Yesterday Apple unveiled a new iPhone, but it wasn’t the iPhone 7 – expect the new iPhone 7 to arrive in September 2016. If you’ve come to this article looking for details on the new iPhone unveiled last night, you can learn more in our complete guide to the iPhone 6s. Also see iPhone 6s Plus complete guide.
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As we speculate within this article, the next iPhone is the iPhone 6s. The iPhone 7 will arrive in September 2016. For more details on the iPhone 6s, also see our article specific to theiPhone 6s.
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iPhone 7 rumours: Isn’t it going to be the iPhone 6S?
Some of you might be thinking, isn’t it going to be called the iPhone 6S next? After all, Apple has released an iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and now iPhone 6 (alongside the iPhone 6 Plus). So if history repeats itself, it’s likely that the next iPhone will be called the iPhone 6S rather than the iPhone 7. See also: iPhone 5S vs iPhone 6 comparison
However, Apple has surprised us somewhat over the past two years, releasing an iPhone 5Calongside the iPhone 5S in 2013, and an iPhone 6 Plus alongside the iPhone 6 in 2014. We’re wondering whether Apple might soon decide to ditch the numbers completely and stick with iPhone, iPhone Plus and iPhone C, perhaps. Or, simply ditch the ‘S’ models and launch an iPhone 7.
In fact, reports that emerged in mid April suggest that the next iPhone is going to be so significantly different to and better than the iPhone 6 that Apple has decided the iPhone 6S name doesn’t fit, and instead will launch an iPhone 7 this autumn.
No one knows for sure yet though, so you’ll see both terms used within this article, although primarily iPhone 7 to keep things simple.
iPhone 7 release date rumours: When is the iPhone 7 coming out?
On 27 August, Apple sent out invitations to its special event, where we expect to get our first look at the new iPhone and find out all of the official details at last after months of speculation. See also: How to watch iPhone 6S launch live: What to expect from Apple’s 9 September event
The invitation reveals that the event will take place on 9 September as predicted. The tagline reads: “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” Try saying that to Siri and you’ll find that it has a few witty answers to tease you with.