The long–anticipated iPhone 7 will go on sale on September 23rd, two weeks after the next-generation handset is made available for pre–order.
That’s the conclusion drawn from leaked merchandising plans from US carrier AT&T. The network has scheduled so–called ‘merchandising resets’, when it changes a store’s layout and advertising, for those dates.
The mooted on-sale date means Apple will have a long lead time to try and promote pre–orders of the iPhone 7, a device which is widely seen as an incremental update before the company overhauls its bestselling product in 2017.
Previously, leaks pointed towards a September 9th pre–order date, with reports last week claiming Apple will reveal its new smartphone at a special event on September 7th in San Francisco.
The iPhone 7 is set to feature an improved camera and will be fully waterproof.
However, the design is set to be the same as last year, with Apple ditching the standard headphone slot for good measure.