iPhone 7 Release Date Breakdown
Now that this is confirmed, this is everything that buyers need to know about the iPhone 7 release date and pre-orders.
Rumors teased a new iPhone for many months, and now we know the specific iPhone 7 features and the iPhone 7 release date so that you know when you can buy and use the new iPhone.
During the Apple Event in San Francisco, Tim Cook confirmed the iPhone 7 release date.
Apple plans to deliver the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, with a 4.7-inch and a 5.5-inch screen respectively, upgraded speed, a new waterproof design, better 3D Touch and upgraded cameras.
Use this guide to check your聽iPhone upgrade eligibility for the major U.S. carriers.
The iPhone 7 is available in 32GB, 128GB and 256GB storage options, offering better storage options for buyers right out of the gate.
iPhone 7 Release Date
The iPhone 7 release date is confirmed for September 16th in the U.S. and in other countries and then arrive in a staggered release throughout the world.
In addition to the U.S., the iPhone 7 release date starts in聽Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Puerto Rico, Th Uk and more.
We will see additional iPhone 7 release dates arrive in the following weeks and months. Apple is getting better at delivering the new iPhone to more countries at聽the same time, but there is still a small lag as Apple works to bring the new iPhone to over 100 carriers in more than 400 countries.
There is no information about iPhone 7 shortages at this stage, but with pre-orders starting today his may only be a matter of time.
The聽iPhone 7 release date is the same as the iPhone 7 Plus release date, and both phones will come to additional countries on the same day. We occasionally see larger Plus model come in shorter supply.
iPhone 7 Pre-Orders
In a surprising change, the iPhone 7 pre-orders start Friday September 9th.聽This is a day earlier than last year.
You can place your iPhone 7 pre-order starting Friday聽— but the iPhone 7 deliveries will not likely happen until the exact release date. Android phones often arrive a few days early, but that doesn’t happen with the iPhone.
If you decide not to pre-order the iPhone 7, you can walk into a store at 8 AM and buy one if they have them in stock. Expect long lines for the iPhone 7 release date and if possible pre-order for in store pickup at an Apple Store.
iPhone 7 U.S. Release Date
The iPhone 7 release date is confirmed for September 16th. This is the first day you will be able to buy the iPhone 7 and there will likely be lines at stores a day or two ahead of time.
AT&T iPhone 7 Releas Date
The AT&T iPhone 7 and 7 Plus release date is confirmed and you will be able to buy the phones through AT&T stores and online. Keep in mind that some users will want to buy direct from AT&T, while others will get a better deal buying direct from Apple. It all depends if you are still on a contract and you are able to stick on one with AT&T.
Verizon iPhone 7 Release Date
The Verizon iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release date is the same as at AT&T, which isn’t a surprise. You can pre-order online or you can go into a store on the iPhone 7 release date. Verizon iPhone 7 pre-orders are only available online.
T-Mobile iPhone 7 Release Date
The T-Mobile iPhone 7 release date also arrives in the middle of the month. Based on previous launches you should plan to pre-order or order from Apple if you are near a smaller T-Mobile store.
On the iPhone release date we’ve had issues going to T-Mobile retail locations to buy an iPhone due to stock issues.
Sprint iPhone 7 Release Date
You can also go to the Sprint store on the聽iPhone 7 release date to get the new iPhone on a Sprint account. If you are on an iPhone lease or one of the numerous Sprint iPhone plans, going to the store on day one is going to be the best bet.
iPhone 7 Release Date Retailers & Stores
The iPhone 7 release date will also arrive at the same time at Apple Stores and at retailers like Best Buy and Walmart.
We typically see Apple Stores with the best stock in colors and storage options, and you can normally reserve a new聽iPhone for pickup.
Best Buy will likely offer iPhone 7 release date sales, but some stores may not have the full selection of colors and storage sizes on hand on day one.
Walmart often delivers聽the iPhone in limited storage options on the release date, Expect to see the Walmart iPhone 7 release date offering include the base 32GB storage option on select carriers.
iPhone 7 Deals
You will need to wait for massive iPhone 7 deals, unless you want to switch carriers. Most carriers are still offering impressive bonuses if you switch from one carrier to another. DirectTV customers who switch to AT&T from September 9th on can get the iPhone 7 essentially free聽with $650 in credits.
We will see more iPhone 7 deals later this year around聽Black Friday. If you want to save, you should wait a few months and you could see up to $100 off the聽iPhone 7 during Black Friday.
10 iPhone 7 Pre-Order Tips
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Before iPhone 7 pre-orders go live you’ll want to check in with your carrier to see if you have an upgrade available. If you fail to do this, and you move to pre-order an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you’re going to waste your time.
To check your upgrade status, you can login into your account at AT&T, Sprint, Verizon or whatever carrier you’re currently using. You can do this online or, if you’d rather hear it from a real person, you can call in to check.
You can also quickly check using your phone and you can also check via Apple’s website though you’ll need to have some very specific information on hand to do so.
This is the first step to take if you’re interested in pre-ordering one of the new iPhone models. It should only take a few minutes of your time.