iPhone 7 release date: when can you get it?

It's coming very soon

The iPhone 7 is here, or at least it's been announced, alongside the iPhone 7 Plus, and with plenty of power, a refined design and big camera improvements it looks to have been worth the wait, especially for Apple fans.

But the wait isn't quite over, as while we now know all the iPhone 7's secrets it's still not actually available to buy yet.

So when will you be able to get your hands on one? We've got the answer below, with both the pre-order date and the final release date for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

iPhone 7 pre-order date

The iPhone 7 is sure to sell in massive numbers, so if you want to ensure you can get a handset on day one it's worth putting a pre-order in - and you'll be able to do that from this Friday, September 9.

That's just two days from now, so you'd better get deciding on iPhone 7 colors and storage capacity, and if you haven't saved up already we hope you have a fast cash-making scheme in mind.

Pre-orders will be available from Apple's website of course, but likely also from major carriers across the globe, so there should be no shortage of places to buy the iPhone 7 from.

iPhone 7 release date

Getting your order in is one thing, but when will you actually have the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in your hands? For that you'll have to wait until Friday September 16 – a week later. That's only for 28 countries including the US, UK and Australia.

While 30 more countries will see the release of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus on September 23.

That could make for a very slow week, especially if you're still rocking an iPhone 6 or earlier. To help speed things along we'll be sure to bring you updated impressions of the handsets, along with all the other news in smartphone land.