The rumour mill starts up again: Yes, iPhone 7 speculation has already began

Kirsten Robb /

Never mind the iPhone 6 – it’s all about the iPhone 7 now apparently.

After all the hype of the new iPhone in September, and the much-publicised ‘bend-gate’ scandal, you may have thought it would be a while before the tech community turned its attention to Apple’s next phone.

But the rumour mill started up again in the US over the weekend.

The Stabley Times is reporting Apple will announce the new phone earlier than expected. Rumour has it the tech giant will release the iPhone 7, an iPhone 6C and the iWatch together late next year during the Australian spring.

News Every Day reportsone added feature may be facial recognition technology, which would be used to unlock your device instead of your fingerprint recognition.

Rumour also has it the phone will have a DSLR-quality camera and new 3D display technology.

None of the rumors have yet been substantiated, but the tech community sure is having fun pulling them all apart.

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Kirsten Robb

Kirsten Robb is a former journalist at SmartCompany. Previously, she worked at News Corp as a property reporter for Leader Newspapers and the Herald Sun, and holds a Masters of Journalism at Melbourne University.