Pre-orders for 2016 iPhone models to begin on September 9th?


Recently, tipster Evan Blass (@evleaks) disseminated via tweet that the 2016 Apple iPhone will be unveiled the week of September 12th. But a new tweet from Blass changes all of this. Now, he is saying that Apple will start taking pre-orders for the 2016 iPhone starting on September 9th. According to the tipster, this date is confirmed.

Blass also says that the launch of the 2016 iPhone will take place during the week of September 12th. You might notice that the serial tipster is not referring to the phone as the Apple iPhone 7. That is because there is serious talk that the iPhone 7 will come to market this year under a different name, such as Apple iPhone 6 SE (and Apple iPhone 6 SE Plus). Under its usual naming guidelines, next year's version of the iPhone would normally be named the Apple iPhone 7s. But because 2017 will be the 10th anniversary of the device, there are rumors that Apple is looking to give next year's iPhone a major redesign that would be well beyond the scope of the usual "s" year changes.

So the thinking is that Apple will hold back on new features that might normally have been released this year, opting instead for minor changes in 2016. The major changes to be unveiled next year would be worthy of calling the 2017 model the Apple iPhone 7. Of course, this is all speculation at this point.

The big news for the moment is that according to a source with a darn good track record, pre-orders for the 2016 iPhone models could begin on September 9th with the launch to start during the week of September 12th. Circle your calendars.

source: @evleaks via AppleInsider

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