It seems like Apple fans would have to wait a little longer before they can eventually get a glimpse of the new iPhone 7. Latest reports reveal that the market release of the highly anticipated phone will be delayed by a week.
Based on leaked images of AT&T?s retail schedule, iPhone 7 release date could be on Sept. 23. The image also shows that the pre-order stage will probably start on Sept. 9. This news go against initial claims of Sept. 16 as the product?s market release.
In the past, Apple usually releases their newest product to the public between one to two weeks after launching it. Last year?s iPhone 6s was made available to consumers on Sept. 25, two weeks after the start of the pre-order. Meanwhile, back in 2014, carriers started retailing the iPhone 6 only a week after Apple started the pre-order.
Delays like this one could only be ominous for the brand. For sure, rumors will be flying in about Apple having some technical difficulties or probably supply bottlenecks. Just recently, one of Apple?s displays provider, Japan Displays, has asked for government funding after having a net loss of $115 million. Although at this point, It would seem illogical that Apple will ?keep its eggs in one basket? by not having multiple suppliers. Nevertheless, there still might be some other issues that they are trying to iron out prior to the release.
This year?s iteration of the iPhone is said to feature minor aesthetic upgrades compared to its predecessor. Some of the most talked-about ?new? features is the redesigned home button, beefier screen, and the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Up until today, fans? reactions about the supposed port removal are still mixed. The 5.5-inch version of the iPhone 7 is also said to sport a dual-camera system to improve image quality.
With only three weeks remaining before the iPhone 7?s big unveiling, iPhone aficionados will not have long to wait. Until then, the only thing left to do is patiently wait for the official announcement from Apple itself.
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