Apple iPhone production forecast drops from 84 to 74 million

"I wouldn't be surprised if Apple skips 8 and 9 and introduces the iPhone 10 for the anniversary", he said.

With the imminent release of iPhone 7 due this September 7, fans can not help but speculate what the new Apple smartphone has in store for its avid fans this year.

Here's what we know about the iPhone 7, which is expected to be released on Friday, September 16th, 2016. It will come with Dual 12 Megapixel camera.

We could also see a new version of the 15-month old Apple Watch and updated MacBook Pros.

Apple on Monday sent out invitations to a "special event" on September 7 in San Francisco, where it is expected to unveil a new iPhone model.

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Meanwhile, the iPhone 7 will flaunt a Smart Connector that would connect to other Apple's smart accessory.

There are a lot of rumours that the iPhone 7 will get a camera upgrade - but this may only apply to the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, not the 4.7-inch iPhone 7.

The note forecasts iPhone production to drop by 5 percent between the July to December period from 120 million units to 114 million, apparently due to defects in the waterproof speaker and dual-camera module "which have yet to be resolved". They have studied and commented on the recent annoying errors of iPhone 6 and 6 plus, in which people find that their touch screen not working or a mysterious gray bar appears at the top of their display. Leaked images of the new iPhone suggest that the phone might have a new black variant in the line-up. It's believed that the new phone will have minor visual differences like fewer antenna lines and won't have the headphone jack!

The decision has already proven to be controversial with Apple legend and co-founder Steve Wozniak slamming the decision. It will also include 3GB of RAM and have a battery capacity of 2,910 mAh.

A complaint [PDF] filed in the Northern California US District Court accuses Apple of violating both California state and US federal laws for selling and refusing to fix out-of-warranty handsets afflicted with an issue that causes the iPhone's touchscreen to become unresponsive or fail completely. There are also reports about Apple manufacturing wireless earbuds, which may accompany the iPhone 7.

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