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Apple expects to release iPhone 7 next week

by EditorAugust 30, 2016

Apple has made it official: the company will be holding a press event on Sept 7 in San Francisco where the presumption is it will unveil both a new iPhone and a new Apple Watch. Apple has sent out invites for the event.

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are expected to feature designs that look a great deal like Apple’s current iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. They’ll be a little bit thinner than the current models though, and they’ll also sport a new antenna design that’s easier on the eyes. Two new camera setups are expected, with the iPhone 7 Plus set to get a new dual-lens camera around back while the smaller iPhone 7 is thought to feature just one upgraded camera lens.

A new set of photos published in two tweets by Twitter user The Malignant show iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus mock ups in the rumoured new blue colour. Contrary to what we saw in early renders, these images show a greyish blue colour that might actually resemble iPhone models Apple would release, as opposed to the flat deep blue colour in those early renders.

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Early rumours suggested that Apple might add a new Space Black colour to its 2016 iPhone lineup, and mock ups of the new black iPhone 7 certainly looked good in leaked photos. The black model doesn’t hold a candle to the rumoured new blue iPhone 7 Apple has been rumoured to be working on, and we definitely hope that this rumour pans out.

Industry sources expect the new smartphones to have no headphone jack, instead relying on headphones that connect wirelessly through Bluetooth or using the lightning connector. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said on Thursday that the move was “going to tick off a lot of people”. “I have cars where you can plug in the music, or go through Bluetooth, and Bluetooth just sounds so flat for the same music,” he told the Australian Business Review.

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