The iPhone can be pre-ordered on September 9, will officially be released on September 16, 2016
With months of speculation about the new iPhone 7, Apple has announced the release date with an event that will be held on September 7, 2016.
Apple presents two models – the iPhone 7 Plus and the 4.7-inch model. There are no reports of a radical design change, and the phone will look similar to the previous model.
The price range is likely to replicate the iPhone 6, with the Plus model being more expensive. The iPhone 7 will have a bigger camera, and the Plus model will have the dual camera, which is considered the future of smartphones. It will produce much better low light images and optical zoom, which won’t become blurred like the previous models. The dual-camera technology will be the closest thing to a DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex camera).
The headphone jack is going away, and this is considered the most radical reported change to the iPhone 7. Rather than the traditional headphones, you will likely have to use the iPhone’s Lightning charging port. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has urged Apple not to get rid of the iPhone’s 3.5mm headphone jack in favour of a proprietary one on the iPhone 7
“If it’s missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that’s going to tick off a lot of people,” Wozniak told the Australian Financial Review. Wozniak said removing the standard 3.5mm port would mean those who have spent lots of money on headphones may even be deterred from buying the iPhone 7 if it means they have to shell out again for new ones that will be supported by the iPhone 7, or add on an adaptor.
As with other iPhones, the smartphone will likely come with the new Lighting port earbuds or maybe headphones, but it is unlikely. There are also reports about Apple manufacturing wireless earbuds, which may accompany the iPhone 7.
Future iPhones could be waterproof. A report has unearthed a patent to take better pictures underwater. According to Patently Apple, Apple has been granted around 80 patents, one of which relates to underwater photography editing tools. The patent describes a system for colour-balancing images taken underwater that improves those pictures. It would remove unwanted tints without changing the colour of the water itself.