Apple is expected to reveal the next iteration of its ever-popular iPhone on Wednesday’s next Apple Event.
The Californian tech giant usually updates its smartphone lineup in early September so it can see out the end of the year on a high.
This year it will almost certainly be the iPhone 7 that’s revealed, and the online rumour mill is going into overdrive ahead of the September announcement.
From photos leaked from factories in China, and concept images created by digital artists, to choice information from people with insider knowledge of Apple’s plans, the internet is abuzz with information on the the new smartphone.
We’ve gathered together all the latest news surrounding the phone, and will continue to update this article as we learn more.
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Well-connected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities has issued a new research note, claiming that the iPhone 7 will include one very useful feature for photo fanatics.
The phone will reportedly have four LED flash lights – two in cool colours, and two in warm colours – and an ambient light sensor.
While the iPhone 6s ‘ camera is widely praised, it still struggles to take good photos in low-light situations. These additions should theoretically improve image quality.
It is unclear whether the new features will appear on the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 or just the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, which is also expected to feature a dual-lens camera capable of taking SLR-quality photos.
Either way, Apple is clearly stepping up its photography capabilities in the face of growing competition from the likes of Samsung, Sony and Huawei.
Apple has sent out invitations for an event, where it is widely expected to unveil the iPhone 7 .
The event is taking place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 7, at 10am local time, (6pm BST).
Apple often likes to include a hidden message in its invitations, but this one gives very little away.
It carries the tagline “See you on the 7th” – which may allude to the name of the iPhone 7, as well as the date.
It’s unlikely that Apple’s main iPhone 7 will be any easier on the wallet than past variants.
Tech site igyaan claims to have leaked a full price list of all iPhone 7 handsets in Chinese Yuan.
The low spec handset for the 32GB version will reportedly cost around £595 with the highest spec phone – the iPhone 7 Plus with 256GB – being priced at almost £900. As at 11.45pm on the 6th of Sept 2016 1GBP= 422.58 Nigerian Naira therefore 900GBP = 380320.77. approximately 400,000 naira.
iPhone 7 32GB ¥5,288 (£595.25)
iPhone 7 128GB ¥6,088 (£685.30)
iPhone 7 256GB ¥7,088 (£797.87)
iPhone 7 Plus 32GB ¥6,088 (£685.30)
iPhone 7 Plus 128GB ¥6,888 (£775.36)
iPhone 7 Plus 256GB ¥7,888 (£887.92)