7 Release Date September 16th
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Apple has yet to announce the official date for its big iPhone 7 event, but we think we know when it’s all going down. We’ve got tentative dates for the press conference, preorders and launch. There are actually two potential launch dates that have been rumored for the new iPhones, but a new claim may have just firmed up the exact day when Apple will release its next-generation iPhones.

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A report from a trustworthy source recently stated that Apple will unveil the iPhone 7 on September 7th. Before that, well-known leaker Evan Blass tweeted that preorders would kick off on September 9th, with shipping and in-store launch set for September 16th.

However, a leak originating from AT&T retail staff suggested that September 23rd might be the actual launch date of the new iPhones.

Both September 16th and 23rd make sense. They’re both Fridays, which is when Apple launches new iPhones. And Apple is expected to release a brand new iPhone on the first or second Friday following the first day of preorders.

In a tweet from a couple of days ago that went largely unnoticed, Blass reiterated his belief that the iPhone 7 will launch on September 16th. “I’m very confident in this date,” he said, quoting his previous tweet in which he stated that the phone should be available in stores on September 16th.

Considering his track record when it comes to mobile leaks, we’re inclined to trust Blass more than an unverified AT&T leak. But nothing is official until Apple announces it, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.