iPhone 7s and 7s Plus: Release Date, Price, News and Rumours about Apple’s 2017 Upgrade

iPhone 7s and 7s Plus: Release Date, Price, News and Rumours about Apple’s 2017 Upgrade
 iPhone 7s and 7s Plus: Release Date, Price, News and Rumours about Apples 2017 Upgrade

Along with the iPhone 8, Apple is believed to be about to release standard ‘s’ upgrades of the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Apple fans are waiting with baited breath for the arrival of the iPhone 8 in mid-September .

The wide-screen iPhone is believed to mark the tenth anniversary of the gadget and arrive with a number of eye-popping features.

It’s also rumoured to cost around £1,000 – which could price most people out of an upgrade.

However, the gigantic tech company is heavily tipped to open proceedings with an updated version of the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will follow the Apple formula of offering a slight performance bump and a couple of new features without updating the design. Meaning all the accessories and cases built for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will continue to work.

We’ve plucked the most reliable information about the new iPhones from the technology grapevine and laid it out right here for you. Remember to keep checking back regularly as we’ll update this article with any related news.

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Apple has sent out invitations for an event on September 12 at its newly built headquarters in Cupertino, California. where it is widely expected to unveil its new iPhones.

The invitation has the tagline “Let’s meet at our place” and boasts a colourful picture of the Apple logo.

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This will be the first iPhone launch held at the company’s massive new headquarters – the so-called “spaceship campus”. Tim Cook will take to the stage of the Steve Jobs Theatre – named after Apple’s legendary co-founder.

The event is due to start at 10am Pacific Time, which translates to 6pm here in the UK. As ever, it is expected to be live streamed so thousands of eager Apple fans around the world can watch.

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Release date

 iPhone 7s and 7s Plus: Release Date, Price, News and Rumours about Apples 2017 Upgrade
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An Apple iPhone 6 phones are taken out of a shipping box at a Verizon store in Orem, Utah (Image: Getty)

Apple is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus, along with the iPhone 8, at its event on September 12.

That means the new phones are likely to be available for pre-order from Friday, September 15, and could hit the shelves as soon as September 22.

Apple traditionally releases its latest iPhones during the first two weeks of September, in good time for the start of the Christmas shopping season.

Price

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An Apple employee hands over Apple iPhone 7 phones on the first day of sales of the new phone at the Berlin Apple store (Image: Getty)

With the iPhone 8 rumoured to be priced around £999, the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will appeal to those of us on more of a budget.

That being said, the new iPhones still won’t be cheap. Our best guess is that they start at around the same price as the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.

The iPhone 7 starts at £599 for the 32GB version, goes up to £699 for the 128GB model and ends at £799 for 256GB.

The iPhone 7 Plus starts at £719 for the 32GB version, goes up to £819 for the 128GB model and ends at £919 for 256GB.

iPhone 8

Design

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A mockup image showing (L-R) the iPhone 7s, iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s Plus (Image: iDrop news)

This could go one of two ways. Either, Apple will keep the design largely the same as the current iPhone 7 and 7 Plus or it could decide to implement the kinds of changes we’ve seen with the iPhone 8.

The latter option would mean an edge-to-edge display, glass body and the omission of the iconic Home button.

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Apple may choose to keep the price down by not giving the 7s and 7s Plus an OLED display and keeping the specs in check. At the moment, all iPhone models have had LCD screens but there’s plenty of chatter that it could make the jump to OLED with this refresh.

However, keeping the design the same would mean very little difference, at least outwardly, from the current iPhone. Screen sizes are likely to stay at 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch options regardless of which design Apple chooses.

Specs

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An iPhone 7 – the latest model on the market (Image: Getty Images Europe)

Traditionally, the ‘S’ model iPhones feature a bump in specs in order to keep Apple in line with the competition.

Last year’s iPhone 6s featured an updated processor that Apple said was 70% faster than its predecessor. It also bumped the graphical power and, thanks to some software changes, upped the amount of time it could go between charges.

We’d expect to see some similar refinements in 2017 for the two new handsets that will form the core of Apple’s line-up.

Tech website Cnet breaks down the iPhone 7s specs as being led by either an A10X or A11 processor and 2GB of RAM. The software will be iOS 11 , which Apple has already demonstrated at the WWDC event over the summer.

The storage options are also unlikely to change, giving you the option of 32GB, 128GB or 256GB models.

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Features

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Most of the big new features are believed to be arriving in the premium iPhone 8, but Apple may carry a few over to the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus.

The biggest of these is believed to be support for wireless charging . Apple may decide to make the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus with a glass body rather than metal in order to make it more conducive for wireless charging.

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According to the Inquirer , Apple will limit wireless charging to 7.5w – which is half the 15w maximum of the Qi standard. That means the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus may only charge half as quickly as other phones that also offer the feature.

Worryingly, although the iPhone’s charging standard will be based on Qi, the company could tweak the technology so that only charging pads approved by Apple could be used.

Pictures of these charging pads have been circulating on Chinese social media site Weibo.

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Lastly, Apple could be set to increase the waterprooding functionality for the iPhone 7s and 7s Plus – something that will no doubt be appreciated by anyone that’s taken their iPhone with them to the beach.

Camera

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Both the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus could feature dual-lens cameras with some improvements over last year’s model.

Interestingly, a report from the Korea Economic Daily suggests Apple will partner up with LG to create a module that takes 3D pictures. It’s a long shot, but we’ve already seen reports from Apple site 9to5Mac that the company is trying to patents a type of 3D image recognition software.

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