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The rumoured iPhone 7 release date is sooner than you think

But people are not happy with the suspected changes.

By Natasha Harding

If you’ve been holding off updating your mobile until Apple releases the iPhone 7, we’ve got some good and bad news for you. On the up-side, famous tech-leaker Evan Blass Tweeted that the iPhone 7 is going to be on sale from Friday September 16, meaning you might only have a couple of months left carrying around your shattered device.

While it’s not an offish statement, Evan’s regarded within the tech community as being ‘in the know’ and has leaked accurate smartphone related deets in the past. Plus, the rumoured September date aligns well with Apple’s previous iPhone landmarks, launching the iPhone 6 in September 2014. So there’s that too.

According to the MailOnline the iPhone 7 is expected to have some pretty MAJOR changes such as a 12.5% larger battery than the 6, which equals longer battery life and a better quality camera. The Wall Street Journal reports that a monster 256GB model will also be introduced, making #storagestruggles a thing of the past.

Now for the kinda bad news. Soz.

The biggest change reported by WSJ is that the 7 will not have a headphone jack. So you can either go wireless (which, none of us have done before now ‘cause last we heard, they're still kinda crappy), or carry around the ‘Lightning charging port’ to plug your precious Beats into. Sacrilege, we know.

The 7 is also expected to be smaller (think, 12cm long), with the Plus resembling the size of the existing 6 (nearer to 14cm). It’s a bummer for those who like bigger devices but a small win for those of us with small hands.

Last but not least, the ‘home’ button is predicted to be more flush than before, resembling more of a ‘touch sensitive pad’ than a button.

Aaand that's all for now folks - stay tuned as we wait with baited breath for Apple's response to these claims....