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Recently famed leaker Evan Blass announced on Twitter that pre-orders for the iPhone 7 will kick off Friday, September 9.
Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch event date from there. https://t.co/gwoPzIM1dI
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 28, 2016
Consequently, the keynote would take place in the preceding days and since September 5 is Labor Day, all bets were on Tuesday, September 6, as launching date for the device.
Now, a report from Bloomberg about the release of the MacBook Pro claims that the updated notebook won’t debut at an event “currently scheduled for September 7 to introduce next-generation versions of the iPhone”.
In addition, not long ago, Apple blogger John Gruber also predicted that the iPhone 7 will likely be released during an event held on September 7.
Last four iPhone events:
5: Wed 12 Sept 2012
5S: Tue 10 Sept 2013
6: Tue 9 Sept 2014
6S: Wed 9 Sept 2015
I bet this year’s is Wed 7 Sept.
— John Gruber (@gruber) August 2, 2016
The information is in line with Apple’s annual September launch dates for the smartphone: the iPhone 6s was unveiled on September 25, 2015, while the iPhone 6 was launched on September 19, 2014.
The article cites “people familiar with the matter” and adds that the company is planning on equipping its new computer line with the Touch ID fingerprint technology found on the iPhone.