iPhone 7 Rumour Chronology
02 September 2016

iPhone 7 Rumour Chronology

A full year of iPhone 2017 rumours... Read the chronology.

Scroll down for a reverse-chronological look at the latest rumors.

August 29, 2016

Apple sends invites for September 7: iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 most likely on tap

Rumored no longer: The company sent out invitations for its event, confirming the date of Apple's next product announcement.

August 23, 2016

Apple could launch an iPhone with curved screen

The company may be aiming to play Samsung's game by building a phone with a curved OLED display, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.

August 8, 2016

iPhone 7 may sport pressure-sensitive home button, Space Black paint job
Circling back to previous rumors, Bloomberg reports that the new phones will ditch the headphone jack in favor of stereo speakers.

August 4, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus urported mockup reveals blue paint job and more
A new video imagines a whole host of changes coming with Apple's next big phone launch.

July 25, 2016

iPhone 7 tipped to launch September 16
A typically reliable leaker known as @evleaks offers up a release date, which follows Apple's normal pattern of a mid-September launch for iPhones.

July 19, 2016

Would you give up the iPhone 7's headphone jack for better battery life?
Rumor has it the iPhone 7 will have a 14 percent higher capacity battery. But is it worth giving up the headphone jack to get that bigger battery?

July 18, 2016

Alleged iPhone 7 goes up against iPhone 6S in video clip
The comparison video reveals dual speakers and a larger camera for this year's upcoming iPhone but no other discernible differences, at least not on the outside.

July 7, 2016

iOS 10 public beta arrives today, and this is what you can do with it
Wonder what Apple's new software can do for your iPhone? I tried it for a few days, and found its best features still a work in progress.

July 6, 2016

Our iPhone 7 dreams of wireless charging and 'waterproofing' could come true, rumor says
Splish-splash? The latest leak allegedly promises an iPhone you can take in the bath and then drop onto a charging pad, cable-free.

July 5, 2016

Apple rolls out second developer betas for iOS 10, MacOS Sierra and WatchOS 3
Software updates for Apple's iPhone, computers and smartwatch are now available for developers.

June 30, 2016

Apple patent blocks your iPhone from recording video at gigs
The patent uses infrared to tell your phone to disable video recording so you can be forced to enjoy the show.

June 30, 2016

BGR: Chinese leak show purported iPhone 7 pricing and storage tiers
Unknown party posts iPhone 7 pricing on Weibo for three iPhone models.

June 28, 2016

Business Insider: The iPhone 7 could have a totally new kind of home button
Analysts at Cowen and Company believe the iPhone 7 will have a "Force Touch" home button.

June 27, 2016

iPhone 7 alleged photos expose second speaker, larger camera
The photos seemingly provide more backing for rumors that have been floating about the past few months about the next iPhone.

June 23, 2016

Don't expect big changes with the iPhone 7. Wait for 2017
Brace yourself. Multiple reports agree that the iPhone 7 won't be a major upgrade, watchOS 3 has me excited about the Apple Watch and our Speck case winners!

June 23, 2016

Here are the subtle changes you will see on the iPhone 7
The changes will affect the earpiece and the position of certain sensors, according to Japanese blog Makotakara.

June 21, 2016

WSJ: iPhone 7 won't have a major design change
The Wall Street Journal corroborates what analysts and rumors have said for months: Apple's next iPhone will ditch the headphone jack, but other major design changes will wait till 2017.

June 18, 2016

How Apple plans on making features smarter while balancing privacy
The tech giant touted "differential privacy" as a way of smartening up key apps in iOS 10 without having to access specific information about you.

June 17, 2016

The iPhone 7 Plus may not even get a dual-lens camera
We've got more details from WWDC 2016's aftermath. One rumor even says not to expect a dual-lens camera for the next iPhone.

June 13, 2016

Due out this fall, iOS 10 enhances everything from the lock screen to Siri, and trots out a boatload of new crazy-fun messaging features.

