At the first, when will we see the next iPhone for the first time? Let’s take a look at the iPhone’s release date for the past few years. Apple released iPhone 6s and iPhone6s Plus on September 2015, iPhone 6 and iPhone6 Plus on September 2014, iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s on September 2013, and iPhone 5 on September 2012. So, in a similar fashion, if Apple sticks to its tradition, the iPhone 7 is expected to be released in September next year. Besides, there are also rumors said the date will be even earlier in the summer next year.
Generally speaking, we used to think that Apple would pertfer to change the way its iPhone’ s cameras work rather than their specs, until Apple published a patent in March this year( applied for back in 2011), now we may be able to say that Apple is working on a all-new camera miniaturization technology based on what it calls “a light splitter cube”. As Business Insider claimed, this technology isn’t new, but there is no any miniaturisation of an existing system (used in video camera, for instance) in order to make it suitable for a smartphone or similar ultraportable device, either. Anyway, if this tech does make an appearance in iPhone7, that means the next iPhone will bring a leap in advancing ability of color and light capture, and this would observably reduce the blur due to camera’ s moving as well.
Six-core A10 processor
A rumor from Weibo, says that the new iPhone is going to equip with a six-core A10 processor. Anyway, we have to say this could be a huge leap after sticking with dual-core systems-on-a-chip from iPhone 4s to iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. We can imagine without saying how fast could the new iPhone’s processing speed be, could be like monster simply! However, since this Weibo user has only 1688 fans, we still can’t say we are convinced about this…
iPhone 7 to get 3GB of RAM
According to AppleInsider, apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has predicted that the iPhone 7 Plus – but not the iPhone 7 – will feature 3GB of RAM. Even though this seems to be hard to believe, since three generations of iPhone (from iPhone 5 to iPhone 6 and 6Plus) only offers 1GB of RAM, and this data has just raised to 2GB last year for the iPhone 6s and 6SPlus. Still, Kuo ‘s prediction were right more often than wrong refer to his older speeches.
Intel LTE chips
According to new reports, Intel has 1,000 people working to get its 7360 LTE chip ready for the 2016 iPhone. As for now, Apple still uses Qualcomm’s 9X45 LTE chips in all of its iPhones, so if the rumor is true, this could be a huge deal for Intel.
There is no doubt about that we are going to see a next-generation iPhone in 2016, but what exactly will the new iPhone 7 looks like? It’s easy to find that Apple usually keeps the same design for every two generation (4 and 4s, or 5 and 5s, etc). Hence before Apple finally unveils the new iPhone’s physical design, we can expect the iPhone 7 to be fundamentally different in the look and design to any of the former iPhone.
LED display screen
The newst market rumors said that Apple Watch and iPhone 7 were both going to equip with a screen at a larger size. It was said that Apple had request the Foxconn to provide this technology, which was Apple’s most important contracter in East Asia.
Nowadays, curved-display is very popular. Analysts think Apple will equip iPhone 7 with that, too. Besides, due to some media had reported the news of Apple applying for a patent of curved-display, the reliability of equipping a curved display screen had been higher as well. Apple used to start a new fashion rather than following the trend, this was particularly obvious in its products. Now, as Samsung has already widely advertised for their curved-display smartphone and television, Apple has realized that this is a nice chance indeed.
The flexible iPhone
Apple was recently awarded a patent for ‘Flexible electronic devices’, covering both flexible device bodies on the exterior and flexible components inside. But it’s still unconfirmed if Apple would use this technology on iPhone7.
Rumors about using the sapphire glass material was once leaked out before the release of iPhone 6, and Apple did this indeed–they use this material for the “HOME” button, but most people were very disappointed at this, though. However, there are still plenty of sapphire glass materials stored in Apple’s storage, and Apple apparently will use these as soon as possible, which means Apple is very likely to use it for iPhone 7.
As a matter of fact, this tech of wireless charging had been available in electric toothbrushes since 1990s. As for now, Samsung has released Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, both of which offer the function of wireless charging, and as does the Motoroloa Droid Turbo and Google Nexus 6. Why Apple still have not applied this function? The truth is Apple had never been ignorant of this before, either, it was because inductive charging hasn’t been practical for the iPhone in previous years for this technology didn’t work through an aluminium backplate so far. However, it has been said that this situation is about to change in the near future. That makes the wireless charging for iPhone more believable.
The Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo has claimed that Apple is testing out waterproof designs for the next iPhone. But this blog did not give any subsequence any more. Besides, some brave early Apple buyers have discovered that the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus performs much better at dealing with submersion than previous Apple devices, though Apple never named this as a new feature yet. At any rate, whether the next iPhone will be available in waterproofing still remains to be seen. Indeed, some analyst predicted that waterproofing wouldn’t be seen until the iPhone 7s.
The iPhone 7 could entirely transform the way we unlock our devices. Apple has been granted a patent for a gesture-based passcode system. The patent – number 9,147,058 – is labelled “Gesture entry techniques”, and describes its claims like this:”The present embodiments relate to the use of security measures based on non-alphanumeric inputs that are user configurable (as opposed to purely biometric inputs) to control access to restricted information or functions. For example, access to confidential information may be based on a gesture input via a touch sensitive input device, such as a touch sensitive display or touchpad. A gesture may be used to invoke one or more authentication screens, such as, a gesture entry screen, a gesture replay screen, and a gesture re-entry verification screen, for accessing confidential information or functions that may be otherwise unavailable.” I guess Android user won’t be unfamiliar about this, now perhaps it will be available in iPhone, too.
Dynamic Home button
According to BusinessInsider’s saying:
“The patent details an iOS home button capable of detecting various gestures along with the force of each touch. In other words, imagine Force Touch [see below], albeit applied to the home button as opposed to the device’s display.”
Compared to the ‘pop-out’ Home button we heard about earlier this year, this definitely sounds safer and more comfortable. In fact, plenty of analysts have been speculating about Apple’s doing away with the Home button entirely – just like a number of Android smartphones did – and installing Touch ID on the screen itself.
Recently, some iPhone 6s users have been complaining about the phenomenon of 6s’s touch ID fingertip sensors overheating, which has caused the home button’s “burning hot”. Now these complaints will all become history with this Anti-overheating tech.
iOS 10 is also likely to introduce new features at a software level. Among the features we’re hoping to see in iOS 9: improved parental controls and group FaceTime calls.
After reading all these exciting rumors about iPhone7, have you been even more looking forward to the iPhone 7 launch event next year? Anyway, all the answers to the riddle will be unveiled by then, let’s expect that together!