iPhone 7 to be announced Sept. 7? How fitting

iPhone 7 expected to ditch standard headphone jack, gain better camera

iPhone 7 to be announced Sept. 7? How fitting
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A passing reference by Bloomberg that Apple might introduce its new iPhones on Sept. 7 has spurred a flurry of follow-up coverage all but confirming the presumed iPhone 7 event.

The Bloomberg report is actually focused on Apple overhauling its MacBook Pro laptop line for the first time in four years.

Apple Insider, Engadget & others (OK, and us) have pounced on the iPhone 7 announcement date, attributed to one unnamed person by Bloomberg.

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The next iPhones, possibly the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, are expected to look pretty similar to their predecessors, but changes expected include elimination of the standard 3.5mm headphone jack and standard home button as well as a dual-lens camera for the larger phone.

Rumors last month pegged the iPhone announcement date as coming after Labor Day, probably Sept. 6, followed by pre-orders on Sept. 9 and availability on Sept. 16.

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