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iPhone 7 Launch Odds – Will “Bendgate” Return in 2015?

If history has taught us anything, no iPhone launch is complete without an issue going viral on social media. The iPhone 6 had #bendgate. What new problem will Apple’s iPhone 7 (or will it be dubbed the “iPhone 6s”) bring?

As we countdown the days to the anticipated launch, we can only speculate on the details of Apple’s flagship phone. Rumor has it, the iPhone 7 will look very similar to the iPhone 6, but will have many fancy new upgrades that will address issues in past models.

So what new features can users expect from the iPhone 7?

According to experts, a better battery life, an upgraded camera, and a faster processor. The new phone will also flaunt a pair of built-in stereo speakers on its sides for unencumbered media consumption. Sources also predict that audio will be going wireless, which means the headphone jack will be removed in the iPhone 7.

How will the iPhone 7 stack up against the competition? Android offers high-end alternatives to the iPhone including the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, and the LG G4, all of which will likely have dropped in price by the time the iPhone hits shelves in September.

With the release set for early September, it’s time to set the odds and make some predictions for everything iPhone7!

iPhone 7 Odds and Predictions:

What will the next iPhone be called?

  • iPhone 6s: 3/2
  • iPhone 7: 2/3

Predicted retail release date for the iPhone 7:

  • Sept. 9th, 2015: 3/2
  • Sept. 7th, 2015: 3/1
  • Sept. 18th, 2015: 5/1
  • Sept. 10th, 2015:  8/1

Which model will have greater sales in Q4 of 2015?

  • iPhone 7/6s Plus: 1/4
  • iPhone 6s: 4/1

What will be the main complaint about the iPhone 7 once it’s released?

  • Battery life: 3/1
  • Price: 4/1
  • Storage capacity: 8/1
  • Screen resolution: 10/1
  • Processing speed: 12/1
  • Size: 19/1

Which features will be included in the new iPhone?

  • “Unbendable” sides: 1/4
  • Force Touch technology (as seen in the Apple Watch): 1/3
  • No headphone jack: 2/3
  • Dynamic home button: 3/1
  • Group FaceTime calls: 5/1
  • Wireless charger: 12/1
  • 3D screen: 16/1

Odds the iPhone 7 will come in a pink option: 3/1

Odds we will see a return of #bendgate with the iPhone 7: 6/1

The likelihood you will smash the screen on your iPhone 7 within a year: 1/9

 

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A self-proclaimed entertainment junkie in her every-day life, Rose has been bringing her passionate point of view to SBD since 2015. With more than 5 years of journalism behind her, Rose has what you need to make the best bets, whether in tech, fashion, or on celebrity news.