According to Evan Blass—popularly known by his Twitter handle EvLeaks—Apple is planning to release its iPhone 7 the week of Sept. 12. If true, that would mean the device is only about a month and a half away from launch. Last year, the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus hit stores toward the end of September, so it would seem Apple wants to slightly speed up this year’s launch.
Assuming Blass’ information is accurate and the iPhone 7 does come out the week of Sept. 12—likely on that Friday, Sept. 16—it’s safe to assume Apple will hold an event the week before, possibly on Tuesday, Sept. 6, which is the day after Labor Day here in the U.S.
There’s no major evidence to back Blass’ claim up but the timing seems right. We’ve seen numerous leaks over the past few weeks, suggesting manufacturing overseas is well under way. Earlier this week, Blass revealed the alleged code names for Apple’s two new iPhone models, Sonora and Dos Palos.
Based on past rumors, we’re expecting the iPhone 7 to feature an improved antenna band design, larger camera, and no 3.5mm headphone jack. Additionally, a rumor just yesterday claimed the iPhone 7 Plus would sport a dual camera setup, 3GB of RAM, a second speaker for stereo sound, and possibly a Smart Connector, something that’s present in Apple’s iPad Pro.
Tentatively mark your calendars for the week of Sept. 12.