Everything we know about the iPhone 7 Apple will announce Wednesday

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Apple will hold an event at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco on September 7 to announce this year’s iPhone.

If Apple sticks with its current naming system, it will be called the iPhone 7.

Apple’s factories have already started producing the device. There have been a lot of leaks, rumors, and suggestions about what Apple will reveal on Wednesday.

Want to know the latest? Here’s everything we know about Apple’s upcoming iPhone:


Apple’s going to announce the new iPhone on September 7.

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Apple

It will probably be called the iPhone 7.

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tech.infeng

It will likely come in two models with different screen sizes: one with a 4.7-inch screen and one with a 5.5-inch screen. This reportedly is the smaller version.

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Weibo

Source: Weibo


But ultimately, it will look a lot like the iPhone 6 and 6S.

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Uswitch

Source: Uswitch


Apple could introduce a new color: deep blue.

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Martin Hajek

It might not be blue, though. Some rumors peg the new color as ‘space black,’ which is far more likely.

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Martin Hajek

Thanks, Martin Hajek, for the drawing.


One possibility is that the larger iPhone 7 — the ‘plus’ or ‘pro’ model — could have a camera with two lenses.

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nowhereelse.fr

Source: Weibo


The regular 4.7-inch version is expected to have a better camera, too. Purported leaked pictures show an enlarged lens.

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Otherwise, the two devices will look fairly similar to the current iPhone 6 and 6S on sale. But there’s good news: The base model might start with 32 GB of storage instead of the usual 16 GB.

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Nowhereelse.fr

Source: Weibo


The biggest change will probably be — make sure you’re sitting down — that the iPhone 7 won’t have a headphone jack. Apple’s probably going to use the space for a second speaker.

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Nowhereelse.fr

Source: Nowhereelse.fr


If you want to listen to music, you’ll have to use Bluetooth headphones. Apple sells some nice wireless Beats.

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YouTube/Beats by Dre

Or headphones may be able to plug in through Apple’s Lightning port, which is usually used for charging. It’s unclear if Apple will include a set of Lightning earbuds with the iPhone 7 or an adapter.


Another advantage of connecting earbuds through the Lightning port is that it could open up new approaches to noise-canceling earphones.

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Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider

Lots of discussion here.


The home button is also likely to be redesigned. The new button will use a motor to simulate a click, as opposed to the current button that physically clicks. It’ll probably use the same technology as 3-D Touch.

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USPTO


This is kind of a no-brainer, but it’s going to have a faster chip inside. Apple will probably call the chip the A10. The quality of Apple’s chips is one of the company’s biggest strengths.

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Steve Kovach/Tech Insider

More discussion of Apple’s chip prowess here.


Intel could be supplying a chip for the iPhone 7, too — a modem for connecting to wireless LTE networks.

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Shadows are cast near Intel logo at the 2015 Computex exhibition in Taipei, Taiwan
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And there’s a chance that the internal battery could be bigger, which means better battery life.

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Weibo

The next iPhone is likely to be water-resistant.

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YouTube/TechSmartt

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Last year’s iPhone started at $650, and this year’s version will probably stay at the same price. But the high-end version could include 256 GB of storage instead of 128 GB.

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Weibo

But the really exciting iPhone could be the 2017 version, which has been rumored to have a glass body, wireless charging, and an edge-to-edge screen.

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That was basically confirmed by the CEO of the company that makes aluminum iPhone shells for Apple.

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Marques Brownlee

Source: Nikkei


Apple has said nothing about any of these devices, as it never says anything until they’re almost ready for sale. So all these rumors, leaks, and hunches could be totally incorrect.

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CBS / “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”