June 13, 2016

Apple unveils iOS 10, packs it with new features
Apple announces the latest version of its smartphone operating system, iOS 10. The new mobile software updates Siri, photos and more.

June 13, 2016

Apple iOS 10: Will it make you love your iPhone again?
Apple's refining its iOS software even further with new features like quicker interactions with apps and revamps for its photos, maps and Apple Music apps.

June 5, 2016

New iPhone 7 Report Corroborates Previous Storage Option Rumors
A new report surfaced recently from market intelligence firm TrendForce corroborating previous rumors that the larger-sized iPhone 7 will have 3GB RAM and a 256GB storage.

June 2, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus case bets on a dual-camera design
A Chinese retailer lists a phone case with an extra-wide camera slot in expectation of Apple's iPhone 7 plans.

June 1, 2016

Apple's next big press event set for June 13
The tech giant begins inviting the media to its annual Worldwide Developer Conference keynote this month in San Francisco.

June 1, 2016

App gluttons, rejoice: Analyst says iPhone 7 doubles storage to 256GB
TrendForce also expects the larger 5.5-inch model to sport a dual-camera module and boost memory to 3GB.

May 31, 2016

Apple to enter 3-year product cycle for iPhone, starting with iPhone 7
The iPhone 7 may look a lot like the 6 or 6S now that Nikkei reports Apple will shoot for a total redesign every three years instead of two.

May 23, 2016

The iPhone 7 might be doubling up on speakers
Alleged images of the iPhone 7 point to a second row of speakers and a larger camera, but that doesn't entirely agree with other leaks.

May 20, 2016

Apple could switch to a glass casing for upcoming iPhone
The CEO of a Taiwan-based supplier of iPhone frames predicted the design changes in a shareholder meeting this week.

May 19, 2016

Apple's working on a different wireless charging method for the iPhone
The Verge reports that Apple is staffing up on wireless charging experts, including a couple from wireless charging startup uBeam.

May 18, 2016

9to5mac.com: Bezel-free iPhone a step closer as third Apple patent published for Touch ID sensor embedded in display
An Apple patent filed last year, but first published in May 2016, outlines new fingerprint sensor technology.

May 17, 2016

Apple may offer three versions of iPhone 7
The company could end up adding an iPhone 7 Pro or Plus Premium to the mix, says blog site Mobipicker.

May 15, 2016

The iPhone 7 you want may not be here until 2017
With rumors percolating that Apple's fall 2016 iPhone release will look very much like the iPhone 6S, you may have to wait for that big iPhone redesign you were hoping for.

May 13, 2016

Apple says it will not shut down iTunes downloads. Plus, the iPhone 7 design and features are revealed
Apple invests in a $1 billion Chinese car service, and the best iPhone might be coming in 2017.

May 5, 2016

Tim Cook: The iPhone 7 will give us "things we can't live without"
Apple Music and iTunes are getting a revamp, the Apple Watch is just getting started and Phil Schiller teaches us Apple grammar rules.

May 3, 2016

The iPhone 7 headphone jack dies, comes back to life -- again
Will Apple's iPhone 7 have a headphone jack? Only Apple knows, but the rumor mill keeps churning with all sorts of theories. The latest: It's staying. But wait till next week and it may be dead again.

April 26, 2016

Apple's iPhone 7 problem
Commentary: Apple needs the next iPhone to be a hit. But the technology for a truly knockout upgrade may be more than a year away.

April 24, 2016

Apple predicted an iPhone sales drop. Here it comes
The company probably saw weak demand for its top-selling product in its fiscal second quarter, setting the stage for a tough 2016 for CEO Tim Cook and his team.

April 21, 2016

Apple's iPhone 7 Won't Be A 'Must-Have'
If you're hoping for a major iPhone upgrade this year, you'll be sorely disappointed, one analyst says.

April 18, 2016

Apple confirms WWDC 2016 developers conference begins June 13
Apple announces dates for this year's developer conference in San Francisco, confirming what we learned earlier from the company's own digital assistant.

