The iPhone 7 release date is September 16th at Apple Stores, carriers and retailers like Best Buy. This is what you need to know about the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus release date.
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 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 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 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 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. This is a day earlier than last year.
You can place your iPhone 7 pre-order starting Friday — 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 Release 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 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 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 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 with $650 in credits.
We will see more iPhone 7 deals later this year around Black Friday. If you want to save, you should wait a few months and you could see up to $100 off the iPhone 7 during Black Friday.
Track Your iPhone 7 Order
If you've already put in an iPhone 7 order you'll want to track your order ahead of tomorrow's iPhone 7 release date.
Some iPhone 7 orders are preparing to ship which means some credit cards are being charged right now. Others are shipping out on their way to their final destination tomorrow.
If you haven't done so already, now would be a good idea to check on your order right now, especially if your account is running low on funds or if your credit card is almost maxed out.
Once your iPhone 7 ships, you'll be able to track it to your doorstep. You'll want to do this if you plan on being out of the house on the day it's supposed to arrive because it will require a signature.
We've put together a guide that will help you track your iPhone 7. Take a look at it if you need help.