iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Concepts
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will likely be unveiled in October 2016, bringing a new design and new features. Apple will continue releasing two versions of each iPhone, so we can expect to see an iPhone 7 and an iPhone 7 Plus in 2016.
Apple is still working on finalizing the iPhone 7’s body so we don’t know exactly what it will look like, but multiple rumors suggest it continues to use a design similar to the design of the iPhone 6s or iphone 6. It is said to have the same general shape, but it may have a camera that protrudes less (though rumors currently disagree on this point). Antenna bands across the back of the device have been removed, but are expected to remain at the top, bottom, and sides of the iPhone.
iPhone 7 features
According to the last rumors, the new iPhone 7 may feature Sapphire glass instead of Corning’s Gorilla glass that is being used in current iPhone. Sapphire glass is pretty much tough glass which is not easily breakable and the company is already using it in iWatch. It would be fair decision if Apple decides to use the same glass in new iPhone as well. As per Macworld, Apple is backing Arizona based plant run by G T Advanced Technologies that can be used to manufacture iPhone display.
The company may ditch its traditional design and come up with all new button-less design for its new iPhone 7. The home button which is being used in current iPhone can be eliminated completely to provide bigger space on the screen.
Some unconfirmed rumors about the iPhone 7’s design suggest it could have a strengthened, water resistant frame that ditches Apple’s traditional aluminum casing for “new compound materials while also incorporating a touch sensitive Home button, but these rumors do not mesh with information pointing towards minor design changes. A report from >Mac Otakara says the iPhone 7 will use the same aluminum that’s used in the iPhone 6s and it will be no more water resistant, while multiple reports from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo point towards a modest update for the iPhone 7 without “many attractive selling points.”
The rivals like Samsung is already offering wireless charging facility to the customer which is pretty much convenient. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge can be charged wirelessly and the customers have appreciated this facility. Apple can’t afford to lag behind its rivals and it makes sense for the company to allow iPhone 7 charge wirelessly.
Improved iSight Camera
To enhance the picture quality, Apple might use iSight camera which will help you take bright and clear picture through its anticipated 13 megapixel primary camera. The iPhone 7 will be able to take pretty much better picture through its 8 megapixel secondary camera as well.
Water and dust proof
To give maximum protection to such premium device, the California based techie planing to make iPhone 7 Water as well as dust proof. According to the rumors, the phone will be waterproofed to iP67 standard which is meant for making devices water and dust proof. As per IP67 the device wouldn’t get damaged if it submerged under 1 meter water for 30 mins.
The latest rumors suggest that the iPhone 7 may feature OLED display instead of LCD which is currently being used. OLED screen generates its own light to illuminate however LCD screen requires back light to glow.
No headphone Jack
Apple is said to be working on Lightning-equipped Ear Pods that will ship alongside the iPhone 7. They will be similar to the existing Ear Pods that are included in the iPhone box, but with a Lightning connector instead of a headphone jack. One rumor suggests the Ear Pods will connect to the iPhone using Bluetooth, but will charge through the device’s Lightning port, much like the Apple Pencil charges through the Lightning port of the iPad Pro..
Along with Lightning-equipped EarPods that will be made available with the iPhone 7, Apple is rumored to be working on a new set of wireless Bluetooth earphones that would be sold alongside the iPhone 7 as a premium accessory and alternative to the EarPods.
According to another prediction from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus may have differing amounts of RAM. The smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 may ship with 2GB of RAM, while the larger 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus may ship with 3GB RAM.
Storage space may also be a differentiating factor between the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. An unconfirmed rumor suggests the larger iPhone 7 Plus could include a high-end 256GB storage option that would not be available with the iPhone 7. 256GB is a capacity that is not offered in any of Apple’s current iOS devices, so it is questionable as to whether Apple would introduce such a high-capacity iPhone, but a 256GB SanDisk flash storage chip possibly appropriate for use in an iPhone has been spotted. The rumor did not include a mention of other storage tiers that would be available for the two devices.
Apple may source some LTE modems for the iPhone 7 from Intel, perhaps adopting the Intel 7360 LTE modem and introducing faster LTE speeds on the device. The chip features faster theoretical downlink speeds of up to 450 MB/s, uplink speeds of up to 100 MB/s, and support for LTE category 10 and 29 bands.
Battery life in the iPhone 7 could be similar to or slightly better than battery life in the iPhone 6s. An image of the battery said to be for the iPhone 7 lists a capacity of 7.04 watt-hours, almost identical to the iPhone 6 which had a 7.01 watt-hour battery that was a bit larger than the 6.61 watt-hour battery in the iPhone 6s.
iPhone 7 price
With all these advanced features, I can anticipate the price of iPhone 7 may fall between the price range of 1000-1200 USD depending upon different locations and GB memory. The Phone could be available in contract with mobile carriers but at this point of time it is pretty hard to predict which carrier will have the privilege. With contract, the consumer will have to spend a couple of hundred dollar initially and rest can be paid in due course as contract lasts.