March 27, 2016

Apple's iPhone may get new screen, wireless charging next year
The popular smartphone may get a complete makeover in 2017, a year earlier than previously predicted, according to a reliable Apple analyst.

March 21, 2016

Meet the 4-inch iPhone SE: Like the iPhone 6S, only smaller and cheaper
Apple brings back the smaller iPhone for less, but doesn't skimp on internal processing power.

March 14, 2016

Photo leak: iPhone 7 Plus dual camera lens
Taiwanese site Apple.club.tw has published photos of a double-lens camera that the site says will be featured on the iPhone 7 Plus.

March 4, 2016

Intel to Make 'Significant Portion' of the iPhone 7's LTE Modems
Apple's next flagship smartphone will reportedly have some components manufactured by Intel.

March 3, 2016

Apple Planning to Debut OLED iPhone in 2017

Next year may see Apple switch its iPhone display from LCD to OLED, a move that would offer consumers several benefits, according to news site Nikkei.

February 25, 2016

Apple to beef up customers' iCloud encryption
Apple is working on new ways to strengthen the encryption of customers' iCloud backups in a way that would make it impossible for the company to comply with valid requests for data from law enforcement.

February 24, 2016

Apple said to be working on unhackable iPhone
Stronger encryption might be aimed at heading off the next battle with the US government over gaining access to iPhones.

February 16, 2016

iPhone 7 Said to Expand Use of Single-Chip Electromagnetic Shielding
Apple is working on electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding that will help maintain performance as its power, complexity, and potential for interference increases.

February 12, 2016

iPhone 7 might add second speaker
Apple's next-generation iPhone, expected to abandon a 3.5mm headphone jack, will probably replace the part with a second speaker, according to a Barclays research memo obtained by AppleInsider.

February 4, 2016

iPhone 7 rumors point to a flush rear camera and cleaner all-metal look
New rumors suggest that the new iPhone 7 will closely resemble the iPhone 6 and 6s.

February 3, 2016

Sony's Dual Camera to See Inclusion in Devices From 'Major Smartphone Players'
Sony, the manufacturer behind many of the camera sensors used in Apple's iOS devices, recently confirmed that its dual-lens camera platform will be featured in devices from "major smartphone players" in 2016.

January 29, 2016

Apple's working on long-range wireless charging for the iPhone (Apple Byte podcast)
The iPhone 7 could bring a new dual-lens camera.

January 28, 2016

The iPhone 7 Plus looks to bring a dual lens camera
A report claims there are two 5.5 inch versions of iPhone 7 Plus -- one with a single eye sight camera and another with a dual camera design.

January 27, 2016

iPhone 7 Plus may beckon with two rear-facing cameras
Apple's next iPhone needs killer features to revive consumer demand. A dual-camera system could be what catches your eye.

January 14, 2016

Apple looks to bring wireless 'Air Buds' to the iPhone 7
An iPhone 7 without a headphone jack looks more real, Apple Watch 2 rumors and the iOS 9.3 beta is legit.

January 8, 2016

Hey, Apple, leave that jack alone
The iPhone 7 may be missing a 3.5mm headphone jack when Apple releases the phone this year. A new petition begs the electronics giant not to switch to a Lightning jack.

January 5, 2016

Would it be a mistake for Apple to remove the headphone jack on the iPhone 7?
Rumors continue to percolate that Apple will drop the 3.5mm headphone jack in its next iPhone to help slim down the device. But is it a good idea?

December 29, 2015

Catcher to see strong 2016, says paper
The upcoming new iPhone products are rumored to be waterproof and use new compound materials to hide the antenna.

December 10, 2015

Apple has an idea for 'self-healing' technology that could make the next iPhone waterproof
Apple has thought of a novel way to help waterproof devices: Covering ports in self-healing seals.

December 8, 2015

iPhone 7: Most-wanted features
With the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in the rear-view mirror now, it's time to look ahead and put in our upgrade requests for the next iPhone.

December 3, 2015

Is the iPhone 7 getting rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack?
A report claims Apple will make Lightning its do-everything port for a slimmer iPhone 7.