iPhone 7 will be released on Sept. 16, reports say

Apple’s next iPhone, iPhone 7, will be released on Sept. 16, tech blog CNET reports.

Though not much is known about about Apple’s new smartphone, rumors have been circulating that the next iPhone won’t contain a significant design change.

A report surfaced in December indicating that the next version of the phone could lose the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack and be replaced with a second “lightning port” — the same type of jack currently used to charge Apple products.

The Sept. 16 release date continues Apple’s practice of a September rollout for new devices. The iPhone 6s was released on Sept. 25 of last year.

Apple’s stock has slipped in the last year, the first time the company’s value has dropped since 2003.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.

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