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Apple is maintaining utmost secrecy on its upcoming flagship devices the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus like in the past, but that doesn't stop leaksters from revealing the details, including release date and specifications. It has now emerged that the handset will be launched earlier than expected.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will be up for pre-orders on Sept. 9 and hit stores on Sept. 23, according to a report by 9to5mac. Apple is yet to confirm this, but it is in sync with its tradition over the last couple of years. The iPhone 6 was up for pre-order on Sept. 12 and hit the stores on Sept. 19, while the iPhone 6s was made available for pre-order on Sept. 12 and released on Sept. 25.

The report contradicts earlier claims that the Cupertino giant's upcoming flagship handsets will be unveiled on Sept. 12 and hit the stores on Sept. 16.

According to reports, the iPhone 7 will sport a 4.7-inch screen, and the iPhone 7 Plus, a 5.5-inch screen with dual cameras. However, they are expected to share other specifications like an A10 chip, an iOS 10 operating system, a 3GB RAM, a camera with OIS (optical image stabilisation) and a lightning jack in place of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

A report by MobiPicker has claimed that that the iPhone 7 will come with a price tag of 5,258 Yuan (around $802) for the 32GB, 6,088 Yuan (around $924) for the 64GB, and 7,088 Yuan (around $1075) for the 256GB, compared to 5,288 Yuan for the 16GB model of iPhone 6s. It went on to say that the iPhone 7 Plus 32GB will be priced at 6,088 Yuan (around $924), 6,888 Yuan (around $1045) for the 128GB, and 7,888 Yuan (around $1197) for 256GB, as against 7,788 Yuan for the 128GB model of the iPhone 6s Plus. 

The pricing of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is yet to be confirmed. 

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