iPhone 7 rumors: release date, features and leaks

Image Source: Martin Hajek

Famed leaker Evan Blass has offered some valuable information regarding the launch of the iPhone 7.

According to the blogger, the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus could arrive in stores on Friday, September 16.

Blass also revealed on twitter that pre-orders for the smartphone are set to start Friday, September 9.

If Apple sticks to its traditional launching schedule, the keynote will likely be held in the preceding days, possibly on Tuesday, September 6.

As far as features are concerned, a report by Macotakara claims that the iPhone 7 will come with a capacitive home button with support for 3D Touch.

The device will sport a virtual button that could simulate the physical sensations of the current button, via haptic feedback, similar to Force Touch trackpads on MacBook Pros.

Based on a leaked photo that surfaced online on Weibo, the device will be available in rose, gold and silver, as well as a rose gold version.

The new iPhone will feature a metal shell similar to the one found on current models, with visible antennas at the top and bottom edges and a dual camera.

A video posted on the same social media site made a comparison of a rose gold iPhone 7 and a 4.7-inch iPhone 6s, also in rose gold.

[youtube]WUxHSYb1LSI[/youtube]

Also, pictures and a video of a Lightning to 3.5 mm adapter obtained from a Foxconn factory in Vietnam leaked online, seemingly confirming the company’s plan to replace the audio jack with a Lightning connector.

[youtube]2xUrs2XIf_g[/youtube]