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iPhone 7 Release Date and Announcement: The Name, New Features, and MacBook Pro on the Way?

( [email protected] ) Aug 11, 2016 10:39 AM EDT
So, we all know that the biggest smartphone, the new iPhone 7, is coming.  However, the thing about Apple's smartphone is that it wasn't known when it is happening.  We now know when the announcement and possible release date for the iPhone 7 is going on, and what its new features, new name, and possible tie-in with the MacBook Pro.
This render of the rumored iPhone 7 shows what we could expect with Apple's new smartphone. Photo: Jimmy Benson/Flickr

So, we all know that the biggest smartphone, the new iPhone 7, is coming.  However, the thing about Apple's smartphone is that it wasn't known when it is happening.  We now know when the announcement and possible release date for the iPhone 7 are going on, and what its new features, new name, and possible tie-in with the MacBook Pro. 

iPhone 7 Name

Yes, it isn't known what the phone will be called.  Considering that last year was the iPhone 6S, this is definitely not the year of "S," if we think of how Apple does its naming.  Apple could pull a naming trick, mimicking what Samsung is doing with the Galaxy Note 7 (it really should be called the Note 6).  This could be the iPhone Pro, sort of keeping with the tradition of naming that large iPad. 

iPhone 7 New Features

As far as what is new on the iPhone 7, there is expected to be a new dual-camera system, according to 9 to 5 Mac.  The battery could also be getting a boost, and the phone could be more water-resistant.  Also, did we mention iOS 10?  That is going to be important. 

There is also going to be "thinner iPhone 6-like design with redesigned antenna lines".  Other rumors include a start at 32 GB (with 16 GB being phased out) then there will be a new 256 GB option.  There is a darker "Space Black" color option and a redesigned Force Touch Home Button.  This home button could be a pressure sensitive one that works like the "3D Touch" display on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. 

When it comes to iPhone 7 rumors, one that always surfaces is the removal of the 3.5 mm headphone jack.  Many say that removing the jack will make it so the iPhone 7 can be thinner, and this will create a demand for Bluetooth for the iPhone 7.  That, or there will be some possible new cable that plugs into the Lightning port where a headphone can be plugged in.  There also rumors about the how the included earbuds could be Lightning EarPods. 

iPhone 7 Announcement and Release Date

So, as far as the official announcement is concerned, it is happening on September 7th.  This is at least when Apple does their huge announcement will be given as reported by Bloomberg, and this is going to be the day where we will hear more information on the PlayStation NEO

By the way, it is possible that Apple will squeeze in the announcement about this year's MacBook Pro.  The announcement of the laptop may or may not happen, but it looks like the new iPhone 7 is coming on the week of September 12th, according to well-known leaker Evan Blass, as reported by BGR.  

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