Blass has generally been quite accurate as far as iPhone leaks are concerned and his latest leaks suggest Apple will go with its traditional cycle of September launches. He has also confirmed that like in the past couple of years, Apple will launch two iPhones at the same time and will name then iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
iPhone 7: Definitely maybe!
A few days ago, it was being rumoured that Apple may launch a larger and more powerful iPhone 7 Pro with dual rear cameras as well, but it seems Cupertino has planned only two iPhones this year. With a number of leaked images revealing dual rear cameras in a larger variant, that variant is probably iPhone 7 Plus and not iPhone 7 Pro. If you're thinking about going for either a Galaxy Note 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you should know that the former won't have as many cameras for sure.
iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016
iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12th.
Just to clarify, this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 23, 2016
Just to clarify, this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th.
If Evan Blass' revelations are true, then Apple's iPhone launch event will follow a couple of weeks after IFA where the likes of Sony, LG and Samsung are expected to launch their new line of smartphones and weareables. Apple isn't experimenting much with the form factor of the new iPhones which will look very similar to existing ones, so the differentiating factors will solely be what lie within.
iPhone 7 to launch with 32GB as base storage: WSJ
As per existing leaks and rumours, the new line of iPhones will feature redesigned antenna lines as well as significant internal improvements which should bring their benchmark scores closer to existing flagships like Samsung Galaxy S7 and HTC 10.
As per 9to5Mac, apart from featuring dual cameras, redesigned antenna lines and a very similar design as iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus may also feature capable A10 chips with faster CPUs and GPUs, 3GB of RAM, storage option of 256GB and will be the first iPhones to be completely waterproof. In terms of camera setup, a leaked image of a rear case of the upcoming iPhone 7 Plus suggested that the phablet may feature dual rear cameras.
The Wall Street Journal recently revealed that Apple will keep 32GB as the base storage in iPhone 7 and will also launch 64GB and 256GB variants for those with high storage requirements. The report also said that iPhone 7 will not feature a 3.5mm headphone port, will be thinner and water resistant and will feature 'substantial camera improvements.'