The highly anticipated Apple iPhone 7 may be available for purchase as from September 23rd, a leaked AT&T document can confirm.
If this materializes, it will be a week later than the date speculated earlier, which pointed to a one-week gap between the launch of the iPhone 7 and its supposed release – something that didn’t seem right, especially when looking at previous iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. Apple will be holding an event on September 7th and it is during this time that we expect to see the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus launched.
With this launch date, famous leakers have pointed towards September 9th as the official date that the phone will start shipping. While initial reports had claimed that the iPhone 7 and its Plus counterpart will be here as from September 16th, observations made by 9to5Mac claim otherwise.
The information comes from a leaked AT&T schedule for its retail shop, with details of the reset hours for the upcoming merchandise. The dates have been set for September 9 and September 23, an indicator that preorders could start on the former date while the official sales will begin on the latter date.
One thing you should note is that this is based on pure speculation since AT&T has not whatsoever indicated that the merchandising reset hours are meant for the said iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (and possibly iPhone 7 Pro). Furthermore, neither the carrier nor Apple has spoken about any of these dates as the possible, or rather, official launch and release dates of the phones.
Nonetheless, Apple is expected to refresh the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus released a year ago. Reports are rife that the company will be bringing minimal changes to the design, but as usual, the real changes will happen under the hood. There will definitely be a new, faster processor, a better camera, probably larger storage options, improved RAM and basically new hardware, however, there’s no major feature that is expected to accompany the iPhone 7. As you probably all know, all the good stuff have been saved for the 2017 iPhone that will be used to mark the phone’s 10th anniversary.