Apple’s official announcement for the September 7 iPhone event hasn’t stopped the rumours from flowing in. In fact they’ve picked up more speed, and today’s set of leaks reveal the pricing details, reiterate the coming of the Space Black colour variant, and hint at the introduction of AirPods.
We are just a week away from the official launch, and there’s a lot that is already known about the next iPhone. Now, PhoneRadar claims to have gotten hold of the pricing details of the 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB variants. In China, the iPhone 7 will be priced at CNY 5,288 (roughly Rs. 53,100), CNY 6,088 (roughly Rs. 61,200), and CNY 7,088 (roughly Rs. 71,300) respectively. The iPhone 7 Plus is expected to be priced at CNY 6,088 (roughly Rs. 61,200), CNY 6,888 (roughly Rs. 69,200), and CNY 7,888 (roughly Rs. 79,300) respectively. It is important to note that the Indian prices are just based on actual conversion rates, and the exact pricing is calculated after deliberation of many market factors.
A separate leak on Japanese site Macotakara shows the SIM trays of all the colour variants that are expected to arrive with the next iPhone. The Space Black colour variant is also seen amongst the other colour variants. This leak indicates that Apple isn’t getting rid of the Space Grey colour variant, but is adding Space Black as another option. The photo also reveals that the Space Black colour variant won’t sport the soft finish seen on the other iPhones, but will instead sport the glossy finish seen on the 2013 Mac Pro.
Lastly, mobiltelefon.ru has spotted the new ‘AirPods’ on a device registration site in Europe. While there is no clarity on what these AirPods actually are, the name suggests that these are the leaked wireless EarPods that have been rumoured off and on. AppleInsider also notes that the name AirPods was trademarked last year as a ‘listening device’. Alongside, the AirPods, the listing also consists of other Apple devices that seem to hint at the arrival of the new Apple Watch 2.
At the event, Apple should unveil the new iPhone models, the Apple Watch 2, and rollout details of iOS 10. Apple is keeping all its big changes saved for next year, to celebrate its ten year anniversary. For now, the iPhone 7 is said to come with no 3.5mm headphone jack, camera upgrades, and new 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage variants.