Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2016, 07:05
Category: iPhone, Rumor
Friday, September 9th might be the first day the next-gen iPhone is available for preorder.
Noted blogger Evan Blass on Wednesday stated that Apple is looking to start preorders for the device on Friday, Sept. 9.
Blass reported the supposed “iPhone 7” preorder date through Twitter without attribution. Last week, the blogger claimed Apple’s next iPhone would ship out to stores the week of Sept. 12, or more specifically by Friday, Sept. 19.
“Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch event date from there,” Blass’ tweet reads.
The timeline has some credence to it considering Apple announced the iPhone 6s on September 9th of 2015 and opened preorders three days later on September 12th, then began shipping out units a week later.
Apple traditionally opens preorders the Friday after a new iPhone is announced, suggesting this year’s introduction might land on Tuesday, Sept. 6, or Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Unlike previous “tick-tock” iPhone product cycles, Apple this year is expected to carry over the device design language introduced in 2014 with iPhone 6. In lieu of a redesign, the company will reportedly incorporate updated internals like a faster processor, enhanced camera modules and, perhaps, the deletion of iPhone’s 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple supposedly made the decision to stick with existing aesthetics as it waits for more advanced technology to mature.
As always, stay tuned for the latest details as they become available.
Via AppleInsider and Twitter