The upcoming iPhone model might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and instead use the Lightning port for wired headphones. Image Credit: TheWeek
The upcoming iPhone model might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack and instead use the Lightning port for wired headphones. Image Credit: TheWeek

Apple Inc. is found of holding its iPhone launch events in September every year, following the launch of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus last year on September 9th. According to online reports, a fresh leak now points at a tentative launch time frame of the iPhone 7.

The iPhone 7 may be launched in the third week of September, specifically in the week of September 12, according to tipster Evan Blass, who is noted for his accuracy when it comes to leaks.

Evans tweeted saying, “iPhone 2016 release: Week of September 12th”. In one of his tweet replies, Evan continued to clarify saying, “this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th.”

New leaks continue to show that the iPhone 7 might come in to two variants this year. There is also expected to be a new base storage variant of 32GB. The probable storage offerings are going to be shuffled to 32GB, 128GB, and a possible new 256GB variant.

Apple may also introduce a new dual camera setup in its large iPhone 7 Plus variant. There is also going to be the addition of the Smart Connector at the back, again exclusive to the large variant only. To accommodate all this new hardware, the iPhone 7 Plus may get a bump to 3GB RAM.

The variants are expected to sport slightly bigger batteries, and the new Apple A10 processor for faster performance. The Home Button is expected to perform multiple functions, and be Force Touch enabled. Because of the new chip (and if the rumored death of 3.5mm audio jack is true), its also expected to be at least 1mm slimmer than its predecessor.